ConnectWise sells to private equity firm in a deal that spotlights tech in Tampa Bay

ConnectWise, a managed IT services provider and software developer in Tampa, has agreed to be acquired by Thoma Bravo, a technology-focused private equity firm.

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As St. Pete looks toward 2050, visions of growth are evolving

A major focus of Saturday’s State of the City address was the announcement of a “generational endeavor” called Vision 2050. Currently, the city operates under Vision 2020, a guiding document for city development completed in 2002, nearly 17 years ago.

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Kriseman talks business at State of the City

Mayor Rick Kriseman talked about several familiar economic themes at his State of the City address Saturday, including small business, big business, jobs and property values.

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How I Built This with Guy Raz: Eileen Fisher[NPR]

In 1983, Eileen Fisher signed up for a fashion trade show with no experience, no garments, no patterns or sketches – nothing but a few ideas for a women's clothing line focused on simplicity.

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St. Pete unveils new logo for St. Pete Pier

A 14-year process to replace the St. Pete Pier is drawing to a close.

The new Pier is set to open “soon,” said Mayor Rick Kriseman in his State of the City address Saturday morning at The Palladium.

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The Shuffle

Debra Coy
AquaVenture Holdings Limited


The Hustle

Lara Warn (Pup Active)

Founder Lara Warn launched Pup Active in 2016 with the goal of creating fun apparel that helps to protect dogs; Warn is passionate about rescue, and a portion of sales goes to animal rescue initiatives.

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UPC Insurance

UPC Insurance was founded in Florida in 1999, and has paid nearly $2.5 billion in total claims over time while still growing financially.

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David Jezek
YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg

Focus: Two Koreas

The Tortured History of a North Korean Peace Deal [The Atlantic]

America has long blocked truce talks, says the historian Bruce Cumings. Now Trump might be getting out of the two Koreas’ way.

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PitchLyst exclusive: Hyper-growth and scaling your business

The top executive at Fattmerchant, one of the fastest-growing companies in Florida, wants other business owners to know how they can follow in her footsteps.

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