St. Petersburg city council looks back, looks ahead as Covid-19 casts uncertainty on city finances

In what St. Petersburg City Council Chairman Ed Montanari called the Super Bowl of city finances, council members spent much of Thursday reviewing the city’s past financial performance and what could be ahead for the coming year.

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Three things St. Petersburg small businesses need to do now to tap new federal funding

Albert Lee, president and CEO of the Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corporation was one of several speakers at a virtual town hall on racial equity and Covid-19 that was hosted by the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg on Tuesday.

During the town hall, Lee offered three ideas to help entrepreneurs tap the new federal funding.

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Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg gathers public health experts to talk Covid-19

In keeping with its mission, the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg facilitated a panel of public health experts, including Dr. Donna Petersen, vice chair of the Foundation and Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of South Florida; Dr. Ulyee Choe, Director of the Florida Department of Health, Pinellas County; and Randall H. Russell, CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg earlier this week to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Local maker Mo Eppley talks 3D printing PPE for frontline healthcare workers

On this episode of Chamber Coronavirus Impact Insights, Mo Eppley, founder of MityMo Creative and Tangible Labs joins Chris Steinocher, CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber and Joe Hamilton, publisher of the St. Pete Catalyst to talk about her work 3D printing necessary materials for local workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Impact Catalyst: Episode 8 - Matt Spence, Feeding Tampa Bay

Impact Catalyst is where donors, nonprofits, and volunteers gather to get information, search for opportunities, engage and are inspired to transform their community.

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‘Catalyst Sessions’ recap: Liz Dimmitt

Dimmitt is the founder and CEO of Fairgrounds, which will – when it’s ready – take up 12,000 feet of The Factory, a 6-acre compound currently under renovation in the Warehouse Arts District.

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St. Pete 2.0: A Post Covid-19 Economy [Survey]

The Downtown Partnership is working alongside our higher education partners to look for short and long-term workforce development opportunities to strengthen our economy post Covid-19. Take our survey

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Roundup: MarineMax and Covid-19, Molekule donates devices to USF, UT’s bonds

Today’s roundup includes news about MarineMax, Moleuke, University of South Florida and University of Tampa.

MarineMax, a Clearwater-based boat and yacht retailer, is among the first local companies to start to quantify the impact of Covid-19 on its financial performance.

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ICYMI: Tampa management consulting firm MGT gets growth capital

Private investment firm Trivest Partners acquired a minority stake in MGT Consulting, a Tampa-based public sector management consulting and technology services firm.

Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

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