Local nonprofits find out what works — and what doesn’t — amid pandemic, civil unrest

The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay hasn’t let the COVID-19 pandemic stop its work.

The Center, which refers people facing crisis to agencies where they can get help, has seen rising demand for its services since the outbreak of the pandemic and has pivoted to meet the need, said Jennifer Moore, vice president of development.

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Just Getting Started Ep #01: A bright future for St. Pete's beautiful parks system

On the inaugural episode of Just Getting Started, Dr. Tomalin is joined by Mike Jefferis, the City's Leisure Services Administrator, for a lively discussion of the St. Petersburg parks system. “I really thought that I knew everything there was to know about St. Pete," says Tomalin, who was born and raised here. "Then when I came to work for the City, I was just blown away, particularly by the richness and robust nature of our parks.”

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Art Stars Scholarship Winner Vinh Hoang on Impact Catalyst

Next up in our series celebrating the winners of the Charlie Hounchell Art Stars scholarship is author Vinh Hoang. TBBCA judge and New York Times best-selling author Lisa Unger joins us to discuss her criteria, and why Hoang took home the prize.

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Startup Report #62 - Jerry Banfield

The social media influencer and entrepreneur walks us through his online success and failures, and why he's leaving it all behind to move offline.

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‘Catalyst Sessions’ recap: Greg Billings and George Harris

Singer Greg Billings showed us how it’s done Friday on The Catalyst Sessions, as he discussed Stranger, Florida’s biggest rock band of the ’80s and early ’90s, which he famously fronted. But the North Carolina native isn’t living in the past, just celebrating it with the contemporary Greg Billings Band.

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The Shuffle

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Trenam Law


Community Voices

An Open Letter from Tash Elwyn, CEO of Raymond James & Associates

"I’m rarely at a loss for words, but I’ve struggled to find the right ones since the tragic killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor," Elwyn writes. "In thinking about this and having innumerable conversations with so many Raymond James colleagues and friends, I’ve concluded there are no “right words” right now, other than to speak from the heart. So please allow me to do so..."

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Focus: Advice

68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice [The Technium]

It’s my birthday. I’m 68. I feel like pulling up a rocking chair and dispensing advice to the young ‘uns. Here are 68 pithy bits of unsolicited advice which I offer as my birthday present to all of you.

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Focus: Andreessen Horowitz

It's Time To Build


Tiger Bay: The view from the front lines of the COVID-19 battle [Video]

The panelists answer moderator and audience questions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, both locally and on a national scale. Panelists discuss local hospital capacity, personal protective equipment (PPE) at local hospitals, COVID and COVID antibody testing, contact tracing, as well as false negative results.

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St. Pete 2.0: A post COVID-19 economy – and how colleges and universities can prepare

As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on our economy, we put out a survey asking our readers to begin thinking about what a post COVID-19 economy would look like and how our higher education institutions could work with businesses to provide students with the skills needed in the local economy.

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