Restaurant disruptions hit hard at these Tampa-St. Pete companies

Two of the largest food service companies headquartered in the Tampa-St. Petersburg metro area have pulled back on issuing financial expectations for 2020.

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The stock market opportunity of a coronavirus-induced bear market [video]

On this episode of Chamber Coronavirus Impact Insights, Bob Doyle, owner of Doyle Wealth Management – headquartered in downtown St. Petersburg – joins the show to share his best advice about how to handle a bear market.

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Pinellas County commissioners close beaches to send a ‘powerful signal’

The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday afternoon to close Pinellas County public beaches from Saturday, March 21 to April 6 in an effort to control the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus.

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ICYMI: How employers should deal with HR in the wake of coronavirus, InsideOut hiring [video]

In the wake of the passage of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act, passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump Wednesday, Sean McConnell, CEO of Modern Business Associates, along with Brady Diggs, Senior Director of Business Development, join Catalyst Publisher Joe Hamilton and St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce CEO Chris Steinocher in the Catalyst studio.

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State Theatre livestream concerts to begin Saturday

State Theatre owner Kevin Chadwick and his staff have come up with a way to bring the music they can’t yet put on their stage directly to their audience.

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Pinellas Covid-19 cases soar, Peerfit makes cuts and other info you need to know


The Hustle

Clifford Wells (Herman + Wells)

Clifford Wells has spent his entire career as a Florida personal injury attorney. In his practice, Herman & Wells, he pursues personal injury claims on behalf of the victims. He fights neglectful businesses and insurance companies that fail to adequately reimburse their clients.

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Bingeworthy: A bizarre cat tale with a local connection

“Before this is over with, I’m gonna shut down everybody.”

So says zookeeper Joe Exotic in episode one of Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, the seven-part documentary series that begins streaming today on Netflix.

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Catherine Stempien
Duke Energy

Focus: Help

How To Support Your Local Businesses! [Beach Drive]

We’ve put together a list of some of the ways you can help out (to be updated as new changes occur!). Let’s stick together – we can and will get through this!

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Valley Bank commercial lender on crisis: ‘If you’re not communicating with clients, someone else is’

Just a few weeks into his new job as senior vice president of Valley Bank’s Pinellas County commercial banking team, Jeff Armstrong has had to quickly pivot to help clients deal with the fallout from the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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