On this episode, Mike Meidel, Director of Pinellas County Economic Development joins Chris Steinocher, CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber and Joe Hamilton, publisher of St. Pete Catalyst to talk about Pinellas CARES, a local effort to allocate federal funds from the CARES Act to small businesses within Pinellas County.
Man of many talents Bob Devin Jones was Tuesday’s guest on The Catalyst Sessions, discussing all things biographical (he arrived here from his native California more than 20 years ago), theatrical (he has had a long career as a working actor, director and playwright) and personal (his unshakeable belief in the depths of St. Pete’s talent pool continues to motivate him to produce, promote and advocate on behalf of others).
Sixty-eight years later, Ted Peters Famous Smoked Fish is still there, on the same land and in the same brown open-air wooden building Ted built with his half-brother and business partner Elry Lathrop, for their hard-earned and saved-up $15,000.
City Council member Robert Blackmon took to Facebook Wednesday to preview his thoughts on a plan for reopening the St. Petersburg economy prior to the City Council Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for Thursday on the subject.
When the gates are opened, these closely knit bonds are going to reshape the way we look at pet friendly in businesses of all kinds and in cities, too. What was once a nice to have is now going to be a must do.