St. Pete’s Fighting Chance Fund gets $100K boost from Milkey Family Foundation

The Milkey Family Foundation has donated $100,000 to the Fighting Chance Fund, an initiative by the city of St. Petersburg to help small businesses hurt by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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‘Anything we can do to help’: Burg Diner owner giving away pancakes

In the most sincere Greek family tradition, Bill Georgiou wants to make sure everybody gets fed.

Georgiou, 50, is the owner of both the Burg Bar & Grill, on Central Avenue, and the Burg Diner on the corner of 49th Street and 30th Avenue N.

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Venture investors back a dozen Tampa-St. Pete companies before the Covid-19 disruption

Venture capital investing got off to a strong start in the Tampa-St. Petersburg metro area in the first quarter of 2020.

Then Covid-19 knocked venture investing and the economy for a loop.

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DeNunzio: Despite dip, future of development looks bright in St. Pete

On this episode of Chamber Coronavirus Impact Insights, Dustin DeNunzio, president of DeNunzio Group joins Chris Steinocher, CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber and Joe Hamilton, publisher of the St. Pete Catalyst to talk about how development in St. Pete is faring through the Covid-19 pandemic.

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‘Catalyst Sessions’ recap: Alex Harris

On Monday’s edition of The Catalyst Sessions, we spent an enjoyable 30 minutes with Alex Harris, the co-founder and CEO of ACT (the Arts Conservatory for Teens), one of Pinellas County’s most successful after-school programs.

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The Shuffle

Kenneth Wicker
St. Peterburg General



Palm Harbor’s Loyal Cast puts tech to work to help restaurants during pandemic

Before the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, Anthony and Michael Giallourakis thought they had a strong concept to help customers find local independent restaurants.

Now, during the downturn caused by efforts to contain the spread of the virus, the father and son team think it’s an even better idea to boost sales at those restaurants...

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Roundup: Fond adieu for a St. Pete fixture, Hooters layoffs, PIE and Albert Whitted funding, credit downgrades

The Melting Pot was in business for 32 years in St. Petersburg. Now, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the St. Petersburg location at 2221 4th St. N. is closed for business indefinitely.

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Michael Scott Novilla
Nova 535


Your daily dose of levity: Call from City Hall; Signs of hope; ‘Quarantunes’

The City of St. Petersburg has set up a new system to check in on those individuals suffering from adverse effects of self-isolation. Nominated individuals will receive a personal phone call from Mayor Rick Kriseman, Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin or Police Chief Anthony Holloway.

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ICYMI: Local banker, entrepreneur smooth the small business loan process under the Covid-19 stimulus

Reuben Pressman, founder and CEO of St. Petersburg software company Presence, said it took just three days from the time he applied for a Paycheck Protection Program loan from Bank OZK for the funding to land in his bank account.

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