Fighting Chance Fund Round 2 begins; City Council expresses frustration with communication

St. Petersburg City Development Administrator Alan DeLisle provided an update on the city’s Fighting Chance Fund Thursday before City Council’s Committee of the Whole, prompting some council members to express frustration at lack of transparency.

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Virtual college campuses get new tools from St. Petersburg’s Presence

Although colleges and universities have a public perception of being slow to change, the Covid-19 crisis has forced schools to adapt quickly to distance learning.

Presence, a St. Petersburg company with software and data collection tools for student engagement, is helping power those virtual campus communities with new products and features.

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Chris Steinocher shares the ‘St. Pete Way’ reopening and recovery plan

On this episode, Chris Steinocher, CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber shares the Chamber’s “St. Pete Way” plan, focused on the Four R’s: Relieve, Reopen, Recover and Reimagine – as well as guidance for reopening the economy under Governor Ron DeSantis’ Phase One plan.

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Impact Catalyst Ep. 11: Emilie Socash - Empower Creative

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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How does he do it? Daniel Black on those Florida Orchestra videos

Our choice for TFO MVP – The Florida Orchestra’s Most Valuable Player – is associate conductor Daniel Black.

Sidelined since the start of the pandemic in mid-March, Tampa Bay’s premier purveyors of classical music have been chomping at the proverbial bit to perform, to present … to play.

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The Shuffle

Caryn L Beck-Dudley
AACSB International



‘Catalyst Sessions’ recap: Opera singers Tyler Putnam and Sarah Nordin

Opera and musical theater are inexorably linked, as husband and wife singers Tyler Putnam and Sarah Nordin reminded us on Wednesday’s edition of The Catalyst Sessions, as they’re both forms of storytelling using music, plot devices and creative staging – and many of today’s professional opera singers are adept at both styles.

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Inside Florida Funders’ pipeline: Companies that will benefit from ‘the new normal’

Remote video communications between workers has been front and center during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

So Florida Funders’ investment in a technology company with a video conferencing platform to enable remote teamwork is especially timely.

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DeSantis: Limited in-restaurant dining, retail, elective surgeries can resume Monday

Community Voices

A walk along the Pink Streets reveals a secret garden and a great St. Pete lady

"After 43 years of living in the southern end of St. Pete, we discovered a park walking distance from our house, one we had no idea was there," writes Roy Peter Clark. "It was like a secret garden, pleasant grassy area with a sign that identified it as Pinellas Point Park."

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Venuetize focuses on ‘touchless experience’ in latest capital raise

When professional sports and other live events resume, customers will likely want a touchless experience.

Venuetize, a Tampa mobile technology company, is ramping up its platform to provide more of that touchless experience, using $2.2 million in new capital.

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