Hospital resignations won’t slow Innovation District

The resignations of the CEOs of two leading members of the St. Pete Innovation District are not expected to hinder growth of the area.

John McLain, CEO of Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, resigned effective Feb. 28, about two months after Dr. Jonathan Ellen stepped down as president and CEO of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.

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Pinellas County economic developers see big opportunity in land near airport

A 130-acre former golf course adjacent to the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport is the biggest development opportunity ahead for Pinellas County, said Mike Meidel, director of Pinellas County Economic Development.

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St. Pete edtech firm aims to create the ‘Netflix of education’

Two teachers with a combined three decades of classroom experience have created an online resource that gives parents tools to help their elementary school children.

Cohesion Education is a subscription-based online library filled with videos on math, reading, and writing concepts for children in kindergarten through fifth grade, and intended to give parents insight into what their kids are learning. The lessons are created and taught by certified teachers.

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The Parkland Students, One Year Later

It’s been a year since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. We went to Florida this week to check in on some of the students we met 12 months ago.

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The weekend in music: ‘Hey, I know that drummer’

Semi-regular area visitor Dave Mason (“We Just Disagree,” “Only You Know and I Know”) is back at Ruth Eckerd Hall Saturday – and the great Steve Cropper, a Stax Records legend and cornerstone member of Booker T & the MG’s (and, of course, the Blues Brothers), is in his band this time around.

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The Shuffle

Mitchell Morrison
Skyway Capital Markets


The Hustle


A rigorous conservatory training in percussion, a passionate voice, and an exciting online presence - Andē Tafelski is combining these elements to create a memorable musical experience.

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Since 1922, 22squared has grown into and established itself as an elite, full-service advertising agency.

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Jessica Rivelli
Working Women of Florida

Focus: Mars

NASA’s Opportunity rover is dead. Here’s what it saw during its 14 years on Mars. [Vox]

RIP Opportunity, the little rover that could.

NASA announced Wednesday that it will not be hearing from the robot ever again.

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The Importance of Local Media to Boost Startups in Rising Cities [Revolution]

Large angel investors and family offices who are looking to invest in local startups are more likely to discover these companies in their hometown paper than in TechCrunch or Venture Beat.

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