Inside the new Johns Hopkins All Children’s Research and Education building

After almost three years and $95 million, the new Johns Hopkins All Children’s Research and Education building opened Thursday.

The 225,000-square-foot, seven-story structure, at 600 5th St. South, across the street from the hospital, is the largest pediatric research and teaching facility in the region.

Click to see inside.

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Florida-Israel Business Accelerator company wins UN business award

The founder of Florida-Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA) company ECOncrete has been selected as an awardee of the United Nations’ WE Empower SDG Challenge.

Israeli marine biologist and entrepreneur Shimrit Perkol-Finkel of ECOncrete was chosen to represent the Western Europe and Other region. Just four other female entrepreneurs whose businesses seek to advance the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN were chosen.

ECOncrete is one of the most prominent companies to join the FIBA program, a Tampa-based accelerator that helps Israeli companies enter the U.S. market.

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Looper 2.0 will make it easier and cheaper for downtown residents to get around

The changing face of downtown St. Petersburg is prompting a revamped and expanded Downtown Looper, a trolley service that historically has connected museums and hotels near the waterfront.

“Looper 2.0” will provide a 72 percent increase in service, said Evan Mory, the city’s director of transportation and parking management.

Starting Sunday, Oct. 7, the Downtown Looper will have a longer route, adding stops in the Innovation District just south of downtown. It will run earlier in the morning and later at night, and will eliminate the current 50-cent fee to ride, Cassandra Borchers, chief development officer at Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, told St. Petersburg City Council members earlier this month.

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Dr. Jen Arnold of John’s Hopkins All Children’s simulates high risk birth

Neonatologist Dr. Arnold demonstrates a live simulation of high risk child birth and resuscitation of a distressed infant using simulation models.

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The Hustle

Jon Stine (Local Longboard Co.)

You can find Jon in "Sheila," his affectionately-dubbed mobile skate truck, helping members of the Tampa Bay community meet their skating needs and coming to them with the shop.

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Creating Smiles

With offices in Clearwater and St. Petersburg, Creating Smiles Dental is one of Pinellas County’s premier dental practices.

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The Shuffle

Jim Adkinson
CFO Strategic Partners

Blaire Martin
Synapse Florida


Jonathan Daou
Eastman Equity Properties

Focus: Retirement

Survey: Tampa Bay ‘Best Place to Retire’ in 2018

The more things change, the more they stay the same. In a survey published this week, the website names the Tampa Bay area – Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater – as the “Best Place to Retire in 2018.”

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ACUMEN: Anti-Notifications

The Rise of Anti-Notifications [Medium]

The evolution of a well-intentioned technology

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