Jabil CEO: ‘This feels like home”

A wireless charging device for hearing aids. An air quality monitor the size of a watch for people who suffer from asthma. Flexible patches with integrated electronics to detect heart rhythm.

Those and other high-tech devices are being developed at Jabil Inc.’s new Innovation Center, a nearly 40,000-square-foot building on the company’s St. Petersburg campus.

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Progress report: Vet-owned American Freedom distillery and restaurant

St. Petersburg is succeeding at getting the message out that it’s a great place to do business.

While that’s exciting, said Chad Loar, chair of the St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corp., it’s also brought challenges, including a lack of office space.

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Sneak peek: What you need to know about Ignite Tampa Bay 2019

Here’s one way to become a better business speaker.

Present a five-minute talk at Ignite Tampa Bay on a topic that you care deeply about. Pair your talk with 20 slides that will change automatically every 15 seconds. Focus on getting the community excited about the issue.

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ICYMI: Penny Hoarder CEO Kyle Taylor advocates for financial literacy in Florida high schools

Last month, Kyle Taylor, CEO and founder of The Penny Hoarder, wrote to the Florida State Senate in support of a new bill (Senate Bill 114) requiring a half credit class in personal finance and money management.

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Your weekend arts forecast: A masterwork and collaboration

Francis liked Strik, Strick liked Francis, and the project grew wings. The end result makes its debut this weekend, at the TFO Masterworks concerts Friday (Mach 29) at the Straz Center in Tampa, Saturday at the Mahaffey, and Sunday at Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall.

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The Shuffle

Paul Grove


The Hustle

Sarah Weaver (Bandit Coffee)

Since its inception three years ago, Bandit Coffee Co. has elevated the St. Pete coffee scene to new heights. Beloved for its curation of top-tier coffee and tunes, Bandit Coffee is also known for standing up for its values, thanks to owners Sarah (a St. Pete native) and Joshua Weaver.

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St. Pete Greenhouse

The Greenhouse is St. Pete’s proverbial front door, devoted to entrepreneurship, innovation and social enterprise.

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Jenny Miller & Katelyn Grady
The Body Electric Yoga Co.

Focus: Trauma

Lasting Grief After a Mass Shooting [The Atlantic]

Suicides among people affected by shootings are, unfortunately, a familiar phenomenon—and support for survivors often misunderstands the nature of their grief.

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Pitchlyst Company: Sans Market

Sans Market is the first zero waste lifestyle store in the Tampa/St. Pete area. We sell products that help people live a more sustainable lifestyle, SANS plastic, packaging, and toxins!

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