In early 2018, St. Pete’s already impressive collection of museums became even more so. The Imagine Museum opened its doors in late January, boasting one of the foremost glass collections in the country, curated by the highly-respected Habatat Gallery. The museum and its mission, “to inspire and uplift and educate” are a vision of the museum’s founder, Trish Duggan.
Aligned interest and trust are the core tenets that make collaborations work – each stakeholder had an incentive to join the collective effort. With these two attributes in mind, we examine why our local entities don’t collaborate nearly as readily as they should.
The Well, based in Tampa, seeks to meet needs and provide support for the poor, to accomplish the vision of, "Needs met, bridges built, a city made whole.” To support this vision, The Well has created their first social enterprise, WellBuilt Bikes, which refurbishes and sells bicycles.