DeSantis calls on Raymond James, Tampa General, Publix CEOs for Re-Open Florida task force

Top executives at Raymond James Financial, Tampa General Hospital and Publix Super Markets are among the 22 executive committee members of the Re-Open Florida task force.

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Kriseman, Castor urge caution in re-opening local, state economy

Amid a growing push to re-open an economy that’s been slowed by efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and Tampa Mayor Jane Castor are taking a cautious approach.

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St. Pete 2.0: A Post Covid-19 Economy [Survey]

The Downtown Partnership is working alongside our higher education partners to look for short and long-term workforce development opportunities to strengthen our economy post Covid-19.

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James Museum CFO talks pivoting online with new ‘JM From Home’ initiative

On this episode of Chamber Coronavirus Impact Insights, Patricia Clynes, CFO of the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art joins to talk about her own family’s experience with coronavirus and how museums are impacted by COVID-19.

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Reach out and (virtally) touch: Local arts on you screen this week

St. Petersburg’s art community is doing the best it can, under such trying circumstances, to maintain a presence in the thoughts of all citizens. Of course, we’re all in different places, in different rooms, riding thousands of different trains of thought.

Here are a few of this week’s reach-out-and-virtually-touch efforts

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The Shuffle

Max Griendling
Advocate Health Advisors



‘Catalyst Sessions’ recap: Becca McCoy

Monday on The Catalyst Sessions, the veteran performer talked about many of her favorite bay area shows – including Mamma Mia!, the 2019 American Stage musical in Demens Landing Park. McCoy (as Rosie) and her castmates played to more than 20,000 people.dule on May 10, as had been announced early in the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Roundup: Social distancing at City Hall, Nickelytics virtual Demo Day, Synapse resource center, economic impact

Today’s roundup includes news from Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, Nickelytics and Synapse Florida.

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Danielle Ruiz
Duke Energy


Your daily dose of levity: Ramadan begins; doctor covers ‘Lean On Me’; One World: Together at Home

A St. Anthony’s Hospital doctor, Jamii St. Julien, provided some much needed relief through this impressive cover of the late Bill Withers classic, Lean On Me...

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Startup Genome: Capital shrinks, employees let go during Covid-19 pandemic

Nearly three of every four startups globally — 74 percent — have had to terminate employees since the beginning of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis.

That’s one of the key findings of a new report by Startup Genome, a research and policy advisory organization that has been tracking the impact of the pandemic on young companies around the world.

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