Local gym owner reacts as Gov. Ron DeSantis opens gyms, fitness studios effective Monday

Governor Ron DeSantis announced Friday afternoon that he would be moving into a “full Phase One,” reopening to include 50 percent indoor capacity for retail, restaurants, libraries and museums, and the reopening of gyms and fitness centers effective Monday, May 18.

Local gym owner Lindsay Alvestad of CrossFit9 shared her thoughts on reopening with the St. Pete Catalyst.

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St. Pete eyes $10 million revenue shortfall

The first estimates are in for how the Covid-19 crisis will impact the budget for the city of St. Petersburg.

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Pinellas commissioners divided on masks at county offices

As Pinellas County prepares to gradually reopen some county offices to the public, members of the Board of County Commissioners disagree on the need for face coverings for visitors and employees.

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The campaign to save Jack Kerouac’s St. Pete home and much more with Jeff Schorr

On this episode, Jeff Schorr, owner of Craftsman House joins Chris Steinocher, CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Joe Hamilton, publisher of the St. Pete Catalyst to talk about Craftman House Gallery & Cafe’s operations through Covid-19 and Schorr’s latest project to save Jack Kerouac’s St. Petersburg home.

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‘Catalyst Sessions’ recap: Kristen A. Shepherd, Museum of Fine Arts

Kristen A. Shepherd grew up in Clearwater, and four years ago she became the executive director of the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, which had, right around then, just celebrated its 50th anniversary.

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Inside the Boardroom: Next generation

The first two women to join the HCI Group board of directors did more than bring gender diversity to what previously was an all-male board.

They are part of an intentional effort by Paresh Patel, HCI chairman and CEO, to develop a new generation of corporate board members and leaders in the Tampa Bay business community.

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Think Big, Boys & Girls Clubs partnership brings teen workforce development to Pinellas

Two nonprofit organizations have partnered on a program to help teens prepare for the workforce.

Think Big for Kids, founded in 2016 by Tampa tech executive and entrepreneur Tony DiBenedetto, will offer workforce development programs for teens at Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast locations in Pinellas County.

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Brian Auld talks reimagining baseball, giving back in the midst of Covid-19

On this episode, Brian Auld, President of the Tampa Bay Rays and Vice-Chairman of the Tampa Bay Rowdies joins Chris Steinocher, CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Joe Hamilton, publisher of the St. Pete Catalyst.

He shares how the Rays have supported Tampa Bay relief efforts, and what Rays and Rowdies leadership is thinking in regards to reopening professional sports in St. Pete.

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ICYMI: St. Pete’s GoZone WiFi creates a contactless ordering experience for restaurants

A craving for barbecue while restaurants were closed for in-store dining due to Covid-19 inspired Todd Myers, CEO of GoZone WiFi, to develop the company’s newest product.

Touchless Menu allows customers to tap a restaurant’s WiFi network to see up-to-date food and beverage offerings on their own phones.

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