Local stocks take a 7 percent hit on coronavirus concerns

A stock portfolio made up of the securities offered by the largest publicly traded companies headquartered in the Tampa-St. Petersburg metro area dropped in value by 6.9 percent last week as coronavirus fears spread.

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Tampa Bay Innovation Center gets major gift

A startup consultant in St. Petersburg has named the Tampa Bay Innovation Center as the sole beneficiary of a trust currently valued at about $3 million.

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Professionals share tips for business success at Dynasty Women’s Network

Shirl Penney, CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners, wants to be an advocate for women at the St. Petersburg-based firm and within the male-dominated wealth management industry.

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Covid-19, explained by Carl (who has it) [Today, Explained]

Carl Goldman was on the Diamond Princess cruise ship and now he has Covid-19. He speaks to Sean Rameswaram from a CDC quarantine in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Playing Dominos: Tony Tyler salutes two of his guitar heroes at Gasparilla Fest

“I think that particular pairing of guitarists was just a dynamite, once-in-a-lifetime thing,” says Tony Tyler, who’ll be playing a Derek and the Dominos tribute set Saturday at the Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.

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The Shuffle

Jay Stroman
USF Foundation


The Hustle

Matthew Parks (Sunshine Straw Co.)

Matthew Parks is the co-founder and CEO of Sunshine Straw Co., a metal straw manufacturer based out of St. Pete.

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Community Voices

Community Voices: Why a ‘For-All Shelter’ matters to St. Pete

We wanted to find simple language that would resonate with our donors, volunteers, adopters, media and the community. Basically, everyone. We landed on a phrase that says just what we mean: SPCA Tampa Bay is a for-all shelter.

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Madeline McCarthy
TJM Properties

Focus: St. Pete 2.0

Results: St. Pete still has a long way to go in efforts toward racial equity, inclusion

On average, St. Pete Catalyst readers gave St. Petersburg a 4/10 for racial equity. The most common reasons they cited were segregation, including the effects of redlining and segregated public education.

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PitchLyst Startup Report #057: Hyperponic

Art Fyvolent & Dan Heckman join Joe Hamilton in the studio.

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