New financial advisory firm with national reach lands in downtown St. Pete

The newest member of the Dynasty Financial Partners network, Cyndeo Wealth Partners in St. Petersburg, is a startup. But with a team that previously managed $1.2 billion in client assets, Cyndeo already ranks near the top of the list of largest independent financial advisory firms in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area.

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Park space mandate at Trop site falls short in St. Pete City Council committee

A St. Petersburg City Council committee wants to make sure there is plenty of parkland when the Tropicana Field site is redeveloped.

“I don’t want to see it slip into being a concrete jungle,” Council member Darden Rice said Thursday.

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USF St. Petersburg campus benefactors donate $1 million for endowed professorship

Continuing their tradition of support for the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus, retired businesswomen Kate Tiedemann and Ellen Cotton have made a $1 million donation to establish a new endowed professor position at the Kate Tiedemann College of Business.

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Chamber CEO: How will businesses deal with a second wave of COVID-19?

On this episode Chris Steinocher, CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, talks with his co-host, St. Pete Catalyst publisher Joe Hamilton, about the ways in which St. Pete businesses are affected by COVID-19, and how they can go about easing into a future that won’t look so familiar.

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‘Good News For Me’: Longtime investigative reporter Mike Deeson pens a memoir

“I was born to be a reporter,” Mike Deeson says, and he’s got 12 Emmy Awards that would seem to bear this out.

Deeson, whose 35 hard-hitting years of investigative work with Tampa Bay’s CBS affiliate WTSP-TV also led to the Society of Professional Journalists naming him Florida Journalist of the year – the only time that’s ever happened to a broadcaster – has just published a memoir through St. Petersburg Press.

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The Shuffle

Dr. Keesha Benson
Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg



Quarantine fatigue is real, here’s what you can do about it

But as the coronavirus wears on, economic reopening moves forward, and a second spike in cases begins, even those who took the pandemic and the social distancing required to mitigate its spread seriously from the start are growing weary. This very real phenomenon has been dubbed quarantine fatigue.

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St. Pete’s art museums are opening back up … slowly

The James, Imagine and Chihuly museums are open for business, the Dali returns July 1, but the Museum of Fine Arts remains closed for now.

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Catalyst Sessions

Catalyst Sessions recap: Cyndi Edwards


Tampa private equity firm raises $125 million

Osceola Capital Management, a private equity firm in Tampa, has raised $125 million for its Osceola Fund I.

There was heavy investor demand. The fund was oversubscribed and surpassed its original target of $100 million, a news release said.

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ICYMI: How Raymond James is adapting in the COVID-19 pandemic

Raymond James Financial made an “almost seamless” transition in the workplace amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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