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Up close: Hospital (and St. Pete) ambassador Roy Adams

St. Petersburg native Roy Adams remembers a bustling downtown of green benches, department stores and people dressed to the nines for afternoon strolls through Williams Park

He remembers the Bayfront Center, and the Florida Theatre, and the rotting jazz-era corpse of the Pepto-pink Vinoy hotel, all but abandoned by the 1970s. Once, working for the city, he ran across the dirt floor of the formerly-elegant ballroom, chasing pigeons out the windows (“The Vinoy looked like Alcatraz,” he chuckles).

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Rep. Joe Kennedy III to St. Pete: “Every November, the nation’s eyes turn to Florida”

Dozens gathered in the blazing heat at Williams Park in St. Petersburg Tuesday to hear from the rising star of the Democratic Party, Rep. Joe Kennedy III. Despite the oppressive high noon sun, a spirited crowd greeted a cast of Democratic politicians to rally for healthcare, including Mayor Rick Kriseman, Rep. Kathy Castor, Rep. Charlie Crist and the wife of Senator Bill Nelson, Grace Nelson.

Each of the speakers shared their thoughts on the importance of the upcoming 2018 midterm elections in November, and the election’s pivotal role in the status quo of politics and healthcare policy. The most anticipated speaker was Kennedy, of Massachusetts.

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The Winners and Losers of America’s Startup Economy [CityLab]

Established tech hubs continue to lead, but startup hubs are emerging in new, smaller places. The catch: Startup financing overall is on the wane.

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Media

Social Venture Partners: Fast Pitch

Fast Pitch 2017 - "shark tank" for non-profits! Celebrate community, innovation, & philanthropy in Tampa Bay.

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The Hustle

Christopher Hamm (Max's Mercantile)

Hamm dedicates hours outside his full-time job to creating dog bandanas, customized pet tags and jewelry for pet owners.

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Profile

Feldman Equities

Feldman has turned trash into treasure for more than 30 years now, snatching up subpar commercial real estate and converting it into unrecognizable prime real estate.

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The Shuffle

Gary Praznik
iQor

Jeani Bishoff
Orthotic & Prosthetic Centers, Inc.

Influencer

David Downing
Visit St. Pete/Clearwater

Focus: Bike Share

Hundreds Of Bikes Dumped At Dallas Recycling Center As Ofo Leaves Market

Bike share company Ofo left an unwelcome parting gift as it exited the Dallas market: a heap of hundreds of its banana-yellow bikes.

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ACUMEN: Cognitive Bias

The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain [The Atlantic]

Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?

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