News

New regional dashboard gives local leaders a snapshot of Covid-19 trends

With an eye on what’s needed to safely reopen businesses, the Tampa Bay Partnership has launched a dashboard with key Covid-19 data for the Tampa Bay area.

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Kriseman to bring mortgage, rent, utility assistance before City Council

In a Facebook Live address Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Rick Kriseman announced that he would bring forward an item to St. Petersburg City Council Thursday to approve more than $1 million for rent, mortgage and utility assistance for qualifying individuals.

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Pinellas County plans Phase Two for Pinellas CARES financial aid

Pinellas County officials are starting to put together the outlines of a second phase of Pinellas CARES, a program to help individuals and businesses that have been financially impacted by the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis.

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Media

Race owner talks rescheduling Firestone Grand Prix

On this episode, Kim Green, owner and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions joins Chris Steinocher, CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Joe Hamilton, publisher of the St. Pete Catalyst to talk about the Firestone Grand Prix.

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Culture

‘Catalyst Sessions’ recap: John Collins (St. Petersburg Arts Alliance)

As executive director of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, John Collins is on the front lines during the all-genre arts-stifling pandemic. He is one of the architects of the Pinellas Arts Community Relief Fund, which has already distributed $100,000 to artists and arts organizations.

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Covid Map

Covid-19 cases by Zip Code

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Know

St. Pete early stage investors launch Seedfunders Miami

Dave Chitester and Irv Cohen, co-founders of Seedfunders, have created a partner location in Miami.

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Community Voices

ICYMI: Notes from a Pandemic in Paradise

Roy Peter Clark shares his love notes to a city facing a global pandemic.

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Vintage St. Pete

Behind the sails at MGM’s good ship Bounty

Equity

The Daily: Why is the Pandemic Killing So Many Black Americans? [New York Times]

The novel coronavirus is killing black Americans at staggeringly higher rates than white Americans. Today, we examine how longstanding inequality is compounding the crisis

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ICYMI: Clearwater restaurant technology company raises $3.6 million

Three well-known business leaders in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area have invested $3.6 million in Omnivore Technologies.

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