Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg announces Social Change Center

A Social Change Center is coming to the South Side Community Redevelopment Area. On Friday, the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg announced its major investment into the South St. Petersburg Community, with a 10-year lease on a 23,250 square-foot retail space at 2333 34th Street South. The facility will drive the Foundation’s mission: “To end differences in health equity due to social or structural disadvantages, and to improve population health.”

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Pass-the-torch: Changes on the menu for Pass-a-Grille concession stand

Between Clearwater and Fort De Soto, hundreds of thousands of people will descend on Pinellas County beaches this Fourth of July holiday. It’s a good bet that lots and lots of them will stop in for a snack, or a cold drink, at the venerable Paradise Grille on Pass-a-Grille Beach.

An historic building, it’s the only concession stand located directly on the beach, across Gulf Way from other Pass-a-Grille businesses.

The St. Pete Beach City Commission voted in May not to extend the lease agreement with Michael Janacek, owner of Paradise Sweets (a confection shop also located in Pass-a-Grille).

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Pinellas County Finance Fair is July 10

The Pinellas Finance Fair, bringing together lenders and business owners from the Tampa Bay area, is July’s spotlight event at the Pinellas County Economic Development Epi-Center in Clearwater.

Registration is now open for the July 10 “trade show format” event, taking place from 12 to 2 p.m.

Twenty lenders, including community resources such as the FSBDC, SBA, CDC’s and PCED will attend for discussions on all levels. More than 100 interested business owners are expected.

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Ray Dalio

How to build a company where the best ideas win [Video 16:33]

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The Hustle

Chris Kenrick

Dreaming up a city that is affordable to thrive in, creating an environment to share and collaborate your gifts and talents, along with helping to push our community to a more resilient and sustainable future.

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The Poynter Institute

Every year thousands of journalists, teachers and members of the public visit the Institute, located just a few feet away from the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus.

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The Shuffle

Priscilla Harsham
Halfacre Construction

Kim Vogel


Joe Bourdow
Franchise Advisor

Focus: Intuition



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ACUMEN: Blockchain

Blockchain beyond the hype: What is the strategic business value? [HBR]

Venture-capital funding for blockchain start-ups consistently grew and were up to $1 billion in 2017.3 The blockchain-specific investment model of initial coin offerings (ICOs), the sale of cryptocurrency tokens in a new venture, has skyrocketed to $5 billion.

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