Pinellas commissioners extend restrictions amid growing pushback

The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners has voted to extend the local state of emergency until May 1.

Pinellas County businesses deemed non-essential will remain closed, as will public beaches and pools at apartments and condominium complexes, until at least then. Those closures were among the restrictions put in place as local and state authorities try to stop the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus.

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St. Pete car wash gets special permission to serve essential workers

After being shut down for nearly a month, Woodie’s Wash Shack, an express car wash in St. Petersburg, has received special approval to open as a sanitization facility for essential workers’ vehicles.

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Roundup: USF invests in Covid-19 research, economic side effects, Kriseman on city restart

Today’s roundup has news about University of South Florida, Tampa Bay Partnership

University of South Florida will invest nearly $340,000 in 14 research projects that are addressing the Covid-19 pandemic.

As the number of new Covid-19 cases in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area begins to slow down, the economic side effects of the disease are becoming more visible, according to the Tampa Bay Partnership

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As businesses prepare for reopening, local entrepreneur shares important step in the process

On this episode of Chamber Coronavirus Impact Insights, Dontriel Lawson, founder of JAPOSID Cleaning Service joins Chris Steinocher, CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber and Joe Hamilton, publisher of the St. Pete Catalyst to talk about his family’s entrepreneurship in St. Petersburg.

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Impact Catalyst: Episode 7 - Madeline McCarthy, Robert Hughes

Impact Catalyst is where donors, nonprofits, and volunteers gather to get information, search for opportunities, engage and are inspired to transform their community.

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Your daily dose of levity: Covid-19 poetry; The Florida Aquarium makes history; Tampa chalks public health



‘Catalyst Sessions’ recap: Jeff Klinkenberg

Legendary St. Pete writer Jeff Klinkenberg joined us for The Catalyst Sessions Tuesday, from his home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. The author of seven bestselling books, Klinkenberg wrote the folksy “Real Florida” column for the Tampa Bay Times for nearly four decades.

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St. Pete 2.0: A Post Covid-19 Economy [Survey]

The Downtown Partnership is working alongside our higher education partners to look for short and long-term workforce development opportunities to strengthen our economy post Covid-19. Take our survey

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SPCA Tampa Bay continues to provide critical pet care during Covid-19

On this episode of Chamber Coronavirus Impact Insights, Martha Boden, CEO of SPCA Tampa Bay joins Chris Steinocher, CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber and Joe Hamilton, publisher of the St. Pete Catalyst to talk about how SPCA is functioning as an essential service under Covid-19.

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Tampa management consulting firm MGT gets growth capital

Private investment firm Trivest Partners acquired a minority stake in MGT Consulting, a Tampa-based public sector management consulting and technology services firm.

Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

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