Pinellas manufacturers pitch in on medical supplies

About 40 Pinellas County manufacturers have donated medical products or offered to help produce masks and other equipment to keep healthcare workers safe in the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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Kriseman: St. Pete will follow Pinellas County ‘Safer at Home’ measure for now

Mayor Rick Kriseman has held off issuing a city order directing non-essential businesses to close to battle the spread of coronavirus, but he hasn’t ruled it out for the future.

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Covid-19 job losses hit home in St. Petersburg

As Covid-19 takes a toll on the job market, a St. Petersburg-based hotel company is the first local business to officially report layoffs to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

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Caring for mental health in the time of Covid-19 with Juli Steinocher, Dr. Shameka Jones [video]

On this episode of Chamber Coronavirus Impact Insights, Juli Steinocher, founder of mindbodylab and Dr. Shameka Jones of Florida Blue join Chris Steinocher, CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber and Joe Hamilton, Publisher of the St. Pete Catalyst to discuss what’s been top-of-mind – pervading every discussion we’ve had this week – mental health in a time of crisis.

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The gig economy: Local entertainment contractors are taking a tough hit

Musicians, actors and other performers may not ultimately be the hardest hit during the Covid-19 crisis, but when theaters, restaurants and bars all closed, they were the first to feel the financial gut-punch.

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Carrie Jadus

Formerly an engineer, Carrie Jadus now lives her dream as a professional artist. Jadus' impressionist techniques lend themselves to subjective interpretations of her work.

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Financial News

Tampa’s Ironman Group sells for $730 million

Advance, a privately owned family business, has a deal to buy The IRONMAN Group in Tampa.

The all-cash deal has a transaction value of $730 million, according to a news release from Wanda Sports Group Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ: WSG), IRONMAN’s parent company.

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Focus: Round-up

Clearwater cyber group calls for state action, Tampa-St. Pete companies lend a hand and other info you need to know

(ISC)² Inc. is calling on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to implement a stay-at-home order statewide to limit the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus.

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Engineers Made a DIY Face Shield. Now It's Helping Doctors [Wired]

After a hospital put out a call for protective gear, three friends developed a product in a few days. Their design is now being manufactured by Ford.

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