PitchBook highlights $227M in private equity in Tampa Bay

Since the start of 2003, five Tampa Bay area firms raised $227 million in first-time private equity funds, according to a new report from PitchBook.

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Provocative podcast from Dynasty Financial fits the firm’s view of St. Petersburg

Dynasty Financial Partners, St. Petersburg’s newest headquarters company, has launched a podcast designed to position the financial services firm as a thought leader in the industry.

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Emotional intelligence program born out of Google comes to USF St. Pete

Emotional intelligence is a vital leadership skill in the workplace today. In fact, according to Gayle Van Gils the skills of emotional intelligence are proven to be more important than anything else in being a good leader, winning loyalty, and inspiring others.

That’s why she’s bringing Search Inside Yourself, an emotional intelligence training program born at Google, to the University of South Florida St. Petersburg on April 24-25.

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Episode 1: Women on Wall Street - When Socks Tell a Story [Powering Independence Podcast]

Why have so few women joined the wealth management industry? What can the industry do to change this? What should a wealth management firm be doing to ensure it is attractive to female clients?

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With ‘Cigar City,’ Paul Wilborn recalls, recreates a ‘magical era’ in local history

They were amazing days, Ybor City in the 1980s, when cheap rents, artistic appetites and youthful hedonism collided to create a bohemian subculture that thrived, then (of course) burned out, and has not been seen since, to this day.

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The Shuffle

Nancy Ridenour
Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco


The Hustle

Mark Lombardi-Nelson (Shoot to Thrill Media)

In shaping our vision for the Hustle, we actually thought about Mark Lombardi-Nelson. He's been bringing authentic passion to the St Pete scene for years and his legend continues to grow.

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Children's Dream Fund

The Children’s Dream Fund grants the wishes and dreams of children throughout West Central Florida.

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Ryan Griffin
Johnson Pope

Focus: Civility

Keeping It Civil: How To Talk Politics Without Letting Things Turn Ugly [NPR]

In a deeply divided America, a casual political debate can easily spiral into a shouting match — even if both parties set out to keep things civil. So how can we talk about thorny issues with people who fundamentally disagree with us?

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You took your company public, now what? [Fast Company]

The IPO is just a significant step, rather than a destination, in your business journey.

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