Local banker, entrepreneur smooth the small business loan process under the Covid-19 stimulus

Reuben Pressman, founder and CEO of St. Petersburg software company Presence, said it took just three days from the time he applied for a Paycheck Protection Program loan from Bank OZK for the funding to land in his bank account.

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Pinellas manufacturer S.S. White protects workers, provides jobs in mask initiative

What started as an effort by a Pinellas County manufacturing company to protect its own workers from Covid-19 has turned into a broader safety and jobs initiative.

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The Florida Bjorkestra creates a mini-Buffyfest, virtually

Florida Bjorkestra team leader Jeremy Douglass has a new talent to add to his resume: Video editor.

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Seedfunders co-founder explains how startup investing continues during Covid-19

On this episode of Chamber Coronavirus Impact Insights, Dave Chitester, co-founder of Seedfunders joins Chris Steinocher, CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber and Joe Hamilton, publisher of the St. Pete Catalyst to talk about how Seedfunders is adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic and how they’re continuing to invest in pre-revenue startups.

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Impact Catalyst: Brother John Muhammad - Community Development and Training Center

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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Covid Map

Check out our new interactive map showing Covid-19 cases by ZIP code in Pinellas County



Jobsite’s ‘Madlib’ gives Shakespeare a virtual nod and wink

Armed with a idea too good to ignore from actor Roxanne Fay, Jobsite Theater’s executive director David Jenkins offered friends, fans and followers a unique challenge March 23: Using a stuck-at-home variation on the parlor game MadLibs, re-construct a Shakespearean sonnet (Sonnet 18, as it transpired) with substituted words of the nonsensical variety...

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Roundup: Three perspectives on how the pandemic will hit Florida’s pocketbook

Florida likely will take a big economic hit from the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, according to three separate reports.

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Dave Chitester


Your daily dose of levity: The Morning Show with Jesús; Katie’s Fine Cookies Pantry Box

Local vendor brings shops together to create a local pantry box. Jesús Núñez' weekly(?) episodes are proven to induce belly laughs, chortles and guffaws that will startle your pets and housemates.

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French Regulator Says Google Must Pay to Link to News Sites [Wired]

Despite the EU's new copyright directive, Google has so far refused to pay fees in order to send sites traffic.

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