On the record: Clearwater businessman Casey Brown

When Casey Brown moved to Clearwater from Raleigh, N.C. in 2011, he was already turning a profit buying used records, and re-selling them over the internet. The family garage was his office.

“The last real job I had, I did financing and sales at a car dealership,” says the 43-year-old entrepreneur. “And I was selling records online on the side. And when the recession hit, selling records started making more money than selling cars. So I started doing that full time."

His wife Liz had accepted a new job in St. Petersburg, and it was reasonable to assume, Brown figured, he’d be able to transfer his record business, too. He was a picker. Everywhere, people are unloading their record collections, right?


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Meet the social impact investor who’s funding medical facilities for seniors in Tampa Bay

For Bobby Turner, principal and CEO of Turner Impact Capital, the Dedicated Senior Medical Center that just opened in North Tampa is more than just an innovative facility to bring affordable care to older adults.

It’s part of Turner’s effort to improve the cost and outcomes of healthcare and better the community, while also providing a financial return to investors.

Turner Impact Capital, based in Los Angeles and focused on investments designed to generate positive change in society, and ChenMed, a Miami-based physician practice, have partnered on six Dedicated Senior Medical Centers throughout Florida, including the one that opened Wednesday at 1901 Fletcher Ave.

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The Tampa Bay Tech "Emerging Tech Leader of the Year" finalists are in - and they're both women.

Two up-and-coming professionals who focus on cybersecurity and health technology are the finalists for Tampa Bay Tech’s “Emerging Technology Leader of the Year.”

Competing for the top honors this year are two notable female leaders, both thriving in male dominated fields. Ashlee Lane is managing director at Accenture, and Karla Mastracchio is cybersecurity strategy and security culture instructor at SecureSet.

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Meet Sewn Apart: SVP Tampa Bay Fast Pitch

Sewn Apart seeks to educate consumers about how food, fashion, and the environment intersect, and recycles unwanted clothing and textiles into fashion-forward bowties for both men and women.

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The Hustle

Maryann Harman (Music with Mar.)

Maryann "Mar." Harman is the founder of Music with Mar. Formerly an adjunct professor at the University of South Florida, Mar. now makes a living through musical education for children.

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Masonite, the residential, architectural and commercial door company whose international headquarters are in Tampa, has a truly long and storied history

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The Shuffle

JJ Miranda
SunTrust Bank

Maria S. Lucas


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Creative Pinellas

Focus: Philanthropy

Paul Allen Shows It’s Hard to Give Away $10 Billion [The Atlantic]

The Microsoft co-founder was one of the most prolific philanthropists in the world—but he still died with $20 billion.

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ACUMEN: Social Science

Why White Supremacists Are Chugging Milk (and Why Geneticists Are Alarmed) [New York Times]

In recent months, some scientists have spotted distortions of their own academic papers in far-right internet forums. Others have fielded confused queries about claims of white superiority wrapped in the jargon of human genetics. Misconceptions about how genes factor into America’s stark racial disparities have surfaced in the nation’s increasingly heated arguments over school achievement gaps, immigration and policing.

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