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Regions Bank branch in South Pasadena is first ‘bank of the future’ in Florida

The new Regions Bank in South Pasadena is more like an Apple store than a traditional bank branch.

“When you walk in there, someone will meet you at the front door, and whatever you are looking to do, they are able to help you. It’s going to be that same concept here,” said Steven Michell, vice president and consumer sales manager.

At the new Regions branch, at 1400 S. Pasadena Ave., customers are greeted at the door and asked what brings them to Regions. The traditional teller lines are gone, but customers can go to one of several work stations staffed by bankers who can handle a wide range of needs, from cashing a check to helping with a commercial loan, a mortgage or an investment.

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Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg paints a stark picture of local housing

To affordably rent a median market rate home in Pinellas County, a minimum wage employee would have to work 148 hours per week. That’s more than 21 hours per day, seven days a week.

That is just one takeaway from the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg’s Pathway to Health Equity Through Housing assessment. The Foundation unveiled the preliminary findings of its assessment Wednesday morning to a diverse audience of housing, nonprofit and for profit professionals, as well as public officials and concerned citizens.

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Gillum, DeSantis campaigns bring contrasting visions to St. Pete Chamber

Despite the absence of both of the state’s gubernatorial candidates, attendees at the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s Popcorn & Politics gathering got two very different perspectives on each campaign’s platform.

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Media

Meet Indi-ED: SVP Tampa Bay Fast Pitch

This 21st century school individualizes school curriculum, takes kids into the community, and gives them the autonomy to choose learning outcomes that interest and challenge them.

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The Hustle

Graham Colton (Freelance Writer)

Meet Catalyst intern, Graham Colton. He is a master's student in journalism at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, and he holds a bachelor's in English (with a minor in philosophy) from Washington and Lee University.

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Profile

R'Club Child Care, Inc.

R’Club provides care for more than 4,000 Pinellas County students, to help out working parents.

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The Shuffle

Dori Marlin
Marlin Media & Consulting

Susan Manning
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

Influencer

Peter R. Betzer
St. Pete Downtown Partnership

Focus: Local Theatre

Life onstage: Meet actor and playwright Roxanne Fay

The 55-year-old Fay, who’s currently in the cast of The Fantasticks at freeFall in St. Petersburg, is among the elite: Stagecraft is all she does.

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ACUMEN: Decision-making

Investigating Indecision: Why We Can't Seem to Make Up Our Minds [Trello]

Should you take the job with the higher pay, but longer commute? What’s the best way to prioritize your too-long list of tasks?

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