Remembering the Skyway Bridge disaster, 39 years later

It was the Friday before Mother’s Day, and six students from Alabama’s Tuskegee University were traveling home to Florida together, ready after their long journey to get off the Greyhound bus, stretch their weary legs, breathe the fresh air and hug their moms.

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Valpak models what’s needed to grow the Tampa Bay manufacturing sector

Valpak, a direct marketing company with a massive automated printing facility in St. Petersburg, is a great example of how to create a brighter economic future for a region, according to a national leader in advanced manufacturing.

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Caution emerges amid income, lending gains for Tampa-St. Pete banks

Freedom Bank and Pilot Bank led all other local community banks in two key industry measures for the first quarter of 2019.

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On The Road with Ray Lampe LIVE at Dr. BBQ’s in St Pete!…and at the BBQ SmokeDown This Summer! [WGN Radio]

Hear as we talk about this national BBQ destination and the vibrant art, culture and food scene that is exploding in St. Pete.

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ICYMI: New seasons announced for freeFall, American Stage

At a reception celebrating freeFall Theatre Company’s 10th anniversary, founder and artistic director Eric Davis announced the plays that will make up Season 11 (called Ghost Light), beginning in September.

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The Shuffle

Duane Still
Coke Florida


The Hustle

Susan Hilger (Susan J Coaching)

Susan Hilger knows first hand that it's never too late to find your calling. At age 59, Hilger left her design business, went back to school, and hired a coach to help her discern her path. That experience changed Hilger's life, and sent her head first into the coaching profession herself.

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We’ve all seen that blue envelope in the mailbox, loaded with money-saving coupons (and $100 for some lucky recipients) from our favorite local businesses. But you may not know Valpak envelopes reach 37 million households nationwide each month plus another 110 million online users.

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Jessica Rivelli
Working Women of Tampa Bay

Focus: Prime

The making of Amazon Prime, the internet’s most successful and devastating membership program [Vox]

An oral history of the subscription service that changed online shopping forever.

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Young people and their phones are shaking up banking [The Economist]

Customer service is about to get a lot better, says Helen Joyce

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