Restart St. Pete: Kriseman announces list of reopening advisors

Mayor Rick Kriseman took to Facebook Friday afternoon to announce the names of his advisors to assist in strategies related to reopening the St. Petersburg economy. The advisor list is comprised of elected officials, business and nonprofit leaders, health professionals, transportation advisors and local cultural leaders.

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Here’s how many Pinellas, Hillsborough residents have filed for unemployment

State officials have released new details on Florida’s soaring jobless numbers, including how many people have filed for unemployment assistance in each of the state’s 67 counties.

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Tampa Bay Partnership survey: Safety top of mind as business reopen

As local government officials start to plan how to ease restrictions imposed to stop the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus, Tampa-St. Petersburg businesses should put safety concerns at the top their list.

That’s a key takeaway from a new consumer sentiment survey by the Tampa Bay Partnership.

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LassiterWare shares guide to mitigate risk while reopening post-coronavirus

On this episode of Chamber Coronavirus Impact Insights, Patricia Schmaltz and Sarah Misinski of LassiterWare join Chris Steinocher, CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber and Joe Hamilton, publisher of the St. Pete Catalyst to talk about how businesses can mitigate risk as they prepare to reopen to their customers.

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Opera Tampa, Straz Center look cautiously to the future

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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‘Catalyst Sessions’ recap: Rebekah Pulley and Rob Pastore

We spent an enjoyable 30 minutes Thursday evening in the company of St. Pete musicians Rebekah Pulley and Rob Pastore, who are safe at home but – not surprisingly – still playing and singing, and still full of good humor despite the fact that there are no paying gigs to be had.

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Hoffbräuhaus operators ordered to pay $7.16 million

A Pinellas County circuit judge has ordered the operator of Hoffbräuhaus St. Petersburg to pay $7.16 million to the company that owns the downtown St. Petersburg property.

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Tash Elwyn
Raymond James & Associates

Small Business

Goldman Sachs commits $15 million to Florida small businesses for Covid-19 relief

Goldman Sachs, a global investment bank and financial services, is making the funding available through Lendistry, an online small business lender, said David Solomon, chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, during a digital press conference with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio

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ICYMI: Startup Genome: Capital shrinks, employees let go during Covid-19 pandemic

Nearly three of every four startups globally — 74 percent — have had to terminate employees since the beginning of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis.

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