SHINE ’18: Shorter but bigger, international, inclusive

In planning its fourth annual SHINE Mural Festival, the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance was forced to deal – like so many other Florida arts organizations – with the evaporation of the state’s arts appropriations earlier in the year.

It was a bloodbath. For 2018-2019, the Arts Alliance received zero dollars (last time around, to compare, the legislature ponied up $23,000).

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Second annual St. Pete Run Fest coming Nov. 16-18

After a highly successful first year with more than 3,500 runners participating, the St. Pete Run Fest is headed full speed into 2018 with the second annual downtown event.

“All ‘major’ cities, it seems, have a community-inspired road race: Boston, New York, Austin – even our Tampa Bay neighbor has Gasparilla,” said Ryan Jordan, who co-founded St. Pete Run Fest with his brother Keith.

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Women entrepreneurs: You've been short-changed for way too long [USA Today]

Consider the case of Bree Swezey, founder of Authentic Edge Design and Company in Tampa, Florida.

“I’ve gotten some projects or budgets from clients after I’ve done work with them, and I’ve seen some pricing (for other consultants) that’s higher than I currently charge and they’re men,” Swezey said. "I found out after the fact after I invoiced them or quoted them."

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[Fresh Air] CNN's Jake Tapper On Kellyanne Conway And Knowing When To Cut People Off

The CNN anchor is nominated for an Emmy for his live interview with Conway. He talked about that interview and the SNL spoof of him and Conway in a 2018 conversation with Terry Gross.

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The Hustle

Anja Jakupovic (Optik! St. Pete)

Jakupovic's business, Optik! St. Pete, specializes in high end eyewear and specialty one of a kind pieces that can't be found anywhere else. Her unique products are combined with her expertise as a trained and licensed optician to find the perfect eyewear for every need and every face.

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Roper Technologies

Roper Technologies, Inc., a $4.6 billion diversified technology company, is a jewel of south Florida.

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The Shuffle

Tim Hudson
CFO Strategic Partners

Patrick Worsham
Tierra Nueva Fine Cocoa


Alex Harris
Arts Conservatory for Teens

Focus: Opinions

'Troubling' Findings on Who Speaks Up About Housing Development

New research highlights concerns that local officials are hearing a narrow subset of views at public meetings.


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ACUMEN: Productivity

The Cult of Done Manifesto [Bre Pettis and Kio Stark]

Perfect is the enemy of good. Thirteen reasons to banish perfection and strive for "done" instead.

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