What’s next for St. Pete’s tallest office tower

As 200 Central, the 28-story office tower that’s been home to some of the area’s best-known companies, wraps up its third decade, it’s getting a major facelift and a surge in popularity.

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SPx Episode 50: Rising - Bob Glaser talks building a next-tier city, motivation and his coming out story

On this episode of SPx, Joe sits down with Bob Glaser, president and CEO of Tampa Bay real estate titan, Smith & Associates. They compare St. Pete's Warehouse Arts District with Miami's Wynwood and talk possibilities of the Tropicana Field site. Glaser shares his expertise on hot topics like downtown development, housing, and what St. Pete needs to become a next tier city (it's probably not what you think).

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Regulators charge Clearwater broker-dealer with securities violations

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged Spartan Securities Group in Clearwater and its principals with 14 counts of securities violations.

They are accused of helping create and sell at least 19 purportedly legitimate public companies that were actually shams, the SEC said in a news release.

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Origin Story: Jessica Rivelli talks founding Working Women of Tampa Bay [Audio]

Today, Working Women of Tampa Bay is the largest women’s networking group in Tampa Bay. It hosts hundreds of events each year (20+ events on average each month), and has reached 10,000-20,000 women over the last decade. But every business starts somewhere. Working Women of Tampa Bay started from a need of its founder, Jessica Rivelli.

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Fort De Soto and Fort Dade: Where history meets tourism

Actor Henry Fonda, lured to the area with the promise of a day’s tarpon fishing, gave a speech at the Fort De Soto Park dedication ceremony on May 11, 1963. Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians performed, and 13 local girls competed for the title of Miss Fort De Soto. There was a waterski show, direct from Cypress Gardens, to hold the interest of the estimated 15,000 locals gathered on a miserably hot Saturday afternoon.

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The Shuffle

Bill Young Jr.


The Hustle

Robert Blacklidge (Startup Cruise)

Robert Blacklidge knows what makes Florida great: great beaches and great companies. After starting nine companies and leading an expedition with StartUp Bus, Blacklidge is creating an experience that teaches entrepreneurship while exploring the world.

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Rising Tide Innovation Center

Rising Tide Innovation Center was established to meet the needs of small business owners, entrepreneurs, veterans, solo professionals, and STEM start-ups for a professional collaborative workspace in St. Petersburg.

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Bob Glaser
Smith & Associates

Focus: Co-working

The Rise of the WeWorking Class [The New York Times Magazine]

The co-working giant’s real product isn’t office space — it’s a new kind of “corporate culture.“

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PitchLyst exclusive: 5 steps to a successful capital raise

A capital raise is like preparing for the Olympics.

You have to train for it every single day, says Samira Salman, founder and CEO of Salman Solutions, a New York-based business growth firm that advises executives, builds companies and raises capital.

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