News

St. Pete 2.0: Climate, transportation, housing and Trop site top-of-mind as St. Pete grows

As Jason Mathis, executive director of the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership explained, development is all around us. St. Pete is rising, literally. But the questions that surround development are highly nuanced. How do we balance growth and preservation? How do we ensure St. Pete keeps its charm?

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Analyst says no cause for alarm in slower Florida bank lending

Florida community banks slowed their lending slightly in the second quarter of 2019.

The slowdown is in line with national trends and should not raise any economic alarm bells, said Lozan Aleksandrov, a managing director at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, an investment banking and research firm.

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DiBenedetto’s Think Big for Kids tackles talent, opportunity gaps

As a tech executive and entrepreneur, Tony DiBenedetto is a natural problem solver. After successfully selling his company Tribridge to DXC Technology in 2017, DiBenedetto turned his attention from day-to-day business operations to systemic community problems.

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Media

Interview with Juya Ebrahimi from Copper Shaker [St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Ep. 50]

Copper Shaker is well-known for their craft cocktails, and jovial staff, but they are a hidden gem when it comes to food, and Juya puts out some amazing eats.

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Culture

Your weekend arts forecast: Latimore, Hippiefest, farewell ‘Fun Home’

Latimore – his first name is Benny, but he doesn’t use it – performs Saturday at the Palladium Theater. He’s not a Florida native, but Latimore had his biggest successes on Miami-based labels, and these days he and his family reside in Hillsborough County.

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The Shuffle

Helge Bastian
M2Gen

Zaps

The Hustle

Keith Gilbert (Buster's Antiques)

Buster's Antiques is a home decor-focused antique shop in the heart of St. Pete's Warehouse Arts district. Not only is the shop named after Keith's pet Frenchie, it also pays homage to actor Buster Keaton.

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Profile

Moffitt Cancer Center

Specialists at the Moffitt Cancer Center work to treat patients, perform cancer research and educate the public about different types of cancer.

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Influencer

Watson L. Haynes
Pinellas County Urban League

Focus: Birth Order

The Professional Triumph of the Firstborns [The Atlantic]

Why oldest and only children have better odds of running a company

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At Twitter, It Seems No One Can Hear the Screams [Wired]

Twitter’s brass at an event this week struggled to balance the platform’s reputation for viral rage with the conversational mecca it wants to become.

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