Today’s leader: J.P. Dubuque. Dubuque is President of the St. Petersburg Economic Development Corporation, and “Storyteller in Chief” for St. Petersburg’s business community. Not only is he on the cutting edge of growing and developing local business and fulfilling the Grow Smarter initiative, he’s also one of the main players in charge of cultivating St. Pete’s potential by recruiting companies from outside our market.
poweredUP Tech Fest, presented by Tampa Bay Tech, is back for year two on May 23 at the Mahaffey Theater in downtown St. Petersburg. This annual event features technology leaders from top companies both local and national.
“Tampa Bay is Florida’s fastest-growing technology hub and we are the second fastest-growing tech hub in the nation,” said Jill St. Thomas, Tampa Bay Tech’s Co-Executive Director in a press release. “We have a unique market that is attracting global companies, making this flagship event critical to our community’s growth. We are bringing in world-class thought leaders to enlighten and inspire our attendees.”
The music just happens. It really doesn't. It takes a lot of work. Hours and hours of preparation go into just one show. From the weeks of 6-8 hour days of working on arrangements to putting the individual musicians' parts on paper, to the rehearsals. It takes at least a month out of my life to put on one of these concerts.