Tampa Bay business leaders bring energy, heart to Disrupt HR

Traditionally viewed as a cost center, and necessary administrative burden, HR has found its seat at in the C Suite, and is viewed as mission-critical for any company seeking the best fit, high potential talent. “People strategy” is at the heart of business strategy for most successful companies, and this fact was not wasted on the CEOs, CHROs and other human capital pros attending DisruptHR.

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Positioning St. Pete revisited --> St. Pete 2.0

The SPG has been an enthusiastic participant in many civic initiatives. We've enjoyed celebrating St. Pete's renaissance and cultivating its potential. Now about a decade into the renaiisance, we're pausing to consider what comes next. What are the attributes and assets for St. Pete that shine on the other side of potential. In our new series St Pete 2.0, we'll explore elevating to the 'next level'. We'll ask our business and civic leaders for their vision of what it means to realize our potential as a city. We'll explore what we have to do to get there. To kick us off, we look back to a year ago and a piece that to reveals some of our observations then as a frame of reference for our current conversations now.

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Nestle Bets $7 Billion on Starbucks to Revive Coffee Sales [Bloomberg]

In the third-biggest transaction in Nestle SA’s 152-year history, the Swiss food giant will spend $7.15 billion for the right to market Starbucks Corp. products from beans to capsules, marrying its international distribution network with the allure of arguably the biggest name in java.

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Scott Galloway & Derek Thompson

The author of Hit Makers, Derek Thompson, shares some valuable insight on media, virality and distribution vs content. If you haven't read Hit Makers, we highly recommend it. Whether you have or have not read the book, this video offers important marketing perspective.

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The Hustle

Jessica Juliano

This is the type of work that changed my life. When my dad was diagnosed with cancer, I did everything in my power to take care of him. But it wasn't easy to balance his needs with my job and other responsibilities.

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The Penny Hoarder

TThe Penny Hoarder is serious about earning, saving and innovating. It delivers unique, actionable financial tips to millions of readers.

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The Shuffle

Julie Clement

Emilie Harris


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Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg

Focus: Voice

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The St Pete Run Fest origin story by co-founder Ryan Jordan

The running and events market is crowded, and a tough way to make a living.

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ACUMEN: Marketing

Bring them back.

25 Abandoned Cart Email Examples & Tips from the Pros including St Pete's Maria Mora.

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