St. Pete’s ‘sunshine premium’ touted at New York financial panel

The high-profile headquarters move by Dynasty Financial Partners from Manhattan to St. Petersburg could be replicated by other New York firms.

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St. Pete insurer makes a six-figure pledge to support hurricane recovery in the Bahamas

Deep personal connections to the Bahamas led Bankers Financial Corp. to take on the role of lead corporate sponsor at a benefit concert this weekend in St. Petersburg to help the islands recover from Hurricane Dorian.

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Bring those empty bottles and jars, The Refillery is open for business in west St. Pete

Monica Leonard wants to help St. Pete residents take their sustainable lifestyles a step further. She opened The Refillery, a zero-waste retail concept in west St. Petersburg, for that purpose. Leonard wants residents to rethink the constant cycle of buying household products, throwing out the container and buying again.

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He Said, She Said: Episode 27

Remember Benjamin Todd. With former Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn. [Florida Politics]

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Up close: Emilee Dupré of freeFall’s ‘Turn of the Screw’

During the course of The Turn of the Screw, currently onstage at freeFall Theatre, the unnamed governess at the heart of the story never laughs.

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The Shuffle

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Colliers International Tampa Bay


The Hustle

Monica Leonard (Molly's Suds + The Refillery)

Sustainability has long been a hot topic in St. Pete, but entrepreneur Monica Leonard made it a business. After the loss of her daughter Molly, Leonard created Molly's Suds in her memory.

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Global Safety Management

Since 2011, Global Safety Management has innovated in the Safety Data Sheets space.

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Ron Wheeler

Focus: Diet

The grandmaster diet: How to lose weight while barely moving [ESPN]

In October 2018, Polar, a U.S.-based company that tracks heart rates, monitored chess players during a tournament and found that 21-year-old Russian grandmaster Mikhail Antipov had burned 560 calories in two hours of sitting and playing chess -- or roughly what Roger Federer would burn in an hour of singles tennis.

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Even the AI Behind Deepfakes Can’t Save Us From Being Duped [Wired]

Google and Facebook are releasing troves of deepfakes to teach algorithms how to detect them. But the human eye will be needed for a long time.

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