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New USF St. Petersburg – Downtown Partnership series gives community a seat at the table

A new series is bringing the community to the table for conversations on how St. Petersburg can use rapidly changing technology and innovation to continue moving the city forward.

The St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Kate Tiedemann College of Business hosted its inaugural Sunny Side Up Lecture Series Wednesday at Lynn Pippenger Hall in St. Petersburg.

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City, county, EDC give a warm welcome to St. Pete’s newest tech company

iSocrates, a digital media company that recently set up shop in downtown St. Petersburg, is a perfect match for St. Pete’s Grow Smarter strategy, said Mayor Rick Kriseman.

Click to see the video from iSocrates' first Digital First Friday Meetup.

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Most Tampa-St. Pete community banks see big gains in 2018

Profits were up year-over-year at six of the eight banks headquartered in the Tampa-St. Petersburg metro area, including a dramatic turnaround that put Pilot Bank back in the black.

Loan portfolios grew at seven of the banks, mostly by double-digit percentages.

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Media

JetBlue Airways: David Neeleman [How I Built This]

In the mid-90s, David Neeleman wanted to launch a new airline. He had already co-created a regional airline out of Salt Lake City that was acquired by Southwest.

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Culture

Arts Alliance honors Perry and Lisa Everett with MUSE Award

Because of their long-term commitment to, and support of, local artists, the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is honoring Perry and Lisa Everett with the 2019 MUSE Award given to Patrons of the Arts.

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The Shuffle

Scott Gault
Bank of Tampa

Zaps

The Hustle

Kara Goldberg

Kara Goldberg has known she wanted to work in the theater since she was 10 years old. Since then, she has realized her dreams in countless forms. She studied Theatre Arts at St. Augustine's Flagler College and eventually returned to her hometown of St. Petersburg to build her career.

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Profile

PowerChord

PowerChord transforms how brands drive local sales, both online and in-store.

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Influencer

Jason Mathis
St. Pete Downtown Partnership

Focus: #MeToo

What Happens When Men Are Too Afraid to Mentor Women? [New York Times]

A ripple effect of #MeToo that women did not ask for: fewer champions.

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Events

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Audio [7:06]: Why Steve Case is bringing Revolution’s Rise of the Rest to Tampa

The Rise of the Rest Bus Tour, an initiative to spotlight promising startups in areas outside of the major tech hubs, will stop in Tampa on Wednesday, May 1.

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