Tampa Bay Wave and the St. Pete Catalyst are teaming up to promote entrepreneurial growth across Tampa Bay through a series of media initiatives. Starting with the latest TechDiversity cohort, the Catalyst will feature Wave Accelerator cohorts in the publication’s Hustle profile.
Through a combined video and written format, founders will share their stories in their own words, building bonds between the company and the Tampa Bay community. The Hustle profiles will be featured on the Catalyst homepage, and delivered to its subscriber base through the Daily Spark. Both groups will share the content through their social networks.
During this afternoon’s meeting, St. Petersburg City Council is expected to approve a new site for Janet Echelman’s controversial floating sculpture – at the Pier approach, instead of nearby Spa Beach Park – and Mark Aeling believes it’s time to widen the dialogue about St. Pete and public art.
“Every time a public art call comes up, there’s always this percentage of the populace that questions why public funds are going towards art,” says the noted sculptor, president of the Warehouse Arts District Association. “‘Why are our tax dollars being wasted?’ is the general tone of that comment.”
In July, Michael Pasteich announced his plan to step down as the executive director of The Florida Orchestra after 11 years of leadership that sparked immense growth in the organization Pastreich met in dire straits.
When Michael Pastreich took the helm at the Florida Orchestra in 2007, the organization was $3 million in debt. That may not seem like a staggering figure to some – symphonies across the country have been declining slowly as attendance has continued to lag. People just don’t seem to be as interested in seeing an orchestra as they once were…
The ninth episode of the St Pete SALT (Stories About Local Talent) podcast, features Lindsay Alvestad. During the episode, they discuss childhood, CrossFit, gym mirrors, working past your "limits," and much more!