News

USF St. Petersburg eyes city-owned SRI building for expansion

University of South Florida St. Petersburg remains in expansion mode, even as consolidation for the University of South Florida’s three campuses move forward.

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A-LIGN expands headquarters, makes $500K community investment pledge

Scott Price, CEO of cybersecurity firm A-LIGN, is an advocate of management by wandering around.

He and his team have a lot more space to wander around in, now that A-LIGN has grown its Tampa headquarters.

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City Council moves Westminster Presbyterian Church forward to historic designation process

St. Petersburg City Council unanimously passed a new business item Thursday to initiate a formal application for the local historic designation of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Old Northeast.

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Media

Episode 65: Interview with Betty Fox from The Betty Fox Band [St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast]

This is a special episode dedicated to Tampa Bay gospel & soul singer / songwriter Betty Fox! This is one of our best interviews ever with some great hilarious stories, and some sad ones too.

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Culture

A lost music interview: Trisha Yearwood

In honor of Trisha Yearwood’s appearance tonight at Ruth Eckerd Hall, here’s an excerpt from a story written nearly 20 years ago for the music magazine Goldmine. Yearwood and this reporter spent four hours on the phone one evening, talking, and talking, and working out how to tell her phenomenal story.

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The Shuffle

Jeff Longo
Clarifire

Zaps

The Hustle

Sue Powers Hoffman (Hashtag Creative)

Sue Powers Hoffman is the founder, CEO and creative director of Hashtag Creative, a digital marketing agency in St. Pete.

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Grow Smarter

Grow Smarter’s 2020 chair issues a call to action

Tashika Griffith, the incoming chair for the Grow Smarter steering committee, promises to be a visible presence in the community, calling on as many people as she can to contribute their ideas about equitable economic growth in St. Petersburg.

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Influencer

Roy Peter Clark
Poynter

Community Voices

Mr. Ladybug by Roy Peter Clark

That was the sign I needed. It brought me back to Feb. 11, 2017, the day a single ladybug put on a show for me in a small church outside of Atlanta. Is there such a thing as a male ladybug? Of course, there is, so I will name my ladybug Jamie after a young man whose death was being mourned that day, and whose life was being celebrated.

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Events

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Vology gets fresh capital

ICYMI: Managed services provider Vology has completed what the company is calling a transformative financial recapitalization.

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