‘Tampa is on fire’: Where Vincent Jackson sees opportunities in the bay area

There are pockets of real estate opportunity all over the Tampa Bay area, says Vincent Jackson, CEO and co-founder of CTV Capital and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver.

“I think commercially Tampa is on fire right now,” Jackson said at Thursday morning’s Conversation With a CEO, a program from USF Muma College of Business held at USF Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation in downtown Tampa.

In a wide-ranging conversation with Moez Limayem, dean of the college, Jackson talked about his childhood — he credits his upbringing in a military family to giving him discipline— his college and professional football career, and his decision to get his business degree from USF.

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Innovative program brings together school kids and lunchtime mentors

Change is accomplished, the saying goes, by those who show up.

Thanks to an ongoing partnership between Raymond James Financial and the Pinellas County School System, things are changing – for the better – for thousands of area children.

The program is called Lunch Pals, and more than 100 schools – elementary schools, for the most part – participate. It’s a mentoring program, but unlike Big Brothers Big Sisters or other similar initiatives, it’s not a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week commitment of time, energy and emotion connection.

It’s just lunch.

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Why these top Tampa Bay executives fell in love with technology

Experiences early in life were key for the three finalists for Tampa Bay Tech’s “Technology Executive of the Year” award.

Arun Ramaswamy, chief engineer for Nielsen, is the fourth generation engineer in his family and grew up in an environment that valued solving problems.

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Innovation in the 'Burg: Mya Breitbart and Tee Grizzard - Episode 1!

Dr. Mya Breitbart and Tee Grizzard talk marine biology in laymen's terms, share science puns, and geek out over Science Day

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The Hustle

James Silver (Price Group Realtors)

In 2016, Silver was named to Coldwell Banker’s annual 30 under 30 list, in recognition of his accomplishments in sales, leadership and philanthropy.

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The Dali Museum

A celebration of one man’s relentless self-expression, The Dali Museum is truly surreal.

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The Shuffle

Chris Lagasse
Vector Media

Bob Dutkowsky
Raymond James


Joe Bourdow
Radio St. Pete

Focus: Hack

The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies [Bloomberg]

The young people streaming into ‘Music City’ have big career goals and they don’t involve singing at the Grand Ole Opry.

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ACUMEN: Publicity

'GOING, GOING, GONE!' Banksy’s Girl with Balloon artwork SELF-DESTRUCTS in secret shredder frame minutes after £1m auction – and now it’s worth double [The Sun]

In a twist to be expected from street art's most subversive character, the canvas titled Girl With Balloon suddenly passed through a shredder installed in the frame

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