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Small businesses said to reap big funding benefits

Partnering with small businesses offers the United Way a totally new approach to increasing funding, Chris Wells told United Way members at a national conference recently.

Mythical performance makes its way to St. Pete

St. Peterburg will soon provide a safe haven for a group of monarch butterflies trying to escape from climate change.

Poet Albergotti to read, sign at Fort Myers event

Award-winning poet Dan Albergotti will read his poetry and sign books at Florida SouthWestern State College's (FSW) Thomas Edison Campus in Fort Myers on Feb. 27.

Late-nighters might be 'Grateful' for new eatery

Anyone truckin' around St. Peterburg late at night, (Casey) jonesin' for a good meal, might want to check out the Grateful Fed Pub, the city's first late-night pub and lounge offering a from-scratch menu.

Fashion blogger Jasmine Horne hosts 'Week of Love' at Miromar Outlets

Local fashion blogger Jasmine Horne shared her joy of clothing and accessories to match along with some gift ideas in a social media campaign called "Week of Love" at Miromar Outlets in Estero.

Author Cathy Salustri to be at book signing at Mirror Lake Community Library

The Mirror Lake Community Library will host An Evening with Cathy Salustri" with an an author reception and book signing featuring the Florida author and magazine editor from 6:30 to 7 p.m.  Monday, Feb. 13.

Miami chamber honors Jackson Health System CEO with Sand in My Shoes Award

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce recently awarded its annual Sand in My Shoes Award to Carlos Migoya, the president and CEO of Jackson Health System who saw the hospital revitalized through a project that required campaigning for taxpayer support.

Healthy St Pete Fitness Challenge underway

The Healthy St. Pete Fitness Challenge to encourage participation in a 12-week wellness initiative designed to increase activity and promote healthy eating is underway.

Fort Myers Women in Business Committee seeking nominations for Apex Awards

The Women in Business (WIB) Committee of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2017 Apex Awards, which honor women who have demonstrated personal excellence, community service and commitment to advancing the professional lives of others.

Fish Tale Boats project completed in Fort Myers

Construction for the new Fish Tale Boats dealership in Fort Myers has been completed by a local construction management company Stevens Construction.

Lee County gets the ball rolling again this spring

Lee County residents and visitors looking for some sports fun this spring will have plenty of chances to catch a baseball or softball game, as approximately 150 college teams come out to play in the 27th Annual Lee County Parks & Recreation Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic tournament.

Festival looks to put song in children's hearts

An April festival in Palm Harbor offering everything from folk and funk bands to hot air balloon rides will have a larger purpose than simply to entertain: All proceeds from the inaugural Primavera Music and Arts Festival will benefit Project Primavera, a non-profit organization that works with orphans and at-risk youth.

Disabled students craft civil rights exhibit for Artwalk

Students from Creative Clay's "Transition" program put on a civil rights exhibit during St. Petersburg's recent Artwalk. The exhibit featured ceramics, mixed media pieces and paintings by the students, who deal with learning, developmental and/or emotional disabilities.

The Rocket Lounge gets tech boost from Fort Myers' T3 Communications

Fort Myers technology company T3 Communications recently entered a strategic technology partnership to supply co-working space and accelerator The Rocket Lounge (TRL), a fellow Ft Myers company, with high speed fiber optics and a cloud based hosted phone solution.

Hodges University hosting workshop on counseling children, adolescents

Hodges University is teaming up with the Southwest Florida Mental Health Association to offer a half-day workshop, "Counseling Children and Adolescents in a Diverse Society," for mental health professionals and students.

Business community opposition mounts to 'prejudgement interest' bill pending in Florida Senate

Business community opposition is mounting to legislation being considered in Tallahassee that would require Florida courts to include prejudgement interest in any final lawsuit award.

St Petersburg gains a 3-STAR Community rating

St. Petersburg recently received a 3-STAR Community rating for national sustainability leadership from STAR Community Rating System.

PPG to be paint sponsor at Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Indianapolis-based racing promotions company Green Savoree Racing Promotions (GSRP) recently named PPG Industries the official paint sponsor at GSRP facilities, including Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

iPartner Media produces marketing workshop in Nevada

Bonita Springs-based iPartnerMedia recently produced a digital marketing workshop Kinetico Water Systems dealers at a national conference in Reno, Nevada.

St. Petersburg artist to hold workshop on rubber-stamp printmaking

Local artist Coralette Damme, known as the Crafty Hag, will be conducting a hands-on printmaking workshop on the art of rubber stamp carving at Studio@620 in St. Petersburg.

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