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Vinik’s redevelopment planners looking for your ideas

Vinik’s redevelopment planners looking for your ideas

TAMPA — An ambitious plan to reshape the Channelside District is unique in itself, but this week it also offered a new twist: An emphasis on seeking suggestions from the public on what should be included and how the development should look. ...
Updated: 28 mins ago
Scott says he hit jobs mark — but he changed the mark

Scott says he hit jobs mark — but he changed the mark

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott says he won a race to create 700,000 jobs in seven years, a central promise of his 2010 campaign, but by his own words he moved the finish line.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Wisconsin fans head to Tampa area for football, sunshine

Wisconsin fans head to Tampa area for football, sunshine

There's the Packers and Badgers, of course. Nice restaurants. Maybe the beaches and fishing. But make no mistake. There's another key reason the Bay area will be Wisconsin South the next few weeks: the forecast.
Updated: 4 hours ago
St. Pete council might reconsider if Rays make concessions

St. Pete council might reconsider if Rays make concessions

One day after rejecting a plan to allow the team to look around the area for stadium sites, three council members who scuttled the proposal say they may change their votes if some movement is made on Tropicana Field redevelopment rights.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Deal-hungry shoppers making retailers work harder for sales

Deal-hungry shoppers making retailers work harder for sales

NEW YORK — Sales data provided to The Associated Press shows that stores once again may have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season.
Updated: 17 hours ago
Florida’s jobless rate at 5.8% in November

Florida’s jobless rate at 5.8% in November

TAMPA — The unemployment rate in every county in the Tampa Bay region dropped in November, with Hillsborough and Pinellas counties dropping below the state rate of 5.8 percent.
Updated: 19 hours ago
HART study: Extension of streetcar line could cost up to $60 million

HART study: Extension of streetcar line could cost up to $60 million

TAMPA — As development plans get cranking in downtown Tampa, the county’s transit authority is armed with a new study that shows what it could cost to extend and upgrade the streetcar system through the heart of the business district....
Updated: 20 hours ago

Breakfast with Mayor Buckhorn

The South Tampa Chamber of Commerce hosts the second annual Breakfast with Mayor Bob Buckhorn, who will present the State of the City Address, on Jan. 14 at the Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore, 4400 W. Cypress St. in Tampa. Networking and bre...
Published: 12/19/14

Speed networking

The South Tampa Chamber of Commerce presents a Speed Relationship Networking Event from 3 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 8 at the The Centre Club, 123 S. West Shore Blvd., eighth floor, Tampa. Join them and facilitator Dale Appell to build business relationships,...
Published: 12/19/14

YAD Networking Happy Hour

The Board of TampaBay-Job-Links invites Tampa Bay area young professionals to attend a Tampa Bay YAD Networking Happy Hour from 6:30 to 9 p.m. (program at 7:15 p.m.) on Jan. 7 at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, 4110 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tamp...
Published: 12/19/14