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USF small business center offers entrepreneurship certificate program

TAMPA — The University of South Florida’s Small Business Development Center is teaming up again with USF Connect to host a six-part series on the basics of starting a business.
Published: 02/25/15
Updated: 02/26/15
Downtown Tampa pizza maker expanding to Orlando

Downtown Tampa pizza maker expanding to Orlando

TAMPA ­— The smell of warm garlic, pizza dough and tomato sauce wafts throughout the petite Bavaro’s pizza restaurant in downtown Tampa, often drawing a full-house crowd....
Published: 02/25/15
Animal Coalition, burned out of home, needs a new one again

Animal Coalition, burned out of home, needs a new one again

The Animal Coalition of Tampa, which was forced out of its clinic last year by an arson fire, is again looking for a home. The reduced-fee spay and neuter clinic has been operating for 10 months from a rented building at 1719 W. Lemon St. since an April 19 fire that killed three pet cats.
Published: 02/25/15
Passengers, crew stranded by fog flood Channelside restaurants

Passengers, crew stranded by fog flood Channelside restaurants

Restaurants and attractions in the Channel District have a message for anyone whose cruise ship is stranded by fog in Tampa: Have some guacamole and come see the shark tank.
Published: 02/25/15
TJ Maxx, Marshalls to follow Wal-Mart in raising pay

TJ Maxx, Marshalls to follow Wal-Mart in raising pay

NEW YORK — The owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and Home Goods stores said Wednesday that it will boost pay for its U.S. workers to at least $9 per hour.
Published: 02/25/15
Hillsborough, Pinellas among four counties with no land-buy plans

Hillsborough, Pinellas among four counties with no land-buy plans

TAMPA — Hillsborough County is considered a state leader in land conservation, with 61,500 acres preserved under the voter-approved Jan Platt Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program.
Published: 02/24/15
Updated: 02/25/15

Allegiant adds new flights from St. Pete-Clearwater Airport

CLEARWATER — Allegiant Air announced two new non-stop flights out of St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport to Akron, Ohio, and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, beginning in May.
Published: 02/24/15

Jordanian colonel talks of forming force to fight Islamic State

ST. PETE BEACH — For Jordan, the threat posed by the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State is existential, a point made horrifically clear when the jihadi group immolated captured Jordanian pilot Muath Al-Kasasabeh in a cage....
Published: 02/24/15
Developers break ground on Pasco ice skating complex

Developers break ground on Pasco ice skating complex

WESLEY CHAPEL — With a flick of her silver medal-winning wrists, 2014 U.S. Olympic hockey player Anne Schleper sent a hockey puck flying inches off the ground Tuesday morning at the site of what will someday be the largest ice-sports facility ...
Published: 02/24/15
Besito prepares to open at WestShore Plaza in March

Besito prepares to open at WestShore Plaza in March

Operators of the new Besito Mexican restaurant coming to Tampa have now set March 25 as their opening date, and they already know the first major challenge on opening day: Helping people understand what they mean by upscale or “white tablecloth...
Published: 02/23/15
Updated: 02/24/15