St. Pete is Becoming a Hotspot for Startups and Small Businesses
Inc.com recently ran an editorial regarding St. Petersburg’s focus on business development and how the area is becoming a hotspot for startups and small businesses. They spoke with local startups such as Intrino, Presence, and The Penny Hoarder regarding their St. Pete success stories and how the city worked with their business needs. Read the full article…
Lucky’s Market St. Petersburg Releases Store Details
Lucky’s Market, the organic grocery store that mixes a heavy emphasis on discounts with high-end touches like an in-store ramen bar, will open this summer in St. Petersburg’s Tyrone Square Mall. The new location is 29,000 square feet and will be bringing 150 new jobs to the Tyrone location. There’s a planned cafe and outdoor seating area and a bulk section that will offer everything from gourmet coffee beans to gummy bears.
Other retailers coming to the Tyrone development include Dick’s Sporting Goods, PetSmart, Five Below, LongHorn Steakhouse and Chili’s. Visit Lucky’s Market website
St. Pete Arts Alliance is now PLATINUM
We are ecstatic to share that the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance has achieved the highest ranking possible at Guidestar. . . Platinum!
Guidestar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofits. Just a small number of organizations nationwide have earned Platinum status. Out of 1,654 nonprofits in St. Petersburg, only 8 have earned Platinum designation.
Executive Director, John Collins, emphasized, “As a nonprofit, we are stewards of the public trust. We want EVERY DONOR to see how their investment is being used. To reach the Platinum level of transparency, we added extensive information to our nonprofit profile, including contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; quantitative information about goals, strategies, and progress toward our mission”
Join us in congratulating the “small but mighty” St. Petersburg Arts Alliance on this amazing recognition!
St. Petersburg Rays Baseball Shuttle for 2018
The Tampa Bay Rays returned to Tropicana Field for their first home game of the 2018 season on March 29th. The shuttle from downtown to Tropicana Field will be operating for every home game of the 2018 season!
To learn about the schedule and shuttle stops, Read More…
Small Business Marketing Opportunities
VISIT FLORIDA announced a new Small Business Partner web page designed to showcase low and no-cost cooperative marketing opportunities. The goal is to provide small businesses with affordable marketing opportunities and to promote your business and destination to travelers worldwide. To see the latest co-op offerings, visit: visitflorida.org/SmallBusinessPrograms
St. Pete Pier Construction Update
The latest Pier video from March shows a bird’s eye view of construction progress. Each month, the City of St. Pete’s Parks and Recreation department flies a drone over the site to capture the latest developments. Most of the pilings for the pier deck are in place. Of the 425 piles needed for that portion of the project, 328 are in, and 33,000 square feet (23%) of the deck has been poured.
The Tampa Bay Times recently covered a Pier construction timeline of what to expect up to the Grand Opening in Fall. Read more…
The Greenhouse hosts 1 Million Cups every Wednesday, 9:00 am to 10:00 am., for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Petersburg. Can’t make it in person? It steams live here!!
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