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St. Pete Chamber of Commerce celebrates 2015 as year of successes, looks to 2016

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The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated a productive 2015 during its annual meeting Thursday night at Mahaffey Theater. Batons were passed. Backs were patted. New ideas were shared. The meeting hosted more than 1,000 Chamber members in an ornate format. The stage was set with LED illuminated podiums and laser light blocks on each side with a giant screen zoomed in on 2015 Chamber Chairman Bill Ulbricht as he handed the gavel over to his successor, Greg Holden. “In…

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St. Petersburg to send 2 students to Takamatsu, Japan

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Know a high school junior living in St. Petersburg who has a penchant for travel? St. Pete is opening its annual application process to send up to two 11th-grade students to its sister city, Takamatsu, Japan. Students interested in applying must complete the city’s official application form, an original essay, a letter to the program’s host family in Japan, class photos, and a copy of their high school transcripts including proof of participation in honors programs and/or their activities. They…

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Here’s what to expect in St. Pete City Council’s bike share discussion

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The St. Petersburg City Council will likely set a date Thursday to decide whether to fund the first phase of a bike-share program in the city. At a council workshop, city staff is set to deliver a more than 60-page slideshow laying out how the program will work, how much it will cost, where bikes would be available, and benefits likely to be achieved. But don’t wait for the meeting to get those details. According to Evan Mory, the city’s…

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St. Petersburg sets 2016 as year of homeownership

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The city of St. Petersburg and Neighborhood Home Solutions is dubbing 2016 the year of homeownership in the city. To start what they hope will be a productive year in boosting homeownership, the NHS, city and Tampa Bay CDC are partnering to create sustainable homeowners. To get started, the group is holding a homeownership event at 10 a.m. Saturday at Pinellas Technical College on 34th Street South. Homeownership counselors will be there to give prospective home buyers an overview of…

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Two luxury townhomes to open in downtown St. Pete this year

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Construction on a new luxury housing development in downtown St. Pete is expected to begin this week. Center City Town Homes is an exclusive townhome building featuring just two units. Each will be three-bedrooms with two and a half baths in 2,700 square feet of air-conditioned space. Each unit will have its own private courtyard with a private pool and a 600 square-foot private rooftop deck. The roof top decks will be equipped with an outdoor kitchen. A floor plan…

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Tampa company expands, moves to St. Petersburg

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A Tampa company is shifting and expanding its base of operations to St. Petersburg. Tampa Microwave’s CopaSat is moving to a North St. Pete location from its previous headquarters in West Tampa. A series of business tracking sites also list a CopaSat location at 4701 Central Ave. in St. Pete with  three employees. The new facility located at 11200 Martin Luther King Blvd. is 34,000 square feet and will employ 80 people. According to Tampa Microwave’s website, the company chose…

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St. Pete chosen for financial inclusion program aimed at boosting economic stability

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St. Petersburg has been selected as one of eight cities to participate in the National League of Cities’ Financial Inclusion Systems and City Leadership project. It was selected by the NLC in a competition, giving Mayor Rick Kriseman an opportunity to meet with the seven other mayors to identify opportunities for improvement. Kriseman will attend the Mayors’ Institute on Financial Inclusion in April where he and other mayors will engage with national experts to find ways to help residents improve…

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