Chris Steinocher leaves Tampa Bay Partnership to run St. Pete Chamber of Commerce

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Chris Steinocher, the No. 2 executive at Tampa Bay Partnership, has been tapped as the new president and CEO of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce.

The partnership and chamber jointly disclosed the decision Friday morning.

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