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St. Pete City Council delays vote on funds for Tall Ship Lynx

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St. Petersburg council members decided Thursday to send to committee a proposal to spend BP settlement money to build a docking area for the Tall Ship Lynx. If the proposal passes the council’s budget committee, it would come back for a final decision. Under the proposal, the council would spend up to $65,000 on infrastructure so the Lynx can winter at the Vinoy Basin/North Yacht Basin. The ship is currently berthed at the Harborage Marina. The Tall Ship Lynx is…

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Tall Ship Lynx to dock in St. Pete — permanently

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The Tall Ship Lynx, a modern interpretation of an 1812 American privateer, is scheduled to sail into St. Pete on Wednesday morning where it has found a permanent winter home. The 110-foot ship is expected to come under the Sunshine Skyway Bridge with full sails sometime around 10 a.m. It will then head into the Vinoy Basin/North Yacht Basin, do a four-gun salute and make her way to Harborage Marina where she will berth until the seasonal dock is finalized right next…

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St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce names first president of the Economic Development Corp.

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The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce announced today the hiring of J.P. DuBuque as the first president of the new St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corp. “We set out this year to formalize our efforts in economic development and I’m pleased to announce today our excitement for achieving this very important milestone,” said Greg Holden, chairman of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce. He added, “Our Chamber’s mission is economic growth and community vitality for St. Petersburg, and…

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St. Pete, Chamber prepare to launch Economic Development Corp.

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The St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce recently sent out a mid-year report to members. Like most mid-year reports, it highlighted many of the Chamber’s accomplishments so far this year – 241 new members, receipt of a $314,187 Healthy St. Pete grant, and the inaugural Tropic Ocean Airways flight, among others. But it also included a look ahead by Greg Holden, Chair of the Chamber’s Board of Governors. Among the big plans for the remainder of 2016 – the launch of…

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Tropic Ocean kicks off flight service from downtown St. Pete to Fort Lauderdale

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A new flight service out of downtown St. Pete could be a useful tool in attracting new businesses. The first flight from Albert Whitted Airport to Fort Lauderdale took off from downtown St. Pete on  Monday morning.  St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman and members of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce were on board to try it out. Photos show an amphibious Cessna parked at Albert Whitted Airport ready for takeoff. The interior, a small but spacious cabin seating…

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Toast of the Bay/Dump into the Bay: St. Pete Chamber and Bike Share

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Toast to the Bay: St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce The St. Pete Chamber this week celebrated a fruitful 2015 at the Mahaffey Theater in downtown St. Pete among more than 1,000 members. The backdrop was a theater thriving in a booming downtown. All things that make the Chamber and its president, Chris Steinocher, very, very happy. The group welcomed 333 new members in 2015, a record-breaking year for them. Steinocher participated in 42 ribbon cuttings representing 42 new businesses…

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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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