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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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Email insights: Chamber continues long commitment to baseball in St. Pete

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St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce President Chris Steinocher was one of a handful of residents to speak in favor of the latest deal to let the Tampa Bay Rays look for alternative stadium sites outside of the city before council approved the agreement five to three. After the high-profile vote, Steinocher, along with current Chamber Chairman Bill Ulbricht and Chairman-elect Greg Holden, emailed members praising the latest action in the years-long debate. “Our Chamber of Commerce was at the forefront…

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New St. Pete Store open for business in downtown

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The newly renovated Visitors Center complete with a brand new St. Pete Store are now open for business in downtown St. Pete. The Center and Store directly across the street from Sundial offers St. Pete-centric gifts and trinkets created by local artists and vendors. “The St. Pete Store houses some of the cool products that are made in the shade here in St. Pete,” said St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce President Chris Steinocher. “We are excited to partner with the…

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Pinellas Realtors Association peeved at St. Pete City Council’s second vote on historical preservation

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After seven hours of discussion where they heard from approximately 90 members of the public, the St. Petersburg City Council voted in the wee hours of a Friday morning last month to approve an ordinance that requires 50 percent plus one of all property owners in a neighborhood to agree before they may apply to the city for historic designation. It was a hard-fought victory for historic preservation supporters, who had worked for years to get the city to change the previous ordinance…

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St. Pete Store will serve as one-stop shop for tourists and push for local artists

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The St. Pete Chamber of Commerce will be opening the St. Pete Store late next month. The space directly across the street from Sundial on Second Avenue North in downtown will sell St. Pete-centric items created by local artists and vendors. While the Chamber has not yet decided exactly what it will sell in the store, visitors can expect things like t-shirts, post cards, mugs and cups, local art, candles and tote bags. Kristina Alspaw, the Chamber’s visitors experience manager,…

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St. Pete Police Chief Anthony Holloway bests Mayor Rick Kriseman for St. Pete Chamber’s Most Valuable ‘Burger

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St. Pete Police Chief Anthony Holloway walked away with the St. Pete Chamber of Commerce’s top honor in its annual Good ‘Burger awards. Holloway beat out St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman, Bill Edwards and a handful of other business professionals in the city for the Chamber’s MVB, or Most Valuable ‘Burger, award. Others nominated for that honor include Studio@620’s Bob Devin Jones, Eckerd College President Donald Eastman, Chief’s Creole Café owner Elihu Brayboy, Working Women of Tampa Bay’s Jessica Rivelli,…

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