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St. Petersburg officials to take another look at noise ordinance

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St. Petersburg’s Planning and Economic Development Department set another date in its re-evaluation of a 2016 amendment to a city noise ordinance. It will be the second public meeting on the noise ordinance and will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at Sunshine Center in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce advocacy manager Travis Norton said Tuesday. In 2016, the city officials amended the noise ordinance to accommodate residents and businesses. It requires bars and restaurants with outdoor…

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St. Pete Chamber releases legislative wish list for 2017 Session

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As Tallahassee gears up for the annual 60-day Legislative Session, now a month away, the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce outlines its agenda for 2017. Among the leading matters for the Chamber are transportation, the unification of PSTA-HART, tourism, and state regulation of vehicles for hire — including a bill (SB 340) from state Sen. Jeff Brandes setting rules to promote the growth of transportation network companies (TNC) such as Uber and Lyft. However, at the top of the wish…

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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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2016’s batch of ‘Good Burgers’ highlight best of St. Pete

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St. Petersburg now has a fresh batch of “Good Burgers.” On Thursday, the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce announced winners of the 4th Annual Good ‘Burger Awards. Good ‘Burgers – as in “St. Petersburgers” – are a local business, organization, or individual in the greater St. Pete area making a positive impact in the community. Around 500 people packed Jannus Live in downtown St. Petersburg Thursday night for an award ceremony presented by 3 Daughters Brewing and Great Bay Distributors, with DJ…

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Spring Entrepreneurial Academy is open for enrollment

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The Spring term of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s Entrepreneurial Academy begins, appropriately, on the first day of Spring. Classes for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners start next Monday, March 21. The 10-week course includes curriculum taught by leaders in the business community. The upcoming session includes sections on legal issues in business, marketing and accounting. Barry Foster, author of “Everyone Needs a Coach” will lead some of the sessions. Lawyers Lee Rightmyer and Ron Gregory will…

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Rowdies stars announced for St. Pete Chamber’s annual lunch

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The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce has announced which players will be on hand for the group’s annual Rowdies Lunch. Rowdies coach Stewart Campbell and midfielders Juan Guerra, Michael Nanchoff and Keith Savage will be on hand to greet attendees at the event next month. Tickets for the annual Rowdies meet and greet are $50 for individuals and $500 for a table of eight. The lunch is sponsored by Florida Print Solutions. The event is Thursday, March 31st at Al…

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