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Pinellas Young Republicans to host annual convention in St. Pete this weekend

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A host of top GOP leaders, including a couple of statewide candidates for 2018, will speak to a group of up and coming Party members this weekend at the annual Florida Federation of Young Republicans Convention. Presented by the Pinellas County Young Republicans, the convention is June 9-10 at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Among the weekend’s speakers are state Sens. Jack Latvala and Denise Grimsley, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, as well as presentations from Grow PAC and Innovate Florida. Putnam…

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Florida Retail Federation to honor Retailer of the Year June 9 in St. Pete

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The Florida Retail Federation will name a Tallahassee businesswoman the “2016 Florida Retailer of the Year” during an awards luncheon June 9 in St. Petersburg. Lisa Mergel, owner of Kanvas Spa & Boutique, will be presented with the award at the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel next month, and businesswomen Kristen Keen of Jacksonville and Debbie Farah of Winter Park will be recognized as “Outstanding Retail Leaders” during the same event. “Lisa is a tremendous representative of the positive impact that retailers…

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Leadership St. Pete announces local executives for Class of 2016

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Leadership St. Pete, one of the nation’s oldest leadership programs, announced three dozen local executives that will become its Class of 2016. The six-month program, a division of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, is designed to promote community leadership with an in-depth overview of the social, economic, business and political issues facing the St. Petersburg area. The goal of LSP is to identify, recruit and develop leaders representing the diversity of the city and will be looked upon…

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