Category: Community Spotlight

Executives Unlock Leadership Potential at Eckerd Leadership Development Institute

What do AT&T, Carolina Power & Light, Citicorp, Frito-Lay, and Staples all have in common? They are just a few of the companies whose leaders have unlocked their leadership potential through the Leadership Development Institute (LDI) at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. Fortune 500 companies and organizations from around the globe send senior, midlevel,… Read more »

USF Ranks 3rd in Nation and Top 30 in World in Sustainability Report

According to Times Higher Education’s annual “Impact Ratings,” The University of South Florida is one of the top universities influencing global sustainability, poverty, and more. The university was ranked No. 3 in the nation and No. 30 in the world when it comes to meeting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. These goals mainly emphasize… Read more »

‘Business for Good’ USF Internship Program Expands onto St. Pete’s Sustainability Initiatives

Just in time for Earth Day, EDC Investor the University of South Florida launched an internship program that allows students to become mentees for social and environmentally focused local businesses. This internship gives participating USF students a chance to work with the seven companies on the “B Impact Assessment,” which is a tool that prepares… Read more »

St. Pete’s SoleVenture supports the Modern Day Independent Professional

The popularity of non-employer businesses is at an all time high, with new statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau showing a 3.6 percent increase nationally and a 10 percent increase locally since 2017. Within the next decade, 50% of U.S. workers will be freelancers at least part time. The global outsourcing market is expected to… Read more »

St. Pete’s Squaremouth Named Fastest-Growing and Best Workplace Amid HQ Move to Historic Church

Squaremouth is an online company that compares travel insurance products from every major provider in the United States. Cision PR Newswire Source: Squaremouth ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 26, 2018 — St. Pete’s Silicon Valley-esque Squaremouth has been named the 23rd fastest-growing company in the region by the Tampa Bay Business Journal and one of the best companies to work for… Read more »

Private Label Skin: Manufacturing Firm Chooses to Grow in St. Pete

Since its founding in 2012, Private Label Skin has aligned innovation in skincare with world-class manufacturing services. Serving predominately online marketers and retailers, PLS specializes in the anti-aging segment of the market with moisturizers, serums, eye creams, age reversal, wrinkle refinement, eye treatment, and skin lighteners. In addition, PLS manufacturers cleansers, toners, and nutraceutical products… Read more »

Community Spotlight: Bay Tech Label

Bay Tech Label has called St. Petersburg its home since 1986, when Karl Nurse and his partner Jody Unger set out with just one other employee to provide labels, tags, and flexible packaging for everything from beer to medical devices. Over the past 31 years, the company has seen great success, serving thousands of clients and currently employing a team of nearly 45 people.

Imagine Museum holds Official Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The arts and culture scene of St. Petersburg just became even richer. On January 23, community leaders gathered as Imagine Museum celebrated its official opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. This new museum, located at 1901 Central Avenue in the Grand Central District, takes you on a journey through the history of glass as an… Read more »

Community Spotlight: RankMiner

As a business owner, wouldn’t you like to be able to predict and identify which prospects will say yes, which customers are at risk for leaving, and which phone agents are hurting your company? Predictive Voice Analytics Solutions company, RankMiner answers those questions and provides insight to hundreds of successful Call Centers and managers around the… Read more »

Community Spotlight: Daniel James Scott

In addition to Tampa Bay being home to major tech corporations, organizations like the Tampa Bay Technology Forum (TBTF) and its leadership further solidify our region’s role as a growing tech hub. TBTF is a member-driven catalyst for the growth of the local technology sector helping to promote corporate expansion, entrepreneurship, and development of a… Read more »