Category: Community

10 Years of Change: Urban scene evolves in Downtown Tampa, St. Pete

83 Degrees Media Online BY: CHRISTOPHER CURRY March 12, 2019 Curtis Hixon Park attracts locals and tourists day and night. The Durkin family walks along the Tampa Riverwalk downtown. The St. Pete Pier under construction. Main dining and bar area of the new Blind Tiger in South Tampa/Hyde Park. 83 Degrees Media BY: CHRISTOPHER CURRY… Read more »

St. Pete EDC holds Second Annual Meeting

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.– (Feb. 7, 2019) – The Greater St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation held its second Annual Meeting at Openhouse, 1113 Central Avenue in downtown St. Pete. The evening event, sponsored by PNC Bank, featured highlights from the organization’s first two years, a 2019 outlook, and a transition of executive leadership, including the… Read more »

St. Petersburg EDC Names Chad Loar as 2019 Chairman

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.– (Feb. 7, 2019) – W. Chadwick Loar assumed the position of 2019 Chairman of the St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) at the organization’s second Annual Meeting, held February 7 in downtown St. Petersburg. Loar, Regional President of West and Central Florida for PNC Bank was a member of the EDC’s… Read more »

St. Petersburg named 27th city in US Ignite Smart Cities Network

St. Pete Catalyst  January 30, 2019 By: Megan Holmes  Major news came out of the inaugural Sunny Side Up Lecture Series held Wednesday morning at USF St. Petersburg’s Lynn Pippenger Hall. The event, which came out of a partnership developed between the USFSP Kate Tiedemann College of Business, the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership, became the… Read more »

Here’s what St. Pete wants next in the Edge District

St. Pete Catalyst By: Margie Manning January 9, 2019 The city of St. Petersburg hopes to replace the old police headquarters with a mixed-use development that includes retail, office, mixed-income housing and possibly a hotel. The preferred project, in the 1300 block of 1st Avenue North, is described in a Jan. 7 request for proposal, as… Read more »

The story of here: Communities embrace narrative, culture as key planning criteria

Business Observer Florida By: Brian Hartz November 30, 2018 There’s an undeniable buzz, a sense that something special is happening, in multiple Tampa Bay area communities. Consider downtown St. Petersburg and the distinctive, mural-filled districts that have popped up around it. Or across the bay in downtown Tampa, where features such as the Riverwalk and Julian… Read more »

St. Pete 10 years after the recession: A city with confidence

A decade after the Great Recession, the St. Petersburg business community is thriving. The city’s three publicly traded companies — Jabil Inc., Raymond James Financial Inc. and United Insurance Holdings Corp. — are expanding, and United Insurance is poised to build the first new office building in the downtown core in nearly 30 years. Unemployment… Read more »

St. Pete: One Hip, Artsy City

By: Karisa Klee It wasn’t my first trip to the St. Pete area, but it was my first time exploring downtown. I was super excited to experience a city I love in a completely different (yet, perhaps the most obvious) way. I spent my prior trips out on the water boating, soaking up the sun at… Read more »

SHINE St. Pete Mural Festival Captivates International Arts Community

For the fourth consecutive year, the SHINE Mural Festival returned to St. Pete, featuring six international, five national and 26 local artists, including nine wall artists, six “Coast Bike Wraps” and 12 “Corner Canvas” murals.  Led by local members of the arts community, SHINE transforms city streets into a curated, open-air museum showcasing large-scale murals. The… Read more »

Burgess Returns to St. Pete with Disruptive InsurTech Enterprise

Trevor Burgess is best known in the greater Tampa-St. Pete region for his leadership in the redevelopment of the Community Bank of Manatee to St. Petersburg-based, C1 Bank- a deal that led to the company’s public offering in 2014 and purchase by Bank OZK (formerly Bank of the Ozarks) in 2016 for $402 million. He… Read more »