Category: Quality of Life

EDC Investor Event features Site Selection Magazine’s Ron Starner

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (May 17, 2019)— Greater St. Petersburg Area EDC Investors gathered at Green Bench Brewing’s newest tasting room for the organization’s second investor-exclusive event of 2019.  The forum, sponsored by public relations and communications firm Tucker/Hall,  featured Executive Vice President of Conway Inc. and Site Selection Magazine, Ron Starner, who shared his insights… Read more »

Business in the ‘Burg

Industry leaders spanning Marine & Life Sciences, Financial Services, and Creative sectors choose to grow their operations and their careers in St. Pete. We sat down with star of TLC’s, The Little Couple, Dr. Jen Arnold of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Founder & CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners, Shirl Penney, Founder of Echo Bridge,… Read more »

Zillow Ranks Tampa-St. Pete Market No. 1 for First-Time Home Buyers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 4, 2019)— For the second consecutive year, Zillow ranked the Tampa-St. Petersburg metro as the number one market for first-time homebuyers.  Zillow’s 2019 Best Markets for First-Time Buyers Analysis ranked the 35 largest U.S. housing markets based on where first-time buyers should have the most success moving into a home they love with… Read more »

Behind the Scenes of the Dynasty Deal with Founder & CEO Shirl Penney

Shirl Penney, Founder & CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners In February 2019, the New York City-based wealth management and technology provider, Dynasty Financial Partners, announced the relocation of its headquarters from Manhattan to St. Petersburg, Florida. Founder & CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners, Shirl Penney shares why St. Pete proved to be the perfect fit for… Read more »

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 »

For Americans looking for a better life, Florida is No. 1 choice

Photo courtesy of Tradewinds Island Resort Market Watch By: Jacob Passy December 10, 2018 Looking to get the hell out of Dodge? Then there’s a pretty decent chance you’re headed for Florida. The Sunshine State ranked as the No. 1 destination among homebuyers who were looking to move across state lines, according a new analysis from LendingTree…. 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 »

No Car? No Problem in Downtown St. Pete

St. Pete Rising By: Anthony Close November 9, 2018 As Downtown St. Pete continues to grow in popularity, many residents and visitors are finding it harder to find parking near their destination. And while there is still plenty of parking in most parts of downtown, certain areas can be challenging at peak hours or during… 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 »