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The Rowdies, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa announce exclusive partnership

The Rowdies, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa announce exclusive partnership

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida -- The Tampa Bay Rowdies announced Wednesday, Feb. 26 that Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, one of America’s largest and most successful casinos, has entered into an exclusive agreement to become the jersey-front sponsor of the club during the 2014 season and postseason. Unlike other pro sports, it is customary for soccer clubs to feature a sponsor on the front of player jerseys.

Art Comes to 49th Street

Art Comes to 49th Street

Gulfport, Florida -- The long-awaited community art project will soon take shape at Gulfport Square, the shopping plaza at the southwest corner of Gulfport Boulevard and 49th Street.

Banners emblazoned with the words "Community Art Project Coming Soon" have teased the locals for some time. "This has been a year in the process," Michelle Kotewa, the owner of the Liberty Tax franchise in Gulfport Square, says. Her office has the six art submissions, including the three winners, on display.

Upper Tampa Bay Chamber Names 2013 Business of the Year

Tampa, Florida-- The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce named the winners of their 2013 Business of the Year competition at their recent luncheon hosted by the Tampa Bay Downs.

The winners included:

Thursday radio show helps you be a smart consumer- email questions in!

Thursday radio show helps you be a smart consumer- email questions in!

Pinellas County, Florida -- Those who think they are savvy consumers may think twice after hearing about the latest consumer scams. On Thursday, Nov. 7, the radio show “There’s No Place Like Home,” sponsored by the Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County, will highlight protection against unscrupulous scammers.

The show features Deborah Berry, of Pinellas County Justice and Consumer Services. Topics include the latest consumer scams, how to find a licensed contractor, foreclosure prevention and charitable donations.

Rococo Steak opening in St. Pete

Rococo Steak opening in St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Florida -- Ceviche's owners will open their newest venture Rococo Steak, a steak-centric restaurant, in the former YWCA building this Friday.

Click here for previous coverage of Rococo Steak.

How is the staff getting prepared for the big opening? Check out this Facebook post:

"The Rococo Steak staff got a crash course in our wine selection this week. With 700 labels on the wine list, they had to pace themselves!"

Mayor's Corner: Business Organizations

Mayor's Corner: Business Organizations

Gulfport, Florida -- I want to take the opportunity to discuss one of Gulfport's strengths with regards to our business community. While many cities are lucky to have their own Chamber of Commerce, we are fortunate enough to have three different groups representing businesses in the Gulfport area: the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce, the Gulfport Merchant's Association (GMA) and the South 49th Street Business Association (So49).

Heard About Town: Business News and Rumors on Boca Ciega Bay

Heard About Town: Business News and Rumors on Boca Ciega Bay

Gulfport, Florida -- Rumor has it that Jackie's on Corey (338 Corey Avenue) could soon have some pretty cool street-side seating... the city commission voted on this issue after press time, so be sure and check theGabber.com for an update.