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Business opportunities at Reverse Trade Show

Business opportunities at Reverse Trade Show

St. Petersburg, Florida -- Small business owners and operators are invited to learn how they can increase their bottom line by doing business with the city and becoming a city vendor during a free Reverse Trade Show.

The event takes place on Friday, May 3. Representatives from up to 20 city departments who purchase more than $210 million in services and supplies annually will be on hand to help business owners determine if a match exists between the city and their product or service.

The show will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the historic Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N.

Suncoast Health Council vacancies announced

Suncoast Health Council vacancies announced

Pinellas County, Florida -- Résumés are now being accepted for two two-year appointments to the Suncoast Health Council.

The Suncoast Health Council’s purpose is to “stimulate the establishment and continuous re-evaluation of community-oriented health goals.” They assess, plan and advise for the health needs in Pasco and Pinellas counties.

Endowed Professorship awarded to USFSP marketing professor

Endowed Professorship awarded to USFSP marketing professor

St. Petersburg, Florida -- Philip Trocchia, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing in the USF St. Petersburg College of Business, has been awarded the 2013 Bank of America Endowed Professorship in Business.

The professorship, established in 1989, rotates among College of Business professors and is awarded on a competitive basis. Trocchia also held the professorship during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Conference focuses on housing choices

Conference focuses on housing choices

Pinellas County, Florida -- The Tampa Bay Fair Housing Consortium will present Housing Choices, Free of Discrimination on Friday, April 19.

Check-in is at 8 a.m. The program runs from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The day-long conference will be held at the Centre Club, 123 S. West Shore Blvd. in Tampa.

Paradise Grill Gets Lease Renewal

Paradise Grill Gets Lease Renewal

Gulfport, Florida -- On Upham and Pass-a-Grille beaches, you can get eggs or beer, depending on the time of day, courtesy of Paradise Sweets LLC, the company that, with the city’s blessing, runs the two concession stands on the sand as “Paradise Grill”

Caddy's Owner Tony Amico Eyes Downtown Gulfport

Caddy's Owner Tony Amico Eyes Downtown Gulfport

Gulfport, Florida -- The city council will “move forward” with discussions about whether or not to allow a package store as a conditional use at the former Casa Cortez/Aquabella’s/Roman Gardens/Dive Bar location at the the corner of Beach and Shore Boulevards.

Tony Amico, owner of Caddy’s and other properties in the Gabber’s distribution area, attended the meeting with Realtor Yvonne Kane, who represents the location in question. Ward Four Councilman asked Mr. Amico to speak about his intentions for the property but City Attorney Andy Salzman advised against it.

 

Where are the dog friendly restaurants?

Where are the dog friendly restaurants?

Clearwater Beach, Florida - The beach was abuzz among dog lovers when the city approved dog-friendly restaurants.

Before the ordinance, only service dogs could accompany their master during a good meal and, in the evening, the obligatory, relaxing sunset.

Now, any Rover and Fifi can do the same in the city - if the restaurant gets a permit and follows conditions for health and safety for employees and customers, and if the pet behaves -no sitting on chairs or eating from the table, for example.