|October - 2011|
During Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 14-20, Gazelle Labs will showcase a full spectrum of the city's entrepreneurial ecosystem.
On Thursday, November 17, Gazelle Lab will host its inaugural Demo Day at the Mahaffey Theater. At this event, six high-growth start-ups will pitch to global investors for the chance to raise capital for their technologies. St. Petersburg's Gazelle Lab program, established in 2011, has already created 14 jobs and raised over $100,000 direct investment.
On Friday, November 18th, the St. Petersburg Chamber, Creative Pinellas, and local startup Kngroo will offer guests of Gazelle Lab Demo Day a scavenger hunt in downtown St. Petersburg. This fun, interactive event will connect local retailers and arts and social entrepreneurs through technology.
Finally, Shopapalooza, a one-day shopping extravaganza will be held on The Pier on Saturday, November 19th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. This pre "black Friday" event highlights local retailers. Find great deals, entertainment, door prizes and more!
The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $4.8M grant to WorkNet Pinellas to help with job creation.
WorkNet's Tampa Bay Alliance Healthcare (TBAH) Program will boost its technical skills training program and certify approximately 600 persons in the field of healthcare. This co-op program is made possible through the efforts of WorkNet Pinellas, Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance, St. Petersburg College, and BayCare Health Systems.
This month marked a milestone for the mixed-use development, Signature Place. Its 56,000 SF of ground floor retail and office space was officially sold out, with sales handled by Colliers International Tampa Bay.
Most of the Class A space ranged from 1,000 to 8,000 SF, with a tenant mix of buyers including: Z Grille restaurant, Fifth Third Bank, Bull Fitness, Wee Gallery, Graphic Arts Studio, and the Mahaffey Company.
Signature Place, a $125M project by Joel Cantor and Associates, completed construction in 2008 along the waterfront in downtown St. Petersburg. To learn more about downtown projects in the city, visit the Downtown Interactive Map.
On October 10th, City Council and Mayor Bill Foster unanimously selected John Collins to organize and lead the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, a new arts and culture initiative.
The Arts Alliance will be charged with launching the St. Petersburg Endowment for the Arts, a dedicated funding stream created to supplement the city's existing arts grants budget allocation.
Collins is a seasoned arts professional, with over 37 years of expertise in providing leadership assistance to arts and education non-profit organizations across the U.S. to attain goals of financial stability and growth.
The Arts, Culture, Tourism and Events cluster is one of six business clusters that flourishes in the city. It represents a geographical concentration and inner connectivity of the arts for job growth and an economic impact of $23.3M.
On October 14th, Publix Supermarkets opened a new store in St. Petersburg. The 49,639 SF store replaces one of the oldest in the chain's inventory and expands its footprint by 10,000 SF.
The property's layout along the 34th Street Corridor was redesigned to meet current Land Development Regulations (LDRs) with a Bungalow Style facade and pedestrian-friendly landscape setback.
Petersburg launched a new look on the web,
Working with a local
advertising agency, the city is emphasizing its WOW factor, by exhibiting its
24/7 downtown, great nightlife, world class museums, Tampa Bay Rays MLB,
Honda Grand Prix, the third largest waterfront park system in North
America, and its 83,000 friends on
Working with a local advertising agency, the city is emphasizing its WOW factor, by exhibiting its 24/7 downtown, great nightlife, world class museums, Tampa Bay Rays MLB, Honda Grand Prix, the third largest waterfront park system in North America, and its 83,000 friends on Facebook.
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