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Latinos’ business dreams find help through entrepreneur group

TAMPA — It’s hard enough starting a business.
Published: 09/25/16
Whatever happened to the Trump Tower Tampa site and other big projects planned for the bay area?

Whatever happened to the Trump Tower Tampa site and other big projects planned for the bay area?

A 35-story apartment tower in downtown St. Petersburg. Two huge new communities with sunset views of Old Tampa Bay. A 52-story tower overlooking Tampa’s Riverwalk. If you haven’t heard much about these lately, it’s because not much is happening — at least not yet.
Published: 09/24/16
Updated: 09/25/16
Recruiting specialist Velocity Resource Group moving its headquarters from Chicago to Tampa

Recruiting specialist Velocity Resource Group moving its headquarters from Chicago to Tampa

Velocity Resource Group, a recruiter specializing in resume mining and candidate qualification, is pulling up stakes at its Illinois headquarters to relocate to Tampa.
Published: 09/24/16
History: How Port Tampa vs. port of Tampa came to be

History: How Port Tampa vs. port of Tampa came to be

The Tampa Bay area’s port system, under the umbrella of Port Tampa Bay, handles between 30 million and 40 million tons of cargo every year — almost one-third of all cargo coming in and out of Florida.
Published: 09/23/16
Chip readers are coming to a Publix near you

Chip readers are coming to a Publix near you

Publix Super Markets is finally installing readers for credit cards that have security chips.
Published: 09/20/16
Channelside Bay Plaza could be demolished to make way for a new park, restaurants and condos

Channelside Bay Plaza could be demolished to make way for a new park, restaurants and condos

TAMPA — Channelside Bay Plaza will likely be razed to make room for new waterfront condos, restaurants and a park.
Published: 09/20/16
Trigaux: Tech Data makes bold acquisition move while other Tampa Bay firms opt to sell out

Trigaux: Tech Data makes bold acquisition move while other Tampa Bay firms opt to sell out

After watching too many major Tampa Bay corporations sell out to other businesses in recent years, it’s a pleasure to see a few of the bigger corporations still here pursue serious acquisitions of their own.
Published: 09/20/16
The newest plans for downtown Tampa: Another grocery store, boutique hotel and more

The newest plans for downtown Tampa: Another grocery store, boutique hotel and more

TAMPA — In the years to come, downtown Tampa streets will be lined with retail storefronts. The city will have at least two grocery stores, more than a half dozen parks and will be home to two more urban hotels.
Published: 09/19/16
Sunday Conversation: Jewelry store owner ends an era

Sunday Conversation: Jewelry store owner ends an era

Alvin Magnon Jewelers’ will lose its sparkle soon, ending its run as one of Tampa’s oldest continuing businesses. Winnie Magnon Marvel, 54, is overseeing a liquidation sale of everything down to the walls. Almost 300 customers patiently...
Published: 09/17/16
Couple’s new Ybor City store aims for book lovers

Couple’s new Ybor City store aims for book lovers

In a time of Kindles, apps and Internet obsession, Gigi Best-Richardson and her husband Harry Richardson, brought it back to the beginning by opening Best Books & Rich Treasures.
Published: 09/16/16