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Greybeard the Business Pirate tries to hook Tampa business travelers in marketing video

Greybeard the Business Pirate tries to hook Tampa business travelers in marketing video

Tampa is on pace to more than double the number of convention visitors it had last year, the county’s tourism agency said Monday.
Published: 08/16/16
Tampa hotel one of 20 where hackers may have collected customers’ data

Tampa hotel one of 20 where hackers may have collected customers’ data

Hyatt, Sheraton, Marriott and Westin hotels in 10 states and the District of Columbia may have been targeted by hackers for months.
Published: 08/16/16
It’s a terrible summer for termites in the Tampa Bay area and exterminators can’t keep up

It’s a terrible summer for termites in the Tampa Bay area and exterminators can’t keep up

If you see piles of the tiny pellets along the baseboards or window sills that are the telltale signs of a drywood termite infestation, be patient.
Published: 08/16/16

Florida Hospital drops its offer in Temple Terrace

TEMPLE TERRACE — Florida Hospital, one of two companies that planned to make pitches Monday to be the anchor of Downtown Temple Terrace, has withdrawn its proposal.
Published: 08/15/16
Tourism tax eyed for Rays ballpark by most Hillsborough commission candidates

Tourism tax eyed for Rays ballpark by most Hillsborough commission candidates

Whoever wins the District 6 seat is likely to face this hot-button question early in the term: Should the county try to lure the Rays with the promise of taxpayer money for a stadium? For five of the six, the answer is, “Possibly, if it comes from tourists.”
Published: 08/12/16
Tampa International Airport rolls out app to speed up customs check

Tampa International Airport rolls out app to speed up customs check

TAMPA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Friday that its new Mobile Passport Control app can now be used at Tampa International Airport.
Published: 08/12/16
Development boosts Tampa, St. Pete downtowns among pedestrians, report says

Development boosts Tampa, St. Pete downtowns among pedestrians, report says

All those apartments, condos and houses going up in and around downtown St. Petersburg are giving the city a boast-worthy distinction — it’s among the nation’s top 10 urban areas for “walkable new construction.’...
Published: 08/12/16
Tampa’s Odyssey Marine preps to swap treasure hunting for bigger ocean game

Tampa’s Odyssey Marine preps to swap treasure hunting for bigger ocean game

For more than two decades, Tampa’s Odyssey Marine Exploration has reveled with a reputation as a swashbuckling, deep-ocean treasure hunting enterprise.
Published: 08/11/16

Duke Energy is warning Tampa Bay customers about the latest scam

TAMPA — Duke Energy has issued a warning in the Tampa Bay area because scammers have duplicated the utility’s caller ID and interactive phone system to steal from customers.
Published: 08/11/16
Edgy, profane PSA for organ donation targets millennials, has Tampa ties

Edgy, profane PSA for organ donation targets millennials, has Tampa ties

As chairman of Donate Life America, it's Jason Woody's job to persuade people to become organ donors, but he is having trouble reaching millennials. So his agency decided to try something a little different. Something edgy. Something funny. It's an ad starring Thomas Jane as a boorish, inappropriate jerk.
Published: 08/10/16