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For Good: Who can Tampa Bay Area leaders of nonprofits call when they need answers?

For more than two decades, the Nonprofit Leadership Center has been helping Tampa Bay Area nonprofits thrive through ups and downs in the local economy.

The centerpiece of the History Center's new gallery is a replica of an 18th century sloop.

Creative Arts Unlimited: Pinellas company brings history to life with design, technology

There’s a revolution underway in museum exhibit design. It’s no longer enough to simply display artifacts. Instead, museums are engaging creative teams to design immersive, interactive experiences like those visitors can find at the Tampa Bay History Center.

West River Flats apartments in West Tampa, close to University of Tampa and one mile from downtown.

Urban lifestyle challenge: Building sweet digs millennials can afford

Rising housing costs are creating opportunities for building smaller homes and apartments to meet demand created by young professionals, creatives and empty nesters who want to live in or near Tampa Bay Area downtowns.

Phillips Development project for Skyway Marina District

Beyond downtown: St. Pete's newest emerging neighborhoods

The Innovation District and the Skyway Marina District are among newly branded St. Petersburg neighborhoods that aim to spread enthusiasm and excitement for downtown into other parts of the city.

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St. Pete's newest arts gem: James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art

Where can you find one of the top collections of Western art in the world? Would you believe downtown St. Petersburg FL? Learn more about the Tampa Bay Area's newest museum.

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For Good: Clearwater-based social enterprise helps immigrants gain financial literacy

Tampa Bay is one of the top 25 destinations in the U.S. for new immigrants from around the world. Project Prosper teaches them how navigate the often-complicated world of finance, banking and credit.

A historic home at Lang's Bungalow Court in St. Pete.

Reuse, rebuild, repurpose: St. Pete historic buildings get new leases on life

1920-era buildings in St. Pete like the Euclid School and Uptown Historic Flats have been transformed into cool apartment buildings. Quirky pockets of the city like Al Lang Court are getting historic designation.

Phillip Connor and Artist Carrie Jadus at the new Arts XChange for artist entrepreneurs in St. Pete.

Arts Xchange opens in Warehouse Arts District, St. Pete

The nonprofit Arts Xchange will house 28 artist studios and event space for gallery openings, private and public parties and educational classes.

Castille Landon and miniature horse Apple on the red carpet at the Sunscreen Film Fest in St. Pete.

Movies, stars bring glitz to Tampa Bay Area film festivals

The Tampa Bay Area’s growing arts and culture scene boasts film festivals that attract international celebrities and partygoers while promoting local talent and locations.

Some of the decor at Chief's was original to the building.

School garden project celebrates community entrepreneurs

The Edible Peace Patch Project’s annual Cultivating Community Golden Carrot Award goes to Carolyn and Elihu Brayboy, local entrepreneurs committed to rebuilding the historic 22nd Street South Deuces community in St. Petersburg.

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Building a virtual community for positive social change

Long-time community activist Jan Roberts of Tampa champions social change agents: people up to something big for the greater community good.

Brick Street Farms is located in the Warehouse Arts District of St. Pete.

First urban hydroponic container farm opens in St. Pete

St. Petersburg entrepreneurs Shannon O’Malley and Brad Doyle launch a green, high-tech venture -- a boutique hydroponic farm where they grow artisan greens inside refurbished shipping containers.

The public was asked to participate in the Tropicana Field Master Plan Community Meeting at USFSP.

Redesign of Trop focuses transformational change in St. Pete

St. Petersburg is embarking on a long-term vision for transforming Tropicana Field, both the stadium that is home to the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team, and the 86 acres of land that surround it.

Anthony Harman, solutions consultant from Tech Data.  Exploratory Lab Boot Camp at Tech Data.

Technology boot camp connects students, local high-tech industries

Now in its second year, the Exploratory Lab Boot Camp exposes college students to career opportunities in Tampa Bay’s rapidly growing technology sector.

Second Saturday Art Walk trolley through The Deuces.

Warehouse Arts District, Deuces Live collaborate on revitalization plan

Two iconic downtown St. Petersburg communities -- the Warehouse Arts District and Deuces Live Main Street -- are putting together a joint action plan to revitalize their respective areas, draw more visitors and attract business investment.
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