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Ashly Anderson, senior design manager for Downtown Tampa Partnership

Q&A: Ashly Anderson and Shaun Drinkard, Tampa Downtown Partnership

When President and CEO Christine Burdick retires from her post at the Tampa Downtown Partnership, she will leave behind a team of creative thought leaders working to enhance the city's urban scene. Meet two key team members.

Artist Becky Flanders at East Hanna Studios in Seminole Heights.

Heights Art Studio + Gallery Tour showcases work behind art

Take a hike around The Heights neighborhoods -- Seminole, Tampa and Riverview -- to see where many local artists live, work and play. 

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Transformational change underway in North Hyde Park, West Tampa

The diversity of apartments, restaurants and shops in North Hyde Park is particularly attractive to young professionals and college students looking for an affordable neighborhood near downtown.

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Diversity in Florida workforce adds value to bottom line

In the context of today’s political discourse on the national and state levels, local businesses and corporations are trying to determine how to best engage in active conversations about diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Chitra Prasad-Patel, an introspective counselor, Vim Patel, a physician, and Dawn Hans, a nutritional counselor, with  Evolve Personal Health.

Debunking 5 myths about SBA loans

A Small Business Administration loan can be an extremely effective way for a small business to fund its growth, yet many small business owners never consider SBA lending due to misconceptions they have about the program. Learn more.

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For Good: Officer Friendly volunteers read to tots, improving early literacy

Officer Friendly, volunteers from Pinellas County law enforcement agencies, including the Clearwater Police Department, tackles literacy issues among young children while conveying respect for adults and the helpful role of police officers.

Florida Fishing Legends

Book excerpt: Florida's Fishing Legends and Pioneers by Doug Kelly

83 Degrees periodically publishes excerpts from books by local Tampa Bay Area authors. Read an excerpt from "Florida's Fishing Legends and Pioneers'' by Journalist Doug Kelly of Clearwater.

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Tech meets hospitality at Tampa Bay Hackathon

From multibillion dollar investments by Jeff Vinik, Strategic Property Partners and Cascade Investment LCC to the growing number of tech startups, the local entrepreneurial ecosystem is rapidly unlocking its potential.

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Why should Amazon pick the Tampa Bay Area for its new HQ?

As Amazon looks to the future and where to strategically position itself for growth, Tampa Bay Area community leaders suggest why it makes sense to be here.

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Channel District grows along waterfront in Tampa

Looking across the horizon of downtown Tampa, what do you see? Construction cranes hovering over the Channel District as apartments, hotels and new shops emerge to create a walkable urban community.

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Lady Arm Wrestlers battle For Good in Sarasota

The league of misfit superheroes known as the Sarasota Lady Arm Wrestlers (SLAW) puts muscle behind nonprofit organizations in the Sarasota-Manatee region by placing a boisterous spin on traditional philanthropy models.

Tampa Heights Community Garden.

To 83 Degrees with love: So long and much success

Amber Sigman joins 83 Degrees Media as Lead Photographer following the departure of Julie Branaman, our original and long-time Managing Photographer, who is pursuing new adventures. Read Julie's departing love note to 83 Degrees, our readers, people we've featured and stories yet to come.

VPK class at Reddick Elementary.

Opportunity knocks

As growth expands to Hillborough County’s SouthShore, Wimauma is working to control its destiny in five key areas: transportation, public safety and security, affordable housing and healthcare, education resources for children, youth and adults; and recreational facilities for children, youth and families. Here’s a look at how they’re doing.

OE is for Oxford Exchange.

Urban Stimuli: The Oxford Exchange in Tampa

Five years after opening, the Oxford Exchange in Tampa continues to be an example of creative placemaking that stimulates additional investment in a neighborhood and helps define an urban area. Learn how OE has evolved and what’s next.  

Florida Soul by John Capouya

Book excerpt: Florida Soul, From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band by John Capouya

Did you know that the international hit "The Twist" originated in Tampa? Or that Sam & Dave ("Soul Man") came out of Miami? In his latest book, Florida Soul, University of Tampa Journalism Professor John Capouya tells the history of soul music in Florida. Read an excerpt here.
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