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Readers Share 83 Degrees Media Stories, Tampa Bay

What do USF research, Tampa Bay's Twitterati, Invision Tampa, Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, the Bradenton Riverwalk, Graduate Tampa Bay and community building have in common? They are among the top read features produced by 83 Degrees Media in 2012.

Meet Tampa Bay's Next Generation Leaders

Who are the Tampa Bay region's Next Gen leaders? For starters, they're not waiting around for someone else to make a difference. They're out in the community networking, educating, learning and doing. Some are carrying the torch for philanthropy, others are creating jobs. All are building upon success.

FirstWaVE Venture Center: Shared Space In Downtown Tampa For Startups

A focused team of business leaders and visionaries try to answer the million-dollar question: What do Tampa Bay startups and innovators need to succeed? A collaborative work space is born thanks to a million-dollar federal grant.

Moving To Downtown Tampa: The Urban Market Scene

Residents and workers in downtown Tampa know Duckweed Urban Market as the coolest and closest place for picking up a few groceries or a bottled drink and a local sandwich when on the go.

Talent Sprocket Tweaks E-Recruiting For Better Results, Tampa Bay

Tony Duda is focused on improving the hiring process with a new high-tech, platform that improves employers' odds for finding the right candidate for the right job. He and his team at a Tampa Bay-based startup company called Talent Sprocket have developed an innovative software platform that targets some of the flaws in the current e-recruiting process.

Encore Project: Rebuilding A Tampa Neighborhood

Encore Tampa, a mixed-use community emerging on vacant land once occupied by public housing, is poised to be the catalyst necessary to transform a largely blighted neighborhood connecting downtown Tampa, Tampa Heights and Ybor City.

Tampa Bay And Colombia: Growing Trade Partners In The Global Economy

Why should Tampa Bay make connections and build relationships with Colombia? Alfred Goldberg of Absolute Mobile Solutions in Tampa explains the economic significance of why Colombia matters to Florida and local businesses.

Oxford Exchange Revives UT Neighborhood, Tampa

The Oxford Exchange in Tampa is bringing the University of Tampa neighborhood -- the western gateway to downtown Tampa -- back to its roots, promoting activity and development while offering breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and retail shops.

Graduate Tampa Bay: From Silicon Valley To Sarasota

Having already moved from Canada to Silicon Valley, entrepreneur and techie Jeff Paleczny decides to “re-career’’ and make the Tampa Bay region his home.

Photo Slideshow: Buy Local Gifts, Tampa Bay

Looking to do your part to help boost the local economy? Spend some money shopping this season in local shops that carry products designed, created, manufactured and/or sold by Tampa Bay residents.

Palmetto Art Center Creates Sense Of Community, Manatee

Gretchen LeClezio's passion for art, education, family and community provide the inspiration necessary to run the Palmetto Art Center near Bradenton. Kids there call her "the clay lady'' in respect for the pottery classes offered.

Video: Fourth Of July Cafe, West Tampa

The story of the Fourth of July Cafe, a favorite West Tampa neighborhood gathering spot for generations, is more than cafe con leche and Cuban sandwiches. Follow along as the owner tells a bit about the history and why the restaurant situated at North Howard and Main Street remains popular.

Pinellas Family Farm Renews Community Partnerships, Clearwater

Gateway Organic Farm in Clearwater is recognized for innovation and leadership for partnerships that promote organic gardening and self-sufficiency.

Health Hero: Tampa Bay Startup Uses Technology To Encourage Employees To Get Healthy

Costs for health benefits continue to climb even as employers and employees seek tangible ways to reduce them, say the founders of a new Tampa startup company called Health Hero. Health Hero’s mission is simple but vital: Save money by creating a healthier workforce. The company is betting on the power of social media to help make it happen.

Not Your Average Speakers: It's All About Success, Tampa Bay

What does it take to create the primordial ooze necessary for startups, innovators and entrepreneurs to thrive in Tampa Bay? Better telling success stories. Shifting mindsets. Creating a community "can-do'' attitude. Setting new priorities. Engaging leadership, both corporate and community. Convincing the big guys to help the little guys. And so much more!
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