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Margaret Claritt.

Teacher devotes her life to inspiring kids, adults in Wimauma

Retired teacher Margaret Claritt still lives, teaches and volunteers in Wimauma because the rural community in south Hillsborough County continues to face so many challenges that are best addressed with personal dedication and perseverance.

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Sarasota scholar helps make ancient history accessible through modern technology

A Sarasota academic and historian hops across time zones and plugs into the cloud wherever he goes, diving deep into ancient history to keep the past alive for modern scholars.

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Voces Excepcionales: Lecciones de Wimauma para gente inteligente

Los responsables de las políticas públicas, funcionarios, educadores, líderes empresariales y comunitarios probablemente no piensan en Wimauma cuando buscan nuevas ideas, innovación e inspiración. Pero si lo hicieran, ¿Qué verían?

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Not Your Average Speakers: What smart people can learn from Wimauma

Public policy makers, elected officials, educators, business and other community leaders probably don’t think first of Wimauma when looking for new ideas, innovation and inspiration. But if they did, what would they see?

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Wimauma kids create artsy cards for holiday season

The specially designed holiday cards are sold in 10-unit packages, which allows the buyer to pick an individual design for all of them, or pick a different design for each of them.

This drawing shows front fašade of new building being developed in Seminole Heights by Greg Barnhill. The building on the right will house Twisted Sun Rum Distillery. On the left, or southernmost part of the property, The Wine Bar Seminole Heights wi

Next up for Seminole Heights in Tampa? Craft rum distillery, wine bar

Three years in the making, a former neighborhood auto repair shop transforms into a wine bar and craft rum distillery in Tampa.

Amy Entress and Rob Rieke are building a multi-million-dollar food processing facility in Plant City.

Welcome home: Military veterans carve out niche as local entrepreneurs

One solution for the difficult challenges facing military veterans transitioning into civilian life: Help them create entrepreneurial opportunities that give them a chance to thrive.

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ComfyTree marijuana conference in Tampa

With medical marijuana now legalized in Florida, ComfyTree offers a crash course on what prospectors need to know about getting into the industry.

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Looking to invest in an emerging urban neighborhood? Check out plans for Downtown Clearwater

Local business owners and city officials express high hopes for attracting new investments and visitors back to downtown Clearwater with fun activities and new apartments designed to create a new urban live-work-play environment. 

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For Good: Social enterprise ventures help local nonprofits prosper, serve more people

Tampa Bay Area nonprofits can compete for prize money to start and sustain new for-profit businesses that can financially support the nonprofits’ missions.

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Innovation Fixation: Looshes Labs unleashes unique skateboards

Introducing a skateboard designed to carry your books and charge your smart phone.

Reyna Rocha prepares cactus leaves for cooking.

Wimauma couple's tenacity leads to progress for family, community

With an entrepreneurial spirit aimed at solving a community problem, Reyna and José Rocha opened a grocery store to serve the needs of Wimauma residents.

Armando Rocha, five, is one of Jose and Reyna Rocha's 42 grandkids.

Tenacidad de una pareja de Wimauma lleva a progreso familiar y comunitario

Con un espíritu empresarial para responder a las necesidades de la comunidad, hace más de 25 años Reyna y José Rocha abrieron un negocio de abarrotes en Wimauma.  

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Tech-centric unconference contributes to progress for Tampa Bay as next tech hub

BarCamp participants and volunteers connect people to tech opportunities in the Tampa Bay area and help make the region’s entrepreneurship ecosystem a reality for the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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Network of business support nurtures Clearwater entrepreneurs

Through Clearwater Business SPARK, government and private services for entrepreneurs, tech companies and other small businesses are combining resources to support and attract more job creation in Pinellas County.
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