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Creative makers embody local entrepreneurial spirit

It's never been a better time to unleash and capitalize on your creative spirit in the Tampa Bay region. We caught up with four thriving creatives who are carving out a niche in the local makers scene. 

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For Good: Big-hearted kids at The Kind Mouse Productions help Pinellas hungry

Since 2012 The Kind Mouse has helped over 100 families with food, pet food and housewares through their Transitional Family Program, and Mouse Nibbles has provided more than 12,000 hungry kids with food for the weekend.

James Geurts speaks at the Tampa Bay Business Journal Innovation Summit.

SOFWERX innovators explore collaborations, find connections in Tampa

Working out of an Ybor City building steeped with Tampa's history, SOFWERX is becoming a noteworthy global player in modern-day innovation in military and civilian life.

 Beverages and beers from local breweries were available for attendees over the age of 21 at several thirst stations.

St. Pete Localtopia celebrates power of buying local

This year’s Localtopia in downtown St. Petersburg attracted more than 25,000 residents and tourists discovering and supporting local businesses while strolling through Williams Park on a recent Saturday.

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Want a peek behind the curtain at local tech firms? Join Homebrew Hillsborough

Hillsborough Homebrew's format includes a tour of hosting tech companies and introductions of all guests to accelerate the process of successful networking and making business connections.

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Local STEM thought leaders rally support to create space for youth to study robotics

The goal? To create a space where Tampa-area youths can work on robotics projects, test their creations, and plug into a rich network of mentors and resources.  

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Local physician turns to small business lending to open new practice

Evolve Personal Health is a membership-based concierge medical practice with a personal approach designed to transform patients’ day-to-day lives.

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.

Liz Gutierrez, Founder and CEO of Enterprising Latinas.

Enterprising Latinas launches project to boost Wimauma economy

Enterprising Latinas planned the Women's Opportunity Center to empower women personally and professionally by teaching them how to become successful entrepreneurs and launch their own businesses in Wimauma.

Wimauma Cares training session is offered by Enterprising Latinas in Wimauma.

Enterprising Latinas lanza proyecto para impulsar la economía de Wimauma

Las emprendedoras Latinas planificaron  el centro de oportunidades para mujeres (Women's Opportunity Center) para empoderar a mujeres personal y profesionalmente enseñándoles cómo ser emprendedoras exitosas y cómo lanzar sus propios negocios en Wimauma.

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Pik My Kid: Local startup streamlines school dismissal process

Frustrated by your child's after-school car line? There's an app for that. Bay Area startup PikMyKid is digitizing and streamlining the school dismissal process.

Ansberto Vallejo speaks at the Not Your Average Speakers event in Wimauma.

Seeking a united front in Wimauma: Not Your Average Speakers On The Ground in Wimauma

Not Your Average Speakers: Political clout, unity, education and job training are key to shaping the future for Wimauma residents, a diverse mix of immigrants, Hispanics, blacks and whites, as development encroaches on the rural community in South Hillsborough County..

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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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