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Nancy Vaughn and team Jenna Stock, Lisa Gilmore and Dr. Zakia Carter, PhD. - Julie Branaman

Tampa Bay Fashion Week Weaves Together Business, Technology And The Arts

Learn what’s new and what’s next in fashion as Tampa Bay Fashion Week hits its stride in year seven and bolsters the local fashion industry. Expect a spectacular runway show featuring designs from well-known fashionistas as well as little known novices.

Mayor Bob Buckhorn gives a gift to U.S. Consul General Dennis Hankins

Trip To Brazil Fosters Relationships For Tampa Bay

A Sister City relationship with Porto Alegre begins with a Tampa group's visit to Brazil. Key to its success will be what follows over time in terms of business and community connections.

Aly Cote and team leader Margi Nanney discuss project details. - Julie Branaman

Florida Students Race To Finish Line At F1 World Championship

Five public high school students from Manatee County will represent the United States at the 9th annual F1 in Schools World Championship Competition in Austin, Texas, November 9-15. The Allegiance Racing Team qualified by winning the national championship in May.

Roberto Torres is one of the owners of Black & Denim. - Photo by Julie Branaman

Boutique Apparel Company Brings Focus On Fashion To Ybor City

Black & Denim Apparel Company, a Tampa-born small business with national reach, sees its flagship store on historic Seventh Avenue in Ybor City as just the beginning.

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"Not Your Average Speakers'' Engage On Innovation, Tampa

The I-4 Corridor stretching from Tampa to Orlando is already seen from afar as a hotbed for designing and developing new technology. So what will it take to nurture startups and retain the talent already here while attracting others to help shape Florida's economy as well as the nation's? Join the conversation as 83 Degrees Media's "Not Your Average Speakers'' talk innovation.

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Florida Summer Camps Innovate To Meet Urgent STEM Needs

A unique mix of STEM summer camps in Tampa Bay sets out to connect students with greater knowledge and confidence while preparing them to join the workforce with the abilities necessary to land in real jobs.

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Port Of Tampa Expands Trade Routes To The World

Expansion at the Port of Tampa is underway in anticipation of the ongoing widening of the Panama Canal. With the expansion will come new trade routes and more efficient services that will benefit the Tampa Bay region by making it easier to import needed products and export raw materials and goods manufactured here.    

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Made-in-Sarasota: METI Creates iStan Robots To Simulate Life, Death

He can't soar through the sky or jump tall buildings - at least not yet. But iStan is one super man when it comes to training med school students and EMTs in the art of reacting to human maladies. He can blink. He can bleed. He can sweat. He can even make your heart go thump when you see how realistic he is in simulating a real Stan or Josh or Kiara or baby Rachel. Next up? A mommy giving birth.

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Robots, LEGOs Grow Tomorrow's Engineers Today In Tampa Bay Middle Schools

Technology education starts early in Hillsborough County public schools and continues all the way up through the college level thanks to taxpayer-funded programs like STEM and FLATE. Students know they could be the ones developing the newest global technology in the future.

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Ancient Process Goes High-Tech At New Chromalloy Plant In Tampa

Scientists, engineers and production experts working out of Chromalloy's new $27 million manufacturing plant in Tampa are at the center of the global company's growth strategy. Repairs to turbine engines used by airlines and power companies are made using gleaming stainless steel machinery and vintage Star Wars robotics.

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Tampa Bay Manufacturing: Plasma-Therm Shines Light On World

Plasma-Therm is representative of high-value-added industries that serve global markets from the Tampa Bay region. The manufacturing company attracts highly educated, well-paid engineers and technicians to work in St. Petersburg.

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Skincare: Peeling Back The Layers At Dermazone In St. Petersburg

Dermazone Solutions combines innovation and technology to produce growing lines of natural skincare and beauty products in a a woman-founded, woman-run and woman-managed company in the heart of St. Petersburg.

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Will FL's Pasco County Rival CA's Silicon Valley?

Dais Analytic, a Pasco County nanotechnology company, is taking clean, green solutions across the globe, from mostly rural Odessa, just north of Tampa, to some of the world's most urban regions of China. The anticipated success of the energy and water innovator could also take Tampa Bay to a new place economically.

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Hernando's RoboSharks Spark Creativity, Teamwork To Stand Tall In World Competition

The four-year-old robotics program at Brooksville's Nature Coast Technical High School has kids immersed in the world of science and technology. These students aren't just making gadgets for competition; they're learning essential leadership and team building skills that will help them stand out in a competitive job market.

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Photo Slideshow: McNichols Company, Tampa

The perforated aluminum "skin" that wraps around the Tampa Museum of Art was provided by the McNichols Company, a Tampa=based global manufacturer of perforated metal, expanded metal, wire mesh and other decorative metals, as well as a full line of grating and flooring products. See the sights and hear the sounds inside the McNichols Company as workers create such designer metals for use by architects and builders. 
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