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February job news: Who's hiring in Tampa Bay?

Here are some of the companies hiring in the Tampa Bay region in February 2016.

Tampa Bay tennis pro serves up love for the sport with innovative game

More than 2,000 copies of Tennis, The Game have been sold over the years, but now the creators are hoping a Kickstarter campaign will serve up enough funds to produce more copies of the game to educate more children in classrooms across the country. 

Clearwater targets entrepreneurs with new business SPARK

Partners in SPARK include the city of Clearwater’s Economic Development and Housing Department, Clearwater Public Library, Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, Florida Small Business Development Center of Pinellas County and Technical Arts Facility for Innovation and Entrepreneurship or TAFFIE.

St. Pete event celebrates wealth of local muses

The third annual MUSE awards recognizing local creative accomplishments in arts and culture will take place at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. 

Startups compete for top spot in Bright House pitch competition

Five local Tampa Bay area businesses are competing to win a combined $1 million in prizes from the Bright House Regional Business Awards. Finalists pitch their business ideas before a panel of judges on Jan 26, 2016; winners will be annouced Feb. 11 at the Regional Business Awards Gala.

UF researchers cultivate hybrid poinsettias that thrive year-round in Florida

Demand is increasing for poinsettias to be included in landscaping as easy-to-grow, year-round plants in Florida.

West Pasco Business Challenge includes $1K cash prize

Tampa area businesses and entrepreneurs will compete in the West Pasco County Business Challege, a Shark Tank-like event that will take place January 28, 2016.

HCC to offer free entrepreneurship program for veterans

Hillsborough Community College has been selected as a partner of nonprofit Veterans Florida to provide a free entrepreneurship and business training program to veterans or active duty military who live in Florida or plan to move to the state to open a business.

USF Tampa, Patel College host global ecotourism conference in January

“The world is facing increasing challenges from issues such as climate change, ocean acidification, nitrogen and phosphorous overload, changing land use patterns, threats to our water supply, chemical pollution, and more,” says David Randle of USF's Patel College. “These changes, while not always on the radar of the average Tampa resident, are changes that will impact us all.” 

Paramedic positions come with big bonus in Pinellas County

Sunstar Paramedics, the Pinellas County emergency medical service provider, hiring for EMT positions in early 2016 and offering five-year bonus of $35,000.

Cigar City Brewing founder among speakers at upcoming 'business failures' meetup

Cigar City Brewing founder Joey Redner is among the speakers at the second edition of the Tampa Bay area quarterly meetup F*** Up Nights, where business owners share failure stories with startup founders in Tampa Bay.

Mingle with local tech crowd at upcoming Tampa Bay area meetups

Seek a new connection, meet members of the local business community, or learn about potential job opportunities by networking at Tampa Bay area technology and startup-themed events in spring 2016.

January job news: Who's hiring in Tampa Bay in 2016

A roundup of who's hiring and growing companies in the Tampa Bay area in January 2016.

UT student team wins local round of Hult Prize competition

A UT student team is heading to a regional round of competition in spring 2016, where they will compete for a chance to win $1 million against teams around the globe.

Tampa father, son build tiny house as model for others

Tampa Attorney Paul Lynch is building a tiny house with his son, which will go on a 20-city tour across the U.S. The purpose of constructing the efficient 200-square-foot home is to promote the importance of quality control in construction practices. 
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