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USF, Moffitt team up on study to help breast cancer survivors

Dr. Cecile Lengacher, a professor at USF College of Nursing, applied and received a grant on behalf of USF that will study how reducing stress in breast cancer survivors can improve concentration and memory that is often affected after chemotherapy treatments. 

Who's hiring in Tampa Bay? County offices, local chamber, downtown caterer and more

Sign up for a sales manager role with the St. Pete Chamber of Commerce; patrol the parks on behalf of Hillsborough County; stage school productions for Berkeley Prep; all of these and more are part of the 83 Degrees Media monthly Tampa Bay job hiring roundup.

Hillsborough County budgets $1M for manufacturing jobs training

Funding from Hillsborough County represents "a very strong commitment to ensuring that our community has the workforce talent to continue to make our manufacturing base successful," says Lindsey Kimball, Director of Economic Development.

Gulf Coast Innovation Challenge announces finalists in blue economy competition

The GCCF has awarded each finalist a grant of $25,000 to develop a prototype and refine a business plan, which the foundation’s judges will review in November. The winning team will be awarded a grant of up to $375,000 from to fully develop its blue economy solution.

Women's tech group to host August meetup at Cooper's Hawk Winery

Women interested in technology are invited to join the Tampa chapter of the Girls in Tech nonprofit organization at their 2015 kickoff "Girls in Tech Vino Night" at Cooper's Hawk winery and restaurant on August 13, 2015. 

Tampa International Airport issues worldwide call for artists

Tampa International Airport seeks international or local artists to submit artwork for permanent display at TIA in Tampa, Florida. Deadline for entry is September 14, 2015.

Tarpon Springs launches new water treatment system

A new water treatment plant in the City of Tarpon Springs in Pinellas County will provide drinking water for city residents for many years while reducing the city's dependence on other sources.

Tampa Bay 'best choice' for Accusoft expansion; IT company to create 125 high-wage jobs

Tampa Bay-based information technology company Accusoft is expanding with 125 new high-wage jobs in Hillsborough County. 

Upcoming Tampa Bay tech events focus on community, collaboration

Tech-centric events in Tampa during summer 2015 include a night at a Ray's game, a fireside chat, a one-day code camp, networking opportunities with successful entrepreneurs and other Tampa techies, and many more.

Job workshop offers training, tips on landing employment

A free Job Readiness Workshop hosted by the Tampa Bay Community Advocacy Committee will take place on July 29 and give attendees the chance to review resumes and polish interview skills.

Call for Florida companies: Compete to win $150,000 in prize money

Local startups can win up to $150,000 in a new capital acceleration competition. Tampa-based Florida Venture Forum cohosts the 2015 Emerging Technologies & Business Showcase in South Florida on Nov 4, 2015; deadline to apply is Sept 24. 

Tampa hotels plan to conserve millions of gallons of water by 2016

Hillsborough County is getting more eco-friendly thanks to the hotel and motel industry, which has pledged to conserve 5 million gallons of water, beginning in 2016, for the EPA’s WaterSense H2O Challenge.

USF nationally recognized for innovation, economic prosperity

USF is one of only 18 universities across the United States to be named an Innovation & Economic Prosperity University by the APLU.

Cyber security firm in Clearwater hiring for 30 jobs

A cyber security firm in Clearwater, Threattrack is planning on hiring 30 people by the end of the year. Positions will be in sales, marketing, support and development. The company recently leased a 30,000-square-foot space to house the additional employees. 

Buddy Brew Coffee truck arrives early in Hyde Park Village

Tampa coffee favorite Buddy Brew is expanding to Hyde Park Village with a coffee truck and a permanent location by winter 2015. 
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