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For Good Honorees at HCC's Presidential Showcase.

Need $$ help to go to HCC? Donors step up scholarship support

HCC Rising: Together We Lift Our Community fund-raising campaign attracted more than $9 million in pledges and support.

Feature Story Tampa Tiger Bay Club February 2020

A tale of 2 boomtowns: Tampa, St. Pete

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor and St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman enter the Tampa Tiger Bay Club's den to answer questions about what's new and what's next for the Tampa Bay region. Here are the top takeaways.

Feature Story fastPitch 2020 competitors share cheers.

Social entrepreneurs compete for cash in SVP Tampa Bay Fast Pitch 2020

Innovative local nonprofits led by social entrepreneurs offering solutions to societal problems compete for cash prizes of up to $15K in the 3rd annual SVP Tampa Bay Fast Pitch 2020 competition. Read about the winning entries.

Buzz Brandi Carlile at GMF 2020

GMF 2020 rocks downtown Tampa March 7-8

Brandi Carlile and Portugal the Man head up an impressive lineup of performers at the annual Gasparilla Music Festival in downtown Tampa. See who else will be there.

For Good Feeding Tampa Bay Mobile Market

For Good: Humana prescribes access to fresh, healthy choices in local food desertsFoundation invests in Feeding Tampa Bay

The Humana Foundation’s $640,500 investment in Feeding Tampa Bay stokes efforts to bring healthy food to those who need it.

For Good Soccer ball

For Good: Youth soccer initiative aims to level playing field for low-income families

Play it Forward assists with fees, uniforms, and other expenses so that costs are not an obstacle for any child or teen to participate in youth soccer.

Feature Story Census 2020

Make it count: How Census 2020 benefits the Tampa Bay Area

What do you need to know to be counted in Census 2020? Why should you be counted? How can you help ensure a complete count in the Tampa Bay Area? Why does it matter? Read part 1 in a series.

Feature Story Sulphur Springs tower

Neighbors work to renovate Sulphur Springs Tower in Tampa

Big ticket fixes like repainting the tower may be out of the question at the moment, but Preserve Our Tower’s first order of business is to get this Tampa jewel on the National Register of Historic Places and add a plaque with the tower’s history.

Buzz Author Tamara Lush

Wordier Than Thou tackles business side of publishing

Conference speakers will talk about topics surrounding the business side of publishing, while authors and other literary professionals will share their personal journeys and insights.

Innovation News A StemRad intern demonstrates how to wear the AstroRad.

StemRad MD radiation protection gear strengthens Tampa connection

StemRad MD did a soft roll out in Hollywood, FL, in January and is debuting its new products at the Society of Interventional Radiology, SIR, Conference in Seattle at the end of March.

For Good Lillian Dunlap and Jaye Sheldon

Muse Awards honor local creatives, arts patrons in St. Pete

The annual Muse Awards in St. Pete honor artists and arts patrons for performance this year to align with the MFA’s “Art of the Stage” exhibition.

For Good Volunteers gather information about the homeless to achieve as accurate a count as possible.

Volunteer opportunity: Help Hillsborough count the homeless

With the 2020 Census just around the corner, it's time for the annual Tampa-Hillsborough County Homeless Point-in-Time Count. Can you help?

Development News Chinsegut Hill near Brooksville in Hernando County.

Tampa Bay History Center, Hernando County team up to reopen historic Chinsegut Hill

Visitors to Florida and local residents will soon be able to explore a Civil War-era plantation near Brooksville when Chinsegut Hill reopens thanks to a new partnership between the Tampa Bay History Center and Hernando County.

Feature Story Architectural renderings by Behar + Peteranecz Architecture.

Fairgrounds: Immersive arts destination could transform South St. Pete

Fairgrounds, a new interactive, experiential arts destination under construction in historically impoverished South St. Pete, is an example of creative placemaking designed to celebrate the arts, creativity, and play while creating jobs and economic opportunities.  

Buzz Gator by ESH.

Painting Tampa red, blue, black, yellow, and every hue in between

This weekend’s Tampa Bay Fresh Fest -- a celebration of local murals and artists -- create a positive economic impact on the Tampa Heights-Seminole Heights neighborhoods long after the annual event.

Innovation News City of Clearwater's new enhanced web tools give easy access to property information.

Clearwater launches online tool to attract new business investments to U.S. 19 corridor

Want to know more information before investing in property? The City of Clearwater's new enhanced web tools give easy access to data you need and some you didn't know you needed.

Feature Story Embarc Collective

Embarc Collective aims to turn Tampa into top city for startups

Embarc Collective, an educational nonprofit organization designed to enable Tampa Bay's startup talent to develop enterprising and prosperous companies, launches in downtown Tampa.

For Good The student becomes the teacher; after 8-9 weeks, children become mentors for new music students.

Instruments 4 Life: Taking kids from Hot Cross Buns to empowerment

Instruments 4 Life, a Tampa Bay Area nonprofit, uses music lessons and instrument donations to mentor youth. Find out why and how you can help.

Feature Story A drone's-eye view of the new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute in downtown Tampa.

USF medical school opens new chapter on innovation, growth in Tampa

The new Morsani College of Medicine is expected to have an outsized impact on Tampa’s economic growth, and on USF’s reputation as a medical research and teaching university not only in Florida but in the nation and around the globe.

Feature Story USF Health SVP and Dean Charles Lockwood.

Q&A: Dr. Charles Lockwood, SVP of USF Health

Dr. Charles Lockwood, Dean of the Morsani College of Medicine and SVP at USF Health, shares his insights about the state of healthcare and USF's role in it.

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