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Film Florida chief says $1.1B industry vital for state

Film Florida President Kelly Paige says the film and entertainment industry generated tens of thousands of local jobs and more than $1.14 billion in spending in fiscal year 2015-16. | Photo courtesy of Kelly Paige

March 14, 2017 - 6:05am

St. Pete-to-Havana race hoists sails for first time in nearly 60 years

The start of the 1957 St. Petersburg-Havana yacht race was captured in this archived photo. | Photo courtesy of St. Petersburg Yacht Club

November 1, 2016 - 1:59pm

Giving workers more flexibility can extend lives, study finds

Celadon Trucking’s Gordon Day is taking advantage of a new company policy that allows drivers to take their cats and dogs on the road with them. An Indiana University study found that giving workers in high-stress jobs additional freedom isn’t just a morale booster but could also help them live longer. | Photo courtesy of Celadon Trucking

October 27, 2016 - 3:58pm

Tampa Bay dispensaries, doctors preparing for medical cannabis expansion

If approved in Florida, Amendment 2 will dramatically expand access to medical cannabis for treating certain ailments. | Photo courtesy of Trulieve

October 20, 2016 - 3:57pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Christine Burdick

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Tony DeSisto

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Chris Pierson

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Carol Roth

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