What’s New with Your Favorite Brews?

The beer industry accounted for more than 16,000 direct and indirect jobs and total economic output of $2.3 billion in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area in 2018, according to a study prepared for The Beer Institute and the National Beer Wholesalers Association. Here’s a roundup of what’s going on with the breweries and brews of

The emotional side of luxury real estate

An overwhelming majority of high-end home buyers, internationally, see their investment as more than a financial one, according to a study conducted by Luxury Portfolio International, a leading division in luxury real estate around the globe. Luxury homes are established as a place to set down roots and create deep emotional ties. For that reason,

Plant City’s New Look: Gary Sheffield Sports Village & Midtown Redevelopment

In Plant City, a place where time seems to stand still, it’s no surprise that the same commissioners who voted to approve construction of a new courthouse in January 2009 were present at October’s meeting to approve advancement of construction on Gary Sheffield Sports Village, which is expected to have its $50 million investment completed

Green Bench expansion is much more than added space

Green Bench Brewing recently announced a massive expansion to the tune of $3.4 million. Capitalizing on the convenience of an adjacent empty warehouse space, Nathan Stonecipher, co-owner of Green Bench, says the anticipated growth is a long time coming. “The plan has always been to grow deliberately, slowly and in control,” Stonecipher says. This is

How to Get Up to Speed on Crypto Currencies

Blockchain technology might seem like a mystery at best. But as the foundation of cryptocurrency, an intriguing but unpredictable form of digital money, the financial sector must prepare for its inevitable arrival. In a cryptocurrency marketplace, a digital coin is given a unique identifying code. Each owner of the coin also has an identification number

Capitalism in action at the St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market

In a city where companies like Mother Kombucha make headlines for entering big box grocery stores and businesses are rated based on “bike-friendliness,” the St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market, which resumes in October, reflects a notion that is central to the city’s business community: capitalism rewards value-based businesses committed to community action and corporate responsibility.