Businesses Hopeful To End Labor Shortage When Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Ends June 26Government issued pandemic unemployment compensation in the state of Florida ends on June 26, 2021. Bar and restaurant owners in St. Pete share their reactions to the news, some hope the labor shortage will resolve itself once the funding comes to a close.
NFL Works With Organization To Give Free Meals To Struggling FamiliesSince the Super Bowl is in Tampa this year, the NFL wanted to leave behind a legacy, so it donated a quarter of a million dollars to Feeding Tampa Bay.
One Service Industry Not Seeing The Lift They Expected From Super BowlDespite Super Bowl 55 driving traffic into the Bay Area, luxury transportation services say they're not seeing the numbers they had anticipated over the last few months. One local business owner says that lack of traffic has taken a large chunk of his business.
The Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival Cancels Second Year In A Row Due To PandemicLocal businesses are responding after organizers announced the annual Sugar Sand Festival in Clearwater is cancelled for 2021 for a second year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some University Area Residents Eligible For Free Job,Skills TrainingTampa residents living in the areas surrounding the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida may be eligible to receive free job training and improve job-related skills.
Florida Bars Reopened Monday: Not Soon Enough For Some Struggling OwnersFlorida bar owners were able to reopen their businesses Monday after an amendment to the state’s Executive Order was lifted. Bars can reopen at 50% capacity as long as they follow social distancing and Covid-prevention rules.
FL State Rep. Anthony Sabatini Files Lawsuit, Claims Face Mask Mandate Is UnlawfulRepublican Florida State Representative Anthony Sabatini addressed a group of supporters at a press conference Friday about a lawsuit he filed. The lawsuit he filed is against Pinellas County and the unconstitutional nature of the face mask mandate.
Latest Plans For Reopening Hillsborough CountyAs of May 18, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ full Phase 1 of the Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step Plan for Florida’s Recovery took effect.
Ferg's Sports Bar And Grill Discusses Reopening In Phase 1Ferg's: “I don’t think anybody was prepared for this. Nobody.”
Pasco County Small Businesses Have Begun Receiving Grant ChecksSome COVID-19 relief loan checks have already been delivered to some small struggling small businesses due to the Safer-At-Home executive order.
Hillsborough Co. Will Not Reopen Until Testing ExpandsNew COVID-19 cases have slowed but testing remains flat as well.
State Senator Janet Cruz Calls For Increased Funding For Small Business Loan ProgramState Senator Janet Cruz outlines suggested modifications to the current small business loan program to limit business from receiving multiple loans until other applicants have been considered.
Hillsborough County Schools Part Of World-Class Energy Savings ProjectThe full economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to be seen, but one Tampa-based company is prepared to help stem the financial damage.
Gov. DeSantis Set Aside $50M Emergency Relief Loans For Small BusinessSmall business owners in Tampa Bay Area are finding relief in small bridge loans as a portion of the COVID-19 Stimulus.