Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Business News

Mr. Kellogg of cereal fame once owned one of Tampa Bay’s most unusual properties now for sale
This waterfront mansion in Dunedin with a flamboyant decor  once was owned by cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg. It is on the market for $4.5 million.
Imagine enjoying your Kellogg’s Corn Flakes each morning in a house once owned by W.K. Kellogg himself. Or living in a building on the National Register of Historic Places. Or dipping your toes in your private lagoon.
St. Peterburg-based HSN, now part of the Qurate Retail Group, reported a 5 percent slump in revenue during the third quarter. 
[SCOTT KEELER | Times]
HSN’s revenue slumps 5 percent, but parent company still posts higher sales
Store manager Cindy Gallo shows off the expanded toy department's new doll display at the Super Target in Clearwater. (Sara DiNatale | TIMES)
Look inside the new Target: six stores have been overhauled in Tampa Bay
Honeywell Aerospace's plant in Clearwater is expected to receive a handful of jobs from a plant being closed in Albuquerque, N.M.
Honeywell Aerospace moving a handful of jobs to Clearwater from Albuquerque plant to be closed

Top Business News

Safety tips for Realtors: forget the taser and spike heels, always follow, never lead a client

Safety tips for Realtors: forget the taser and spike heels, always follow, never lead a client

ST. PETERSBURG — Chips Wells, crime prevention specialist for the St. Petersburg Department, has daughter who’s a Realtor. Among the advice he gave her: Forget the spike heels when showing a house to a stranger. "I want you to wear shoes...
Published: 11/09/18
Hotel developer closes on block next to Tampa City Hall for Hyatt project

Hotel developer closes on block next to Tampa City Hall for Hyatt project

TAMPA — HRI Properties has closed on its $7.6 million purchase of a city-owned block next to Tampa’s City Hall and says it plans to start construction later this month on a dual-branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel project.In 2016, Tampa put out...
Published: 11/09/18
What the Florida midterms tell us about paying for our economic priorities

What the Florida midterms tell us about paying for our economic priorities

There’s a lot to unpack from the midterms.Will the recounts change the outcome of any of the statewide races?Can polling find a better model, one that predicts the actual winners?Will felons who have served their sentences really get their voting rig...
Published: 11/09/18
Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown completes renovations

Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown completes renovations

The Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown held a grand-reopening this week after completing extensive renovations. The hotel now has updated guest rooms, bathrooms and public spaces, according to the hotel’s management company, McKibbon Hospitality.Re...
Published: 11/09/18
PolitiFact: Facebook meme makes false claims about benefits to immigrants who cross border illegally

PolitiFact: Facebook meme makes false claims about benefits to immigrants who cross border illegally

The statement"If you cross the border illegally in the U.S., you get a driver’s license, medical insurance, housing, career training, the right to vote."Viral image, Oct. 31 in a Facebook postThe rulingA popular meme on Facebook gives the false impre...
Published: 11/08/18

Business News

John's Pass Village hotel proposal clears hurdle

MADEIRA BEACH — The City Commission recently decided to hold a second public meeting on a John's Pass Village hotel project and to move the project on to the city Planning Commission for its review.Architect John Bodziak said the first neighbo...
Published: 11/08/18
Holy Hog brings BBQ brand to Brandon

Holy Hog brings BBQ brand to Brandon

Brandon residents no longer have to travel downtown, to West Tampa, or South Tampa to get their favorite barbecue spot.
Published: 11/08/18
Employee walkout spurs Google to overhaul sexual misconduct policy

Employee walkout spurs Google to overhaul sexual misconduct policy

SAN FRANCISCO — Google said on Thursday it would end the practice of forced arbitration for claims of sexual harassment or assault after more than 20,000 employees staged a walkout last week to protest how the internet company handles cases of sexual...
Published: 11/08/18
New night spot, Brandon Martini Live, opens on Lumsden Road

New night spot, Brandon Martini Live, opens on Lumsden Road

Former sushi restaurant transforms into a live jazz and sports hangout, night spot in Brandon.
Published: 11/08/18
Dear Penny: I need a will, but I’ll have nothing left after attorney fees

Dear Penny: I need a will, but I’ll have nothing left after attorney fees

Dear Penny,My wife and I just had twins and have realized that we need to get a will put in place. We started searching for a lawyer and found that it could cost anywhere from $1,000, up to as much as $5,000, to get a will created. We won’t have anyt...
Published: 11/12/18
Hernando Business Digest for Nov. 16

Hernando Business Digest for Nov. 16

News and notes on local businesses
Published: 11/12/18
South Tampa’s iStroll rolls into Carrollwood

South Tampa’s iStroll rolls into Carrollwood

Although it sounds easy, iStroll offers high-intensity workouts for moms while their children are in a stroller.
Published: 11/08/18
What’s it like to train for Walmart’s Black Friday? Local stores use virtual reality goggles

What’s it like to train for Walmart’s Black Friday? Local stores use virtual reality goggles

ST. PETERSBURG — Virtual reality is now inside retailers’ back rooms: Walmart is using the goggles made popular by video games to teach its employees how to handle swarms of shoppers on Black Friday.Not just Black Friday, but any number of situations...
Published: 11/08/18
Board & Brush Creative Studio opens in Wesley Chapel

Board & Brush Creative Studio opens in Wesley Chapel

Longtime artist opens a studio with her husband fueling her two passions, working with her hands and helping people.
Published: 11/08/18
Craft rum distillery, 82 West Distilling, celebrates grand opening in Seminole Heights

Craft rum distillery, 82 West Distilling, celebrates grand opening in Seminole Heights

With an explosive craft brewery scene in Tampa, craft distilleries begin to emerge in the area.
Published: 11/08/18