GameStop leaving Shops at St. Pete
GameStop will soon leave its longtime location at the Shops at St. Pete. Some GameStop customers have been told by employees that the store will vacate, and Bill Edwards, owner of the retail center formerly known as BayWalk, confirmed the impending move. GameStop, one of three remaining tenants, is expected to relocate to Fourth Street. An employee told a Tampa Bay Times reporter she couldn't comment.
Katherine Snow Smith, Times staff writer
Nominations for the Business of the Year
The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for Business of the Year and will recognize one business from these categories: nonprofit, women/minority owned, small business (1-20 employees or less), medium business (21-100 employees) and large business (more than 100 employees). Nomination applications are available at tampabaybeaches.com and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to (727) 360-2233. The deadline is Dec. 14. For information, call (727) 360-6957, ext. 24.
Seminar to discuss marketing strategies
The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce invites business professionals and owners to learn how to create a marketing plan. Topics include creating a "unique selling proposition" or an "image of difference" to stand apart from the competition; using financial and business analytics to improve profits; and selecting marketing strategies to reach the ideal customer. Registration, coffee and networking begin at 7:30 a.m. Thursday; the seminar runs from 8 to 10 a.m. at the EPI Center, 13805 58th St. N, Largo. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Registration deadline is Tuesday. For more information, call (727) 360-6957 or visit tampabaybeaches.com.