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Briefs: Entrepreneur conference set for this week


entrepreneur conference set for this week

Would-be entrepreneurs can get advice this week at the 2008 STAR TEC Entrepreneurship Conference at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park. The program, Wednesday evening through Thursday, will feature sessions with Tampa Bay entrepreneurs in technology, law, public relations, staffing, venture capital and banking. The keynote speaker will be Geoffrey A. Dyer, founder of Lifestyle Family Fitness. For information, send e-mail to or call 547-7340.


TriplePoint wins contractor honor

TriplePoint Construction of Gulfport was named national contractor of the year in the "Entire House $250,000-$500,000" category at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry event March 20 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel. TriplePoint's winning entry was a remodeled waterfront property in St. Pete Beach. Details are at Other award recipients included Mueller Remodeling of Seminole, Strobel Design Build, Jeffery M. Wolf General Contractor and Bay Breeze Enterprises, all of St. Petersburg.


Heads of State salon offers a snip in price

The owner of Heads of State Salon is turning the business into a full-fledged spa by April and is celebrating by giving back to the community. Barbi Douglas said the business, at 7227 Central Ave., will offer clients a $5 discount on any service if the customer brings canned goods for charity. She plans other future discounts. Call 345-7409.

Briefs: Entrepreneur conference set for this week 03/22/08 [Last modified: Sunday, March 23, 2008 12:21pm]
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