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Business classes, counseling offered; Anderson-McQueen has new president


Get down to Business with classes, advice

St. Petersburg Business Assistance Center has a new round of classes and workshops, most of them free, starting this month. A Web design and hosting workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 31 is the only session with a fee. It's $20. Business owners can also schedule a free one-on-one counseling session with an expert most Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Call (727) 893-7146 to register or get information. For a schedule of classes, go to

Anderson-McQueen has new president

John T. McQueen has been named president and chief executive officer of Anderson-McQueen Family Tribute Centers, where he has spent the past 25 years as vice president and chief operations officer. He succeeds his brother, Bill McQueen. A second-generation funeral director, McQueen is a lifetime member of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice and a member of its board of trustees.

Animal House out; credit union in

Twenty years after Animal House Pet Center moved into a vacated financial facility at Fourth Street and 62nd Avenue N, it has moved out and another bank is moving in. Achieva Credit Union recently closed on the 7,500-square-foot building that once housed the Resolution Trust Co. Animal House has moved to Northeast Park Shopping Center at 200 37th Ave. N. Another Animal House is at 950 34th St. N.

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