All businesses invited to May 22 disaster forum
With hurricane season on the horizon, Pinellas County businesses of all sizes are invited to attend the Pinellas County Disaster Preparedness Workshop on May 22. Speakers will address disaster planning, records management, economic development and disaster relief. The seminar will take place from 8 a.m. to noon at the Radisson Hotel, 12600 Roosevelt Blvd. in St. Petersburg. Go to pced.org and click on event calendar.
European baker buys Midtown's Euro-Bake
The Euro-Bake bakery, in its Midtown location in St. Petersburg since 2001, was purchased late last month by Lantmannen Unibake, a frozen bakery products supplier in Europe. The deal establishes Unibake with its first production facility in the United States. No sales price was disclosed. Euro-Bake supplies baked breads to Disney, Arby's and Denny's, among other corporate customers. It operates with three production lines, nearly 200 employees and $25-million in revenue.
Job losses in Pinellas
fourth largest in U.S.
Pinellas County registered the fourth largest annual decline in employment, a loss of 9,500 jobs, in the third quarter of last year among 328 large counties nationwide, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in a report released last month. While Pinellas had the largest total number of jobs lost in Florida counties, by percentage southwest Florida's Collier County reported the largest job loss, 5.4 percent, in that quarter versus a year earlier.