Chase expands presence with bank branches
Chase bank is building three branches and has opened two others in south Pinellas. The branch on Fourth Street at 10th Avenue N will replace one a few blocks south when it opens in April. The other projects add four banks and 48 employees to the area. "We'll open 40 or 50 branches in Florida this year and next," said Jeremy Young, Chase vice president for the West Florida market. He estimated the investment in the five new branches to be $35 million. There are plans for two to four more in the next year or so. The new Fourth Street location will have a drive-through and more visibility. The newly opened branches are at 4951 34th St. S in St. Petersburg and 13883 Walsingham Road in Largo. Two more branches to open by April are at 66th Street and 13th Avenue N in St. Petersburg and on Duhme Road in Madeira Beach.
Katherine Snow Smith, Times Staff Writer
Hair salon creates stylish ambience
Is it a cozy restaurant, yoga studio or hip art shop? The artistic outer decor of a new business at 17 73rd St. N makes it appear it could be any of the above, but it's actually Create Hair Salon. Along with cuts and color, the salon will offer natural and organic products.
Nominations for business of the year
The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will recognize one business from these categories: nonprofit, women/minority owned, small, medium and large business. Applications for nominations are at tampabaybeaches.com. The deadline is Dec. 14. For information, call (727) 360-6957, ext. 24.