Workshops help with start-up, Gaining capital
The Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida is offering a workshop for people with an entrepreneurial bent. "Introduction to Business Start-up" will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the city's Business Assistance Center, 440 Second Ave. N, behind City Hall. On Thursday, the Small Business Administration presents a session on "Access to Capital" through its programs and the Recovery Act from 2 to 4 p.m. at the same location. To register or get information, call (727) 893-7146.
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH
Steakhouse has new name, management
Brewmaster Steakhouse at 401 E Second St. is now Marker 34 Grill, with a grand opening this weekend. Under new senior management, the restaurant hosts music and comedy shows, with a deck along the dock on the Intracoastal Waterway, a bistro with dancing, a showroom for entertainers and a dining room with a new menu of seafood and steaks. Dishes include fried lobster tail and alligator chowder.
ST. PETE BEACH
GM at Don CeSar is Loews Hotels' best
John Marks of the Don CeSar Beach Resort has been named General Manager of the Year by Loews Hotels. The company says Marks grew market share by 1.5 percent in 2009, had the company's second-highest employee satisfaction survey and had a leading score in guest satisfaction. Loews owns or operates 19 hotels and resorts in the United States and Canada.