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Pinellas business briefs: 3 named finalists for Entrepreneur of the Year awards

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3 finalists for Entrepreneur of the Year awards

Three St. Petersburg businessmen have been named finalists for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year awards. David Serlo, president and CEO of PSCU Financial Services in financial services; Tony Little, founder and head of Health International Corp. in retail and consumer products; and Tom James, CEO of Raymond James Financial for the group's lifetime achievement award. Winners will be named at Ernst & Young's awards ceremony on June 5 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando.

Manatee County

Luxury bus service is under consideration

Manatee County officials are looking into starting a luxury express bus service using motor coaches — possibly equipped with wireless Internet access, coffee service and satellite TV — to run between Manatee, St. Petersburg and Tampa. It is part of a broader Manatee County Area Transit plan to initiate commuter bus service to Pinellas and Hillsborough counties, where about 20 percent of Manatee workers now commute. A proposed basic commuter service would offer one-way fares to St. Petersburg for $5.

St. Petersburg

Hilton hotel named

a top performer

The Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park Hotel on Wednesday will get an award from its parent company that recognizes it as a top performer in North America. The Connie Awards, named after company founder Conrad Hilton, are awarded based on cleanliness, condition and brand standards; customer ratings of service; and customer service scores rating physical accommodations.

Pinellas business briefs: 3 named finalists for Entrepreneur of the Year awards 05/20/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 12:01pm]
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