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ST. PETE BEACH

Chamber to host Be Thankful Breakfast

The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Be Thankful Breakfast at the Postcard Inn, 6300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. This is an opportunity to meet businesses that require your services. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. Thursday, and the program will run until 9:30. The cost is $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Registration is required. Call (727) 360-6957 or email RSVP@TampaBayBeaches.com.

ST. PETE BEACH

Restaurant moves to free-standing building

Fetishes Fine Dining has relocated to a free-standing building at 6305 Gulf Blvd., three blocks from its original spot. The new location used to be a pizzeria and had been abandoned for several years. Other than the new location and the addition of a wine bar, the 18-year-old restaurant hasn't changed much, still serving classics such as steak Diane, bananas Foster and Caesar salads made tableside.

PINELLAS COUNTY

Law and order will be topic at chamber lunch

Register now for the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Business to Business lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at Alfano's Restaurant, 1702 N Clearwater/Largo Road, Clearwater. The discussion will be on "Law & Order: The Sheriff's Citizens Academy.'' Representatives from the Sheriff's Office will discuss the academy, a program that looks at how the Sheriff's Office operates and the law enforcement challenges facing the county. Cost: $20 for chamber members, $25 for nonmembers. Call (727) 584-2321 or email events@CentralChamber.biz.

News of businesses and businesspeople can be faxed to (727) 893-8675, emailed to kssmith@tampabay.com or mailed to Katherine Snow Smith, Tampa Bay Times, 490 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Photos can be emailed as jpgs.

Pinellas County business news and events 11/06/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 4:52pm]
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    Retail

    ST. PETERSBURG — The downtown German beer-hall Hofbräuhaus St. Petersburg has been bought by a partnership led by former Checkers Drive-In Restaurants president Keith Sirois.

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    Business

    Boho Hunter, a boutique based in Miami's Wynwood District, will expand into Tampa with its very first franchise.

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    Business

    HYDE PARK — In 1998, Mike and Sue Shapiro opened a gallery in St. Petersburg along Central Ave., with a majority of the space dedicated to Sue's clay studio.

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    Business

    Banking

    Raymond James Bank has hired Grace Jackson to serve as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Jackson will oversee all of Raymond James Bank's operational business elements, risk management and strategic planning functions. Kackson joins Raymond James Bank after senior …

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    Business

    TAMPA — After graduating from the University of Tampa in May 2016, AJ Albrecht spent four months traveling around Southeast Asia and Australia.

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