Trade show links vendors with city departments
Ever wondered how to win a contract with the city? Learn how to register as a vendor for goods and services worth more than $250 million a year at a reverse trade show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. The event at the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, connects business owners with more than 20 city departments. The city's needs range from office supplies and garbage trucks to butterflies for Sunken Gardens. For information, call (727) 893-7720 or visit stpete.org/purchase.
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Health food spot opens on Corey Ave.
A new health food store and restaurant with casual island style brings 40 jobs to 595 Corey Ave. The 9,200-square-foot Healthy Hut Market & Restaurant includes sit-down eating, a salad bar, a takeout deli, a bakery, local and organic produce, and supplements. It's open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
SPC honored for green construction
St. Petersburg College's emphasis on environmentally friendly construction has earned it a nod from the U.S. Green Building Council's Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. The nonprofit group with members in 15 counties from Citrus to Collier has named the college the "outstanding business of the year." Since 2008, SPC has added two buildings awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification. Learn more about the college's initiatives at spcollege.edu/sustainability.