Learn from local experts how to start, run and grow a successful business through the Entrepreneurial Academy, a training program of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce. The next 10-week session starts Tuesday but will accept enrollment for a week longer. Topics covered in the weekly half-hour classes, held in the chamber's building at 100 Second Ave. N, include developing a business plan, marketing on a shoestring and the "30-second commercial." The 12-year-old program also serves as a networking venue. To register, visit stpete.com or contact Karen Andrews at 388-2918.
Senior residence adds support wing
Senior living residence Palazzo Di Oro, 3600 34th St. S, now has a state-of-the-art Memory Support Wing that will provide special care to residents with Alzheimer's disease and similar cognitive conditions. The wing, which officially opened Dec. 17, lets residents have access to a staff with specific Alzheimer's training. More information is available at www.PalazzoDiOro.com.
Open house to show 'green' building
REAL Building will hold an open house at its environmentally sustainable home Feb. 9-10 from noon to 6 p.m. each day to let visitors see how the company took a small block home and converted it into a "green" building. The home, at 216 84th Ave. NE, is the first project of the company, which is setting itself up as a builder, developer and consultant in the popular category of green building. Visit realbuilding.com or call 388-9777.