Samira Kraziem is a senior project manager for Suffolk Construction.
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  1. A burner on a stove emits blue flames from natural gas. A Florida bill would create incentives for the development of renewable natural gas.
  2. The entrance to the headquarters of what was then called the Reedy Creek Improvement District in Lake Buena Vista, on Jan. 25, 2023. Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida legislators renamed the special district and gave DeSantis the power to appoint the board’s members.
  3. Florida Supreme Court Justice Ricky Polston is resigning and will soon become general counsel for Citizens Property Insurance.
  4. “As demand is high to move to a place like Florida, it makes it more challenging for folks to be able to afford,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said during a bill-signing event Wednesday in Naples. “I think this is the biggest effort that’s ever been done in the history of Florida.”
  5. Eatonville is perhaps best known through the work of Harlem Renaissance author Zora Neale Hurston.
  6. Samira Kraziem is a senior project manager for Suffolk Construction.
  7. With Original Medicare, the Medicare recipient can make as much money as needed and not lose medical benefits, unlike Medicaid benefits which you can lose if you make too much money.
  8. Rep. Alex Andrade, R-Pensacola, said he intends to propose modifications to his bill that would make it easier to sue over defamation claims.
  9. Under current law, consumer-finance loan companies can charge 30 percent annual interest on the first $3,000 of principal amounts, 24 percent on amounts between $3,000 and $4,000 and 18 percent on amounts between $4,000 and $25,000. Florida lawmakers' new bill would set an across-the-board maximum 36 percent rate.
  10. Calida, a new wine bar and restaurant, is now open in St. Petersburg's Crescent Heights neighborhood.
  11. Wisconsin-based company, Escape, is building 23 tiny homes in Thonotosassa.
  12. Matt Weidner in downtown St. Petersburg.
  13. Passengers go through security gates to board the tram to their gate at Tampa International Airport on Thursday, March 9, 2023, in Tampa.
  14. People calling for the banning of TikTok, the hugely popular video-sharing app, attend a news conference at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday.
  15. Blue Sky Communities and elected officials celebrate the groundbreaking of SkyWay Lofts, which was slated to have 65 apartments for low-income families, on Sept. 16, 2020.
  16. Left to right: Willy Nunn, the CEO of Tampa's Homes by WestBay and Casa Fresca Homes; Thomas Feindt, the CEO of Tampa's Grow Financial Credit Union; and John Connolly, the CEO of St. Petersburg's NAC Group, were among the business leaders singled out for their leadership in the 2023 Tampa Bay Times Top Workplaces survey.
  17. This is the 14th year the Tampa Bay Times has partnered with Energage, an employee survey company based in Exton, Pa., to celebrate exceptional workplaces.
  18. Tampa Bay Times Top Workplaces 2023.
  19. The angry monster mascot at The Hoth, a SEO marketing company, Monday, March 13, 2023 in St. Petersburg.
  20. Sherri Tillman, an account manager, works at her desk at ReEmployAbility on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, in Brandon.
  21. She Bien, a legal assistant, enjoys a lunch break at Lykes Gaslight Park on Monday, August 1, 2022, in downtown Tampa. Bien said employees at her office returned to working five days at the office in March.
  22. Regardless of size, employers will likely curtail some freedoms workers gained during the pandemic.
  23. Tampa Bay Times Top Workplaces 2023.
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