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Bill Varian - Topics Editor

Topics Editor

Officially, I am the assistant metro editor/economy & growth. Feel free to just call me the business editor. I supervise a team of reporters who write about everything from real estate to retail and seek to explain how what happens behind the counter affects you in front of it. Before editing, I wrote about Hillsborough County government and politics for the Times after reporting gigs in Tallahassee, Augusta, Ga. and Burlington, N.C. I’m a fourth-generation newsman. In my off time, it’s a good day if I’m in my kayak, a redfish on the end of my line. At home, I’m known as Grand-Dude. Hit me at bvarian@tampabay.com.

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  2. Engel & Volkers St. Petersburg office is located at 102 2nd Ave NE. [SCOTT KEELER]
  3. Parade participants march down 7th Ave. during the Tampa Pride Parade in Ybor City on Saturday, March 28, 2015. This was the first gay pride parade in 13 years. Times (2015) [Times (2015)]
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  5. Ron Borresen  |  tbt* Cover art for tbt* Top Workplaces 4/11.
  6. Ester Azeredo, 35, of Tampa, inside a break nook at Transferwise, an international money transfer company located in Ybor City that was last year's midsize Top Workplace. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times [JONES, OCTAVIO   |  Tampa Bay Times]
  7. Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg. [SCOTT KEELER | Times]
  8. TAILYR IRVINE  | Times An employee prints 10,000 lottery tickets for a customer’s lottery club at Ybor Metro Market on October 23, 2018 in Tampa. To print the $20,000 worth of tickets takes the employees about 5 hours.
  9. Jun. 6, 2019• Business
    Tampa Mayor Jane Castor. [MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times]
  10. Jay Cridlin. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
  11. Apr. 5, 2019• Florida
    Tampa's Top 100 Workplaces 2019
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    CHRIS URSO   |   Times
KnowBe4's Christian Sheedy, senior vice president of small business sales, works at his desk while a chicken noise maker is seen Thursday, March 21, 2019 in Clearwater. The company employs over 600 workers at offices around the world. Stu Sjouwerman, founder and CEO of KnowBe4, started the company in 2010.
  13. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times 
Ester Azeredo, 35, of Tampa works inside of at Transferwise, an international money transfer company that is located in the Ybor City neighborhood in Tampa, Florida on Monday, March 4, 2019.
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    MONICA HERNDON   |   Times
Robert Frijouf, 8, and Elle Frijouf, 10, watch as Ryan Ibrahim, general manager, works the register at Yogurtology at 1202 S. Church Ave in Tampa, Florida, on March 18, 2019.
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  16. Two sisters and a man died Sunday morning in the fourth wrong-way crash along the same stretch of Interstate 275 in 2014.  [Florida Highway Patrol]
  17. Bill Quinn inspects the foundation where his mobile home use to stand at Seabreeze Trailer Park following Hurricane Irma in Islamorada on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. LOREN ELLIOTT | Times
  18. Bill Quinn inspects the foundation where his mobile home used to stand at the Seabreeze Trailer Park in Islamorada, Fla. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
  19. Bill Quinn inspects the foundation where his mobile home used to stand at the Seabreeze Trailer Park in Islamorada, Fla. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
  20. Bill Quinn inspects the foundation where his mobile home use to stand at Seabreeze Trailer Park following Hurricane Irma in Islamorada on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. LOREN ELLIOTT | Times
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  22. Police have raised a sketch of a man, believed to be named 'Antwan' that they are seeking to question in the disappearance of 2-year-old  Jordan Belliveau. [JUSTIN TOMBLY | Times]
  23. Shakayla Denson faces charges of first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and theft in the death of her daughter, Je'Hyrah Daniels, who police say she threw into the Hillsborough River on Aug. 2, 2018. [BRONTE WITTPENN | Times; Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
  24. Rays infielder Daniel Robertson visited Joey Johnston at All Children's Hospital 90 minutes after hitting a game-winning pinch hit homer at Tropicana Field on Sunday. Johnston has been hospitalized since July 8 after. Reading his neck in a diving accident. [Courtesy of the Johnston family]