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Creative Loafing’s Mitch Perry to moderate Sept. 17 candidate forum focusing on local business

Published by Keep St Pete Local on September 11, 2013

“Our locally-owned businesses generate a greater local economic impact, create more jobs for our residents, give more back to our community and make our city a destination,” says Founder/President, Olga Bof in a statement. “We’d like to hear what the candidates plan to do to not only help our independent businesses survive, but thrive.” Read More...

‘Pop-up’ art displays gain popularity in St. Pete

Published by Keep St Pete Local on September 08, 2013

Keep St. Pete Local founder Olga Bof said pop-up galleries and events are an excellent way of cultivating a brand for St. Petersburg’s growing arts community. “I think it’s wonderful,” Bof said. “Together, people are stronger. If you’re doing things in a vacuum ... you’ll never get things out there.” Read More...

“Next St. Pete mayoral forums to focus on small businesses”

Published by Keep St Pete Local on September 05, 2013

Mitch Perry to moderate KSPL's "Meet the Candidates" event, which was created "to provide an opportunity for the community to get to know the candidates (post-primary) and ask questions specifically related to issues affecting small business owners, the arts and sustainability." Read More...

“Business community largely silent on St. Pete mayor’s race”

Published by Keep St Pete Local on August 24, 2013

Olga Bof, the founder and president of Keep Saint Petersburg Local, agrees that there wasn't enough time in many debates to fully vet candidate positions. Her group will host a Sept. 17 forum to quiz candidates for mayor and council on only business matters. Read More...

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