President Obama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandela

July 28, 2014 - A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela.

President Barack Obama, who has said he was one of the untold millions of people around the world who were inspired by Mandela’s life, is set to announce the name change at a town hall-style event Monday in Washington with several hundred young leaders from across sub-Saharan Africa. Read more at


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Another case of a kid left in a hot car prompts federal action

July 28, 2014 - Another incident of a baby left in a hot car, this time in Moline, Illinois, calls attention to continued concerns about how dangerous this is to children.

Two federal agencies have joined forces to tackle what’s become the recurring tragedy of this summer: Children being left in hot cars. Read more at

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Beyoncé’s hottest costumes on display at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

July 28 2014 - A fashion exhibit centered on Beyonce will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in a section previously featuring only Hall of Famers.

The Rock Hall announced Friday that outfits from Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance and music videos will debut Tuesday in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall in its Legends of Rock section, next to iconic pieces from Michael Jackson, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen. Read more at

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The Big Event

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Location: Yard of Ale Gastro Pub, 2675 Ulmerton Rd. in Clearwater

Contact: phone: 727-518-8860

Big Happy Hour!  Big Prizes!  Big Experiences!

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Special Event: Business & Trade Opportunities in Chile

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Location: 13805 58th Street N. Suite 1-200 in Clearwater

Contact: Florida Small Business Development Center at Pinellas County | website:

Chile is Florida's 4th largest export destination and due to free trade agreements 90% of U.S. exports enter duty free. There are no healthcare registration requirements for most medical devices, so entering this open, stable and prosperous Latin American market is an easy way for Pinellas companies to expand market reach and increase sales. Join Isabel Margarita Valenzuela of the U.S. Embassy in Santiago and Laura Beth Ebert of the U.S. International Trade Administration for an informative no cost introduction to opportunities for your business in Chile. This briefing is complimentary but registration is required due to limited seating.  Click here for more info.

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The Pinellas County Finance Fair

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Location: EpiCenter, 13805 58th St. N. in Clearwater

The SBDC at Pinellas County 9th Annual  Finance Fair is a chance for business owners to talk with a variety of small business lenders in a trade show format without having to fill out any loan applications or guessing which lender is the best match. Learn about SBA loans, bank loans,  alternative financing, and other sources. Browse among the lender tables to find the best option for your current or future business finance needs. This event is free to entrepreneurs, business owners, or any interested business person, however registration is required.  Click here fore more info.

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