Posted By LocalShops1,
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
From ABC Action News' report, Debate:Mayor Bill Foster and challenger Rick Kriseman debated small business, economic development:
"St. Pete's mayoral candidates debated tonight and explained how they plan to help small businesses and increase economic development in the area to a standing room only crowd. USF St. Petersburg and LocalShops1 partnered to present the mayoral forum. ... Forum moderator Judithanne Scourfield-McLauchlan, Ph.D., who is a USFSP political science professor, said the panel chosen for the debate specifically included local business leaders, small business owners and many from USFSP's entrepreneurial program."
St. Petersburg Mayoral Forum: Small Business Matters, was presented by USF St. Petersburg and LocalShops1. The event, Sept. 10, 2013, was sponsored by the League of Women Voter and USF St. Petersburg, along with its Student Government Association and the school's Bishop Center for Ethical Leadership. Food sponsor was Island Flavors And Tings.