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Innovation exchange will match suitors

By TIMES STAFF
Published August 19, 2007


ST. PETERSBURG

STAR Technology Enterprise Center and Pinellas County Economic Development will hold the Pinellas Technology & Business Innovation Exchange, a reverse-trade fair aimed at matching U.S. Department of Defense contractors with potential subcontractors, vendors and suppliers in Pinellas County.

The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at Tropicana Field. Details about the exchange, a list of invited contractors, and registration for exhibitors and sponsorship information are available at www.pinellas technology.com.

ST. PETERSBURG

Bank will celebrate branch with party

Regions Bank will celebrate the opening of its new Lakewood Estates branch with its signature neighborhood-style block party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The new branch is at 2751 54th Ave. S, across from Albertsons.

The grand opening celebration includes free lunch and prize giveaways, a giant inflatable slide and obstacle course, face painting for the kids and free piggy banks.

"Pedal Patrols," Regions associates riding the signature green bicycles, will be in the neighborhood all week during the celebration, meeting residents and business owners, inviting everyone to the Saturday celebration, and performing random acts of kindness.

Regions newest branch will bring the bank's Tampa Bay area branch total to 101. The new branch is a full-service office with specialists in wealth management, consumer, small business and commercial banking, and mortgage lending.