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Sandy MacKinnon has built up Yale Industrial Trucks from a money-losing business to one of the area's most successful. Now, he's turning his attention to rejuvenating the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and bringing the 2012 Olympics to the Tampa Bay area.

Talk of the bay
Disney unplugs Electrical Parade one more time

Walt Disney World is promoting its April 1 goodbye to the Main Street Electrical Parade, a nightly Magic Kingdom fete, as a major event. But don't get too teary-eyed, fans of twinkle-light spectaculars.

Sounding the Medicare warnings, again
For the past three years, it's become as much of a ritual as baseball in the spring.

Hey, you forgot us! (But don't tell anybody)
Shortly after a list of Pinellas Park's biggest employers appeared in the Times recently, two local companies -- Collegiate Funding Services LLC and Transitions Optical Inc. -- called to complain they'd been mistakenly omitted. But it seems the omissions were largely their own doing.

Spinning positive in a 'quiet period'
Job cuts? A business slowdown?

CAPCOs earn salute from Kview chief
As certified capital companies, or CAPCOs, lobby to double their funding during the Legislature's current session, they can claim at least one ardent supporter.

Climbing the ladder
Profile: Fred L. Alleva

NEW POSITION: Facilities director, International Plaza, Tampa.

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