Coronavirus Refunds: Ryanair Refunds Could Require As Long As Six Months; Tampa Bay Rays Will Allow Reimbursements, Credits

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The Tampa Bay Rays are letting those who have season tickets or tickets for individual games to get credits or reimbursements for missed games in May, April, and March, the Tampa Bay Business Journal reported. Coronavirus MLB News refunds RyanAir Tampa Bay Rays

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Tampa Teen Pleads Not Guilty In Twitter Hacking

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4) to the largest security breach in the social networking site’s 14-year history, the Tampa Bay Times reported. The 17-year-old Florida teenager accused of being the mastermind of a plot to hack prominent Twitter accounts pleaded not guilty Tuesday (Aug.

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Super Bowl LIII and Tampa Bay Rays lead push for cashless concessions

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The NFL, MLB and other sports organizations are embracing cashless payment technology to create a faster and more efficient process for buying concessions, tickets and team merchandise

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Carvana Brings Car Vending Machine To Tampa

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Marking its second car vending machine in Florida, Carvana has rolled out a new one in Tampa. The machine is eight stories tall and holds up to 32 vehicles, the company said in an announcement. The machine is the eighth of its kind in the U.S. Carvana already has car vending machines in cities such as Houston, Nashville and Raleigh. The idea behind the machines is to allow consumers to skip the car dealership and use Carvana’s website to shop through 10,000 vehicles.

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Tampa Bay’s Tropicana Field tells cash: 'You're out!'

Payments Source

Florida’s Tropicana Field has eliminated cash from all concessions, ticket sales and parking, requiring Tampa Bay’s baseball fans to pay with credit, debit or gift cards at terminals that are also equipped with NFC for mobile and contactless payments.

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Lake Michigan Credit Union buying Tampa bank for $100 million

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Tampa MSA seeing surge in bank M&A

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Valley National makes its third deal in four years. 1Management

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Hancock in Miss. Names Tampa's CFO to Board

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has nominated the chief financial officer for the city of Tampa, Fla., Hancock Holding in Gulfport, Miss., to join its board. people womenin-banking fl ms community-banking

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A Few Quick Thoughts to Start Your Credit Union Day

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CitiBank Settles CARD Act Violation My takeaway from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers destruction of the Kansas City Chiefs is that, for all of life’s complexities, we should never lose sight of the basics. Legal Watch New York State Political Regulatory Card Act CFPB Citibank NYS Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Amazon To Open Robotics-Based Warehouse

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In addition to its Miami-Dade locations, this new warehouse project comprises one of the largest warehouses south of the city of Tampa. Amazon hopes this new warehouse will help bolster same-day delivery to Amazon customers in the Tampa, Florida, area. Retail Amazon ecommerce Florida Miami miami-dade News robot robotics South Florida Tampa warehouse What's HotAmazon continues to make strides in its innovative eCommerce business.

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ABA elects Zions Bank CEO as chair

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Election was held recently in Tampa, Florida Management Feature Human Resources Feature3 Community Banking. 1Management

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This Credit Union and Banker Amazed Us

South State Correspondent

If you are looking for examples of how banks have to change, stop by Grow Financial Federal Credit Union the next time you are in Tampa and see Natalia Spratlen. Grow Financial FCU presents a nice, open small footprint branch space and creates an environment of high productivity. That is not unusual these days as lots of banks are now redesigning their branches. However, what is unusual is our interaction with Natalia.

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Save A Lot Sells 51 Retail Locations To Fresh Encounter

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Discount supermarket retailer Save A Lot unveiled the sale of 51 retail locations run by the company in the Tampa, Florida market to existing Save A Lot Retail Partner licensee Fresh Encounter.

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Seacoast expanding in western Florida with Fourth Street acquisition

American Banker

The company will pay $64 million to significantly increase its scale in the Tampa Bay area. Community banking M&A Capital Florida

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Suncoast Credit Union Could Set Up Its Own Mobile-First Bank

Bank Innovation

Granted, the Tampa, Fla.-based Setting up digital banks isn’t just a strategy for the big players like JPMorgan Chase, just ask Suncoast Credit Union. based credit union is rather large, with $9.2 billion in assets and 785,000 members. The credit union’s chief information officer Ted Hassenfelt told Bank Innovation that it is currently in the process […].

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Florida group looks to form bank

American Banker

Waterfall Bank, which has ties to an investment group that handles affairs for family offices, would be based in the Tampa Bay area. Capital Florida De novo institutions

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Seacoast in Florida to Buy Gulfshore Bancshares

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of Florida in Stuart has agreed to buy GulfShore Bancshares in Tampa, Fla. Seacoast Banking Corp. breaking_news community-banking m-a fl dealmaking-strategy

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Visa’s Authorize.Net To Provide SMBs With Offer On Super Bowl Sunday

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Those efforts include helping the Tampa SMB community get ready for the big game. To that end, Visa’s Street Teams visited more than 2,500 SMBs in Tampa to provide contactless point-of-sale (POS) tool kits and digital transformation suggestions as part of the company’s commitment to help digitally enable 50 million worldwide SMBs, the announcement stated.

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Today In Retail: FedEx Concludes ShopRunner Acquisition; Save A Lot Sells 51 Stores To Fresh Encounter

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concluded its previously announced purchase of ShopRunner, while Save A Lot unveiled the sale of 51 stores run by the company in the Tampa, Florida market to Fresh Encounter. In today’s top retail news, FedEx Corp.

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Why ?Dining Out? Is About To Become A Much More Literal Term

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In Tampa, Florida this summer, restaurateurs are being encouraged to offer more outdoor seating options for consumers, supported by a new pilot program that gives owners more flexibility in utilizing the surrounding sidewalks, streets and parking lots.

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Charter expansion lets FiCare FCU reach all Florida health care workers

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A recently approved TIP charter, the latest in a series of growth initiatives over the last five years, will allow the Tampa-based credit union to serve anyone working in the medical field statewide. Florida Credit unions Growth strategies Charter conversions

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Pilot Bank in Fla. Hires C1's Operating Chief

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Pilot Bank in Tampa, Fla., has recruited Rita Lowman, the chief operating officer of C1 Bank in St. Petersburg, Fla., to be its COO. breaking_news corporate-governance people womenin-banking wib-scan fl community-banking

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Coronavirus Refunds: The Chicago Bears Provide Reimbursement Option To Season Ticket Holders

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The team will also reportedly have home games with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts, among others. As the pandemic continues to disrupt everyday life the world over, many consumers want refunds on things they paid for but aren’t able to use.

HomeBancorp in Fla. to Promote Four Executives

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HomeBancorp in Tampa, Fla., has appointed several executives to expanded roles, all to take effect at the start of the year. breaking_news succession-planning people fl community-banking

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Walmart To Expand Delivery Unlimited Program

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Walmart started experimenting with Delivery Unlimited in Salt Lake City, Miami, Houston and Tampa earlier in the year. With an expansion of its Grocery Delivery membership option for customers, Walmart plans to grow the reach of Delivery Unlimited to 1,400 stores later this autumn. The offering allows shoppers to pay a monthly or yearly fee to get unlimited Walmart Grocery Delivery orders.

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Florida Retail Reopening Fails To Draw Consumers

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A report from Tampa, among others, showed that few of the outlet stores took advantage. At Tampa Premium Outlets — just 13 of the 110 stores reopened and foot traffic was minimal. Inside the mall, patrons walked past dark and shuttered storefronts,” reported The Tampa Bay Times.

Restaurants Report Revenue Hikes After $900 Billion Stimulus

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Tampa, Florida-based Chris Elliott , who owns restaurant chains including Beef O' Brady's and the Brass Tap , said people "relax a little, and they want some normalcy in their lives,” per the Journal.

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Trio Arrested In Twitter Hack, Including 17-Year-Old Alleged Mastermind 

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Attorney’s Office said the identities of defendants under 18 are not made public, The Wall Street Journal reported the boy’s name is Graham Ivan Clark, a 17-year-old Tampa resident.

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Amazon Ramps Up Robotics Efforts

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In addition to its Miami-Dade location, this new warehouse project comprises one of the largest warehouses south of the city of Tampa. Amazon hopes this new warehouse will help bolster same-day delivery to Amazon customers in the Tampa, Florida, area. Amazon is working on a secret project codenamed “Vesta” to build a domestic robot. The endeavor is led by Gregg Zehr, who heads up Amazon’s Lab126, Bloomberg reported.

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Rebeca Romero Rainey: We make every day better

Independent Banker

I’ll be speaking at the community banking program at Montana State University, visiting TCM Bank in Tampa, Fla., “Community banks work hard to ensure that every day is just a little bit better than the last.”. As community bankers, we strive for excellence.

EU Privacy Regulators Disagree On Twitter Fine

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Graham Ivan Clark, who until last year was a student at Tampa’s Gaither High School, faces charges of gaining access to the Twitter accounts and sending tweets soliciting others to send bitcoin payments. European Union (EU) privacy watchdogs are at odds over whether to fine Twitter Inc.

C1 Misses Chance to Boost Price of Its Sale to Bank of the Ozarks

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C1 Financial in Tampa, Fla., was unable to seize an opportunity to bring in more money for its sale to Bank of the Ozarks in Little Rock, Ark. breaking_news community-banking m-a ar fl dealmaking-strategy

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Tiny Houses Are Big Business As Ikea Takes Downsizing Mainstream

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Tiny rentals are available on Airbnb all over the country, while tiny planned communities in places like Tampa or Coastal Carolinas are also increasingly available.

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Uber Debuts $50 Hourly Ride Option In Select US Cities

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Dallas, Houston, Miami, Orlando, Tampa Bay, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Tacoma and Seattle beginning June 2, Uber said. Starting next month, ridesharing users in a dozen cities can opt in for a $50 an hour ride, Uber Technologies Inc. announced on Friday (May 29).

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Airbnb Hosts Feel COVID-19 Impact With Policy Change

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Zach Jacobs and his wife only last week had 95 percent of their Airbnb dates in Tampa, Florida reserved for the three months to come.