The St. Petersburg Group will join Suncoast Tiger Bay Club in hosting a night of celebration, honoring 40 years of Tiger Bay at USF-St. Pete on Thursday, October 11. Suncoast Tiger Bay will share a recap of the past 40 years, and announce a media and branding partnership with the St. Petersburg Group, which manages the daily online business publication, the St. Pete Catalyst.

The event will kick off The St. Petersburg Group’s Producing Partnership with Suncoast Tiger Bay Club, which officially started September 1. SPG will bring Tiger Bay’s excellent political content to a broader audience through its many channels, including the Catalyst.

For its 40th anniversary celebration, Tiger Bay will host keynote speaker Mitch Landrieu, former Mayor of New Orleans and author of the New York Times best seller, In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History. In May 2017, as New Orleans’ Confederate monuments came down on his orders—a powerful and courageous decision that earned him the prestigious John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award— and Landrieu stepped forward to tell the people of his city why this decision had been made and delivered what has been called by many, “The Speech.”

The evening will feature Landrieu’s remarks, along with Lakewood High School’s Jazz combo, a special VIP meet-and-greet opportunity with Mitch Landrieu, sponsored cocktail hour, and three-course dinner.

“Very few organizations stay relevant for 40 years,” said Suncoast Tiger Bay Club President Kelly Kirschner. “The need for a civic commons has never been more great, and as a nonpartisan political club we seek to bridge the partisan divide and bring the community together in conversation.”

“The Suncoast Tiger Bay Club has played a unique and much needed role in the community for 40 years,” said SPG Insight Board Member Joe Hamilton. “The SPG will be a pivotal force in helping the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club grow, expand its reach, and serve a broader audience over the next 40 years.”

General admission and VIP ticket options are available, visit for more information.


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