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| 10/29/2012

› In Tampa, two chamber leaders embrace collaboration, grapple with a regional business brand
You could say Chuck Black is today and Greg Celestan is tomorrow. Black, 61 and former president of the Tampa Electric utility, now consults on energy issues. He is approaching the ninth inning of his year as chairman of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. Celestan, 50, a West Point graduate, started his own defense industry business after a military career. He will take on the Tampa chamber chairman's duties for 2013.

› Psychic fair offer alternative approach to healing mind, body
Susanne Martin begins by calming her mind through meditation while her client lays down. The client, too, is told to clear the mind by taking deep breaths and relaxing. Martin was just one of 19 healers, psychic readers and vendors at the Sacred Earth Center's Psychic Fair on Saturday.

› MIA finances get an upgrade by rating agencies
With a smaller staff, more flights and added concession dollars, MIA sees its debt rating go from A- to A — better than other American hubs.

› Specialty grocers expand in Central Florida
After years with a limited presence in Central Florida, specialty grocers are beginning to grow again. Craving more-healthful, gourmet foods, Americans have begun doing more shopping away from conventional supermarkets, said Eli Portnoy, a Miami-based brand consultant.

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