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Tampa Bay braces for potential impact of Hurricane Ian

Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read September 2022— Hurricane season is here and the latest storm, Hurricane Ian, could potentially impact Tampa Bay later this...
Gas prices continue to drop throughout Florida
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read September 2022— Gas prices have been dropping for the longest stretch in the last decade. Here’s what that means...
Tampa Bay’s top financial advisors weigh in on literacy, education and more
Writer: Liz Palmer 2 min read August 2022 — In 2022 professionals in wealth management and financial advisory are focused...
Invest: Tampa Bay 2022 welcomes packed house for in-person leadership summit
Writer: Joshua Andino  3 min read August 2022 — Invest: Tampa Bay 2022 kicked off its in-person launch conference yesterday...
Ensuring a commitment to DEI and the benefits it provides
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read August  2022 — While the conversation around a more diverse workforce has become a...
Solving housing affordability will require ‘all hands on deck’
Writer: Ryan Gandolfo 3 min read August 2022 — Housing prices have gone through the roof in Tampa Bay, putting...
Behind the Scenes: Design engineers crucial to construction success
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read August 2022 — In the wake of the pandemic, typically-out-of-sight building systems such as...
Drawing the line: Pinellas County’s new congressional districts at play
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read August 2022 — With new congressional districts in play, Pinellas County’s single “purple” congressional...
Invest: Tampa Bay 2022 Launch Conference to showcase region’s robust economy
2 min read July 2022 — Tampa Bay has continued to be an epicenter of business activity for industries ranging...
Face Off: Back to business
Writer: Jerrica DuBois 2 min read June 2022 — While the overall recovery of the hospitality sector was slow to...
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Industry Innovators: A look at priorities and what the future may hold
Writer: Liz Palmer 2 min read June 2022 — A volatile market calls for innovative decisions by industry leaders in...
A healthy tomorrow: What does the future of medicine look like?
Writer: Alejandro Sanchez 2 min read June 2022 — In the last two years, healthcare institutions have experienced a rapid...
Brian Katz
Spotlight On: Brian Katz, Founder & CEO, Katz Capital
2 min read June 2022 — Tampa Bay is the place to be when it comes to real estate investment....
Joseph Girgent
Spotlight On: Joseph Girgenti, President, Wilson & Girgenti, LLC
2 min read June 2022 — Wilson & Girgenti is experiencing a gangbuster start to 2022. In an interview with...
The role of a liberal arts education in today’s economy
Writer: Alejandro Sanchez  2 min read May  2022— Despite an increase in demand for professionals with a background in technology,...
David Bevirt
Spotlight On: David Bevirt, Executive Vice President – Corporate Leasing and Strategy, Strategic Property Partners
2 min read May 2022 — Tampa has become such an attractive city to live in that it is a...
Clearwater’s new city manager, Jon Jennings, hit the ground running and is still going
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read  April 2022— From budgets to sidewalks and development, Clearwater City Manager Jon Jennings is...
The future is now: How higher ed is adapting to a changing world
Writer: Alejandro Sanchez 2 min read May  2022— In an ever-changing professional landscape, higher ed institutions are constantly searching for...
Spotlight On: Bemetra Simmons, President & CEO, Tampa Bay Partnership
4 min read April 2022 — The Tampa Bay Partnership is a coalition of regional and not-for-profit business leaders, joined...
Diane Cortes
Innovative approaches to fostering a diverse business ecosystem
Fostering a dynamic, diverse business community is key to the current and future success of Tampa Bay's economy. With Invest:Insights,...
Patricia Okker
Spotlight On, Patricia Okker, President, New College of Florida
2 min read May 2022 — In a conversation with Invest:, President Patricia Okker of New College of Florida discussed...
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After a record 2021, the lending space is changing. The reason is the SBA
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read April 2022 — The lending space is changing, largely due to the popularity of...
Sarah Cole
Spotlight On: Sarah Cole, President & CEO, Glazer Children’s Museum
2 min read April 2022 — In an interview with Invest:, Sarah Cole, president and CEO of Glazer Children’s Museum,...
Kevin Plummer
The current state of secondary education
Attracting new talent to the sector, keeping up with innovation and strengthening the well-being of minors are top priorities for...
Usha Menon
Keeping curriculum up to date with an accelerating healthcare industry
https://youtu.be/kuEOjDNr5qk   Healthcare is being pulled from all angles as it balances a rapidly evolving industry with a tight talent...
HCA Healthcare West Florida Division
Spotlight On: Ravi Chari, MD, President & CEO, HCA Healthcare West Florida Division
2 min read April 2022 — In an interview with Invest:, Ravi Chari, president and CEO of the HCA Healthcare...
Laura Gonzales
Finding innovative ways to capitalize on opportunity
Creativity is essential in an ever-changing economic landscape, and as a successful leader in business Laura Gonzales, regional managing director...
John Couris - Tampa General Hospital
Meeting today’s healthcare needs
https://youtu.be/gTZC9r68SoE   At a time when healthcare was already being pushed to its highest standards in history, the pandemic further...
construction
No signs of slowing down for Tampa Bay’s construction industry
Writer: Alejandro Sanchez 2 min read April 2022 — Despite labor shortages and the rising cost of materials, construction in...
ProVise Management Group
Spotlight On: V. Raymond Ferrara, Executive Chair & CCO, ProVise Management Group, LLC
2 min read April 2022 — Rising interest rates are eventually going to be positive for the economy, according to...
Alicia Schulhof
Spotlight On: Alicia Schulhof, President, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
2 min read April 2022 — Invest: joined Alicia Schulhof, president of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, to discuss the...
Personal finances
Personal finances are a public concern — and now education is a must
Writer: Alejandro Sanchez  2 min read March 2022— For years, leaders in the public and private sectors have advocated for...
Michael Seton Sila Realty Trust
Spotlight On: Michael Seton, President & CEO, Sila Realty Trust
2 min read March 2022 — Invest: joined Michael Seton, president and CEO of Sila Realty Trust, to discuss the...
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Spotlight On: Rob Rosner, Director – Department of Economic Opportunity, City of Tampa
2 min read March 2022 — Rob Rosner, director of the Economic Opportunity Department for the City of Tampa, spoke...
Strong leadership continues to strengthen Tampa Bay’s economy
Writer: Alejandro Sanchez  2 min read March 2022— Tampa Bay has transformed itself into an epicenter for economic activity thanks...
Jeffrey Senese
Spotlight On: Jeffrey Senese, President, Saint Leo University
2 min read March 2022 — In a conversation with Invest:, President Jeffrey Senese of Saint Leo University shared the...
Joel Stevens Bernstein Private Wealth
Spotlight On: Joel Stevens, Senior Managing Director, Bernstein Private Wealth Management
2 min read March 2022 — With the tremendous growth in Tampa, Senior Managing Director Joel Stevens of Bernstein Private...
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Working to resolve the nursing shortage
Writer: Alejandro Sanchez  2 min read March   2022—  As the shortage of qualified personnel, specifically nurses, remains a concern for...
Dean Frank Ghannadian
Spotlight On: Frank Ghannadian, Dean, Sykes College of Business – University of Tampa
2 min read March 2022 — The University of Tampa’s Sykes College of Business offers a world-class education with an...
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Tampa Bay: An unwritten story
Writer: Alejandro Sanchez 2 min read February 2022 — After an exceptional year for the industry, banking and financial leaders...
USF College of Engineering dean
Spotlight On: Robert Bishop, Dean/Founder, President & CEO, USF College of Engineering/Institute of Applied Engineering
2 min read February 2022 — USF College of Engineering is aligning industry demands with innovative curriculum delivery to provide...
Weatherford Capital
Spotlight On: Will Weatherford, Managing Partner, Weatherford Capital
2 min read February 2022 — Founded in 2015, Weatherford Capital has grown to become Tampa Bay's largest private equity...
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Tampa Bay to lead US in ESG era
Writer: Joey Garrand 2 min read January 2022 — Home to the world’s first climate-focused commercial bank and a young...
Tampa Bay LGBT Chamber
Spotlight On: Justice Gennari, President & CEO, Tampa Bay LGBT Chamber
2 min read January 2022 — Equity and inclusion are the top goals of the Tampa Bay LGBT Chamber. Justice...
Let the good times roll: Tampa leaders bullish on the Bay
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read  January 2022— With a burgeoning economy that has seen numerous relocations, a rising tech...
Climate First Bank
Spotlight On: Ken LaRoe, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Climate First Bank
2 min read December 2021 — Founder and CEO Ken LaRoe of Climate First Bank describes himself as a “rabid...
Tampa Preparatory School
Spotlight On: Kevin Plummer, Headmaster, Tampa Preparatory School
2 min read January 2022 — Despite the pandemic, Tampa Preparatory School saw its highest enrollment ever in fall 2021....
Face Off: With great growth comes great responsibility
Writer: Joey Garrand 2 min read December 2021 — With great growth comes great responsibility, and Tampa Bay community leaders...
Stearns Weaver Miller
Spotlight On: Ronald Weaver, Of Counsel, Stearns Weaver Miller, P.A.
2 min read December 2021 — Ronald Weaver, a partner at Stearns Weaver Miller, P.A., told Invest: that Tampa Bay...
Tampa housing market
Tampa’s housing market is Top 5, but for whom?
Writer: Sara Suarez 2 min read December 2021 — A new housing program for the homeless was launched on Monday...
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Tampa Bay
Spotlight On: Diane Cortes, President, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Tampa Bay
2 min read December 2021 — In an interview with Invest:, Diane Cortes, president of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce...
Mark Stevens
Spotlight On: Mark Stevens, President, Stevens Construction
2 min read December 2021 — Tampa Bay's demographic influx is fueling construction demand while the industry continues to tackle...
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Support for an Orlando-Tampa Brightline extension gains momentum
Writer: Alejandro Sanchez 2 min read December 2021— On Dec. 2 Brightline leaders are scheduled to address Polk County’s Transportation...
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Four recent relocations and expansions bolster Tampa Bay’s tech reputation
Writer: Joey Garrand  2 min read November 2021 — Tampa has been noted by Forbes to be the premier destination...
Invest: Tampa Bay 2022
Invest: Tampa Bay 2022 to showcase post-pandemic prosperity
Writer: Joey Garrand 2 min read November 2021 — After successfully releasing a comprehensive business intelligence report for the region...
taxes
Death, taxes, and making them work for you
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read October 2021— Only two things in life are certain: death and taxes. The pandemic...
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Tampa Bay has quickly become fertile ground for the fintech industry
Writer: Sara Suarez 2 min read October 2021 — Over a short period of time, Florida has quickly become fertile...
Carole Post
Mapping Tampa’s post-pandemic growth
From hosting large-scale events such as the Super Bowl to seeing key economic development wins throughout the pandemic, the city...
Tampa bay healthcare hub
Tampa Bay further establishes itself as a healthcare hub with recent expansions and successes
Writer: Caty Hirst  2 min read September 2021 — A series of new healthcare expansions and successes in recent months...
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Notice a change in your water? COVID-19 could be to blame
Writer: Brittany Pressner 2 min read September 2021 — Tampa Bay Water has recently requested its residents to cut back...
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Tampa Bay’s medtech hub emerges from pandemic poised for growth
Writer: Sara Warden 2 min read August 2021 — For many years, pioneering healthcare professionals have been promoting telehealth and...
Passing of the torch: Clearwater city manager reflects on a 20-year career
Writer: Felipe Rivas 2 min read August 2021— After guiding the city of Clearwater through 20 years’ worth of budget...
TCM Bank
Banking on people: TCM Bank’s people-first culture key in handling pandemic disruptions
Writer: Felipe Rivas 2 min read July 2021— For the banking and finance sector, the pandemic ushered in a wave of disruption...
Tampa Bay Lighting win back-to-back championships
Writer: Felipe Rivas 2 min read July 2020 — There’s nothing like the sweet taste of victory, so the saying...
Stu Clark
Spotlight On: Stu Clark, CEO, Premise Health
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read July 2021 — Nashville is the epicenter of the US healthcare industry, said Stu...
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Travel plans this summer? TPA is ready
            Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read June 2021 — Whether traveling in or out...
Regional leaders bullish on future of Tampa Bay
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Sykes College of Business
Sykes College of Business toasts an out-of-the-box Executive MBA travel experience
Writer: Felipe Rivas  2 min read June 2021 — Thinking outside the box, the University of Tampa’s Executive MBA program,...
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Relevant offerings help students win during the pandemic
For the USF Muma College of Business, a relevant, quality, up-to-date, and visionary approach has fueled their success during the...
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How Tampa Bay’s financial sector faced off with the pandemic
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read May 2021 — While 2020 saw the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tampa Bay’s...
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Regional leaders to discuss Tampa Bay’s business prowess
Writer: Catie Schwartzman 2 min read May 2021 — Throughout the pandemic, Tampa Bay’s regional economy has been an example...
Telework thrives in Tampa Bay but residents still want better transportation options
Writer: Felipe Rivas 2 min read May 2021 — The acceleration and adoption of remote work capabilities has been a...
Spotlight On: Damon Moorer, President & CEO, TCM Bank, N.A.
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas  2 min read May 2021 — TCM Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of ICBA Bancard, serves as a...
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Diversification efforts pay off for ANF Group
Writer: Felipe Rivas 2 min read May 2021 — From helping local healthcare facilities set up triage tents to building...
Tonya Elmore
Spotlight On: Tonya Elmore, President & CEO, Tampa Bay Innovation Center
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas  2 min read May 2021 — Tampa Bay is growing a tech ecosystem that is not only...
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Tampa tourism and hospitality almost back to normal
Writer: Joey Garrand 2 min read April 2021 — Tampa Bay’s tourism and hospitality sectors are returning to normal, and...
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Face off: Sustainability, collaboration key for Florida’s energy sector
Writer: Felipe Rivas 2 min read April 2021 — From restoring power to residents after a natural disaster to helping...
Peter Warhurs
Staying nimble and strategic location are keys for any successful business
Keen on providing affordable and convenient moving and storage solutions, staying nimble has been key for Red Rover, CEO and...
Sharon Hillstrom
Spotlight On: Sharon Hillstrom, President & CEO, Bradenton Area EDC
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas  2 min read April 2021 — In an interview with Invest:, President and CEO of the Bradenton...
St. Pete Pride is back with a month of festivities minus parade
Writer: Catie Schwartzman 2 min read April 2021 — Organizers had to get creative but the St. Pete Pride Festival...
Michael Meidel
COVID could not pin Pinellas County
Within the Tampa Bay market, Pinellas county is positioned to attract businesses and residents to the area despite the COVID-19...
J.P DuBuque
Rising tide lifts all boats in St. Pete
Spearheaded by the Greater St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation, St. Pete economy stayed resilient through COVID-19 thanks to the...
Anddrikk Frazier
Guiding the future of energy
The transition away from fossil fuels is happening. While this transition is slated to create jobs, industry leaders are tasked...
Spotlight On: Krishna Nallamshetty, MD, President, Radiology Associates of Florida
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas  2 min read April 2021 — Radiology Associates of Florida (RAF) is a premier diagnostic and interventional...
Tampa Bay supports immigrant vaccinations
How Tampa Bay is reaching all demographics eligible for the vaccine
Writer: Catie Schwartzman 2 min read April 2021 — Floridians 18 years or older are now eligible for the COVID-19...
Larry Thompson
Adjusting art and design learning to a remote environment
Real world experience is key for all students, not just for those that can get internships. For Ringling College of...
Ronald Christaldi
Tampa’s legal professionals assist the business community
At the peak of COVID’s uncertainty, Tampa Bay’s Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP hosted a 24-hour hotline that took calls...
Frank Ghannadian
Spotlight On: Frank Ghannadian, Dean, Sykes College of Business-University of Tampa
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas  2 min read March 2021 — The Sykes College of Business draws together talented faculty, sophisticated technology...
Dr. Timothy Beard
Navigating the current times while still staying the course
In the COVID environment, Pasco-Hernando State College has been keen on meeting students where they are. Online classes will continue...
Spring break in Florida
Spring break surge too hot to handle?
Writer: Felipe Rivas 2 min read March 2021 —Likely buoyed by the availability of vaccines, and overall pent-up travel demand,...
Tabish Siddiquie, General Manager, The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Spotlight On: Tabish Siddiquie, General Manager, The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read March 2021 — Located in warm, sunny Florida, The Vinoy’s iconic identity in Downtown...
Tiny homes gaining ground in Tampa Bay
Writer: Catie Schwartzman 2 min read March 2021 — Tampa Bay’s real estate boom has meant big things for tiny...
Bill Lutes
Spotlight On: Bill Lutes, Market President, Tampa Bay & Southwest Florida, Ameris Bank
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas  2 min read March 2021 — The COVID-19 environment in Tampa Bay has opened a window of...
Keir Magoulas
Tampa Bay among the leaders in Florida’s jobs recovery charge
Writer: Capital Analytics 2 min read March 2021 — January jobless data suggests a light at the end of the...
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Spotlight On: Mike McLamb, Executive Vice President & CFO, MarineMax, Inc.
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas  2 min read March 2021 —Tampa Bay’s already vibrant marine sector and people seeking safe outdoor activities...
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Pandemic fallout: Wealth managers say better to be ready than surprised
Writer: Joey Garrand  2 min read March 2021 — The pandemic has forced many to rethink their investment and retirement...
Shane Donaldson
Home healthcare sector contends with pandemic challenges
Staying hyper vigilant during the COVID-19 health crisis has been top of mind for leaders in the healthcare sector. In...
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Spotlight On: Santiago Corrada, President & CEO, Visit Tampa Bay
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas  2 min read March 2021 — Visit Tampa Bay is a not-for-profit 501 C (6) destination marketing...
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Tampa Bay businesses hope for the best, brace for the worst under Biden
Writer: Catie Schwartzman 3 min read March 2021 —  Tampa Bay has nearly an even split of Democrats and Republicans,...
Rita Lowman
COVID-inspired changes likely to be standard in banking moving forward
Community banks have and will continue to play a vital role in the local economy. For Pilot Bank, although there...
Brooke Mirenda SEDCO President & CEO
Spotlight On: Brooke Mirenda, President & CEO, SEDCO
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas    2 min read February 2021 —SEDCO is a not-for-profit certified development corporation licensed by the Small...
Bill Habermeyer
SBA loans have been instrumental in keeping business going throughout the pandemic
SBA loans have been key in helping businesses maintain operations throughout the pandemic. These loans are essential and can really...
Bill Habermeyer
Bill Habermeyer, President & CEO, Florida Business Development Corporation
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas  2 min read February 2021 —The Florida Business Development Corporation helps small businesses obtain Small Business Administration...
Polk County
How Polk County experienced a pandemic boom
Writer: Catie Schwartzman 2 min read February 2021 — In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Polk County’s economy has gone...
Andrew Wright
Sound macroeconomic factors poise the state of Florida as an attractive investment location
Evolution and adaptation are key factors for the commercial real estate industry and have allowed industry leaders such as Franklin...
Andrew Wright
Spotlight On: Andrew Wright, CEO and Managing Partner, Franklin Street
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas    2 min read February 2021 — Despite the challenges of the last 12 months, opportunities for...
Joe Collier
Increased sanitation and tech improvements will continue to drive guest experience
In what has been a tough year for the overall hospitality industry, boutique hotels are better prepared to weather the...
Sean Malott
Spotlight On: Sean Malott, President & CEO, Central Florida Development Council, Inc.
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas    2 min read February 2021 — Polk County has more than one ace up its sleeve...
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All eyes on Tampa Bay as region hosts Super Bowl LV
Writer:  Felipe Rivas 2 min read February 2021 — All eyes will be on the Tampa Bay region as football...
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Hala Sandridge, Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney PC
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas  2 min read January 2021 —While COVID 19 remains an issue, reopening the courts and reinstating jury...
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Post pandemic landscape for the Tampa Bay region looks bright
Writer: Felipe Rivas 3 min read January 2021 — The COVID-19 vaccine roll out will be a major step to...
Grayson Silver
Spotlight On:
Grayson Silver, Managing Principal, Baker Barrios Architects
By: Felipe Rivas   2 min read Jan 2021 — Tampa’s ever-growing population and uncertain economic landscape have created an...
Tampa International Airport
What is the future of international air travel post-pandemic?
By: Catie Schwartzman  2 min read January 2021 — 2020 shaped up to be the worst year for Tampa Bay’s...
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Florida to raise its minimum wage to $10
By: Catie Schwartzman  2 min read January 2021 — Florida’s march to a $15 minimum wage took another step forward...
Office Image
Innovation and adaptation: How these companies are celebrating this holiday season
By: Max Crampton Thomas 3 min read December 2020 —Traditionally, a company’s end-of-year holiday party is a celebration to toast...
Glen Cornwall
Spotlight On:
Glen Cornwall, Dean, Galen College of Nursing
Writer: Felipe Rivas 2 min read November 2020 —Single-purpose colleges are revamping and redesigning what it means to be a...
Tampa Bay Sports Teams
2020 in Review: Tampa Bay sports a boost for city morale, economy
Writer: Brendan Meagher 2 min read December 2020 —In a year that many people would prefer to forget, the sports...
Airport
Safety first as airports prepare for Thanksgiving increase in passengers
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read November 2020 — After what has been an extraordinarily difficult year for the aviation...
Office Space
Opportunity and challenges abound for Tampa Bay’s office market
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read October 2020 — The rapid exodus of people from office settings into work from...
Water Street Tampa
Water Street Tampa positioned to be a leader in community wellness
By: Max Crampton-Thomas [caption id="attachment_24275" align="alignleft" width="522"] The heart and spine of the neighborhood, Water Street has been transformed into...
Lighning Stanley Cup
Tampa Bay is once again home to the Stanley Cup
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read October 2020 —It’s been 16 long years but the Stanley Cup has made its way back...
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The Bay’s Banking Bosses
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 4 min read September 2019 — The health of the banking sector is a great way to...
Bucs primed for success this year in the Bay
By: Beatrice Silva 2 min read September 2020 — There were points this summer where it seemed impossible to fathom how the National...
Chris Stewart
Continuous resilience and adaptation has been key to success for banks throughout pandemic
The initial rollout of the PPP loans were met with some frustration and an overall mood of anxiety. Chris Stewart,...
Kenneth Welch
Kenneth Welch helps to guide Pinellas County’s community through its next phase of reopening
The Pinellas County Commission has been overloaded with anti-mask advocates requesting the ordinance be repealed. Although COVID-19 cases have slowed...
Tampa Bay’s ingenuity and innovation in face of adversity highlighted second annual launch conference
By: Max Crampton Thomas FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  August 21, 2020 Tampa Bay’s economic resilience in the face of unprecedented challenges...
Adaptation, innovation are the new normal for legal professionals
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read August 2020 — In the span of just a couple of months, the COVID-19...
Making the right financial choices in economic uncertainty
By: Max Crampton Thomas 2 min read July 2020 — To say the least, the COVID-19 pandemic has been nothing...
Invest: Tampa Bay 2020 Press Release
By: Max Crampton Thomas FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  July 12th, 2020 Tampa Bay’s economic resilience in the face of unprecedented challenges...
The Post-Pandemic City
By: Abby Melone, President & CEO, Capital Analytics It’s a truism in today’s hyper-connected world that people go where the...
2020 Hurricane season in the face of coronavirus
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read May 2020—A few days shy of the official start of the 2020 hurricane season...
Frank Hibbard
This is not the first time the mayor of Clearwater, FL has had to lead his city through a crisis
While nothing could ever truly prepare someone to lead their community or organization through an unforeseen pandemic like COVID-19, there...
David Pizzo
Telemedicine and continued education are just part of the future for a world post-pandemic
While telemedicine has been a useful resource that has been available to the public over the last few years, it...
Dr. Charles Lockwood
What it truly means to ‘flatten the curve’ and what that could entail in the near future
Phase 1 of the reopening of Florida is underway and while it is beneficial for many of the local businesses...
Michael Lawton
UnitedHealthcare is stepping up as global leaders as the world looks towards a future post-COVID-19
While the economic and social recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is going to be a long and gradual process, there...
Spotlight On:
Catherine Stempien, President, Duke Energy Florida
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read April 2020 — Duke Energy is among the largest electric power holding companies in...
Todd Schonherz
New patient volume is down for this specialty outpatient provider
While many hospitals across the United States have experienced a significant influx of patients due to COVID-19, certain specialty outpatient...
Dr. Steven Currall
USF is going the extra mile to assist their students through the pandemic
Even during times of economic prosperity, a large portion of college students are financially strapped. Now faced with the fallout...
Federal, state govts rally to help homeless during COVID-19 outbreak
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read  — Since March, shelter-in-place measures have become the norm across the nation, shuttering nonessential businesses,...
John Couris
Tampa General’s John Couris selected for Gov DeSantis’s task force to reopen Florida’s economy
As Florida prepares to turn the page and start slowly reopening businesses in an effort to stimulate the economy after...
Florida Polytechnic University navigates through COVID-19
By: Max Crampton- Thomas 2 min read April 2020 — As the coronavirus reduced daily activity to only essential services, educational...
Dr. Ravi Chari
A new future for the Tampa healthcare sector due to COVID-19
COVID-19 has had a profound impact on the world as a whole, the effects of which, both positive and negative,...
Understanding and addressing the current reality
By: Max Crampton- Thomas The Tampa Bay region, like everywhere else, is feeling the deep impact from the COVID-19 pandemic. In...
Let’s get virtual: Six must-read tips for engaging online
By: Abby Melone It’s a brave new world for everyone. Quarantine, lockdown, self-isolation and sheltering in place characterize the new normal...
Spotlight On:
Thomas Jewsbury, Executive Director, St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read April 2020 — Prior to the current COVID-19 pandemic that is challenging all sectors...
Spotlight On:
Larry Thompson, President, Ringling College of Art and Design
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read March 2020 — While all higher education institutions operate with the purpose of preparing...
Home sweet office: How to make your home office work
By: Max Crampton- Thomas 4 min read March 2020 — The COVID-19 health pandemic has upended daily life in unprecedented ways...
Spotlight On:
Lynda Remund, President & CEO, Tampa Downtown Partnership
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read March 2020 — A downtown is the city’s core and ultimately the face of...
Spotlight On:
Michael Hendricks, Office Managing Partner Tampa, Frazier & Deeter
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read February 2020 — Recent advancements in technology, economic uncertainty and the constantly changing needs...
Face Off:
Bringing More Energy to the Bay
By: Max Crampton Thomas 4 min read February 2020 — As the Tampa Bay region continues to grow both in...
Spotlight On:
Catherine Stempien, President, Duke Energy Florida
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read February 2020 — Duke Energy Florida is not just increasing the amount of renewable...
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Commercial Real Estate to Remain Steady in 2020
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read February 2020 — If there were ever a time or place to consider investing...
Spotlight On:
Bill Cronin, President & CEO, Pasco EDC
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read February 2020 — Successful economic development is a product of consistent improvement of the...
Spotlight On:
Silvana Capaldi, Founding Chair, Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors of Tampa Bay
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read January 2020 — The long-term success of any economy is predicated on both organic...
Spotlight On:
Stan Lifsey, Co-Owner, The Current Hotel
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read January 2020 — In 2020, creating experiences and innovation are two of the main...
Spotlight On:
Shaun Kwiatkowski, General Manager, The Godfrey Hotel and Cabanas Tampa
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read January 2020 — The hospitality industry in Tampa Bay welcomed several new hotel offerings...
Face Off: The Sunshine City’s Future Shines Bright
4 min read January 2020 — Deliberate, calculated and fast-moving are just a few of the ways to describe the...
Spotlight On:
Alan Higbee, Managing Partner, Shutts & Bowen
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read January 2020 — Expertise on the local market is a must in the legal...
No Lull for Football Fans in Tampa Bay
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read January 2020 — If the last few weeks in the Tampa Bay region have...
Spotlight On:
Anddrikk Frazier, President & CEO, Integral Energy
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 3 min read January 2020 — A growing economy in the Tampa Bay region equates to growth...
The Best Is Yet to Come in the Bay
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read January 2020 — 2019 is officially in the books and was another monumental year...
Spotlight On:
Mike Schultz, President & CEO – West Florida Division, AdventHealth
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 4 min read December 2019 — AdventHealth promotes a model of healthcare based on prevention and promotion...
The Bay’s Top 5 Holiday Celebrations
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 4 min read December 2019 — ‘Tis the season for family fun and Tampa Bay has a...
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Nicholas Haines, CEO, Bromley Companies
By: Max Crampton-Thomas The future of Tampa Bay is developing in front of our very eyes and there are a...
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Bill Schifino, Tampa Office Managing Shareholder, Gunster
By: Max Crampton-Thomas   2 min read December 2019 — A greater number of law firms in the Tampa Bay...
Face Off: Hot Hotel Market to Remain Steadfast Into 2020
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 4 min read December 2019 — Hospitality may be one of the most competitive industries in Florida,...
Top 5 Thanksgiving ‘To Do’s’ in the Bay
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 4 min read November 2019 — Thanksgiving season has once again descended upon the Tampa Bay region....
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Neil Callaghan, Brand Manager, Cigar City Brewing
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read November 2019 — The Tampa Bay region is known for having and being headquarters...
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Ruby Wake, Vice President, Tampa Bay Latin Chamber of Commerce
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read November 2019 — At first glance it may seem that there are more than...
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Matt Crum, Executive Vice President, FrankCrum
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read November 2019 — Achieving longevity in any marketplace is difficult. That level of difficulty...
Face Off: Two Legal Leaders on Growth, Talent and Tech
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 4 min read November 2019 — Seemingly every industry in the Tampa Bay region is firing on...
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Frank Dame, EVP & COO , Clearwater Marine Aquarium
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read November 2019 — The city of Clearwater has a lot of enticing offerings within...
Top 5 Haunted Happenings in Tampa Bay
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 4 min read October 2019 — The month of October is known for seasonal change, pumpkin-spiced everything...
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Courtney Orr, Ybor Development Manager, Ybor City Development Corporation
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read October 2019 — Founded in the late 1800s, Ybor City is not only a...
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Daniels Ikajevs, Chairman, The Ring Workspaces
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read October 2019 — As the need for office space continues unabated, innovative solutions like...
Top 5 Family-Friendly Destinations in the Tampa Bay Region
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 4 min read October 2019 — With almost 1,000 people moving into Florida every day, the appeal...
Rays’ Sights Set on Game 5
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas [caption id="attachment_14510" align="alignleft" width="300"] ST. PETERSBURG, FL - MARCH 28: 2019: The Tampa Bay Rays play the...
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Brian Katz, CEO & Founder, Katz Capital
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read October 2019 —There has never been a more perfect time to invest in Tampa...
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The Bay’s Banking Bosses
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 4 min read September 2019 — The health of the banking sector is a great way to...
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Randy Avent, President, Florida Polytechnic University
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read September 2019 — The Tampa Bay region is home to a slew of world-class...
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Mark Hardy, Vice President & Regional Manager, Universal Engineering Sciences
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read August 2019 — Growth in the Tampa Bay construction industry has not only benefited...
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Tampa’s Transportation Task Forces
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 4 min read September 2019 — Whether it is Hillsborough, Pasco or Pinellas County, transportation issues seem...
Tackling Affordable Housing in the Bay
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read August 2019 —  Growth in the Tampa Bay region has been twofold, with a ...
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Brian Kornfeld, President and Co-Founder, Synapse
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read August 2019 — The growth of Tampa Bay’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is a testament to...
Buccaneers Hope Offseason Moves Score Touchdown
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read August 2019 —  There is perhaps nothing more synonymous with Tampa Bay than its...
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Hala Sandridge, Shareholder and Tampa Co-Office Head, Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney PC
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read August 2019 — Demand in most job sectors ebbs and flows with the economy....
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Mayor Sandra Bradbury, City of Pinellas Park
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read August 2019 — The unprecedented economic growth the Tampa Bay MSA, including Pinellas County,...
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David Gwynn, District Seven Secretary, Florida Department of Transportation
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read July 2019 — Challenges with transportation, traffic and transit options are not new issues...
No Stopping Tampa Tourism Rocket
Max Crampton-Thomas 2 minute read July 2019 — Quite often when the city of Tampa Bay is mentioned it is...
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George Cretekos, Mayor, City of Clearwater
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read JULY 2019 — For the second year in a row, Tripadvisor awarded Clearwater  the...
MacDill Air Force Base flying high as a premier Tampa Bay economic driver
2 minute read July 2019 —When describing the major economic drivers in the Tampa Bay region, the typical response will...
Invest: Tampa Bay Launched with Resounding Success!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 5, 2019 Tampa Bay’s diverse and strong economy is highlighted at the first release of Invest: Tampa...

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