Tampa Bay

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 silver lining throughout the pandemic,...
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 trusted adviser to community banks,...
Pines Garden at City Center
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...
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...
Tampa Bay
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...
energy sector
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...
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...
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...
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...
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: Catie Schwartzman 2 min read March 2021 — January jobless data suggests a light at the end of the...
mike
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...
santiago
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...
biden
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,...
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
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
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...
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...
Buccaneers vs Chiefs
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...
Spotlight On:
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...
Tampa Bay Skyline
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...
Office workers
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...
Face Off:
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
Tampa Skyline
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
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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...
Spotlight on:
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...
Spotlight On:
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....
Spotlight On:
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...
Spotlight On:
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...
Spotlight On:
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...
Spotlight On:
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...
Spotlight On:
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...
Spotlight On:
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...
Spotlight On:
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...
Face Off:
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...
Spotlight On:
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...
Spotlight On:
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...
Face Off:
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 ...
Spotlight On:
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...
Spotlight On:
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....
Spotlight On:
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,...
Spotlight On:
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...
Spotlight on:
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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Economy, Greater Fort Lauderdale, Infrastructure, Logistics
No pipeline? No Problem, says Port Everglades
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read May 2021 — The Colonial Gas Pipeline, which stretches some 5,500 miles from Texas...
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Spotlight On: Tim Davey, Founder & Managing Director, Global Marine Travel
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read May 2021 — In an interview with Invest:, Founder and Managing Director of Global...
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Economy, Nashville
New BLS numbers demonstrate Middle Tennessee’s business diversity
Writer: Joey Garrand 2 min read May 2021 — As many Nashvillians and Middle Tennesseans know, the Nashville area economy...
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Spotlight On: Mark Nolan, Managing Partner, Batson Nolan
Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read May 2021 — Based in Tennessee and Kentucky, Batson Nolan is a law firm...