Tampa Bay

Clearwater City Manager

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 getting the job done. Bright...
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 ways to provide students with...
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...
tampa
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...
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...
Rob Rosner Tampa
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...
nursing shortage
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...
tampa business leaders
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...
ESG tampa
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...
brightline extension from Orlando to Tampa
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...
4 tech companies in florida
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...
fintech in tampa
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...
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...
liquid oxygen
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...
medical technology
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...
Tampa airport
Travel plans this summer? TPA is ready
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read June 2021 — Whether traveling in or out of Tampa Bay this summer, Tampa...
Regional leaders bullish on future of Tampa Bay
[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="no" equal_height_columns="no" menu_anchor="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id="" background_color="" background_image="" background_position="center center" background_repeat="no-repeat" fade="no" background_parallax="none" parallax_speed="0.3" video_mp4="" video_webm="" video_ogv="" video_url="" video_aspect_ratio="16:9"...
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,...
tampa
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...
Tampa article
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