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Former Tampa Bay History exec joins Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium has a new executive who is expected to help reel in donor engagement. Grant Martin, former Tampa Bay History Center capital campaign vice president, will serve as the aquarium's new vice president of development. "Grant's ar.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 11th, 2019

Go inside Hotel Alba, the first Tapestry Collection in Florida, now open in Westshore (Photos)

A new hotel has opened in the Westshore district of Tampa. Hotel Alba, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, opened on June 5 at 5303 West Kennedy Blvd. It is designed to reflect the local history and culture of Tampa, according to a release. It also h.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 6th, 2019

‘Dean’ of state labor employment law joins Ogletree Deakins’ Tampa office

The nationally recognized attorney will assist the firm’s executive committee with expansion strategies in Florida and other key markets......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 1st, 2019

CSX executive joins Brightline as plans for Tampa/Orlando high-speed rail are put in motion

Bob O’Malley, a top executive for CSX Transportation, is leaving the company to work for another train company — All Aboard Florida's Brightline. O’Malley’s final day as the vice president of state and local government relations is July 13; h.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 11th, 2018

Former Dollar Shave Club exec joins one of St. Louis’ most successful startups

Clayton-based Varsity Tutors, which has developed an online tutoring and learning platform, said Thursday that it's expanded its C-suite with two new hires, including the former marketing chief of popular startup Dollar Shave Club. The new hires.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 18th, 2019

Three Bay area credit unions land on Forbes’ best in Florida list

Three Tampa Bay area credit unions have been ranked among Forbes top 10 best credit unions in Florida. To achieve the rankings, Forbes surveyed more than 25,000 people around the U.S. about their banking relationships, with the financial institutio.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 18th, 2019

Virgin Trains rolls out customizable corporate rates in South Florida

The train line — which has proposed a Tampa connection — recently launched a corporate rate that businesses can purchase that allows all its employees to ride the train as much as they'd like for less......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 15th, 2019

"Mr. Acosta should not be allowed to rewrite history": Former Florida state"s attorney issues sharp rebuke of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta

"Mr. Acosta should not be allowed to rewrite history": Former Florida state"s attorney issues sharp rebuke of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 11th, 2019

Florida Congressmen join coalition to address natural disasters’ impact on local economy

Two Tampa Bay area federal legislators have joined the American Flood Association in an effort to help address the growing threat of flooding and sea level rise in Florida and across the country. The participation of Congressmen Gus Bilirakis (FL-12th) .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 8th, 2019

USF College of Business deans shuffle from Sarasota, Tampa

The University of South Florida's College of Business interim dean will return to the Tampa campus after a stint at Sarasota-Manatee. Gert-Jan de Vreede has moved from the Sarasota-Manatee campus to become the associate dean at the Muma College of B.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 3rd, 2019

Photos: Pro Motocross attracts nearly 20,000 fans to Jacksonville

History was made this weekend as the inaugural US Assure Florida National Pro Motorcross event was held at WW Motocross Park in Jacksonville with almost 20,000 fans from around the world taking in the action. Fans representing 22 states, 16 countries .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 24th, 2019

Tampa Bay’s job market remains strong

Come for the weather, stay for the jobs. In the past year, the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area has created 27,500 new private-sector jobs, the third-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas, according to a monthly jobs report from .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 24th, 2019

Virgin Trains gives updates on both its planned routes in Orlando

Miami-based Virgin Trains USA presented additional info to the Central Florida Expressway Authority on June 13 for its $4 billion Orlando-to-Miami route and proposed alignments for its Phase 3 Orlando-to-Tampa route. Proposed paths for the Tampa lin.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 17th, 2019

Former Amazon exec joins Santa Fe"s Descartes Labs

He hopes to turn the growing startup into more of an enterprise software company......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 6th, 2019

Former Rays exec named president of the XFL football team in Tampa Bay

A former top executive from the Tampa Bay Rays will be leading the XFL team in Tampa Bay. Josh Bullock, former vice president of corporate partnerships at the Rays, has been named President of the XFL football team in Tampa Bay, the XFL announced on .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 3rd, 2019

Former Exelon exec joins Aqua America"s board

A former Exelon executive and current COO at global investment firm GCM Grosvenor is the newest board director at Aqua America. The Bryn Mawr-based water utility announced Monday that Francis Idehen was appointed to its board of directors, taskin.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 3rd, 2019

Clearwater’s Flagship Community Bank to be acquired

One of the Tampa Bay area’s largest community banks is being acquired by a newly-formed financial corporation. Flagship Community Bank in Clearwater signed an agreement May 29 with West Florida Banking Corp., stipulating the newly-formed holdi.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 31st, 2019

Knight Kiplinger’s 25-year plan: Build a town from scratch on the Florida coast

The personal finance publisher’s passion project draws on his family’s long history of a classic buy-and-hold investment: real estate......»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 24th, 2019

Central Florida homebuilder enters Tampa market

Eustis-based custom homebuilder Kevco Builders has expanded into the Tampa Bay region. Construction management professional Craig Calhoun will be the division president, according to a news release. “We’ve been building custom homes for nearly 4.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 23rd, 2019

Health care management firm in Tampa to lay off 100+ employees

Health care management services Keystone Peer Review Organization in Tampa will be laying off 150 employees.  The company, which has an office at 5201 W. Kennedy Blvd., said 100 of the 150 affected employees reside in Florida. "Keystone Peer Rev.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 22nd, 2019

Tampa-headquartered bulk cleaning company makes Bessemer acquisition

A Bessmer company that has been providing full-service tank cleaning to central Alabama since 1990 has been acquired by a company out of Tampa, Florida. With the acquisition of Birmingham Tank Wash that was completed in April, Quala has expanded its c.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 15th, 2019