► Pet Paradise, a resort-style pet daycare, opened its 47th location, at 16030 Redstone Way, Odessa. (Pictured above)
► Tampa-based BRP Group (NASDAQ: BRP) will acquire California-based Westwood Insurance Agency for $385 million.
► Hillsborough Community College received $1.58 million, allocated through the Department of Educations’ Expansion of Registered Apprenticeship and Preapprenticeship Grant, to expand its registered apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs.
► Tony DiBenedetto, founder of Think Big For Kids and previous CEO of Tribridge, both in Tampa, was named chief executive officer of Appspace, a workplace experience platform developer based in Dallas.
► The University of South Florida unveiled a new state-of-the-art research center, at the USF Research Park on the Tampa campus, a three-story, 120,000-square-foot mixed-use building features advanced laboratory facilities as well as office and meeting spaces for new and established companies.
► Greenway Health, an electronic medical record software company in Tampa, named Tiffani Misencik its chief revenue officer.
► Franklin Street arranged the sale of a Class-A retail destinations the Corner at Westshore I & II, located in Tampa’s Westshore District, for $44.5 million.
► DOW Technologies, a Tampa-based, independently owned, electronics and technology services distributor, was awarded distributor of the year at the Mobile Electronics Association Industry Awards, its sixth time winning the award in eight years.
► HCA Healthcare West Florida division promoted Ken Wicker to chief executive officer for HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital.
► DAS Health Ventures, a health information technology and business services company, in Tampa, named Michelle Jaeger as president, in addition to her role as chief operating officer.
► Cushman & Wakefield arranged the sale of a newly constructed, Class-A last-mile delivery facility located within the Tampa Regional Industrial Park at 13010 Bay Industrial Drive.
► The American Marketing Association Tampa Bay named ZooTampa at Lowry Park as the seventh annual inductee into the AMA Tampa Bay Hall of Fame recipient as part of the association’s marketer of the year awards.
► The Healthy Start Coalition of Hillsborough County, a maternal and child health nonprofit group, named Marisa Mowat as its next executive director.
► Bank of America Financial Center, at 9385 N. 56th St. in Temple Terrace, sold for $5.5 million.