► The University of South Florida St. Petersburg is planning to build the Center of Excellence Environmental & Oceanographic Sciences, a research center to be located at the College of Marine Science, at 830 First St. S. (Rendering above)
► Tesla Motors proposed an expansive sales, service and delivery center in at 4601 34th St. N., St. Petersburg, which it is currently under contract to buy.
► The Florida Orchestra has named Chelsea Gallo as its new assistant conductor, starting with the 2022-23 season in the fall.
► Clearwater-based MarineMax acquired Superyacht Management, a superyacht management company based in Golfe Juan, France, through its Northrop and Johnston subsidiary.
► HCA Florida Northside Hospital, in St. Petersburg, appointed Amrit Dhillon as chief operating officer.
► Karma Juice Bar and Eatery, a health-conscious restaurant, plans to open a new location at 1804 4th St. N., in St. Petersburg, in the previous Clean Juice space.
► Noble Crust owners Jeff Strouse, TJ Theilbar, Tim Curci and Chris Sweeney, in a joint venture with Anthony Menna president and owner of Menna Development and Management, will be opening a new concept called Noble Tavern Off The Farm in the newly constructed Tru by Hilton St. Petersburg.
► Tampa Bay Watch, a nonprofit organization whose overall mission is to restore and protect the bay’s habitat through stewardship and community awareness, appointed Cynthia “Cindy” Reichard as controller.
► Rita Lowman, former president of Pilot Bank, in St. Petersburg and a two-decade American Cancer Society volunteer, was awarded the St. George National Leadership Award at a presentation that took place in Dallas, at the annual ACS Summit.
► Dunedin-based Achieva Credit Union signed on as a sponsor of the Bradenton Marauders minor league baseball team, offering on-site access to Achieva team members, Friday night ticket promotions for Achieva members and ticket giveaways to educators, among other activities.
► Achieva Credit Union, in Dunedin, named Susan Lacey as regional market president giving her responsibility for an area that stretches along Florida’s west coast, from Bradenton to Fort Myers and Estero.
► Franklin Street arranged the sale of Whitehall Horizons, a 44-unit, 64,896-sqaure-foot multifamily property in St. Petersburg, for $7.15 million, or $110.18 per square foot.