Food: The crisis within the crisis

It’s a lesson in kindness and withholding judgment. One day, it’s writing the checks to support an organization but, then, another day down the road, finding yourself in need of that organization’s help. Thomas Mantz, chief executive officer of Feeding Tampa Bay, takes great pride in speaking of what the organization was able to accomplish

Marketing redefined during the age of covid

By Christy Vogel It’s been a few years of epic change, as businesses scrambled to deliver goods and services in new ways, in-person events were canceled and marketing plans were put on hold. Undoubtedly, the pandemic has had a profound effect on the way we market our goods and services. Saying that marketing has changed

Q&A: Jared Moskowitz is a man in a hurry

Jared Moskowitz has been in public life for 15 years, and he’s only 40. Politics has always been in his blood. Born in Coral Springs, Moskowitz grew up in a political household—his father was a big fundraiser for the Democratic party—and he remembers that Jesse Jackson was the first politician he ever met, and that

Greece opens to American tourists; France likely next

With newly vaccinated, jet-setting Tampa Bay area residents anxiously waiting to see when the world—especially Europe—would reopen for travel, it’s welcome news that Greece has removed its COVID-19 travel restrictions. Consider this a “pre-opening” as the official reopening date is May 14, but travelers from the European Union, the United States, Britain, Serbia, Israel and

How telemedicine is changing health care for practitioners and patients

By Kathy Hargreaves, CPA/CFP/CPC & Dawn Morgan, CPA COVID has been a disrupter for change everywhere and it has permanently altered our expectations about the way physicians, and other providers, approach the delivery of health care. When the virus was recognized as a critical threat, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a mandate which closed, or

Surviving and thriving during surreal travel times

To say that we are experiencing surreal times during this global pandemic is an understatement. With restrictions, and travel bans, changing daily, our passionate hearts, and our educated brains, are in a battle of “to book or not to book.” With so many hurdles, travel experts say recovery will be slow and that about 90%

The Big Pivot, 2020

Since March 2020, Tampa Bay area residents, businesses and communities have been gripped by COVID-19, which has disrupted lives and business operations. As it stands for the world, there is the “before” and “after” of the pandemic and a collective hope to arrive at a “new normal” way of living. Crisis responses have varied from

Thank you, COVID-19

There’s no question this past year has had a profound impact on many of our businesses, and lifestyles, as a result of the coronavirus. Companies downsizing (or going out of business completely), work/school-from-home protocols and procedures, social distancing, facemasks, loss of friends and family, not to mention political and social unrest. Enough already! The German philosopher

The year that changed everything

If this year was a movie, it would have everything. Horror, comedy, tragedy … it would be an Oscar winner, no doubt. Down the road, we will look back and have a different version of this experience in our heads. But for now, it’s still fresh, not to mention ongoing. TBBW wanted to do something

Three strategies for evolving communications in chaos

By Marie Chinnici-Everitt is managing director and chief marketing officer overseeing global marketing and corporate communications for DTCC When COVID-19 sent the United States, and other countries around globe, into lockdown in March, the global marketing and communications team at The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) had to manage the flow of information to

On the Scene: Meals donated to AdventHealth Wesley Chapel

Suburban Propane Partners (NYSE: SPH), a nationwide distributor of propane, fuel oil and related products, and services, as well as a marketer of natural gas and electricity, delivered 750 Jersey Mike’s Subs meals to AdventHealth in Wesley Chapel. This initiative is part of Suburban Propane’s SuburbanCares platform, which highlights its continued dedication to giving back

PSCU’s top executive works to maintain a family culture during trying times

PSCU’s CEO and President, Charles “Chuck” Fagan, was a boomerang employee. He left PSCU in 2012 and returned in 2015, with employees cheering when they heard the news, according to Brian Kosoy, vice president of corporate communications for PSCU. “He’s a very humble guy and big on promoting a family culture,” he says. When Fagan