On the Scene: 2023 Children’s Dream Fund Dreammaker Luncheon (PHOTOS)

Almost 400 guests gathered at Armature Works, in Tampa, to honor the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Lightning Foundation as the Children’s Dream Fund Dreammaker of the Year.  This annual event honors an individual, or group, for their contribution to the Children’s Dream Fund and to the Tampa Bay community.

TBBW’s Hispanic Business Summit 2022

 Tampa Bay Business & Wealth held its Hispanic Business Summit at Five Labs, in Tampa, where two panels discussed business topics as they relate to the Hispanic community. Hispanic business is a key driver of our economy’s revitalization. The TBBW Hispanic Business Summit welcomed the exploration of these countless innovative opportunities through public policy, procurement,

On the Scene: Leadership Tampa Bay’s Holiday Party 2022

Leadership Tampa Bay held its annual holiday party at the CI Group, in Tampa.  [image_slider_no_space on_click=”prettyphoto” height=”300″ images=”22607,22606,22605,22604,22603″]

On the Scene: Chi Chi Rodriguez Western Wonderland (PHOTOS)

Bob and Debbie Basham and Tom and Mary James hosted a night at The James Museum to benefit the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation.  There was a live and silent auction, and a fireside chat with Neil and Mindy Grossman.   [image_slider_no_space on_click=”prettyphoto” height=”300″ images=”22543,22542,22541,22540,22539,22538″]

On the Scene: ReliaQuest DeBartolo Contract Signing Party (PHOTOS)

The ReliaQuest Bowl held its 2022-2023 DeBartolo Contract Signing Party at Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa.   [image_slider_no_space on_click=”prettyphoto” height=”300″ images=”22522,22521,22520,22519,22518″]

CEO Connect: Brad Oleshansky talks about his pursuit of a vision

Brad Oleshansky has had more careers than most. He went to film school, law school and even represented Los Angeles rappers in the 1990s.  He has worked for Disney and Simon Marketing, which ran the Monopoly promotion for McDonald’s during a scandal in 2000.  He built his first “experiential automotive destination” in Pontiac, Michigan, called

On the Scene: American Cancer Society’s 2022 Tampa Cattle Baron’s Ball (PHOTOS)

The American Cancer Society held its 25th annual Cattle Baron’s Ball, at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, in Tampa. This year ACS raised $760,000 at the fundraising event.  [image_slider_no_space on_click=”prettyphoto” height=”300″ images=”22077,22076,22075,22074,22073,22072″]

Scenes from CEO Connect with Steve Johnston (PHOTOS)

Tampa Bay Business and Wealth held its November CEO Connect with Steve Johnston, chief executive officer of Ideal Agent, at DPR Construction, in Tampa. Presenting sponsors included Motocave, Ogletree Deakins and Southstate. Bridgette Bello, CEO and publisher of TBBW, interviewed Johnston in front of a live audience. You can read Johnston’s story here. Photos by

On the Scene: Children’s Dream Fund Celebrates 40th Year (PHOTOS)

The Children’s Dream Fund hosted 400 guests at their signature event, Dreaming Like It’s 1981. Guests, including dream children and their families, were encouraged to dress in their favorite 1980s styles for this “rad” throwback party, held at Armature Works, in Tampa.  The event’s 80’s theme was a nod to the year Children’s Dream Fund

On the Scene: Academy Prep’s 17th Annual Grand Oak Classic

Academy Prep Center, of Tampa, held its 17th Annual Grand Oak Classic dinner and tournament, presented by the Hyer Family.   This year, the Grand Oak Classic raised over $490,000 in support of our Student Scholarship Fund – as well as raising an additional $400,000 to fully fund the Sullivan Family Endowed Scholarship Fund.  [image_slider_no_space

CEO Connect lends a hand: The Q&A with Richard Forsyth

Tampa Bay Business and Wealth held its 42nd “CEO Connect” at the Colony Grill, in Midtown Tampa. The number 42 is important to remember. During the event, before Richard Forysth’s interview, Tamela Perdue, senior vice president of compliance with Sunshine Health and board chair for Volunteer Florida, addressed guests and encouraged those in attendance to

TBBW presents the winners of the 2022 Philanthropists of the Year Awards (PHOTOS)

Individuals, companies and nonprofits were honored for their philanthropic work at Tampa Bay Business and Wealth’s Philanthropists of the Year Awards on November 8, at Armature Works, in Tampa. In addition, Scott Fink, CEO of Fink Auto Group, was honored as TBBW’s first recipient of the Philanthropists of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award. Presenting sponsors