One Liners Hillsborough: Axiom Bank, Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Co. and more

►Dan Davis, president and CEO of Axiom Bank, was appointed to a two-year term on the board of directors of the Florida Bankers Association. (Pictured above) ►Uptown Sky, a 60-unit multi-family apartment home development, will be built in the Uptown/University Area by University Area CDC (Community Development Corporation), in partnership with Blue Sky Communities, made

Solving Skilled Labor Supply Chain Shortfalls

Hiring good people is hard. Hiring good people with specific skills, or credentials is harder. Hiring good people with specific skills, or credentials, in an industry where the demand is outgrowing the available labor pool, well, that is nearly impossible. While it may sound like a glass-half-empty view on the economics of labor this is

Tampa Bay Heart Institute Cardiologist elected to help lead American Heart Association

Tampa Bay cardiologist, Dr. Robert Sanchez was elected to the American Heart Association Southeast Board of Directors. Sanchez, who sits on the Tampa Bay Metro Board of Directors, will also serve on the regional board during the Association’s 2020-21 fiscal year. “I am honored to serve as a board member and I look forward to

Silver linings found during the COVID-19 pandemic

Settling into the long Florida summer, industries and individuals are still grappling with the new normal in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even as our community, and business leaders, move forward with safety protocols for the re-emerging economy, families and companies are moving forward with positive lessons learned throughout the crisis. As John F.

One Liners Hillsborough: Sprouts, Outback Bowl and more

►Sprouts Farmers Market will open a store at 8620 Hunters Village Road, Tampa, in August ►Axiom Bank, a Maitland-based community bank, named Richard Jensen as senior vice president, commercial relationship manager in Tampa. ►Former Raymond James senior-level executive Bob Anastasi has joined the board of Abacode, a cybersecurity protection firm in Tampa. ►Refresco Beverages US

Great Places and Spaces: Aravilla

Cleveland Construction is the general contractor for a new multi-phased assisted living and memory care community in Clearwater. The first phase is a two-story, 65,000-square-foot, secure assisted living and memory care community with 84 units and 95 beds. The second phase on the eight-acre site will include a three-story, 105,000-square-foot, 132-bed assisted living community connected

One Liners Pinellas

►Craig Scafidi, a commercial advisor with Coldwell Banker Commercial, represented Amigo’s Tortilla Bar as they signed a lease to open their first St. Petersburg location in a 2,000-square-foot commercial building at 681 Central Avenue. (Photo above) ►Dean Akers joined the board of directors for the Tampa Bay Innovation Center in St. Petersburg. ►Clearwater-based Master Restoration

Health care: A fireside chat with Florida Blue’s David Pizzo

David Pizzo brings a wealth of health care business savvy to Tampa Bay. In his current role as Florida Blue’s market president for the west Florida region, he’s responsible for 14 counties along the gulf coast spanning from Hernando to Collier.  In addition to being responsible for roughly one million members for the state’s largest health insurer, last year he helped bring $4

David Pizzo, market president for Florida Blue and Bridgette Bello, CEO and publisher for Tampa Business & Wealth magazine.

►Curaleaf opened a medical marijuana dispensary at 3179 U.S. Highway 98 N. in Lakeland, the county’s first dispensary. ►Patriot Coffee, created by Lakeland’s Chris McArthur, will be sold in 350 Publix stores throughout Florida, and up to 800 stores later this year. ►The Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children, a new wing at

►For the third year in a row, Lakeland-based Publix Super Markets was the top national March for Babies corporate partner, raising more than $7.8 million for the organization.