Brian Kornfeld says goodbye to Synapse…sort of
The previous CEO talks about the organization’s wins, the growth of the Tampa Bay region and pride for his successor.
ChatGPT…a marketer’s friend or foe?
We are halfway through the third year since COVID-19 became a reality, and the virus has proved to have a lasting impact on the work environment. Organizations are currently facing historic challenges: an exhausted workforce, a competitive talent landscape and pressure to control costs. Many businesses are being cost-conscious in their marketing and choosing to
One Liners Hillsborough: Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa Bay Partnership and more
► Tampa-based artist Ya La’ford was honored with the Blanche Armwood Legacy award at the annual National Alumnae Association of Spelman College Tampa Bay Chapter event. (Pictured above) ► Travis Jennings, founder and chief executive officer of Finance Cape, was named president of the TIE Tampa Bay chapter, replacing longtime leader Rich Heruska. ► The
One Liners Pinellas: FKQ Advertising & Marketing, Chargebacks911 and more
► Little’s, a drive-through restaurant serving sliders, tenders, fries and malted milkshakes, plans to open at 4th Street North and 87th Avenue, in St. Petersburg. (Rendering above) ► St. Petersburg’s Sunken Gardens is opening a history center in the original 1940 entrance and gift shop, a building that, until recently, held the garden’s tropical birds
Tech answers for health care problems
BeniComp, an innovator in the thriving space of insuratech, leverages technology to offer creative solutions in health insurance. For president and chief operating officer Steve Pressler, framing business within a creative perspective comes naturally. A graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, Pressler took his master’s degree in 3D animation and launched a multimedia
Therapy iQ preps for growth and opens $2 million funding round
By Marcella McCarthy On the heels of a $1.5 million dollar raise, a Tampa Bay area health tech startup, Therapy iQ has announced it’s opening a round to raise another $1.5 million to $2 million. The company, founded by Nathan Maingi, is helping mental health practices streamline their operations through a proprietary practice management software.
One Liners Hillsborough: Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, Seminole Hard Rock and more
► Play Ball Florida, owner and franchisee of Glory Days Grill restaurants in Florida and Georgia, will acquire Glory Days, the corporate entity that owns 22 corporate restaurant locations in Virginia and Maryland. ► The National Science Foundation awarded a $20 million grant to a University of South Florida-led team of researchers to develop a
One Liners Hillsborough: DOW Technologies, USF and more
► 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,
Tampa Bay Wave and USF Muma College of Business partner to launch FinTech|X 2022 Accelerator Program
When it comes to tech, the Tampa Bay region is developing a highly sophisticated, and robust, ecosystem to attract top tech talent and nurture forward-thinking startups that make impactful contributions to the industry. After Forbes Magazine named Tampa as the leading emerging city for tech, it seems the world took notice of the tech innovation
One Liners Pinellas: PostcardMania, TeBella Tea Company and more
► TeBella Tea Co. opened in the Edge District of downtown St. Petersburg at 1445 Central Ave. (Pictured above) ► Stoneweg U.S., a St. Petersburg-based real estate investment firm specializing in multifamily acquisitions and developments, promoted Pamela Williams to director of asset management. ► PostcardMania, a Clearwater-based, business-focused marketing company, named Jackie Payson Wirsing as
Leaders in tech talk digital transformation
As you look ahead, into the future of your organization, there are two outcomes that blatantly stare you in the face: transform or be left behind. Every leader in an organization understands that change is vital and that data is vital. However, not many understand how to affect that change and become data-driven without the
How PBX-Change harnesses voice and internet technology to help Lions Eye accomplish its mission
By Rebekah Nault, Business + Community Development, PBX-Change Inside a 1907 cigar factory in Ybor City is the largest eye bank, tissue recovery and ocular research center in the world. The Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research secures over 5,000 donors annually, making it possible for more than 60,000 transplant patients to receive life-changing