►The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay received national recognition from Watermark Retirement Communities, with several awards recognizing associates’ dedication to their community.


Quick news from Pinellas County

Seminole-based Superior Uniform Group (Nasdaq: SGC) changed its name to Superior Group of Companies.

►Pinellas County Economic Development and St. Petersburg Economic Development were the winners of the Florida Economic Development Council’s 2018 Deal of the Year Award for outstanding achievement in the relocation or expansion of a business in the state.

Clearwater-based Nicholas Financial (Nasdaq: NICK) named Kelly Malson chief financial officer.

►St. Petersburg’s Plasma-Therm, a manufacturer of plasma etch, deposition and packaging equipment for specialty semiconductor devices, acquired Corial, a French plasma processing equipment supplier.

►Clearwater’s Motortronics, which makes solid-state motor controls and motor protection products, acquired U.K.-based Fairford Electronics for an undisclosed sum.

►Shevette Batts joined the St. Petersburg Free Clinic as the health center director.

Clearwater-based Tech Data formed a partnership with Keonn Technologies, a manufacturer of radio frequency identification hardware and software products, to provide inventory systems for retail organizations.

►Alison Riley was named vice president of corporate partnerships and marketing for Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County. 

►Allyson L. Watson, dean for the College of Education at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, was named the 2018 Girls Inc. of Pinellas STEM Woman of the Year.

►Sea Dog Brew Pub on Treasure Island opened six boats slips at its waterfront location, with five more expected to open later in the summer.

►Digital Media Solutions, a Clearwater digital marketing agency, acquired W4 Performance Ad Market.

St. Petersburg’s HSN debuted the Beekman 1802 Collection of farm-to-skin beauty and Happy Place products.

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