One Liners Pinellas

Paradise Advertising & Marketing in St. Petersburg added Kahwa Coffee Roasting Co. to its client portfolio.

The Feil Organization in New York City purchased the Transamerica building at 570 Carillon Parkway in St. Petersburg for $36.8 million.

St. Petersburg based advertising and marketing firm Bayshore Marketing Group added Resource Property Management in Seminole and Health Services Management in Crystal River to its portfolio.

Raytheon, with locations in St. Petersburg and Largo, was awarded a $15.3 million contract for design and engineering services to support the Cooperative Engagement Capability program, which uses a sensor network to improve battle force effectiveness.

Tara Yurkshat

►Tara Yurkshat has joined SPCA Tampa Bay as the organization’s chief operating officer.

The Pinellas County Commission voted to award a 10-year master concessionaire agreement to SSP-Hudson PIE Concessions at the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, which includes an initial capital investment of $4.2 million to refurbish and develop retail, food and beverage facilities, including brands such as Dunkin Donuts, 3 Daughters Brewing and Mazzaro’s Italian Market.

The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, an independent- and assisted-living and memory care community in South Pasadena, was honored by national senior living provider Watermark Retirement Communities with several awards, including executive director of the year and five other national awards.

Nancy L. Spencer

The board of trustees at St. Petersburg’s Shorecrest Preparatory School appointed Nancy L. Spencer its head of school effective July 1, 2020.

Susan Crockett was promoted to president and CEO of Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.

Essentials PetCare, based in Largo, opened a walk-in veterinary clinic in a Walmart Supercenter in Kaufman, Texas.

Preferred Apartment Communities bought Disston Plaza, a 129,150 square foot, Publix-anchored shopping center, at 49th Street and 38th Avenue North in St. Petersburg.

Carlina Sarabia joined Engel & Völkers St. Petersburg as a real estate adviser.

Tyler A. Hayden, Michael J. Labbee, and David R. Phillips, established the firm Phillips, Hayden & Labbee, which will have offices in downtown St. Petersburg and Clearwater.

Sunstar Paramedics employees—Maya Daniels and Kyle Turner—were recognized as Paramedic and EMT of the Year by Pinellas County.

Two Sunstar Paramedics employees—paramedic Maya Daniels and emergency medical technician Kyle Turner—were recognized as Paramedic and EMT of the Year by Pinellas County, for their service to the community.

Hine Automation expanded its manufacturing and headquarters facility in St. Petersburg by more than 5,700 square feet, to 12,445 square feet—the fourth expansion, as a result of growth, since the company’s 2009 inception.

Marxent, a St. Petersburg-based technology firm that creates interactive, virtual reality displays for home furnishing retailers such as Macy’s, established a partnership with Decod, headquartered in Paris.

490 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg

►Franklin Street was named the exclusive leasing agent for 490 First Ave. S., the landmark, Class-A office building located in downtown St. Petersburg, which is headquarters for the Tampa Bay Times and other businesses.

KnowBe4, a cybersecurity training company in Clearwater, received $300 million in an investment round led by KKR, with significant participation by two existing investors, Elephant and TenEleven Ventures

Plasma-Therm in St. Petersburg was named the RANKED 1st award winner in the category of The Best Fab Equipment in the recently completed annual 2019 Customer Satisfaction Survey of semiconductor industry customers conducted by VLSIresearch.

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