One Liners Pinellas: Bank of America, SPCA and more

Franklin Street arranged the sale of Shoppes on Fourth, a newly built, 9,030-square-foot shopping center at 1300 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg, to Fleming Island-based Reinhold Corp. for $6.7 million.

► Community Action Stops Abuse, or CASA, received a $1 million gift from the Virginia and David Baldwin Foundation to address domestic violence in Pinellas County.

► St. Petersburg College and the board of directors of the Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions announced Kimberly Jackson will be the program’s executive director. Editor’s note: TBBW CEO and Publisher Bridgette Bello serves on both boards.

► Freedom Bank, locally owned and headquartered in St. Petersburg, has added Jason Hatcher as senior vice president/credit manager, Susan Doll as senior vice president/commercial lender, Cheryl Holly as vice president/branch manager and Renee Jones as vice president/treasury management to its staff.

Jennifer Garbowicz

►Jennifer Garbowicz was named senior vice president and private client adviser in Bank of America Private Bank’s St. Petersburg office.

► Sandra Diamond, a former board member for the Pinellas Community Foundation, received the “Spirit of Philanthropy” Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Tampa Bay chapter.

► The Blend: Coffee & Wine will open at 490 First Ave. S., in the lobby of the Tampa Bay Times’ building in St. Petersburg.

► OTO Development, a hotel development and management company headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, bought the Howard Johnson by Wyndham St. Pete Beach Resort Hotel for $34.5 million.

► Tombolo Books opened a permanent bookstore at 2153 First Ave. S. in St. Petersburg, and will have a rotating selection of 7,000 highly curated books.

► Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns added John P. Martin to the firm’s tax, estates and trust department and will practice primarily in the Clearwater office.

► 1347 Property Insurance Holdings relocated its corporate headquarters and principal executive offices from Tampa to St. Petersburg, and is now based at 970 Lake Carillon Drive.

Nick Vojnovic

►Nick Vojnovic, president of St. Petersburg-based Little Greek Fresh Grill, has been inducted into the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Hall of Fame.

► Jeffrey Jew, an alumnus of Bravo’s Top Chef, is opening a new restaurant called Lingr, which will be at 400 Sixth St. S. in St. Petersburg.

► The University of South Florida board of trustees voted to appoint Melissa Seixas, vice president of government and community relations for Duke Energy Florida, to a four-year term on the USF St. Petersburg campus board.

►SPCA Tampa Bay named Eric Keaton as chief marketing officer.

Teddi R. Barber, vice president of Stonehill in St. Petersburg, has been named the inaugural ambassador for the Women and Leaders Initiative as part of the Kate Tiedemann College of Business at the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg.

► Mark Patton, former senior vice president of engineering at Malwarebytes, was named senior vice president of engineering at KnowBe4, a Clearwater-based cybersecurity firm.

The Brian Bill Foundation raised more than $40,000 to support its Warrior Healing Program.

The Brian Bill Foundation in St. Petersburg raised more than $40,000 to support its Warrior Healing Program during a Charity Golf Classic and gala at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples last month.

► Paradise Advertising & Marketing, based in St. Petersburg, was recognized by Visit Florida, the state’s tourism corporation, with three Silver Flagler Awards for excellence in advertising.

Lantower Largo Hwy 19 Tampa, a Delaware limited partnership, has purchased an 8.38-acre plot of land on U.S. Highway 19, just south of Whitney Road in Largo, for $6 million.

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