One Liners Pinellas: Vology, Mazzaro’s and more
► St. Petersburg College completed the Joseph H. Lang Sr. Student Success Center, at the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus, at 6605 Fifth Ave. N. (Pictured above)
►The owner of Budget Blinds of central Tampa, Tarpon Springs and Dunedin, Rob Emmerson along with his business partner and wife, Annemarie, donated $25,000 to Camelot Community Care’s Independent Living Program.
►St. Petersburg College is a 2020 recipient of a $100,000 award to support the launch of the Diversity in Energy Initiative, in partnership with Duke Energy Florida.
► Massage Studio, an independently owned and operated massage spa with locations in St. Petersburg and Tampa, has added CBD oil to its therapeutic offerings.
►The nonprofit Center for Cyber Safety and Education, in Clearwater, launched a new “Garfield at Home” program to teach children ages 6-11 how to be safe, and secure, online from the comfort of their homes.
►Ashcroft Capital, a multifamily investment firm headquartered in New York, bought Woodland Key Apartments, a 416-unit complex at 2770 Roosevelt
Blvd., in Clearwater, for $55.7 million.
►Lala St. Pete, a new restaurant, bar and karaoke spot is opening at 2324 Central Ave. in the Grand Central District of St. Petersburg.
► Engel & Völkers Belleair added Darrien Austin and Haley Doyle, to the brokerage, as members of the Hallamek Team.
► Vology, a provider of managed IT, cloud and security services in Clearwater, named Walt Walker chief cloud officer.
► Kin Insurance, an insurance technology company in St. Petersburg, raised $35 million in a Series B funding round.
►Tech Data, in Clearwater, promoted John O’Shea to president of the Americas.
►PowerChord, a digital marketing company in St. Petersburg, promoted Bill Volmuth from president to chief executive officer.
► Eckerd Connects, a Clearwater-based nonprofit that assists children, young adults and families in need, named Tony Van Slyke chief financial officer.
►Premier Sotheby’s International Realty added Tunisia Abraham, in Clearwater, and Jen Dunn and Tyler Jones, in St. Petersburg, as associates.
► The St. Pete Pier officially unveiled its large-scale, public art installations from artists Xenobia Bailey, Janet Echelman, Nathan Mabry and Nick Ervinck.
►Ken Burke, Pinellas County Circuit Court clerk and comptroller, was reappointed to the Florida Supreme Court Standing Committee on Fairness and Diversity.
► Downtown St. Petersburg based advertising agency, Evolve & Co, named Amy Alexander as creative director.
► Lincoln Property Company Southeast, a commercial real estate firm based in Orlando, which recently reopened to expand in Tampa Bay, hired Thomas B. Grandoff as director of brokerage services at its downtown St. Petersburg office.
► AR Homes, a franchisor of independently owned custom homebuilding companies headquartered in Clearwater, promoted Don Whetro from executive vice president of franchise operations to chief operating officer.
► The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women opened an office, in St. Petersburg, to help female entrepreneurs and small business owners with training, education and counseling as they navigate the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
► Tricera Capital, a Miami-based real estate investment firm, completed the renovation of a historic commercial building at 1110 Central Ave., St. Petersburg’s Edge District.
►Plasma-Therm, a St. Petersburg manufacturer of plasma-process equipment for the semiconductor industry, is pleased to announce the opening of new offices in Singapore.
►Morgan Hill Partners, a St. Petersburg-based tech consulting firm, rebranded as Orchid Black.
► Moss Construction, a national builder based in Fort Lauderdale, was awarded a contract for the first phase of construction of the J.W. Marriott Clearwater Beach.
► Mazzaro’s Italian Market, a St. Petersburg gourmet grocery store and cafe, opened at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport.
► B2 Communications, in St. Petersburg, named Shannon Burch public relations director.