One Liners Hillsborough: SoFresh, WellCare and more
►Tampa-based SoFresh, an emerging, fresh casual restaurant that serves nutritious, made-to-order healthy meals, expanded its franchise business and is scheduled to open three new Florida locations this year, the first being at Westshore Town Center (next to Starbucks). (Pictured above)
► Wrench Group, a national home repair and maintenance services company headquartered in Marietta, Georgia, acquired Tampa-based Easy A/C, an air conditioning, electrical and plumbing services company.
► Cushman & Wakefield of Tampa arranged the $58.4 million sale of Florida Crossroads Logistics Center, a 617,055-square-foot industrial building located in Ocala, to an affiliate of Lexington Realty Trust, an industrial real estate investment trust.
► Affordit, a Tampa-based financial technology startup, added Coastal States Mortgage to its Early Adopter Program.
► CR Fitness, headquartered in Brandon, appointed Christy Stross as the company’s chief legal officer.
► Dan Bavaro and Bob Johnston opened Oronzo Honest Italian, a new fast-casual concept with its first location in New Tampa.
► The Bainbridge Companies, a leading developer, owner and manager of luxury multifamily communities, will manage The Point at Bella Grove in Sarasota.
► McKibbon Hospitality, a hotel management company in Tampa, appointed hospitality veteran Todd Kinney as general manager of the new Hyatt House Tampa Avion Park.
► Earl Crane, a former White House and Department of Homeland Security official, joined the board of advisors of Abacode, a Tampa-based cybersecurity and compliance firm.
► University of South Florida President Steven Currall today announced that Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, associate professor of sociology, will serve in a newly created role of senior adviser to the president and provost on diversity and inclusion.
► Peterbrooke Chocolatier, a Florida-based confectioner, began construction on a new specialty retail shop in at 777 N. Ashley Drive in downtown Tampa.
► The Hall on Franklin founder Jamal Wilson revealed plans to open a second location at the Midtown Tampa mixed-use neighborhood under construction near the intersection of Dale Mabry Highway and Interstate 275.
► Tampa Crossroads, a nonprofit that offers drug and alcohol rehabilitation, affordable housing and programs for veterans and disabled adults, and more, promoted Gwendolyn Green to CEO.
► Concertium, an information technology managed services provider in Tampa, promoted Carren Rieger to president and chief executive officer, replacing Pratik Roychoudhury, who is stepping down to pursue other interests.
► Suzanne Labrit, a partner in Shutts & Bowen’s Tampa office, was appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis to Florida’s 2nd District Court of Appeal.
► BlueGrace Logistics appointed Stacey Allaster, the U.S. Tennis Association’s chief executive of professional tennis, to the BlueGrace board of directors, effective immediately.
► DAS Health Ventures, a health IT and management company in Tampa, has completed the acquisition of Technology Seed, a managed IT and cybersecurity services company based in Salem, New Hampshire.
► Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research of Tampa added Kimberly A. Murray of KE Healthcare Group, to the Lions Eye Foundation board of directors.
► Miami-based real estate investment and development firm Integra Investments, under its Integra Marina business vertical, acquired the Westshore Yacht Club Marina at 6003 S. Westshore Blvd, Tampa.
► WellCare, in Tampa, partnered with same-day delivery service Shipt to help some Medicare Advantage members get groceries and everyday essentials throughout 2020.
► Premier Eye Care, in Tampa, promoted Shari Basye to chief collaboration officer.
► Tumor immunologist Dr. Patrick Hwu was appointed as president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.
► The University of South Florida appointed Charleita Richardson as executive director of the Florida College Access Network.
► Moss Construction veteran Mike Mazza was promoted to president for the firm’s mid-Florida region and will be responsible for all operations in the Interstate 4 corridor, in addition to serving as president for the California, Hawaii and Texas regions, and be responsible for Moss’ National Justice operations.
► The Main Ingredient, a local specialty food store, will join the retail lineup at Sparkman Wharf, in Tampa.