One Liners Pinellas: Tech Data, Bayfront Health and more

Evolve & Co., an advertising agency in St. Petersburg, was commissioned to rebrand Blue Head Ranch, 31,000 acres of South Florida rangeland in what was known in pioneer times as “The 90 Mile Prairie.” (Pictured above)

The American Heart Association awarded $2,000 to Plato Academy, in Largo, for the replacement of physical education equipment.

CBIZ named Randall Cathell as managing director in the Tampa Bay office.

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist presents St. Petersburg College a $1 million grant.

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist presented St. Petersburg College a $1 million grant, at the SPC Midtown Center, for the Tampa Bay Bridge to the Baccalaureate Alliance program to help increase diversity and support the advancement of Black, Hispanic and underrepresented communities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics degrees.

Tech Data, an IT distributor in Clearwater, has a definitive agreement to acquire Innovix Distribution, a Hong Kong-based IT distributor in Asia.

John A. Moore was named president of Bayfront Health St. Petersburg and senior vice president of Orlando Health’s West Division, LaTasha R. Barnes will serve as the hospital’s chief financial officer and Omar Gonzalez will assume the role of corporate director for Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s IT and clinical engineering.

Bridgette Heller, co-founder and CEO of the Shirley Proctor Puller Foundation, a nonprofit focused on closing the achievement gap for underserved students in south St. Petersburg, joined the board of directors of Newman’s Own, the food and beverage company that was created by late actor Paul Newman.

Kozuba & Sons Distillery’s four flagship spirits

Kozuba & Sons Distillery, a St. Petersburg craft distilling operation, will offer four of their flagship spirits throughout Florida at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits stores.

Clearwater Yacht Club named Joseph Meyer general manager.

Physician Holly L. Durning, a St. Petersburg native, opened a holistic medical practice at 3935 16th St. N. in St. Petersburg.

Northside Hospital, in St. Petersburg, named Tom Zweng its new chief medical officer.

Rococo Steak, an American steakhouse located in downtown St. Petersburg, was awarded Wine Spectator’s 2020 Best of Award of Excellence; it was the seventh year in a row for the honor.

AmeriLife Group, a marketer and distributor of life and health insurance and retirement services in Clearwater, named Tim Calvert chief operating officer.

The Wall Springs Park Coastal addition is now open, at 621 Wai Lani Road in Palm Harbor, adding 125 extra acres to the existing 84-acre Wall Springs Park area.

Palms of Pinellas

The Pinellas County Housing Authority was chosen as a recipient of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials Awards of Merit: Palms of Pinellas Mixed-Income Workforce Housing. 

St. Petersburg entered into a 30-year agreement with the Glazer Vision Foundation in support of the playground at the St. Pete Pier.

Jabil (NYSE: JBL), a manufacturing company in St. Petersburg, promoted May Yap to senior vice president and chief information officer.

James Dicks, chairman of the Florida Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a program of the Department of Defense, announced that Karen Davis-Pritchett received the Patriot Award for her exceptional support of the members of the Guard, and Reserve, that are employed by the organization.

The St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership was honored by the International Downtown Association for its 2020 Downtown Development Guide.

Kevin Knutson has been named assistant county administrator in Pinellas County

Rita Lowman, president of Pilot Bank in St. Petersburg, was named to the board of directors of the American Bankers Association.

Woodland Key Apartments

Cushman & Wakefield arranged the $55.75 million sale of Woodland Key Apartments, a multifamily property located at 2770 Roosevelt Blvd., in Clearwater.

Hold-Thyssen with offices in Clearwater, completed a multi-year lease agreement at Counsel Square Office Park, 7623 Little Road in New Port Richey.

Patrick Durkee joined Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services, a Palm Harbor-based commercial cleaning franchisor, as chief operating officer.

Dynasty Financial Partners, in St. Petersburg, named Joseph D’Agostino as head of strategic development.

Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI) announced the sale of Isle of St. Croix, a 10-unit apartment property located in St. Petersburg, for $915,000.

Whiskey Exchange, a stock market themed bar, opened at 540 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg.

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