One Liners Hillsborough: Tampa General Hospital, ConnectWise and more
► The developer of the 52-acre Westshore Marina District, in South Tampa, has unveiled new renderings of its retail component, Marina Landings. (pictured above)
► BDG Architects and Fleischman Garcia Architecture merged firms and will base its headquarters in Tampa.
► Amgen, Moffitt Cancer Center, Regions Bank and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company joined AT&T in becoming members of the Tampa Bay Chamber’s Empowerment Program, designed to foster greater diversity, equity and inclusion across the local business community.
► CliftonLarsonAllen, a wealth advisory, outsourcing, audit, tax and consulting services firm in Tampa, named Gretchen Whalen as the firm’s managing principal.
► Tampa-based Oracle Elevator acquired Premier Elevator in Atlanta.
► John Couris, president and CEO of Tampa General Hospital, was named to the Florida Council of 100.
► Orchid Underwriters Agency, a specialty underwriter of catastrophe-exposed property insurance, and Homesite Group, a national property insurer, established True, based in Tampa, a reciprocal insurance company to protect homeowners in coastal states.
► Richard Salem, chief executive officer of Vastec, has been named the 2020 Service to the Citizen Award winner for honoring his decades of dedication to serving the needs of individuals with disabilities, including our nation’s disabled veterans.
► The PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE: PNC) agreed to buy BBVA USA Bancshares, including its U.S. banking subsidiary, BBVA USA, for $11.6 billion in cash.
► Dianne Jacob, senior vice president and director of client and community relations with PNC Bank, was selected as the recipient of the 2020 Dottie Berger MacKinnon Woman of Influence Award, presented by the Tampa Bay Chamber.
► The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay has been selected by AT&T to receive $10,000 in support of the Gateway Contact Center.
► ConnectWise, a Tampa-based IT firm, acquired Perch Security and StratoZen, both cybersecurity companies.
► Fitlife Foods, a Florida-based healthy lifestyle and wellness brand, named Tampa native Chris Austin as its new executive chef.
► Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick expanded its Tampa office with the addition of senior lawyer Stefan Beuge.
►The Florida Aquarium named itsr 2021 board officers including Kimberly Bruce, re-elected as chair, K. Tyler Hill, secretary; Lauren Fernandez, treasurer; Roger Germann, president; and Kim Casey, vice president.
► Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Ken Jones, founder and CEO of Third Lake Capital in Tampa, to the Board of Governors of the State University System.
► GTE Financial achieved national gold recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace in the recent Workplace Health Achievement Index announced by the American Heart Association 2020.
► Greenberg Traurig has expanded its Tampa office’s litigation practice and labor and employment practice with the addition of associate Raymond D. Jackson.
► Tampa physician Steven Barna was appointed an editorial board member of the Journal of Life Care Planning and the Rehab Pro Journal for 2020-23.
► An all-natural treatment, called platelet-rich plasma, formerly used in dentistry and orthopedics, is now being administered in dermatology, for hair replacement at ForCare Medical Center, in Tampa.
► Oragenics, a Tampa company working to create a vaccine for coronavirus, raised nearly $6 million in a public stock offering.
► The Dikman Company, a real estate services firm, leased 30,600 square feet of space at 2010 Massaro Boulevard, Tampa, to Ferguson, a supplier of commercial and residential plumbing supplies.
► Hall Booth Smith, an Atlanta-based law firm, opened a new office at 2202 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite 200, Tampa.
► Vertica Commercial Advisors, a subsidiary of Vertica Partners, represented CCP Fund VI in the off-market sale of 110 condominium units at the 176 unit Meridian Luxury Condominium community in Tampa for $11 million.
► Tampa General Hospital and USF Health created a joint TGH-USF Health Office of Clinical Research to expand jointly conducted clinical trials.