One Liners Hillsborough: Saint Leo University, Sprouts Farmers Market and more

Saint Leo University is relocating its Tampa Education Center to the former Berriman-Morgan Cigar Factory at 1403 N. Howard Ave., Tampa. (Pictured above)

Metropolitan Ministries and Pinellas County Urban League have been named as the 2020 Bank of America Neighborhood Builders awardees for Tampa Bay, each receiving a $200,000 grant, leadership training and an opportunity to access capital to expand their impact.

The University of South Florida received a $60,000 grant from Helios Education Foundation to further the university’s long-standing commitment to student success for underrepresented populations.

Lori Baggett

Lori Baggett, the Tampa office managing shareholder at Carlton Fields, was named to the Tampa Bay Chamber’s 2021 Executive Committee, serving a one-year term.

Sprouts Farmers Market opened at 10619 Sheldon Road in Westchase.

Affordit has a new partnership, with United Solutions Company, that will enable hundreds of financial institutions to take advantage of the company’s technology that improves people’s financial wellness, access to capital and a better quality of life.

Bridge Office Fund Manager, an affiliate of a Salt Lake City investment firm, acquired the Tampa Commons office building, at 1 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa for $56.5 million.

Aakash Patel, founder and president of Elevate, was appointed to the Tampa Bay Chamber board of directors for a one-year term.

Philip Nodhturft III, an attorney with Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, was named to the Board of Directors of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay for a three-year term.

Tampa-based eventPower released gamification on the Virtual Event Experience platform, a new feature that adds a point-scoring competition where contenders are featured on a live leaderboard showcased on the virtual platform.

DAS Health Ventures, a provider of IT and management services for the health care industry based in Tampa, acquired Randall Technology Services, based in Amarillo, Texas.

Harbor Freight Tools is opening a new store at 3046 E. College Ave., Ruskin.

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick expanded its Labor & Employment and Litigation practice groups with the addition of Associate Haley D. Kole who is focused on advocacy and commitment in representing client interests.   

DOW Electronics, an independently owned consumer electronics distributor in Tampa, finalized an agreement with AV Warehouse to acquire certain assets of the Scottsdale, Arizona-based distributor.

Stevens Construction relocated its office to 4890 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 720, Tampa.    

Port Tampa Bay Chairman Stephen W. Swindal was named the recipient of the 2020 Captain James McKay Port Achievement Award, an award presented each year to a highly involved, and committed, port industry leader.

Sixwatch, in Tampa, named Madison Ross client advisor for their financial practice.

Suncoast Credit Union, in Tampa, donated $550,000 to hunger and mental health organizations throughout Florida who have seen increased needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lumina, a data and artificial intelligence firm in Tampa, promoted Michael Browne to chief executive officer and Allan Martin, co-founder of Lumina, will become chairman of
the board.

The Tampa Museum of Art received a $255,158 grant, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, to support expanded and enhanced museum programming over
two years.   

Monica Angel

Monica Angel was named chief strategy officer at Older Lundy Alvarez & Koch, in Tampa.

Tampa advertising agency ChappellRoberts promoted Curtis Elliott to associate creative director.

Elizabeth Smith, former CEO and former executive chair at Bloomin’ Brands in Tampa, was named chairman of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Brian Lametto, corporate vice president of marketing at New York Life, Nancy Watkins a certified public accountant with Robert Watkins & Co., and Gregory Celestan, owner and CEO of Celestar Corp., to the Hillsborough Community College District Board of Trustees.

Absolute Marketing Solutions, a Tampa-based marketing firm, was named by Expertise as a 2020 Best SEO Agency in Tampa, making the list of the top 21 from more than 50 agencies and providers researched.   

Asset recovery and receivership attorneys Mark Kornfeld and Jordan Maglich joined the Tampa office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, a national firm based in Pittsburgh.

Cushman & Wakefield, a commercial real estate services firm, arranged the sale of Swan Lake Apartments, a 640-unit apartment community located in Tampa for $82.5 million.

Berkadia arranged a loan for the acquisition of Bainbridge Ybor City, a 240-unit luxury apartment complex in the
Ybor City.

OPSWAT, a cybersecurity firm based in San Francisco, has moved to Tampa and plans to hire 100 additional employees to support its growth.

Albany Road Real Estate Partners purchased Center Point Business Park, a 146,229-square-foot industrial/flex property in the East Tampa submarket, for $19,805,000.

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