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, 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 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
► 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
► 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.