One Liners Hillsborough: Buddy Brew, CI Group and more

Buddy Brew Coffee opened a new café, at Armature Works, 1910 N. Ola Ave., in the Heights Public Market.

The University of South Florida board of trustees voted unanimously to elect Will Weatherford as its new vice chair.   

Franklin Street arranged the sale of Georgetown Apartments and Cynthia Gardens, two adjacent apartment communities in Plant City, for $10.1 million, or approximately $97,100 per unit.

The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay announced a partnership between the Urban League of Hillsborough County, LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network and Knack that will encourage ULHC clients with a desire to return to education or training to do so with the help of an initiative called Complete Tampa Bay.

Gilbert Broco

CI Group promoted Gilbert Broco from vice president of culture and design to chief operating officer.

REI Co-Op, an outdoor specialty retailer, opened a 23,000-square-foot store in Midtown Tampa.

Pfizer announced plans to open a global capability hub, in Tampa, to bring together its multidisciplinary, professional services, such as finance, human resources, digital and sourcing, into a consolidated structure.

Birtcher Anderson & Davis, in a joint venture with Belay Investment Group, purchased the eight-building Sunstate Business Park at the intersection of West Waters Avenue and Sunstate Street in Tampa for $17.1 million.

The Dental Boutique Westchase opened at 10909 W Linebaugh Ave, Suite 100, in Tampa.

Dow Electronics changed its name to Dow Technologies.

Dow Electronics, an independently owned electronics and technology services distributor in Tampa, has changed its name to Dow Technologies.

The Epicurean Hotel, in Tampa, named Shawn Routten general manager and Adam Hyatt chef.

Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns added Ryan A. Weiss as a member of the construction litigation team in the Tampa office.

The Airports Council International recognized Tampa International Airport as one of North America’s most hygienic airports in its annual Airport Service Quality awards.

Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik launched Backing the Bay, via his Vinik Sports Group, a program that will provide free marketing services for locally owned small businesses in the Tampa Bay region.

DemiSar Workspace, a provider of flexible office space, opened at 2701 W. Busch Blvd., Tampa.

OncoBay Clinical, a full-service boutique contract research organization specializing in cancer therapies, appointed Anna Averitt as OncoBay Counsel and chief privacy officer.

Marcía L. Alvarado

Marcía L. Alvarado was named WGI’s new Tampa structural market leader.

Fresh Kitchen opened at 8648 Hunters Village Road, in Tampa.

Greenberg Traurig expanded its Tampa office’s labor and employment practice with the addition of Jennifer W. Corinis as of counsel.

Marketing Direction, in Tampa, promoted Traci Tucker to vice president of client service and added Michelle Holguin as a lead marketer, and Alex Germain, as marketing coordinator.

Patrick Kelly, a regional managing partner for Franklin Street, was appointed as president of the board of directors for Westshore Alliance.

DataLink Software, a Tampa-based health care technology company, named Lynn Mettler as chief technology officer.

Andrew Davies was appointed CEO of Syniverse, a Tampa technology company.

The V Foundation for Cancer Research awarded a $200,000 Constellation grant to the Moffitt Cancer Center for research that physician Vincent Lucas is conducting on immunotherapy.

Martha VanCamp, a nationally recognized online weight loss coach, was appointed as official health adviser to WFLA-TV NewsChannel 8 and will have weekly segments on both the Daytime television show, on weekdays at 10 a.m., and Bloom television, weekdays at noon.

Christopher Bentley, a partner at Johnson Jackson, was named board chair of the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce for 2021-22.

The Bank of Tampa has agreed to acquire Plant City-based Hillsboro Bank.

Cushman & Wakefield arranged the sale of Meridian 589 in Tampa.

Commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield announced it arranged the sale of Meridian 589, an 11-building office park located in Tampa, for $35.8 million.

Bloomin’ Brands named Lori Malcolm senior vice president of human resources.

Atlas Professional Services, an IT support services provider in Tampa, achieved Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II compliance.

Christopher Bentley, a partner at Johnson Jackson, was named board chair of the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce for 2021-22.

United Way Suncoast named Howard Wheeldon vice president of major gifts.

CrossBorder Solutions, a technology-driven tax services provider, relocated its corporate headquarters from Tarrytown, New York, to St. Petersburg.

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