One Liners Pinellas: Bayfront Health, KnowBe4 and more
► St. Petersburg City Council voted to approve $700,000 in funding for the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, which is being designed by New York City-based Huff and Gooden Architects and local firm Wannemacher Jensen Architects.
► Gov. Ron DeSantis tapped St. Petersburg lawyer, and businessman, James Holton for a seat on the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority’s governing board.
► Bayfront Health St. Petersburg promoted physician Trina Espinola as chief medical officer and Lorraine Parker as chief nursing officer and assistant vice president.
► Monica Eaton-Cardone, cofounder and chief operating officer of Chargebacks911, in Clearwater, joined the advisory board for the Fintech Diversity Radar.
► Clearwater-based West Coast Medical Resources has announced it has given more than $1 million to charity, and philanthropic causes, in the last seven years.
► iQor, in St. Petersburg, announced six new members of its board of directors: Gary Praznik, president and CEO of iQor, board chair Christopher Carrington, CEO of Omni Interactions and a former executive at Sykes Enterprises, Sue Nokes, a former executive at Asurion and T-Mobile, Ted Russell, an attorney and president of Russell PC and a former executive at Fox Entertainment Group, Satish Raman, chief strategy officer at Fractal.ai, and Scott D. Vogel, managing member of Vogel Partners.
► Billy Bricks Wood Fired Pizza opened its first Florida restaurant at 1100 Cleveland St., Clearwater.
► United Insurance Holdings, a St. Petersburg-based property and casualty insurance holding company, formed Skyway Technology, developing direct-to-consumer products.
► Joan M. Vecchioli, a partner at Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, was elected chair of the Pinellas County Unified Personnel Board.
► Clearwater-based cybersecurity company KnowBe4 acquired MediaPRO, a compliance, security and privacy training services firm based in Bothell, Washington.
► St. Petersburg-based Climate First Bank added Tampa Bay banking veterans Edmund O’Carroll and Brian Kruse to its executive leadership team.
► LHC Group (NASDAQ: LHCG) and Orlando Health announced a further expansion of their joint venture into St Petersburg and will add Bayfront Home Health Services to the partnership’s portfolio.
► Mike Meidel, director of Pinellas County Economic Development, retired after 17 years of government service.
► The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation acquired Pinellas Cancer Center at 6499 38th Ave. N., St. Petersburg.
► DocuPhase, a Clearwater-based business process automation software company, acquired Treeno Software, a document management and workflow automation software provider in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
► Flaharty Asset Management, a Clearwater-based wealth management firm serving clients throughout the United States, promoted Steven Guess, a retired Air Force noncommissioned officer and a nuclear specialist, to operations executive, where he will serve clients and advisers by providing administrative support.
► Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI) announced the sale of Mulligan’s Plaza, an 18,750-square foot retail property in St. Pete Beach for $2.572 million.
► Omnivore, a technology company that works in the restaurant industry space, named Dan Singer as chief executive officer and hired Shane Whitlatch as chief revenue officer.
► Kevin R. Yeager, a senior associate of office, retail and commercial services for Colliers, was elected to serve as president of the Florida Gulfcoast Commercial Association of Realtors, for the 2021 term.
► EPIC, or Empath Partners in Care, a member of Empath Health, will open the EPIC Sexual Health Center in early summer 2021, at 300 49th St. S., St. Petersburg.
► The board of directors at the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance announced unanimous approval of Terry Marks as its CEO.
► The Blend Coffee & Wine opened its third location at 2760 34th St. N., in St. Petersburg, which previously was home to a Jimmy John’s sandwich shop.
► Starmark, a Fort Lauderdale-based full-service marketing agency, was named agency of record for St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport.
► GarrisonPro, in Pinellas Park, named Paul DeMarco as a client support technician and Jeff Naperski as a cloud engineer.
► Ensurem, a Clearwater insurance technology and product distribution company, was acquired by 777 Partners, a Miami-based private investment firm.
► Institutional Property Advisors, a division of Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), announced the sale of Bay Vista Gardens, a two-property, five-building office/flex portfolio in Clearwater.
► The St. Petersburg Group announced that its philanthropic arm, the St. Petersburg Foundation, named Karen Chassin as executive director.
► The law firm of Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, in St. Petersburg, added Danielle M. Gruber to its Health Care Group.
► Mad Beach Craft Brewing Management Co. purchased the building that previously was The Melting Pot at 221 4th St. N., St. Petersburg.
► National Dentex Labs, in Palm Beach Gardens, acquired Dental Services Group, a St. Peterburg-based network of dental laboratories across North America.
► Fenway Hotel, in Dunedin, named Michael Melendez its new general manager.
► CrossBorder Solutions, a global technology-driven tax services company, relocated its corporate headquarters from Tarrytown, New York to St. Petersburg.