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

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, 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

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.

Steven Guess

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 in St. Petersburg.

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.

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