One Liners Pinellas: ServisFirst Bank, Doc Ford’s and more
News from around Pinellas County
► Sarasota-based LifeStar Living closed on a 5.25-acre property at 4595 34th Street South for $9 million and will build a The Manhattan, an active senior living community. (Pictured above)
► St. Petersburg College President Tonjua Williams was elected to serve as a representative on the board of directors for the American Association of Community Colleges.
► Dress for Success Tampa Bay opened a location at 2335 22nd Ave. S., St. Petersburg.
► Motorsport Network, a Miami-based digital platform, agreed to acquire Clearwater-based duPont Registry, which connects affluent buyers with high-end exotic cars and luxury brands.
► ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares (NASDAQ: SFBS), added Jason Costello to ServisFirst Bank, Tampa, as Pinellas County executive.
► Steven Overly, a Stetson University College of Law grad (class of 1982) and his wife, Donna Overly, donated $10 million to the Gulfport school, establishing the Steven and Donna Overly Distinguished Scholars Program, which will provide 10 annual full-tuition scholarships to attract student scholars with financial need.
► The Karol Hotel, in Clearwater, earned a AAA Four Diamond designation, which is the result of a review of a hotel in several categories, including cleanliness and condition, management and style of operation, exterior and public areas, guest rooms and guest bathrooms.
► Miami-based Limestone Asset Management, via a joint venture with Orion Real Estate Group, closed on the sale of a 23,031-square-foot retail and office center at 1914 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg for $5.3 million.
► Seasalt Properties, a luxury real estate firm specializing in buying, selling and managing residential properties, named Michael Dupre as chief marketing officer.
► Fo’Cheezy Twisted Meltz opened at 111 Third St. N., St., Petersburg.
► Clearwater Marine Aquarium elected Paul Auslander as board chair.
► AmeriLife Group, in Clearwater, added Mark Springett as senior vice president, enterprise data and analytics.
► Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille plans to open a second St. Petersburg location at 8790 Bay Pines Blvd., which previously was the Green Iguana Bar and Grill.
► RabbitRun Technologies, based in Toronto, Canada, opened an office in St. Petersburg that will be the tech firm’s North American headquarters.
► ClareMedica Health Partners completed the acquisition of the practice of physicians William T. Keweshawn, Allison Howard and Chris Patterson, locally known as the Anona Medical Center, in Pinellas County.
► Beans and Barlour, a craft coffee bar and dessert lounge, signed a lease at 407 Central Ave. in downtown St. Petersburg.
► Sun Country Airlines will begin a new service from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport beginning Nov. 25.
► New Orleans Saints quarterback, and former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Jameis Winston attended the ribbon cutting to launch his third Dream Room at the Meadowlawn Middle School, in St. Petersburg.
► The Pilates School opened at 2907 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg.
► Kinderhook Industries announced a definitive agreement to sell Telehealth 2017 Holdings, or Synzi, based in St. Petersburg, to AMN Healthcare Services for $42.5 million.