One Liners Hillsborough: Diamond View Studios, Visit Tampa Bay and more
News announcements from Hillsborough County
► Achieva Credit Union, based in Dunedin, named Rocio Smith as Hillsborough market vice president, with an initial focus on establishing Achieva’s first Hillsborough branch in Carrollwood. (Pictured above)
► Bay Food Brokerage, in Tampa, launched a Center Store division and hired Gary Royal to oversee it as vice president of sales.
► Visit Tampa Bay launched a new interactive map, designed by Sarasota-based Imerza, which allows users to navigate through nearly 1,700 buildings, landmarks and the most popular sites in downtown Tampa.
► The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay announced the nonprofit organization’s board of directors has named Meredith Freeman as its chair for the 2022 financial year.
► Chill Bros., a Tampa-based ice cream company, is expected to open on the ground floor of the Epicurean Hotel, in Tampa.
► Chuck Lager America’s Tavern, led by chef Fabio Viviani, will open in Tampa’s Westshore Marina District.
► TG Realty, a New York City real estate company, bought St. Moritz Apartments, a 168-unit apartment complex north of the University of South Florida, for $26.75 million.
► BlueBox Digital, a full-service production studio in Tampa, was the recipient of the bronze designation, at the 42nd annual Telly Awards, for its work on the KeyVibez “My Bad” official music video.
► Tampa-based McKibbon Family Foundation announced a $5 million contribution to Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management.
► Cushman & Wakefield announced the sale of Parc Place Villas, a 300-unit apartment community located in Tampa, on behalf of Coastline Management Group and EMC Capital Group, for $41.25 million.
► Community Associations and Litigation Lawyer Patrick Brathwaite was appointed as member services co-chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Association young lawyers division for 2021-22.
► Jaffe Tilchin Wealth Management, a provider of wealth management and insurance services, donated $10,000 to Feeding Tampa Bay.
► Ideal Image, based in Tampa, launched a national affiliate program to provide opportunities for independent med-spa owners, physicians and business owners to join its fast-growing network.
► Tampa-based Syniverse entered into a merger agreement with M3-Brigade Acquisition II Corp.
► The Tampa Bay Buccaneers partnered with Esports Entertainment Group and will operate co-branded esports tournaments for the Buccaneers, using its Esports Gaming League platform.
► Diamond View Studios and Vū Technologies gifted the University of South Florida’s College of Arts and Sciences an in-kind contribution of state-of-the-art virtual production technology and camera equipment valued at approximately $500,000 to support virtual production education and training in the Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications.
► Florida Funders, a Tampa-based hybrid of a venture capital fund and an angel investor network, invested in California-based Grow Credit, a financial product that allows consumers to build credit for free.
► Genesis Systems, a Kansas City, Missouri-based tech company developing products to help fight global water scarcity, will move its corporate headquarters to Tampa.