► Proforma, a Tampa-based printer and distributor of promotional products, along with partners at its leadership development event, assembled and packed 180 backpacks filled with school supplies worth more than $10,000. (Pictured above)
► Tampa General Hospital promoted Steve Harris to senior vice president of payor and government affairs.
► Katherine Frazier, a shareholder with Hill Ward Henderson, in Tampa, assumed the position as chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar.
► Lady Fines Fashion Brand, curated by Tampa native Natasha Fines, launched a collection of adaptable clothing offering disability-inclusive apparel at Tampa Bay Fashion Week.
► GTE Financial received the Making a Difference Gold level Aetna Workplace Well-Being Award for the seventh consecutive year.
► The Magdalene Center, at 15436 N Florida Ave, Tampa, contracted with Hive Outdoors for a custom-made 40-foot-long spray fountain and Daktronics for a 100-square-foot LED sign for tenant use.
►Construction began on GoodVets’ newest Tampa veterinary clinic, GoodVets Fish Hawk, located at 5616 Circa Fishhawk Boulevard, in Tampa’s Fish Hawk suburb.
► Ed Washington was named vice president of real estate at Port Tampa Bay.
► Buddy Brew Coffee opened on the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus on the ground floor of the Judy Genshaft Honors College, at 12260 USF Genshaft Dr., Tampa.
► Barnes & Noble plans to open a new location at 2428 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon.
► The mayor of Tampa, Jane Castor, officially designated August 19, 2023, as “Schifino Lee Day” in recognition of the Tampa Bay advertising agency’s 30th year in business.
► Coke Florida of Tampa named Greg Park as vice president of transformation and innovation.
► JW Marriott Tampa Water Street opened Beacon, a rooftop lounge on the hotel’s 27th floor.
► The University of South Florida’s Stavros Center received a $20,000 State Farm grant to support financial literacy programs.
► Leaders of Tampa General Hospital, Lifepoint Behavioral Health and USF Health were joined by elected officials, board members and others to break ground on the TGH Behavioral Health Hospital, a new four-story hospital in the heart of Tampa’s Medical and Research District.
► Ciminelli Real Estate Services of Florida named Stevens E. Tombrink as an associate director, out of the Tampa office.
► Chef Fabio Viviani opened Amendment XXI, a Prohibition-themed modern American restaurant, at 204 Westshore Plaza, Tampa.
► Lawrence J. “Larry” Dougherty joined the litigation practice group of Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns.