3 banking experts look forward to 2021

If there were a functioning crystal ball, it would have come in handy this time last year. The next best thing is talking to experts and asking their perspective, from

Tampa Bay Economic Development Council celebrates big wins in challenging year

On October 29, nearly 500 business and community leaders from across Tampa Bay tuned in to a live stream of the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council’s virtual annual meeting.   While

Small businesses in times of COVID-19

Eight months into the COVID-19 pandemic small local businesses are slowly regaining their equilibrium with some time to reflect. Throughout the Tampa Bay area some positive constants have emerged through

Keeping it real: ACS sustains its vibrant passion on virtual platforms

Zoom confined their images to rectangles, but the virtual meeting room could not contain their passion. The American Cancer Society’s Southwest Florida team recently gathered a dedicated group of Making

Shumaker Advisors talks about leading in a crisis

Navigating the coronavirus’ challenges underscores the importance of quality information, guidance and direction in making responsible and effective business decisions. A strong ethos of community service enables Shumaker Advisors Florida

Geoff Dyer is ‘Crunch’-ing business goals

By mid-April, top Crunch Fitness franchisee Geoff Dyer was, like millions of other people nationwide, pining for gym life. He could picture it: The walk through the Crunch Fitness doorway,

Silver linings found during the COVID-19 pandemic

Settling into the long Florida summer, industries and individuals are still grappling with the new normal in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even as our community, and business leaders,

Coronavirus is contagious, but so is compassion

As the economy grounded to a halt, many food-orientated businesses pivoted toward community service. Finding ways to feed hospital staff, people who lost their jobs and kids who suddenly couldn’t

The CARES Act fixes the “retail glitch”

The recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act fixes the “retail glitch” and once again makes qualified improvement property eligible for bonus depreciation. Prior law required QIP

These are the reopening plans for Tampa Bay area colleges and universities

Florida’s Board of Governors convened this week, to go over the state’s public universities’ plans for reopening for fall studies. The board agreed that schools could bring back faculty, and

►The Florida Board of Governors voted unanimously to formally designate USF as a “Preeminent State Research University,” which will bring the school $6.15 million in additional funding. The University of South Florida also appointed Michael Kelly the new vice president of athletics.
TBBW Reports: Where do we go from here?

From empty beaches to empty restaurants, COVID-19 has changed the Tampa Bay area and the businesses that live here. Business leaders from Publix, MarineMax, Mise en Place and more share

LEMA Construction and PDQ partner to feed health care workers at AdventHealth

LEMA Construction and PDQ restaurants worked together to help give back during the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 28, LEMA Construction and PDQ started efforts to drop off nearly 150 meals,