Lisa Holland is piloting Sheltair through the highs and lows

Lisa Holland is intentional in how she describes her role at Sheltair, as chief executive officer and president, yes. But it’s still her parents’ business, not hers.  “It’s very much

How Rick Brandt took his small-town, family business, and turned it into a global Powerhouse

It’s a humble business run by a humble, Midwestern man.  Rick Brandt is chief executive officer and president of family-owned Brandt, a manufacturing company and supplier of agriculture inputs, born

The CEO of Valor Capital has big visions for projects in Tampa Bay

It’s not the first time we’ve heard this part of the story. In fact, it’s becoming quite the theme. Someone visits the Tampa Bay area, falls in love and, down

The truth, trials and triumphs of Carrie Charles

Editor’s Note: This story contains descriptions of sexual and physical violence and suicide. It could be triggering for some. Here are a few things to know about Carrie Charles. She’s

A Tampa CEO’s ‘ideal’ solution to an imperfect process

Raise your hand if you think the home buying and -selling process is a headache.  Ever stayed where you were for too long because the thought of enduring the move

The many roads that led Brad Oleshansky to the Tampa Bay area

Brad Oleshansky has many stories to tell.  He’s had more careers than most. He went to film school, law school, represented Los Angeles rappers in the 1990s, when absolutely nothing

Richard Forsyth’s vision aims to beautify America and the world

Walking onto Richard Forsyth’s six-acre property takes you back to old-time Florida.  Right off Bayshore Boulevard, the property sits on Tampa Bay, the body of water not the often referred

Suhail Rifaie took an unexpected journey with his father’s ‘Sweetheart’ and has no regrets

It’s a profound foundation for Suhail Rifaie, family. In almost every important matter in his life. Every goal he has ever set. It’s why he wanted to attend medical school,

Deborah Duffey’s story of growth in business and in life

Deborah Duffey says she is an extremely private person. Happiest at home, in her garden, spending time with her family, she lives a fairly quiet life, even if she has

The Ellison men of EWI Construction talk family, business and more

The dictionary definition of a father is as follows: one who loves, supports, guides, encourages and inspires his child or children. Sam Ellison, patriarch of the Ellison family, checks all

Bull-headed determination runs in the Chatterton family

Bull-headed determination is not an overstatement when retelling Cammie Chatterton’s story. She established her own company, Bay Food Brokerage, based in Tampa, in 1993 in a male-dominated industry. The company

Julius Davis built his business on vision and sacrifice

Julius Davis is a fourth-generation Tampa native. He grew up in Jackson Heights, went to Chamberlain High School, the University of South Florida … and has worked on some of