On this episode of SPx, Joe and Ashley are joined in the studio by Michael Pastreich. At the time of the recording, Pastreich was in his final days as the President and CEO of the Florida Orchestra. He has since stepped down from his position after 12 years of breathing life into the organization. In this acumen-rich episode, Pastreich shares stories of growing up surrounded by symphonies, the power of music, and its transformational impact on the larger community. He talks the essentials of board composition, breaking organizations out of crisis, and why he doesn't believe in vision.
After a decade of breakfast sandwiches on tasty Cuban bread, homemade soups and cup after cup after cup of steaming coffee, Erica Allums has parted ways with Banyan Café & Catering, one of St. Pete’s favorite small restaurants.
Allums sold both the MLK and Central Avenue locations last week to Tampa Bay Caffeine, Inc., which plans to continue the distinctive menu and funky/chic vibe. “Erica had a great place,” said company chief Hernan Nova. “It’s not broken, so we’re not going to try to fix it.”