If Steve Case, Jeff Vinik, eight startup founders and the hundreds of startup enthusiasts that packed ConnectWise’s Tampa office on Wednesday evening have anything to say about it, the days of Tampa Bay brain drain are numbered.
Plans by United Insurance Holdings Corp. to build a $50 million office building in downtown St. Petersburg moved forward when the City Council approved the sale of vacant city-owned land to the property insurance company for $5 million.
The Florida Orchestra’s Saturday concert at the Mahaffey Theater features a guest soloist whose reputation precedes him; indeed, in the field of contemporary classical music, the Scottish percussionist Colin Currie is pretty much a rock star.
Robert Blacklidge knows what makes Florida great: great beaches and great companies. After starting nine companies and leading an expedition with StartUp Bus, Blacklidge is creating an experience that teaches entrepreneurship while exploring the world.
The Bank of Tampa started out in 1984 as a local, regional bank. Since then, it has blossomed into a resourceful community bank, offering not only the personal touch that one would expect from a smaller bank, but also the advanced resources of larger banks.