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St. Pete digital marketer merges

Revital Agency in St. Petersburg has merged with Oyova Software in Jacksonville. The combined application development and digital marketing firm will operate as Oyova. David McGraw of Oyova is CEO and Jonathon Tsourakis of Revital is president.

Eckerd makes ‘hidden gems’ list

Eckerd College in St. Petersburg is on OnlineSchoolsCenter.com’s list of Hidden Gems of the Southeast. The list includes colleges and universities that get less recognition yet have the same prestige as more well-known schools, a news release said.

BurgerFi expands in Clearwater-St. Pete

Restaurant industry veteran Nick Quarantillo will open three locations for BurgerFi in Clearwater-St. Petersburg. Quarantillo cited the growth potential for BurgerFi, one of the fastest-growing burger concepts, as a key driver for the move.

SPG launches new MLK Day Parade website

In collaboration with MLK Dream Big organizers, The St. Petersburg Group launched a new website for the nation's longest running parade honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The SPG designed and built St. Petersburg's MLK Day Parade website pro bono. Visit the site here: https://www.mlkdreambig.com/

Coworking company plans Tampa site

WorkLodge has signed a development agreement to bring its shared workspace to Tampa. The new coworking location expects to open in August, a news release said. It’s the first Florida location for the Houston, Texas-based company.

Catalyst Publisher to host Legacy of Innovation panel @ Synapse

Phoebe Miles, President of Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention and Dr. Paul R. Sanberg, President of National Academy of Inventors will discuss Florida's legacy of innovation with Joe Hamilton.  11 AM on the 24th

3 local tech firms in Fortune’s ‘best workplaces’

KnowBe4 in Clearwater is No. 1 among small companies on Fortune’s new list of Best Workplaces in Technology. ReliaQuest in Tampa is No. 21 and AgileThought in Tampa is No. 25. Read what employees say here.

TIA grand opening

Tampa International Airport will show off its 69 new shops and restaurants in the renovated main terminal at a grand opening from 2pm-6 pm on Feb. 16. Admission is free and visitors can park free for under one hour in the short-term garage. More info here

Duke gives away trees

Duke Energy Florida is giving away 2,500 trees to its customers to honor Florida Arbor Day. Duke customers can request a free tree, in a one-gallon pot, online at arborday.org/dukeenergy starting Jan. 18 and continuing until all trees are distributed.

USF builds medical engineering program

University of South Florida’s Department of Medical Engineering is opening wet lab space this week to give students more hands-on experience. Funding for the newly created department comes from the state’s preeminance program, USF said.

Tampa insure-tech raises $10M

Bond-Pro, a Tampa company that provides surety and specialty insurance software products and services, raised $10 million in growth equity. Volition Capital led the round.

Forbes names area companies best for diversity

Five companies based in Tampa Bay made Forbes 2019 ‘Best Employers for Diversity.’ They are: Raymond James Financial, Bloomin’ Brands, Qurate (formerly HSN), Publix and BayCare. Seaworld, which owns Busch Gardens, also is on the list.

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