Lester Holt, anchor of NBC Nightly News, will join The Poynter institute's MediaWise project as its first MediaWise Ambassador. The project is designed to to teach teenagers how to sort fact from fiction online, according to Poynter, a St. Petersburg-based nonprofit focused on excellence in journalism.
Tech Data Corp. (Nasdaq: TECD) in Clearwater has put together a portfolio of end-to-end cloud solutions. The company's "Cloud Solutions Factory" features a host of click-to-run solutions, a news release said. Early partners include Microsoft and Amazon Web Services, among others.
The Bank of Tampa plans a new office at 4400 N. Armenia Ave., the site of its current Armenia branch. It will have a 5,000-square-foot full-service banking office and a 40,000-square-foot support center for all employees in support functions. It will open in summer 2020.
The median sales price for a single family home in the Tampa-St. Pete metro in 2018 was $235,000, a 6.8 percent increase over 2017. There were 48,161 closed sales for single family homes in 2018, about on par with the previous year, a report from Florida Realtors said.
Summit Real Estate Group bought a 230,586-square-foot, five-property industrial portfolio in St. Petersburg. The properties are in the Westbay Corporate Center and the Metropointe Commerce Center. Farallon Capital Management sold the facilities for $17.4 million.
Staples Inc. signed a deal to buy Dex Imaging in Tampa. Financial terms were not disclosed. Dex sells document imaging equipment and software and had $228.6 million in 2017 revenue. Dan Doyle Sr., Dex chaiman; Dan Doyle Jr., president and CEO; and their executive team are expected to stay on after the deal closes.
Bolstered by the new Flair Airlines service to Winnipeg, St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport served 155,444 passengers in January. Overall traffic increased by 8 percent compared to January 2018, although domestic service dipped 4 percent.
The Auto Club Group plan to build a 17,000-square-foot Car Care Plus facility in Westshore. The structure will offer car care, travel, insurance, banking and membership services. A groundbreaking is scheduled Thursday.