Located in Tampa and Miami, the Florida Venture Forum, a statewide support organization for equity investors and entrepreneurs, today announced eight new appointments to its Board of Directors. The new Board members are: Ryan Cortner of Clearwell Group, Frank DiBello of Space Florida, Carl Erhardt of Morris Manning & Martin,… Read More
 Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik, in a downtown St. Petersburg event last night, spoke publicly for one of the first times about the team’s partial ownership in a Seattle tech firm. Read More
Look up in the air anywhere in the Tampa Bay area. What are you seeing? Birds? Planes? Blimps? Yes, yes, yes, and also, drones -- or unmanned aircraft systems, to give the technical name. Drones and unmanned aerial vehicles are just a few of the common terms used to describe… Read More
Ybor City took another step toward becoming a true live-work-play neighborhood Tuesday as Ashley Furniture HomeStores celebrated the opening of its ecommerce offices. The retailer moved 200 jobs to Ybor City as part of the new operation, including the creation of 40 new e-commerce jobs. Read More
There’s a shift in leadership at an investment firm that oversees a multimillion-dollar fund injecting capital into tech companies in Florida. Greg Baty, who led the team that manages the Florida Growth Fund, has left Hamilton Lane, the Philadelphia-based investment firm hired by the Florida State Board of Administration to… Read More
Bayshore Solutions has been selected, for the ninth year in a row, as a 2016 Blue Ribbon Business Award winner by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  Representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes and sectors, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business… Read More
Labinal Power Systems, a subsidiary of aerospace, defense and security firm Safran, is expanding its facility in Manatee County, according to a statement from the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp. The expansion includes the relocation of Aerosource, which Safran acquired in 2011, from New Jersey to south Manatee County. The… Read More
Four of the largest companies headquartered in Tampa Bay got a spot on Fortune’s list of the world’s most admired companiesfor 2016. Publix Super Markets Inc. is the only locally based firm to crack the top 50, coming in at No. 49. It’s the first year Publix has made the… Read More
Your company is on a roll. You’ve almost got more business than you can handle, your team is crazy busy, and your office space is maxed out. You’re ready to expand. But where are you going to find the time to hunt for a new building, hire more great people,… Read More
A New England Patriots tight end has partnered with a Tampa social commerce firm on an T-shirt promotion. ViralStyle teamed with Rob Gronkowski ­— “Gronk” — in a campaign that sold more than 2,400 shirts before Valentine’s Day. A second campaign for an “Air Gronk” shirt is underway. As of… Read More