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TECO Line Streetcar Gears Up for Streetcar Fest 2017!

June 21, 2017

The time is approaching for Tampa to celebrate one of its most enduring icons, the TECO Line Streetcar System. For generations, the streetcar has been a fixture in Tampa and, once a year, the community comes together for a fun, family-oriented celebration known as Streetcar Fest. Last year, attendees enjoyed free streetcar rides all day,... Read More »

ResflexTM: The Platform For Recruiters, By Recruiters

June 21, 2017

From their overnight resume sourcing to the unrivaled candidate experience they provide, Velocity Resource Group (VRG) has a leg up on other recruiting firms. VRG provides a front-end recruiting service that connects clients with the best talent during each 30-day project. In order to keep clients involved in the recruiting process, VRG provides a client-facing... Read More »

Tara Payor joins #TeamElevate

June 20, 2017

Tara Payor joined #TeamElevate in June 2017. As a true Tampanian, Tara is well-suited to help people understand how #TampaHasSwagger. Tara brings a wealth of expertise from the field of education, and she has a deep knowledge base in professional development and clinical education. She earned her Ph.D., in Curriculum and Instruction, from the University... Read More »

Aakash Patel Kickoff Fundraiser

June 20, 2017

Aakash Patel Kickoff Fundraiser for Hillsborough County Commission The Host Committee Nick Iarossi Dilip Kanji Ian A. MacKechnie Sidney Morgan Minesh Patel Paresh Patel Shilen Patel Kris Persaud Dr. Pawan Rattan Dr. Hoshedar Tamboli Greg Williams Tamer Youssef (Host committee in formation) Featuring Special Guests* Hon. Hillsborough County Commission Chair Stacy White Hon. Hillsborough County Commissioner... Read More »

The Story Behind Michelle Royal’s One Billion Innovators

June 20, 2017

Michelle Royal was one of the main keynote speakers during Tampa Bay Technology Forum’s (TBTF) PoweredUP Technology Festival – an impressive roster that included St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, Nielsen CIO Kim Anstett and Valpak CIO Chris Cate. Michelle is the CEO and founder of RIDG (Royal Innovation Design Group), a strategic consulting firm with... Read More »

Asif Hakeem Graduates Leadership Tampa Bay

June 20, 2017

On Thursday, June 17, 61 of Tampa Bay’s brightest entrepreneurs and leaders gathered in celebration with the community. What were they celebrating? Their graduation from Leadership Tampa Bay’s (LTB) class of 2017. Asif Hakeem, CEO of Hakeem Investments Florida, was among the graduates. Over the 10-week course, Asif and the LTB class got a snapshot... Read More »

iTREKKERS and Mainsail Lodging & Development, LLC Partner to Boost Guest Experience While Cultivating Tourism

June 20, 2017

Tampa startup iTREKKERS not only facilitates guided outdoor adventures like fishing, paddle sports, camping, and hiking, but this company also positively contributes to tourism around Florida. Many vacationers choose Florida as their travel destination year-round, and these travelers typically stay in hotels and resorts while on vacation. Now, iTREKKERS is able to add additional value to an... Read More »

BDO Mid-Year Tax and Accounting Update Recap

June 20, 2017

On June 15, BDO USA, LLP’s Tampa Office hosted a Mid-Year Tax and Accounting Update at the Centre Club. BDO provides accounting, tax, consulting, and financial services to a range of industries including manufacturing & distribution, real estate, technology, healthcare, insurance and many more. BDO is ranked the world’s fifth largest accounting and consulting network... Read More »

Tampa Resilience Stems from Business Resilience

June 7, 2017

When you think of resilience, you may think of bouncing back after your team loses the championship. You may also think about staying strong after losing your job. Have you considered that businesses and cities also need resilience in the face of disaster? The beautiful weather isn’t the only thing that made Continuity Logic move... Read More »


June 7, 2017

The team at Easy Living with Technology are experts in design and installation of Integrated Electronic Systems. They combine entertainment, automation and security in homes and small businesses. Easy Living provides the MAGIC everyone wants – a quality system – that is easy to use! Now Easy Living is featuring SunBriteTV and GoVisionHD, for the... Read More »

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“Elevate, Inc. is consistently delivering new strategies for personal and professional growth and has a management team that is more plugged into the community than none I have ever seen. Aakash Patel is the guy to know if you want to speak with that government leader, that radio show, that newspaper—he’s the one!”

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Jason Ashton - CallPass Tech/CallPass M2M Solutions Inc

“Aakash Patel is one of the most talented, thoughtful, and thorough professionals I’ve ever worked with. Intensity and passion for creating useful, stable solutions is unmatched. Every project shines brighter when Aakash Patel is involved.”

Niki Patel, Owner - Ikin Development, Inc

"The team at Elevate, Inc. is excellent at making sustainable, long-term relationships. Through Elevate, I have been connected to incredible business leaders as well as innovators that have assisted in the growth and development of Carmel Kitchen."

Alex Sullivan, Partner - Carmel Kitchen