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Elevate, Inc. Welcomes New Team Member!

April 25, 2023

  Elevate is excited to welcome Jenna Monkarsh to our team! Jenna will be joining Elevate as a Public Relations and Communications Intern. As an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations at Florida State University, Jenna is passionate about using the power of communication to create promotional campaigns that drive sales... Read More »

Veteran Banker Cami Gibertini Joins Pilot Bank

March 12, 2019

Written by Pilot Bank Tampa, Florida, March 1,  2019 – Pilot Bank is pleased to announce well-known banker in Tampa Bay, Cami Gibertini has joined Pilot Bank as Senior Vice President/Retail Executive.  Cami is best known for leading the dynamic Women in Business Program, which she was instrumental in developing for USAmeriBank/Valley Bank. Cami will... Read More »

Aakash M. Patel honored by Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Award

November 9, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TAMPA, FL November 10, 2017 Hillsborough County Commission Candidate Aakash M. Patel Wins Deanne Dewey Roberts Emerging Leader Award Hillsborough County Commission District 1 Candidate and local entrepreneur Aakash M. Patel was awarded the Deanne Dewey Roberts Award at last night’s Emerging with Influence dinner. The event, held at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre,... Read More »


July 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2017 CONTACT: Elnatan Rudolph 347-610-2688 –  [email protected] Tampa Businessman Aakash Patel raises over $30,000 in first month as candidate for Hillsborough County Commission TAMPA, FL—Today, Tampa small businessman and Chairman of the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County, Aakash Patel announced raising more than $30,000 in the first month of... Read More »

Ohio technology and software development firm relocates headquarters to Tampa

July 5, 2017

Contact: Michelle Bauer Tampa Hillsborough EDC 813.518.2644 office 727.510.2524 mobile [email protected] Ohio technology and software development firm relocates headquarters to Tampa Toledo-based Vendita to add 15 new high-wage jobs in Hillsborough County TAMPA, Fla. – (July 5, 2017) –Vendita, a global technology and software development company that specializes in custom solutions for enterprise users of... Read More »

Elevate, Inc. Hires Green as Chief Strategy Officer

May 9, 2017

May 9, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Aakash M. Patel [email protected] Elevate, Inc. Hires Green as Chief Strategy Officer (Tampa, FL – May 9, 2017) – Elevate, Inc. (Elevate), today announced the addition of Ashby Green as the company’s Chief Strategy Officer. Green, who most recently was a client of Elevate, Inc. will manage the... Read More »

New AAA Member Benefit for Outdoor Lovers

May 2, 2017

For Immediate Release Matt Land iTREKKERS [email protected] (813) 712-9352 Tampa, FL — Feb 28, 2017 AAA – The Auto Club Group partners with iTREKKERS to connect members to the outdoors Ever want to go camping, fishing, or paddle boarding, but don’t want to buy all the expensive equipment required? AAA – The Auto Club Group... Read More »

Sunshine Bancorp, Inc. Reports Record Earnings and 1st Quarter Results

April 17, 2017

Press Release For Immediate Release Contact: Brent Smith SVP, Corporate Development (813)659-8626 Sunshine Bancorp, Inc. Reports Record Earnings and 1st Quarter Results Plant City, FL – April 17, 2017 – Sunshine Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SBCP), the holding company for Sunshine Bank (the “Bank”), has released its unaudited consolidated financial results for the first... Read More »

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