Boys & Girls Club Announces the Not So Secret Garden Annual Gala

January 24, 2023

GROWING. TOGETHER. Change happens when communities unite for a common good. At Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, our purpose is to build Great Futures through innovative collaboration. As our services continue to expand, we are proud to no longer be the “best kept secret” in the Tampa Bay region. And we recognize that... Read More »

Mina Tadrus: Solving the Financial Markets

January 24, 2023

The stock market has evolved significantly since its inception over 200 years ago, and the latest evolution of investing is automation, such as the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) technology into trading. Tadrus Capital, a private, high-yielding, fixed-income quant hedge fund, is revolutionizing the implementation of these new technologies. Led by CEO Mina Tadrus, the... Read More »

AFC Logistics

AFC Partners with!

January 24, 2023

AFC Logistics, a leading logistics and freight company, has partnered with, a dynamic freight industry pricing platform, which now allows customers to streamline and boost their supply chain efficiency with automated, real-time and accurate quoting. “This partnership provides our employees on the customer sales and the carrier sales side with ahigher level of confidence... Read More »

BDO | Strategic Resilience

January 24, 2023

ASK THESE QUESTIONS TO ASSESS YOUR READINESS FOR ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY Business leaders and economists agree that an economic downturn is here. With inflation high, interest rates rising and supply chains still in snarls, companies must prepare, in the words of Fed Chair Jerome Powell, for “a sustained period of below-trend growth.” An economic slowdown in the U.S. doesn’t... Read More »

Valued Testimonials of Success

January 24, 2023

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How Cogent Bank Can Help Small Businesses During a Down Economy

January 24, 2023

As the economy weakens, inflation creeps higher, and prices continue to increase, small businesses are feeling the strain. For many, issues with the supply chain and facing a shortage of skilled workers has added to an already challenging time as they recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. At Cogent Bank we have tangible... Read More »

Association for Enterprise Growth is Accepting New Members

January 24, 2023

I’m Ann Pereira, the Tampa Bay Director for AEG’s Elite Advisor membership chapter. Our goal at AEG is to get great people together who can build trusting relationships, so they can accelerate the growth of their business.  We are an invitation-only, highly vetted community of successful professional service providers to the mid-market. We hold our... Read More »


LMCU Recognized as AM&AA Deal of the Year Award Finalist

January 24, 2023

Tampa, FL. (January 11, 2023) – Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU) is proud to have been a finalist in the 2023 Tampa Bay Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors’ Deal of the Year Award for its merger with Pilot Bank. Although LMCU was not chosen as the winner, being one of three finalists recognizes the... Read More »

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