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Local Tampa Startup Transforming Patient Engagement

March 9, 2016

On July 3, 2015, the New York Times reported “Health insurance companies around the country are seeking rate increases of 20% to 40% or more, saying their new customers under the Affordable Care Act turned out to be sicker than expected.” All the while, the US continues to spend a greater percentage of its wealth... Read More »


Members Speak About EO Tampa Bay

March 9, 2016

“EO Tampa Bay has given me the opportunity to share with my peers the challenges of starting a business and celebrate with the group when success comes our way,” said Nick Friedman, the co-founder and president of College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving. The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a global organization with a network of more than 11,000... Read More »


Jason Woody Named Chairman of the Board of Donate Life America

March 9, 2016

Beginning January 2016, Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research (LEITR) CEO Jason Woody will commence his term as Chairman of the Board of Donate Life America. Woody will utilize his executive knowledge and skills to greatly benefit the nonprofit organization dedicated to driving individuals, organizations, and communities to increase the number of designated organ, eye and tissue donors who... Read More »


Sunshine Bank Volunteers at Metropolitan Ministries

March 9, 2016

Briana, Mark, Julie, Mary Kay and Sandy volunteered at Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa on Tuesday December 8th. Metropolitan Ministries serves homeless and needy families in the Tampa Bay area, by providing over 2,200 meals per day. They rely heavily on volunteers to keep the ministry in operation. The Sunshine group helped with everyday chores, such... Read More »


How to Be an Entrepreneur 101 with David Etheredge & Milind Bharvirkar

March 9, 2016

The Tampa Bay Innovation Center aims to help create successful entrepreneurs in the Tampa Bay area. Their #TECHTalk programs are tailored to benefit local innovators and entrepreneurs. Tampa Bay Innovation Center’s January #TECHTalk featured two prominent startup CEOs: Milind Bharvirkar of Priatek and David Etheredge of SavvyCard. Milind and David each have an impressive background in starting and building companies, and they... Read More »


Carmel Kitchen Treats Young Professionals from #EmergeYP

March 9, 2016

#EmergeYP stands for Emerge Young Professionals, a lively network of Tampa Bay young professionals from the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. Young professionals from Emerge enjoyed an evening meeting other Emerge Tampa Bay members and guests while sipping on handcrafted cocktails at Carmel Kitchen. The warm, inviting and relaxing vibe at Carmel Kitchen created an atmosphere... Read More »


That Business Show with Jamie Meloni Celebrates 1 Year!

March 9, 2016

That Business Show with Jamie Meloni is a radio show that airs Monday through Friday on 1250 WHNZ and highlights the successes of our Tampa Bay entrepreneurs and key community leaders. That Business Show is celebrating its 1 year anniversary with its First Annual Awards Dinner! Join show host, Jamie Meloni, and various featured guests... Read More »


Grow Financial Federal Credit Union Supports and Sponsors AirFest 2016!

March 9, 2016

The Tampa Bay AirFest 2016 is MacDill’s opportunity to say “thank you” to the Tampa Bay community and the entire state for their incredible support. The air show for 2016 is March 19-20th and will coincide with the 75th anniversary of MacDill Airforce Base. Grow Financial Federal Credit Union is thrilled to be a sponsor of the... Read More »


13 Fishing Nominated by That Business Show for “Best Business!”

March 9, 2016

Jim Coble, successful entrepreneur and CEO of 13 Fishing, was an interesting addition to the morning talk radio show, That Business Show. That Business Show with Jamie Meloni is a radio show that airs Monday through Friday on 1250 WHNZ and highlights the successes of our Tampa Bay entrepreneurs and key community leaders. Jim Coble, Founder and CEO... Read More »


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