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LumaStream announces strategic partnership with Dobbs Stanford, Corp.

March 9, 2016

This partnership represents the first widespread rollout of low voltage LED lighting systems sold through audio-visual integrators. St. Petersburg, FL, November 4, 2015. LumaStream, Inc. today announced a key strategic partnership with Dobbs Stanford, Corp. one of the nation’s largest and most successful audio/visual representative firms. Dobbs Stanford will be leveraging a network of 800 independent integrators to sell and... Read More »


History in the Making: Priatek Plaza Dedication Ceremony

March 9, 2016

Tampa, September 1, 2015— Priatek is a bright star in the Tampa Bay technology community and continues its meteoric rise to the top of the digital advertising industry. The Priatek team invites you to be a part of history and join in the celebration of the renaming of One Progress Plaza, one of St. Petersburg’s... Read More »


The Next 5 Years in the Global Orthopaedic Industry

March 9, 2016

Derek Pupello, CEO of FORE recently presented “The Next 5 Years in the Global Orthopaedic Industry” at the Life Sciences Forum in Costa Rica. This was the second year of the meeting which had nearly 500 participants and over 50 exhibitors in the medical device manufacturing field. Derek’s presentation covered the history of some of the... Read More »


Katie Krimitsos as the next chair of BOC

March 9, 2016

The Board of Counselors steering committee has selected Katie Krimitsos as the next chair of BOC and Aakash Patel as the chair-elect to succeed Katie. Katie is the Co-Owner and Chief Operating Officer of the Tampa Bay Business Owners, business growth community that provides education and connecting opportunities that help members work strategically on their... Read More »


Homeowners Choice Insurance

March 9, 2016

Paresh Patel was a semiretired tech guy in late 2006 when he decided to jump into something he admittedly knew nothing about: homeowners insurance. The lure was the same one motivating many a contrarian investor: Everybody else was steering clear of selling property insurance in Florida after the hurricanes of 2004-2005. “All the headlines said... Read More »


A Community in Need

March 9, 2016

Dan Jurman knew the workload that comes with helping a community in need. He knew the troubling statistics relating to health, economy and safety. He knew there were families to help, kids to feed and diseases to fight. His knowledge was personal — he grew up in a similar poverty-stricken neighborhood. As executive director of... Read More »


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