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The EEOC’s Criminal Background Screening Guidance: What Employers Need to Know

May 24, 2016

By Kandi Chapman For employers, the (EEOC) U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s 2012 update to its criminal background screening guidance has created not only mass confusion, but serious hiring uncertainties on exactly how to conduct criminal background checks without significant legal risk to your organization. The EEOC’s efforts to enforce this guidance however, has revealed six crucial lessons to... Read More »

Thiru Govender, Office Managing Partner of BDO, on That Business Show

May 24, 2016

On Monday, May 16 Thiru Govender, BDO’s Tampa Office Managing Partner, was featured on That Business Show with Jamie Meloni. BDO is a national and international full-service tax, audit, and consulting firm. BDO is present in 63 cities with approximately 5,500 people in The United States and 70,000 people worldwide. BDO is the 7th largest... Read More »

Temple Terrace Police Department & Individuals with Special Needs: Strategies of Engagement

May 24, 2016

On Tuesday, May 17, Tiara Brooks, ABA therapist and Erica Mataluni, Assistant Clinical Director of Engage Behavior Health presented an informational training session for the Temple Terrace Police Department. Engage Behavioral Health specializes in individualized approaches to behavioral therapy tailored to specific needs using Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). It maintains expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as... Read More »

President of Trademark Metals Recycling on the Impact of Metal Recycling

May 24, 2016

On April 29, Brad Ford, President of Trademark Metals Recycling (TMR), visited That Business Show with Jamie Meloni to talk about his company and share the importance of metal recycling on the community. Trademark Metals Recycling is the largest full-service metal recycling company in Florida. They buy end-of-life automobiles and scrap metal in all shapes,... Read More »

Alpesh Patel, President of Benzer Pharmacy, on That Business Show

May 24, 2016

On Friday, May 6, Alpesh Patel was featured on That Business Show with Jamie Meloni. Alpesh earned a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Shri Sarvjanik Pharmacy College in India and is currently a licensed pharmacist in the state of Michigan. In 2006, Alpesh moved to the United States where he briefly lived in New Jersey and... Read More »

UT Board of Counselors raise more than $55,000

May 17, 2016

The University of Tampa Board of Counselors celebrated a tremendously successful year, raising more than $55,000 through gifts given directly by its members and through fundraising events held during the past academic year. The Board of Counselors is comprised of 103 individuals in the community, many of which joined this year as the group saw... Read More »

UT Board of Fellows Business Networking Symposium

May 11, 2016

On Tuesday, April 26, The University of Tampa Board of Fellows hosted a Business Networking Symposium, a complimentary and informative event held three times per year for the Tampa Bay business community and students at the Vaughn Center Crescent Club located at The University of Tampa. The three speakers were Nick Vojnovic (CEO of Little... Read More »

Meet Nicole Hanney, the New Clinical Director at Engage Behavioral Health!

May 10, 2016

Nicole Hanney, Ph.D., BCBA-D is the newest member of the Engage Behavioral Health team. She has just been named as the new Clinical Director at Engage Behavioral Health! Dr. Hanney began her graduate school career in 2010 at Auburn University and completed her Ph.D. in 2015. She has provided services with several populations: typically developing children,... Read More »

Mexican Restaurant, O Cocina and Flights, Opens in South Tampa

May 10, 2016

This past April, a new upscale Mexican Food and Cocktail restaurant opened up off of Henderson Boulevard. The owner is a South Tampa native named Bear Galavis. The O Cocina and Flights Mexican Restaurant has taken over the spot Papa Louis Pizza House occupied and is bringing brand new, fresh cuisine. One of the key... Read More »

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April Diemer – Tampa Bay Plumbers

“Working with Aakash and his team at Elevate was a great fit for our growing organization. His team helped us connect with key influencers across the region and identify opportunities. Together you work to define your goals and who you’re targeting and through their connections and network they can make warm introductions to the decisions makers you need to connect with.”

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