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Ben Sever: Tampa Native, Serial Entrepreneur & Serial Philanthropist Donates $100K+ Since Start of Pandemic

July 13, 2021

Ben Sever, Chairman, CEO & Founder of eRemede, MBP Ventures, and RGA Institute, has defined himself as a pillar of the Tampa Bay community committed to Tampa’s local innovation ecosystem, local economic development efforts, and start-up atmosphere. Ben has also dedicated himself to philanthropy in our community serving on boards dedicated to children’s research, technology,... Read More »


CareerSource Tampa Bay Discussing Hiring the right Talent-Post COVID

July 12, 2021

Hiring the Right Talent – Post Covid a presentation conducted by John Flanagan, CEO of CareerSource Tampa Bay on June 30th, 2021. In January of 2019 John took the position as the CEO of CareerSource Tampa Bay and immediately changed the mission statement to, “Connecting Talent to Opportunity.” During his recent presentation he discussed in... Read More »


BDO is Proud to Announce New Team Members

July 9, 2021

Natalie Griffith ngriffith@bdo.com Tel.: 407-982-7427 Orlando 450 S Orange Ave, Suite 550 Orlando, FL 32801   Natalie Griffith, Tax Intern, Orlando Natalie rejoins BDO where she served as an intern last summer. She studied accounting and business administration at Florida Southern College. Fun fact: Natalie loves reading and arts & crafts! Ke Li ke.li@bdo.com Tel.: 407-781-0171 Orlando 450... Read More »


BDO is Proud to Announce New Team Members

June 23, 2021

Charlie Battiste cbattiste@bdo.com Tel.: 407-982-7428 Orlando 450 S Orange Ave, Suite 550 Orlando, FL 32801   Charlie Battiste, Audit Intern, Orlando Charlie joins BDO from Nike where he served as an Apparel Specialist. He studied accounting at Florida State University. Josh Baker jbaker@bdo.com Tel.: 813-302-6608 Tampa 501 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 910 Tampa, FL 33602   Dean Blanton, Audit... Read More »


Elevate, Inc. Founder Aakash Patel named to HCC Board of Trustees

June 18, 2021

TAMPA, FL – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis today named Aakash Patel, the founder and president of Elevate, Inc., to the Hillsborough Community College (HCC) Board of Trustees.  Founded in 1968, HCC is one of 28 member institutions in the Florida College System. “I am honored to receive Governor DeSantis’ nomination,” Patel said. “The future of... Read More »


Tampa-based Healthcare Technology Company eRemede Hosts Launch Party at the Tampa Club

June 15, 2021

More great news for the Tampa innovation and technology scene; Tampa-based patient engagement platform eRemede hosted their official launch party this week at the Tampa Club. eRemede is headed by CEO, Founder, and Tampa native, Ben Sever who’s demonstrated track record of success within corporate business development and serial entrepreneurship makes this company’s future especially... Read More »


Elevate, Inc. Welcomes New Client SaltBlock Hospitality

June 15, 2021

The Elevate Tampa team is proud to welcome new client SaltBlock Hospitality Group.  Born in Tampa Bay, SaltBlock Hospitality has been raising the bar on the food and beverage catering experience since it was founded in 2014. From small private meetings and dinners to large corporate parties and weddings, the SaltBlock Hospitality team is dedicated... Read More »


BDO is Proud to Announce New Team Members

June 15, 2021

Brittany Alvarado balvarado@bdo.com Tel.: 813-302-6607 Tampa 501 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 910 Tampa, FL 33602   Brittany Alvarado, Tax Associate, Tampa   Brittany joins BDO from University of Florida where she studied accounting with a concentration in tax. Fun fact: Brittany knows how to play the violin. Josh Baker jbaker@bdo.com Tel.: 407-781-0170 Orlando 5450 S Orange Ave, Suite... Read More »


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“Aakash Patel, Chris Melvin and the rest of the Elevate team simply delivered. The connections Aakash made led to valuable relationships for me and new clients for RevStar. You can’t fully appreciate what Elevate can do for your business until you experience it first hand. I personally recommend their services to anybody looking to grow their network and business within the Tampa Bay community.”

Ken Pomella, PMP – CEO, RevStar Consulting

“If you’re looking to dive into the who’s who of Tampa Bay, Elevate, Inc. is the only way to go. Elevate worked closely with Tampa Bay Plumbers to help us get our foot in the door with the right business and community circles to help us grow. We appreciated Aakash Patel & Chris Melvin’s professionalism, attention to detail, and willingness to go over and above to provide us a quality service. The contacts through Elevate are numerous and professionally beneficial and the staff is always available to us. We enjoyed working with the Elevate team and will definitely keep them in mind for our future business needs.”

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.”

Chon Nguyen – Founder & CEO, Newgentek

“Elevate, Inc’s. business relationship building process and their specialized one-on-one client service has opened doors and created potential opportunities that we wouldn’t have been able to create on our own. If your business would benefit from business relationship building introductions, I highly recommend Elevate, Inc.”

Gary LoDuca – Founder & Owner, Thoughtful Advisors – 401(k) Plan Designs