Connections of the week: Brides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser, chamber holiday parties and more

By Eric Sturm National Defense Industry Association: Holiday social and fundraising event When: Dec. 9, 5 to 7p.m. Where: Centre Club, 123 S. Westshore Blvd., Eighth Floor, Tampa Cost:$15 Web: Association of Corporate Growth: Holiday party When: Dec. 9, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Where: Aloft Downtown Tampa, 100 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa Cost:$40 […]

Inside the Quay in downtown Sarasota: A $27 million deal that came together quickly

By Ashley Gurbal Kritzer A Jacksonville developer’s plans to buy the Quay property in downtown Sarasota came together very quickly — so quickly that the group doesn’t have a formal plan for the land yet. Ed Burr, CEO of GreenPointe Holdings LLC, said Friday that the opportunity came up in November and required closing very […]

Rays, C1 Bank, USF executives named to Leadership St. Pete Class of 2015

By Pam Huff Leadership St. Pete, a division of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, has named 40 local executives to the class of 2015. The program is a six-month experience designed to promote and enhance community leadership, according to a statement from the Chamber. Participants get an in-depth introduction to social, economic, business […]