Tampa Bay area business briefs and announcements

Bankruptcies

Chapter 7 liquidation

Florida Market Appraising Inc., 14452 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., No 323, Tampa. (8:08-bk-09348)

Telemarketing Specialists LLC, 9225 Bay Plaza Blvd., Suite 401, Tampa. (8:08-bk-09702)

Puppy's & Stuff Inc., 4459 Worthington Court, Palm Harbor. (8:08-bk-09818)

The listed businesses have filed bankruptcy petitions in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Tampa. Under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, Chapter 7 filings are for companies whose assets are being liquidated to pay creditors.

First Community Bank of America has opened its 10th office at Merchant Square Plaza in Zephyrhills.

Real estate

GVA Advantis, 3000 Bayport Drive, Suite 100, Tampa, announces these transactions. Sales: Madison Transporters LLC to Lee S. Lasser Family Limited Partnership No. 2, 11.36 acres within Madison Corporate Park in Tampa, for $2,064,687. Leases: Dyne Associates to Mad Max Inc., 11,120 square feet, industrial warehouse space, new lease, and Dyne Business Center, 5422 W Crenshaw St., Tampa.

Ross Realty Group Inc., 3001 Executive Drive, Suite 250, Clearwater, has been named leasing agent for Corporate Square, a five-story, 69,000-square-foot class A office building at 28050 U.S. 19 N in Dunedin and for the Largo Professional Center, a three-story, 33,000-square-foot building at 11200 Seminole Blvd. in Largo.

Banking

First Community Bank of America has opened its 10th office at Merchant Square Plaza, 7435 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills. Rebecca Gaddis a banking officer at First Community, is the branch manager.

Health care

Dr. Gail Lynn Shaw Wright has relocated her practice from 13906 Lake Shore Blvd., Suite 330, Hudson, to Florida Cancer Institute-New Hope's Hudson Center at 7651 Medical Drive, Hudson.

St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute, 43309 U.S. 19 N, Tarpon Springs, announces the addition of hearing-health services to provide comprehensive hearing tests and offer a large selection of hearing aids. Robert L. Solomon has been named director of hearing services.

Legal

Doug Manson announces the opening of Manson Law Firm at 1101 W Swann Ave., Tampa. Joining Manson Law Firm are Denise Rodriquez, office manager, and Rob Birrenkott and Laura Donaldson, both as associates. Manson was a partner at Carey O'Malley Whitaker & Manson, Tampa. Rodriquez and Birrenkott were both with Carey O'Malley, and Donaldson was with Donaldson Law PA. The phone number is (813) 514-4700. The Web address is www.floridah2olaw.com.

Suppliers

Florida Lift Systems, 115 S 78th St., Tampa, has been awarded the President's Award from Toyota Material Handling U.S.A. Inc. The award recognizes companies for demonstrating excellence in parts, service and equipment sales, customer satisfaction and overall dealership operations.

Technology

DataMentors, 2319-104 Oak Myrtle Lane, Wesley Chapel, has been included in the June 2008 Gartner "Data Quality Tools Magic Quadrant" report.

Digital Hands, 400 N Tampa St., 17th floor, Tampa, won a first-place award at the Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance Business Excellence Awards. Digital Hands was recognized for overall excellence in hiring and retention practices, which includes diversity hiring, training initiatives, employee advancement opportunities and the efficient use of technology in recruiting and retaining talent.

Market research

Schwartz Consulting Partners Inc., 5027 W Laurel St., Tampa, was recognized by Checkers Drive-in Restaurants Inc., parent company of Checkers and Rally's, with its 2007 Vendor of the Year Award. Schwartz Consulting has been a corporate vendor since 2006 and has provided a range of customized research services in support of product concept development and evaluation.

Tampa Bay area business briefs and announcements 07/05/08 [Last modified: Saturday, July 5, 2008 4:31am]

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