1. Business

Appointments at Mainsail & Lodging, Peerfit, WGI highlight this week's Businesss Movers & Shakers

Axiom Bank, a community bank headquartered in Central Florida, appointed Scott Amatuccio as commercial relationship manager. [Photo courtesy of Axiom]
Published Mar. 10, 2017


Axiom Bank, a community bank headquartered in Central Florida, appointed Scott Amatuccio as commercial relationship manager. In his new role, he will be responsible for generating and managing the bank's commercial relationships in the Tampa Bay area. Amatuccio joins Axiom from Bank of the Ozarks, where he served as SBA credit manager and vice president in St. Petersburg, providing leadership to SBA underwriters across a five-state region. Previously, he served as commercial credit manager at C1 Bank, which was acquired by Bank of the Ozarks in 2016. He brings 10 years of experience in commercial banking and credit to Axiom's new commercial office in Tampa, which opened March 1.


WGI announces that two new associates have joined its team in Tampa Bay. Richard Reace joins the firm's land design services division as a regional director in its Tampa office. Reace has over 23 years of experience with specific expertise in land planning, land entitlement, program management, marketing and office management. He is a registered landscape architect. Terri Becraft joins the firm's roadway division as a chief designer in its Tampa office. Becraft comes to WGI with over 30 years of experience with specific expertise in Florida Department of Transportation roadway design and plans production. WGI has eight offices throughout Florida and specializes in land development and municipal engineering, transportation engineering, surveying and mapping.


Mainsail Lodging & Development announces the promotion of Tom Haines to vice president of operations. For the past four years, Haines has served as general manager of the 137-room boutique Epicurean Hotel in the historic Hyde Park district of South Tampa. In his new role, Haines will oversee operations at all hotels in Mainsail Lodging's portfolio, as well as pre-openings for new hospitality projects. During his time as general manager of the Epicurean, Haines achieved excellence in guest service and enhanced staff engagement and development, and received a number of industry accolades, including the 2015 Mustang Award from Marriott International. Haines came to Mainsail from the Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando, where he worked for nine years. Mainsail Lodging & Development is a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern U.S. and the Caribbean.

Real Estate

ForeSite Residential Real Estate has added Cheryl Altman and Carol Hasbrouck to the team. Altman has been a real estate professional for the past 14 years. Hasbrouck has been in the real estate and financial field for over 31 years.


  1. A company called Flock Safety is selling automatic license plate readers to neighborhood associations to cut down on crime, and Tampa neighborhood Paddock Oaks is one of their customers. Pictured is a Flock camera on Paddock Oaks Dr. | [Luis Santana | Times] LUIS SANTANA  |  Times
    Atlanta-based Flock Safety has provided 14 area communities with high-speed, high-definition cameras for surveillance.
  2. An American Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft approaches Miami International Airport for landing in March. Bloomberg
    The 60-year-old veteran airline employee told investigators he was upset that union contract negotiations had stalled.
  3. Lilly Beth Rodriguez, left, Laura Robertson and Linda Lamont work on a Habitat for Humanity house in north Pasco. [Times (2013)]
    The increase is expected to happen in the first half of next year. CEO hopes other nonprofits follow suit.
  4. The number of single-family homes sold in the Tampa Bay area during August rose 2.8 percent when compared with the same month last year, according to a monthly report from Florida Realtors. (Times file photo)
    The midpoint price in the bay area rose to $250,000, which is still lower than the state and national median prices.
  5. The Aldi store located on 1551 34th St N, St. Petersburg, Florida in 2018, features its updated layout. JONES, OCTAVIO   |  Tampa Bay Times
    The store will re-open after renovations on Thursday, Sept. 26
  6. Jessica LaBouve, a penetration tester for cybersecurity company A-LIGN, poses for a portrait in the A-LIGN office on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 in Tampa. Companies hire A-LIGN to figure out where their digital security weak spots are, and LaBouve is one of the "benevolent hackers" that finds them. ALLIE GOULDING  |  Times
    Jessica LaBouve of A-LIGN works with companies to make their applications and platforms more secure.
  7. Stephen A. Schwarzman, CEO of the Blackstone Group, speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, earlier this year. MARKUS SCHREIBER  |  AP
    The billionaire also talks trade with China in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times.
  8. The economies of Canada and Florida go together like, well, palm fronds and maple leaves, as seen outside the Sweetwater RV Resort in Zephyrhills. (Times file photo) KATE CALDWELL  |  Tampa Bay Times
    To qualify under the proposed Canadian Snowbirds Act, visitors would have to be older than 50 and would have to own or rent a home here.
  9. Tampa investor and owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning Jeff Vinik, right, speaks about his investments in the video game industry at the eSports Summit Wednesday in Tampa as Matt Samost, Vice President of New Ventures for Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment looks on. LUIS SANTANA   |   TIMES  |  Tampa Bay Times
    A summit at USF brought together major players and explored the possibility of an esports arena.
  10. Neeld-Gordon Garden Center, open at this location since 1925, is closing on Sept. 28. MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE  |  Times
    The development of Pinellas County and the arrival of the big box stores helped hasten the store’s demise.