Member Highlights – September 22 – 26

Inside this Week’s Member Highlights

Member News

New Hires & Promotions

Member Accolades

Member Events

 Member News

Port president/CEO Participates in Top-Level Stakeholder Discussions with T&I Committee Chair

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Port Tampa Bay President and CEO Paul Anderson participated with other transportation heavy hitters on September 16, 2014 in the Transportation Salon Stakeholder Dinner, held in Washington, D.C., featuring Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster.

The purpose of the dinner was to bring together bipartisan perspectives to discuss important transportation issues, policies and ways in which U.S. House transportation leaders can move ahead on initiatives including FAA reauthorization, surface transportation authorization and critical maritime issues. Anderson engaged with T&I Chairman Shuster and other top-level transportation officials. Read more…

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Paul Anderson converses with Florida Dept. of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad.

Port Tampa Bay hosts Florida Transportation Commission for workshop and meeting

Port Tampa Bay was pleased to host this week a two-day meeting and workshop of the Florida Transportation Commission, which provides leadership in meeting the state’s transportation needs through policy guidance on issues of statewide importance and maintains oversight for the Florida Department of Transportation and other related authorities. Read more…

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Bright House Networks Celebrates Small Business Month

Bright House Networks recently announced that it will celebrate Small Business Month this November for small businesses in its Florida service areas. In an effort to bring the local community and small businesses closer together, the company will launch a website dedicated exclusively to small businesses on November 1. This website will offer small businesses the opportunity to showcase their business and promote special offers to local shoppers.

Local small businesses can register for the site now through October 31 by visiting The first 500 businesses to register for the site will receive a $50 AmEx gift card. Every business that registers will be entered for a chance to win Bright House Networks Business Solutions service for one year (up to $1000/month for 12 months).

Bright House Networks will launch the site to consumers on November 1, encouraging the local community to stay close to home and shop small. The company will promote the site to over two million consumers in its Florida markets. For more information about the Small Business Month, visit

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Nitro Mobile Solutions Announces Strategic Partnership with Security Compliance Associates

Nitro Mobile Solutions, a leader in mobile applications and mobile banking development, announced Tuesday its strategic partnership with Security Compliance Associates, a leading information security provider for financial institutions. The purpose of this partnership is to deliver mobile solutions that have been assessed and certified for information security compliance.  Security Compliance Associates will perform a thorough information security assessment of Nitro’s information technology systems as well as NitroServer, the patent-pending middleware platform on which Nitro’s mobile applications are created.  Nitro has also negotiated favorable post-deployment assessments to be available for their clients to help them meet regulatory requirements. Read more…

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All Children’s Hospital Launches New Fitness and Healthy Living Program at Lakewood High School

As part of Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, All Children’s Hospital is launching a new school-based program that aims to curb childhood obesity by introducing teens to healthier lifestyles and fitness, and tracking these activities through social media and text messages. The “Lakewood Health Squad” provides opportunities for students at Lakewood High School to participate in fitness boot camps, brown bag lunch series where All Children’s Hospital experts will highlight a variety of health topics and other healthy living activities. Read more…

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Highwoods Properties Welcomes New Customer to LakePointe One at Tampa Bay Park

Highwoods Properties, Inc. today announced that himagine solutions, inc., formerly Kforce Healthcare, Inc., one of the largest coding companies in the U.S., has leased 15,257 square feet at LakePointe One at Tampa Bay Park.

Laurie Alden represented Highwoods Properties during the leasing process.

Doug Howard with Howard Comemercial Corp. and Richard Andretta and Rob Turner with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, represented himagine.

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New Hires & Promotions

Adult Psychiatrist Joins Rogers’ Staff in Tampa Bay

Phillip J. Seibell, M.D., a board-certified psychiatrist, has joined the medical staff at Rogers Behavioral Health–Tampa Bay, which is slated to open late September. Dr. Seibell will provide support and psychiatric services for adults in Tampa’s intensive outpatient (IOP) and partial hospitalization programs (PHP) that will focus on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related anxiety disorders. Read more…

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All Children’s Hospital Chief Patient Safety Officer Joins the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality Faculty


Brigitta Mueller, M.D., chief patient safety officer and vice president of medical affairs at All Children’s Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, has been selected to serve a three-year appointment as a core faculty member of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. Throughout Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Armstrong Institute coordinates safety and quality improvement efforts and also develops and tests solutions in safety and quality improvement that can be shared with and spread throughout the world. Mueller will work with other Johns Hopkins Medicine safety and quality investigators to reduce preventable harm, enhance outcomes for all patients and reduce waste in the health care system. Read more…

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Member Accolades

Keith W. Bricklemyer Selected to the Best Lawyers in America 2015

Bricklemeyer Keith HiResColorKeith W. Bricklemyer has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the practice areas of Land Use & Zoning Law and Real Estate Law. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Bricklemyer is a founding shareholder of Bricklemyer Law Group, P.L. His practice is focused on real estate, land use and zoning law.

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Member Events

Saint Leo Tampa Education Center Offers Upcoming Symposiums at Channelside Location

Saint Leo University Tampa Education Center will conduct two symposiums – an undergraduate and a graduate session – on consecutive Friday evenings. The discussions include:

  • Friday, September 26, 6 to 8 p.m. – Undergraduate symposium with guest lecturer Jose Olmo, behavior specialist, James Irvin Education Center. Dr. Olmo will discuss social work in the 21st century. There will also be a presentation on the new Bachelor of Social Work program to be offered at the Tampa Education Center in fall 2015.
  •  Friday, October 3, 6 to 8 p.m. – Graduate business symposium featuring guest speaker Jan Sadil, chairman and CEO, Hypotecni Banka, Prague, Czechoslovakia. Sadil will discuss the European economy. The new Master of Accounting program coming to the Tampa Education Center will also be introduced.

Designed for adult learners, the symposiums will provide attendees an opportunity to meet with an enrollment counselor to discuss their specific areas of interest. For questions, contact Jimmy Surin at (813) 226-2773 or at Register today at/education-centers/locations/tampa-education-center.aspx.

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New Life Village to Host Charity Event at Historic Lamb Manor Oct. 5

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Live Music & 25 Cent Rides at the Streetcar Fest Oct. 18

2014 Streetcar Fest Flyer

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Decosimo-Solvability to Hold DCAA Compliant Quick Books Boot Camp

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C1Bank Hosts Networking Event Oct. 1

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