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Dr. Joseph J. Castellano

The Face of Cosmetic Surgery

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  The Face of Cosmetic Surgery Dr. Joseph J. Castellano  An artist’s eyes, extensive medical training and precise surgical skills are what define Joseph J. Castellano, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.C.S...
Edyta Chylinski of Spa Sudeva

Edyta Chylinski

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   Inspiring Women In Business    Edyta Chylinski Spa Sudeva Edyta is the owner of Spa Sudeva, a Holistic Day Spa located in South Tampa. She is a licensed Skincare...
Jackie Z Style Co.

The Face of Fashion

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |    The Face of Fashion JACKIE Z STYLE CO.    “Fashion fades, only style remains the same,” is attributed to Coco Chanel; it is also the mantra this dynamic...
The Face of Commercial Real Estate – Jennifer Irizarry

The Face of Commercial Real Estate

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  The Face of Commercial Real Estate Jennifer Irizarry Jennifer is a Commercial Realtor at Lombardo Team Real Estate. A long-time Tampa resident and former business consultant, Jennifer has...
Tanya Cielo

Tanya Cielo

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   Inspiring Women In Business    Tanya Cielo Sky Strategic Marketing With a love for peanut butter cups, pranks, pugs, pigs, and Peewee (her pet squirrel), Tanya Cielo puts her quirky...
JOSEPHINE PULIDO SCHAAF, REALTOR

The Face of Tampa Bay Real Estate

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |    The Face of Tampa Bay Real Estate JOSEPHINE PULIDO SCHAAF, REALTOR    “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, just wait until you hire an amateur.”Josephine...
Faces of Tampa Bay Metro - Kayla Zeiner

The Face of Fitness

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  The Face of Fitness Kayla Zeiner  Kayla Zeiner is the owner and head trainer of Burn Boot Camp Westchase.Their mission is to ignite global health transformation through empowering...
Carol Pooley

The Face of Tampa Real Estate

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  The Face of Tampa Real Estate CAROL POOLEY, GRI    Carol Pooley is a founding Realtor at Tomlin St Cyr Real Estate services, with over 14 years of...
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Announces Expansion

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Announces Expansion

It’s all fun and games as it was announced today that Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa plans nearly a $700 million expansion making the Tampa location one largest casinos in America. The...
Mary Caron

The Face of Event Venues

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  The Face of Event Venues MARY CARON  Mary Caron lives in her own little world, but that’s okay because everyone knows her there. She is now opening up...
Jackie Zumba of Jackie Z Style Co.

Jackie Zumba

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  Inspiring Women In Business    Jackie Zumba Jackie Z Style Co. Trendsetter. Fashionista. Risk-Taker. Super-Mom. These are all words and phrases commonly used by people who know Jackie Zumba....
Todd Osgood

The Face of Financial Planning

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |The Face of Tampa Bay Real Estate Todd K. Osgood, CRPC®, AWMA® Osgood & Associates When you have the right financial advisor, life can be brilliant. What matters most to...
Mary Caron of The Epicenter Event Venue

Mary Caron

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  Inspiring Women In Business    Mary Caron The Epicenter Event Venue Fierce ambition and indisputable creativity are what define Mary Caron. Among her many passions, Mary devotes time to...
Katie McGill

Katie McGill

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   Inspiring Women In Business    KATIE MCGILL Dress for Success For more than 25 years, Katie McGill has provided unparalleled opportunity, encouragement, assistance and resources to thousands of woman in Tampa...
Chancey Design

The Face of Architecture, Planning and Interior Design

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |The Face of Architecture, Planning and Interior Design CHANCEY DESIGN  Chancey Design has built a reputation based on the concept of service and design excellence. It is a...
Meaghan Hunter

Meaghan Hunter

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   Inspiring Women In Business    Meaghan Hunter Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc. Meaghan’s perseverance for obtaining business for the company is part of NTC’s upward trend of new business and growth...
Cynthia Keenan

Cynthia Keenan

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  Inspiring Women In Business    Cynthia Keenan Blo Blow Dry Bar Cynthia Keenan, the local owner and Franchise Partner of North America’s original Blo Blow Dry Bar, sets the...
Melanie Griffin

Melanie Griffin

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  Inspiring Women In Business    Melanie Griffin Founder, Spread Your Sunshine Passionate leader. Confidence builder. Role model. A champion for the advancement of women, Melanie is a motivational speaker,...
Pamela Bell

Pamela Bell

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  Inspiring Women In Business    Pamela Bell Pamela Bell Properties At Keller Williams Professionally, Pamela Bell is in the top ten percentile at Keller Williams Realty in Northern Pinellas,...
Faces of Tampa Bay Metro - Frank Albert

The Face of Seminole Heights Real Estate

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  The Face of Seminole Heights Real Estate Frank Albert It’s hard to drive through the booming area of Seminole Heights and not see Realtor Frank Albert on one...
Tampa Bay Business privacy concerns

‘Hacking’ a Major Concern for Bay Area Businesses

Corporate Privacy Becoming a Top Tampa Bay Business Concern (BPT) - As many as 43 percent of companies experienced a data breach in the past year – a 10 percent increase from last year, according...
Maria Campos

Maria E. Campos

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  Inspiring Women In Business    Maria E. Campos Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel Maria began her career 18 years ago as part of the opening team for the JW...
Tampa bay digital marketing tips

7 Tips to Expand Your Small Business

7 Digital Marketing Tips to Expand Your Small Business(Family Features)  Whether you’re just starting a small business or looking to expand an existing operation, marketing your business can seem daunting. The key to marketing...
Jane Mak

Jane Mak

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   Inspiring Women In Business    Jane Mak JM Real Estate Solutions If you are looking for an outstanding, experienced real estate advisor who knows the market, cares about her...
Compass Land & Title in downtown St. Petersburg

Colorful, Bold and Creative Office Space

 With a flair for fashion and love of art, Compass Land & Title owners and founders, Phil and Valerie Yost, designed the new St. Petersburg office together. Rather than a stuffy and conservative law...
Dr. Joseph Castellano

The Face of Cosmetic Surgery

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |    The Face of Cosmetic Surgery DR. JOSEPH J. CASTELLANO    An artist’s eyes, extensive medical training and precise surgical skills are what define Joseph J. Castellano, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.C.S...
Baldwin Casey Realty Group

Baldwin Casey Realty Group

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  Inspiring Women In Business    Baldwin Casey Realty Group Keller Williams Realty South Tampa Baldwin Casey Realty Group was formed in 2014 by Susan Kynes Baldwin and Sarah Baldwin...
Faces of Tampa Bay Metro - Mike Dupre

The Face of Relationship & Brand Management

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  The Face of Relationship & Brand Management Michael Dupre    Michael Dupre has served as Chief Marketing Officer for Compass Land & Title, LLC since 2015. He is...
Brooke Palmer Kuhl

Brooke Palmer Kuhl

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   Inspiring Women In Business    Brooke Palmer Kuhl RSBP EVENTS+PR Glitter and sparkle surround Brooke while she creates and plans the spectacular celebrations and events for her many clients. A PR pro...
Business Lawyer Harry Teichman

The Face of Business Law

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   The Face of Business Law HARRY TEICHMAN    Understanding each business and the family dynamics of every client has made Harry Teichman trusted counsel for 20 years. These...
Josephine Schaaf

Josephine Schaaf

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  Inspiring Women In Business    Josephine Schaaf Christie's International Real Estate Coastal Properties She Closes Deals in Heels!If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, just wait until...
Susan Brennan

The Face of Investment Management and Trust

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   The Face of Investment Management and Trust SUSAN BRENNAN    Susan Brennan is Sabal Trust Tampa’s new managing principal. Sabal Trust is Florida’s largest employee owned trust company...
Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko

The Face of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   The Face of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery DR. GEOFFREY M. KWITKO    Dr. Kwitko has been treating patients in Tampa for 26 years. He has developed a...
Faces of Tampa Bay Metro - Michael Lundy

The Face of Family Law – Michael Lundy

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |The Face of Family Law Michael Lundy Older, Lundy & Alvarez Meet Michael Lundy, Older Lundy & Alvarez’s Managing Partner and one of its two founding partners. He’s been practicing law...
Faces of Tampa Bay Metro - Natalie Baird

The Face of a Healthy Divorce

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  The Face of a Healthy Divorce Natalie Baird  Redefining the approach to end a marriage is why Natalie devotes her law practice to a Court-less way to resolve...
Older, Lundy & Alvarez Law Firm celebrate an anniversary

METRO BIZ: Older, Lundy & Alvarez Celebration

 Older Lundy & Alvarez recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the construction of its new office building in the North Hyde Park area of Tampa, at 1000 West Cass Street.  This premier law firm not only is a...
Desiree Noisette of Cerulean Blu

Desiree D. Noisette

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   Inspiring Women In Business    Desiree D. Noisette Cerulean Blu Swim & Resort Wear Boutique Desiree is the founder of Cerulean Blu, a lifestyle boutique that captures the essence...
Dr. Colin Chan

The Face of Hybrid Concierge Medicine

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  The Face of Hybrid Concierge Medicine COLIN CHAN, MD Dr. Chan received his medical degree from the University of Toronto and completed his residency in the US. He is...
Valerie Harding

Valerie Harding

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   Inspiring Women In Business    Valerie Harding Val's Home Décor Valerie Harding is the CEO and President of Val’s Home Décor. The company was founded in 1989. Valerie was...
Desiree Noisette

The Face of Sipping and Shopping

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  The Face of Sipping and Shopping Desiree Noisette Mermosa Winery & Boutique  As the creator of downtown St. Petersburg’s only winery, Mermosa, Desiree has elevated her resort and swimwear...
Colette Florido of CR World, Corporation

Colette Florido

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   Inspiring Women In Business    Colette Florido CR World, Corporation Colette Florido, CR World founder, is an entrepreneur, mom and caregiver to her father. Diagnosed with dementia, his increasing aggression...
Aakash M. Patel

The Face of Connectivity

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  The Face of Connectivity Aakash M. Patel  Aakash M. Patel is all in for Hillsborough County! Patel founded Elevate, Inc., in 2012, a business consulting firm providing public...
Faces of Tampa Bay Metro - Patty Soltis

The Face of Style and Image

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  The Face of Style and Image PATTY SOLTIS STYLEdge® is an image consulting business that specializes with alpha business leaders to establish credibility to their audience, without saying...
Enrique Crespo of Crespo Design

The Face of Interior Design

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   The Face of Interior Design CRESPO DESIGN GROUP    Unconventional ideas and distinctive style are what define Enrique Crespo as one of the top designers in the area. A native...
Jane Mak

The Face of Redefining Real Estate

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine | The Face of Redefining Real Estate JANE MAK, REAL ESTATE BROKER  With a passion for helping others, Jane Mak has served the Tampa Bay area for more than...
Carl Mitchell

The Face of Construction Law

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  The Face of Construction Law Carl Mitchell  With more than 16 years of legal experience, Carl Mitchell enjoys the complexity of commercial and construction litigation as much as...
Mini Doughnut Factory

Biz: Changing South Tampa One Sweet Bite At A Time

  Mini Doughnut Factory Creates A Frenzy   Patrick Ruddell and his wife, Zezura, have created a frenzy of sweet lovers in a small strip center across from Plant High School in South Tampa. On weekends, the...
McKinlay Rose Interiors

The Face of Luxury Residential Interior Design and Décor

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  The Face of Luxury Residential Interior Design and Décor McKinlay Rose Interiors Interior designers Kristen McKinlay and Melanie Rose have over 20 years of design experience that will...
Kristen Witts McKinney

The Face of Culinary Dreams

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |The Face of Culinary Dreams KRISTIN WITTS MCKINNEY  After 23 years of catering, Kristin owns two Tampa locations of the Your ProKitchen franchise — a culinary incubator for...
Enrique Crespo

The Face of Interior Design

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  The Face of Interior Design ENRIQUE CRESPO CRESPO DESIGN GROUP  Unconventional ideas and distinctive style are what define Enrique Crespo as one of the top designers in the area. A native...
Wesley Sherrill Winer

Wesley Sherrill Winer

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  Inspiring Women In Business    Wesley Sherrill Winer Glow Couture Day Spa Wesley Winer has spent the past 15 years creating Glow Couture Day Spa; a utopia, where highly...
Chancey Interior Design Partners

Sandra Chancey & Catherine Christie–Zanghi

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  Inspiring Women In Business    Sandra Chancey & Catherine Christie–Zanghi Chancey Interior Design Partners Tampa based firm Chancey Interior Design Partners, Sandra Chancey and Catherine Christie-Zanghi, began their lifelong...
Small Business tips for Tampa Bay area women

Basics for Bay Area Businesswomen

 Advice and Trends For Tampa Bay's Female EntrepreneursIn today’s technology driven age, the successful small business owner is a savvy individual with a passion for their product.A survey recently conducted by Web.com and the...
HILARY DALTON, DMD, MS

The Face of Healthy, Gorgeous Smiles & Regenerative Style

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   The Face of Healthy, Gorgeous Smiles & Regenerative Style HILARY DALTON, DMD, MS    Thanks to her friendly personality, warm smile, and dental expertise, Dr. Dalton has been...
mobile banking in Tampa Bay

Our Smartphone Obsession Extends to Mobile Banking

|  Sponsored Content  |  Mobile Money ManagementThere’s no denying it — smartphones have become essential to daily life. From the smallest to the most complex of tasks, we’ve adopted a mobile-first mindset. For an increasing...
Chad Johnson

The Face of Health & Fitness

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |The Face of Health & Fitness CHAD JOHNSON  Chad Johnson has trained thousands of clients in his 15 plus years as a fitness and martial arts professional. He...
Faces of Tampa Bay Metro - Chancey Design

The Faces of Architecture, Planning and Interior Design

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  The Face of Architecture, Planning and Interior Design Chancey Design Chancey Design has built a reputation based on the concept of service and design excellence. It is a...
Faces of Tampa Bay Metro - Valerie Romas

The Face of Inspired Styling

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |  The Face of Inspired Styling Valerie Romas One2styleu  Valerie’s passion and talent of design and display has allowed her to work for the largest and most luxurious brands including...
Georgia Watson of Yellowtail Realty Advisors

Georgia Watson

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   Inspiring Women In Business    Georgia Watson Yellowtail Realty Advisors She has a vision of her future. She always has. The President/Broker of Yellowtail Realty Advisors will see her dreams...
Faces of Tampa Bay Metro - Dr. Jennifer Hayes

The Face of Cosmetic Gynecology

| As Seen In Tampa Bay Metro Magazine |   The Face of Cosmetic Gynecology Jennifer S. Hayes, DO, FACOOG  Dr. Hayes is the premier Cosmetic Gynecologist in Tampa Bay/Sarasota. In 2008, after years of providing excellent ob-gyn care,...

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