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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – CEO and Publisher Bridgette Bello has launched Tampa Bay Business & Wealth (TBBW) magazine, releasing the publication’s first issue this week.
TBBW kicked off its debut with a launch party at Rococo Steak in St. Petersburg on Aug. 29. More than 200 invited guests were in attendance to preview the September issue.
Based in St. Petersburg, the new monthly publication will take a “deep dive” into the lives of the most accomplished business leaders in the Tampa Bay area. According to Bello, TBBW will also focus on trends and “need to know” information in industries such as commercial and residential real estate, construction, banking, law, travel, education, health care and design.
Studies show that by “uber” targeting a specific audience, a print publication will grow and thrive. TBBW delivers 15,000 C-level executives in the five-county Tampa Bay area; providing advice driven content, great storytelling about the region’s unsung CEO’s and combining business with lifestyle. TBBW will over deliver for its partners and advertisers. The website is scheduled to launch mid-September, as will a weekly e-newsletter. In addition, TBBW will host monthly invitation-only “CEO Connect” events and other signature events throughout the year.
With more than 80 collective years of providing cutting-edge business news across Florida, the team – led by Bello, Chairman Gary Press, Editor-in-Chief Kevin Gale, Managing Editor Jo-Lynn Brown and Associate Publisher Jason Baker – has an in-depth understanding of the local business communities.
“Everything in my 30-year media career has culminated with TBBW,” Bello added. “It isn’t about business news, good or bad, it is about the people that make business news and who they are to our community’s total ecosystem – as a person, a philanthropist, a deal-maker and more. Our top-tier, well-connected staff has positioned this magazine as the soon to be ‘must read’ business publication for those who make the Tampa Bay business world tick.”
TBBW is an offshoot of the existing South Florida Business & Wealth magazine, which is also led by Press.
“While TBBW focuses on business, we will also pay great attention to wealth,” Press added. “Readers will enjoy stories on traditional and alternative investments, dining, automotive, yachting and private jets. Our readership is the C-Suite. No one targets this market like we will. Our readers are successful and wealthy. We want to help them enjoy the finer things in life and provide information on unique investment opportunities.”
TBBW is published by Lifestyle Media Group, which publishes nine lifestyle magazines, South Florida Business & Wealth (SFBW) magazine and the Tribal Business Journal (TBJ). More information will be available at tbbwmag.com.
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