Tampa Tribune sold to private equity group

October 9, 2012 

TAMPA -- A private equity investment group has bought The Tampa Tribune newspaper from Media General Inc. for $9.5 million, the newspaper reported Monday.The Tribune's longtime corporate owner, Virginia-based Media General Inc., is transferring ownership of the Tribune, its affiliated newspapers and TBO.com to the Los Angeles-based Revolution Capital Group. The investment group has formed a locally owned company, The Tampa Media Group, to run the paper."It's a bittersweet day for Media General to complete the sale of its last remaining newspaper group," Marshall N. Morton, Media General's president and chief executive officer, said in a news release. "We will miss our colleagues at The Tribune and its associated print and digital platforms, and we wish them the very best."Media General owned The Tampa Tribune for 46 years.

Green Business Roundtable set for Oct. 29

LAKEWOOD RANCH -- The second annual Green Business Roundtable will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, 7051 Wireless Court. Cost is $20 for chamber members and $45 for a combo ticket to the Green Business Roundtable and Sarasota County's Sustainable Communities workshop on Oct. 30.

Manatee Chamber wins award

BRADENTON -- The Manatee Chamber of Commerce won a national communications award competing against chambers from across the country, the organization announced Monday. The Manatee Chamber's annually published Member Handbook & Benefits Guide was recognized with a national Chamber communications award by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. The handbook won a Bronze ACE Award in the Special Publications category.

"This is a signature marketing piece for the Manatee Chamber," said Jacki Dezelski, Vice President, Community Development & Communications for the Manatee Chamber.

Salon to cut for cancer on Wednesday

SARASOTA -- Salon SRQ near downtown Sarasota will participate in a nationwide cut-a-thon to raise money for Look Good Feel Better, a nonprofit that helps more than 500,000 women each year cope with the devastating appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.

The event has been scheduled from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Salon SRQ, 1533 Dolphin St. The price donation per haircut is $15. For more details, see salonsrq.com.

Property on Cattlemen Road sold

SARASOTA -- Bonus Properties, Inc. has sold 11,940 square feet of industrial space at 325 Cattlemen

Road in Sarasota to Juan Soriano. Sale price was $570,000.

DeLieto & Associates, of the Commercial Division of Michael Saunders & Co., represented the seller. Davie Greenberg of Ian Black Real Estate represented the buyer.

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