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Ginger Reichl Named Game-Changer of the Year by Business Buddies Tampa Bay

Ginger Reichl Business Buddies Game Changer of the YearPinstripe Marketing is pleased to announce that agency president, Ginger Reichl, was named Game-Changer of the Year by Business Buddies Tampa. The Best in Business Awards recognize professionals with outstanding contributions to their companies, charity and community. The award was presented at the Business Buddies Tampa Holiday Ball at the Mainsail Conference Center on December 16, 2010.

“It is such an honor to be recognized among Tampa Bay’s most dynamic and charitable professionals,” said Reichl. “I always look for community service when hiring members of my team and we dedicate a significant amount of the agency’s resources to support non-profits. This award is particularly humbling because it acknowledges the work that is done because it is right, not because it is profitable.”

Some of Tampa Bay’s most well-respected business leaders served as judges for this year’s Best in Business Awards. The distinguished list includes: Chris Sullivan, founder and former CEO of Outback Steakhouse, Paul Avery, former OSI COO and chair council of the Fara Energy Ball, Renee Vaughn, president of Williams Consulting Group, Cynthia Lake, director of The Children’s Dream Fund, Ron Weaver, chairman of the Environmental and Land Use Law Department of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, and Julia Gorzka, founder of Brand Tampa.

Reichl was recognized for growing Pinstripe Marketing, her contributions to several non-profit organizations, and for her role in initiating the redevelopment of the 600 Block of Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg.

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Pinstripe Marketing Wins Historic Preservation Award

Pinstripe Marketing was presented with a Historic Preservation Award for Excellence in Commercial Rehabilitation from St. Petersburg Preservation on October 19, 2010. The award was presented for Pinstripe’s role in initiating the rehabilitation of the historic Crislip Arcade and 600 Block of Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg.

“It is an honor to receive this award from St. Petersburg Preservation,” said Pinstripe president, Ginger Reichl. “As a St. Pete native, I understand how important it is to preserve our city’s significant buildings and to support growth that honors our rich history. The Central arcades are unique landmarks that deserve to be protected and celebrated.”

Shortly after moving the agency to the 600 Block in late 2007, Pinstripe led the effort to refurbish the vacant and blighted Crislip Arcade and adjacent buildings. Following a meeting with the building’s owner, Tom Gaffney, Pinstripe coordinated a clean-up initiative with more than 70 volunteers and started planning an exterior art project. With increased momentum and interest in the project, Councilwoman Leslie Curran, several departments within the city, St. Petersburg Preservation, and local businesses including J Allan Studios and Studio@620, joined the initiative and worked closely with Gaffney to re-develop the arcade as a home for emerging artists, galleries and small businesses.

The grand re-opening of the 600 Block was held on April 5, 2010 and now houses more than 20 businesses.

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Crislip Arcade/600 Block Grand Re-Opening

Crislip Arcade Set to Reopen as Creative Industries Cortex

Today’s Tampa Bay Business Journal features a story about the Crislip Arcade and the urban renewal project we’ve been working on since we moved to the 600 Block of St. Petersburg in 2007.

See the entire story here.



More 600 Block love in today’s Tampa Bay Business Journal

New neighbors!

In late 2008, a collection of businesses along Central Avenue united in an effort to revitalize the historic Crislip Arcade at 641 Central Ave.

Now, the 1920s-style mall and the surrounding block are due for a grand re-opening.

“We didn’t think this would happen two years ago,” said Jeff Zampino, creative director at Pinstripe Marketing, which is handling the block’s marketing efforts. “It just shows that when a bunch of people get together what you can accomplish.”

Read the rest of the story.