Graham Brink, Business Columnist

Graham Brink

Business Columnist

My truck lacked AC when I first landed with the Times. Still, I loved pursuing stories along the backroads of Hernando County. It’s where I first began to appreciate the Times’ commitment to the Tampa Bay community. I’ve covered shady companies and way too many hurricanes. I’ve reported about Morocco after 9/11 and had a blast writing about racing a mountain bike 800 miles from the Okefenokee to the Everglades. I crossed over to editing for a dozen years and recently crossed back to become business columnist. My wife makes me laugh. My son makes me want to change the world, at least our little part of it. The truck now has AC, but a good story still fires me up.

How Eckerd College helped build a more perfect cantaloupe

The Triton cantaloupe, created with help from Eckerd College. Eckerd College
The St. Petersburg college teamed up with a central Florida plant breeder to create the Triton cantaloupe.

Leave ‘Tampa Bay’ for agencies that represent the whole area

A view of the downtown St. Petersburg skyline and waterfront from over Tampa Bay.
The news that the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation wants to change its name to include “Tampa Bay” has been met with resistance.

Air purification company Molekule releases its newest product

Yogi Goswami
The Molekule Air Mini is a scaled-down version of its original purifier.

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce to change its name to the Tampa Bay Chamber

The name change is raising some eyebrows.

Should ‘Tampa Bay’ be reserved for groups that represent the whole region?

More organizations are using
The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. is the latest to claim the Tampa Bay name for itself.