Leadership Tampa’s Community Outreach Day

By Jessica Muroff, Frameworks of Tampa Bay

lt15 community outreach 57One of the reasons why many of us applied for Leadership Tampa was to learn more about how we could best serve our community. It was very fitting that Community Outreach Day was our first official program day following our kick-off retreat.

Community Outreach Day was more than just learning about the social services so many incredible nonprofits provide in our community. We were able to experience first-hand how many in our community access and utilize these critical services. This gave us the best perspective possible in understanding the demand, and many times lack of enough resources, to provide services to so many in need in our community.

We spent our morning learning about the number and variety of nonprofits in the Tampa Bay community, the economic impact these organizations contribute, and  how they are evolving to meet the needs of so many. Our class of 60 was grouped into small teams to volunteer at 14 nonprofit organizations. In just one day, our class donated approximately 120 hours to our community.lt15 community outreach 50

The afternoon was spent literally walking in the shoes of those in need in our community. It was a sobering experience for all of us, getting a real glimpse at the lack of resources, waiting lists, and daily struggles that challenge so many people. Even in this stark reality, we saw hope, opportunity, compassion, and support provided by terrific people and organizations in our community. This day made us grateful for the kind-hearted individuals serving in these incredible organizations.

We wrapped up the day by better understanding what we can provide to our community and how we can best serve these nonprofit organizations to generate the resources they need. Every organization we visited was hard at work eliminating poverty, hunger, homelessness, substance abuse, and so many other challenges in our community. We can all still do more to help. It was a tremendous day, and we’d all like to thank the long list of agencies below which participated:

Member Highlights: October 20 – 24

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Taylor & Mathis Awarded Half Million Square Foot Management Portfolio

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Taylor & Mathis has been awarded the management assignment for a nine building suburban office portfolio in Tampa. The half million square foot portfolio includes five buildings comprising Sabal Business Center as well as Atrium, Registry One, Registry Two and Registry Square all of which are located in East Tampa off of I-75 at the MLK Jr Boulevard exit.  The portfolio is owned by IP Capital Partners of Boca Raton.

Taylor & Mathis has tapped John Fiore to serve as property manager for the portfolio with Julio Ballester as the lead building engineer. The management team is led by Kent Walling – Central Florida Director of Operations.

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Tindale Oliver Awarded State Road 7 Corridor Study

Tindale Oliver announced today that it has been selected to conduct the State Road 7 Corridor Study for the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization. The study will look at the 20-mile stretch of US 441/SR 7 from the Broward/Dade County line to Sample Road to identify short and longer-term strategies to reduce congestion and improve multimodal mobility and safety.

Broward County Transit Routes 18, 19, and 441 Breeze carry 20,000+ riders per day, making the State Road 7 corridor the county’s busiest transit corridor and a rare example in Florida in which at least 10 percent of all travel along the corridor is by bus. Accordingly, a key focus of the study will be improving safe and convenient access to transit and identifying infrastructure solutions to improve the efficiency of transit in the corridor.

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Andrea Lauren Design Center Has Moved

Andrea Lauren Design Center has moved to:
5118 56th Street, Suite #114
Tampa 33610
813.627.9000

We are offering 25% off to all Chamber Members every Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at our design center for unique holiday gifts.

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All Children’s Hospital Offers Tips to Help Keep Kids Safe on Halloween

Halloween can be a potentially dangerous night of the year for child pedestrians. The Suncoast Safe Kids Coalition at All Children’s Hospital urges parents to prepare children to act safely and motorists to take extra precautions.  On average, twice as many kids are killed or injured while walking on Halloween compared to other days of the year.

Many children will be out trick-or-treating while it is dark when it is more difficult for motorists to see them.  There are several easy and effective behaviors that parents can share with kids to help reduce their risk of injury.

Children under age 12 should not be alone crossing streets on Halloween without an adult.  If older kids are mature enough to go trick-or-treating without adult supervision, parents need to make sure they walk in a group and stick to a predetermined route with good lighting.

Drivers need to be extra alert as there will be more children on the streets and sidewalks – and those kids may be focused on gathering candy and the excitement of the holiday rather than being careful while crossing streets.  Drivers are urged to slow down on neighborhood roads to make Halloween more enjoyable for everyone, but also to help save lives.

Safety tips for parents:

  • Cross the street safely at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.  Walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
  • Costumes can be both creative and safe. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers. Masks can obstruct vision, so choose non-toxic face paint and make-up instead. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights in order to see better, as well as be seen by drivers.

Safety Tips for drivers:

  • Slow down in residential neighborhoods. Remember that popular trick-or-treating hours are approximately 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. 
  • Be especially alert and take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
  • Reduce all distractions inside your car, such as talking on the phone, texting or eating, so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.

While pedestrian safety is a main concern on Halloween, parents and kids should also be careful when dealing with candy. You should remind children to only eat treats in original and unopened wrappers.

For more tips on how to help kids become safer pedestrians on Halloween, visit:  http://www.safekids.org/tip/halloween-safety-tips 

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Visit Tampa Bay is Hiring: National Sales Manager, Leisure Sales Manager & Retail Associate

National Sales Manager – Small Meetings Market
Currently, we are looking for an enthusiastic, goal-oriented meeting and convention sales professional to join our team as a National Sales Manager-Small Meetings Market representing Tampa Bay. This person will be responsible for sales and marketing activities that promote the Tampa Bay area to meeting professionals and trade show managers as a destination for conventions, conferences, and trade shows. Please submit your resume to hr@visittampabay.com.
 

Leisure Sales Manager
Currently, we are looking for an outgoing, goal-oriented, tourism professional to join our team as a Leisure Sales Manager representing Tampa Bay. This person will be responsible for managing the leisure sales efforts in the U.S. and Canada through sales contacts, travel/trade shows and promotions, developing travel opportunities and packages for groups, auto clubs, and travel agencies and work with local and state officials to maintain Tampa Bay as one of Florida’s top leisure destinations. Please submit your resume to hr@visittampabay.com.
 

Retail Associate
Currently, we are looking for an outgoing, experienced sales professional to join our sales team in a part-time capacity as a Retail Associate at our Visitor Center in Channelside Bay Plaza. Please submit your resume to hr@visittampabay.com.

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Nitro Mobile Solutions Invites Local Nonprofit Organizations to Receive a Free Native Mobile Application

Nitro Mobile Solutions, a leading provider of full service mobile applications and platforms, announced today its invitation for Tampa Bay nonprofit organizations to apply for free mobile services through its new charitable arm, eNICE.

This is the first year Nitro Mobile Solutions is launching eNICE, which stands for Empowering Nonprofits in Communications and Engagement. By removing the cost of mobile application development, Nitro feels it can drastically ease and improve the efforts of local charities.

Nonprofit organizations interested in eNICE will have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18 to submit a completed application. The winning nonprofit will be announced on December 2, also known as “Giving Tuesday,” and will receive the following:

  • A native mobile application built for iOS and Android devices;
  • Access to our powerful, easy-to-use content management system, called “ME Squared;”
  • The ability to manage your app’s branding and content;
  • In-app fundraising capabilities*;
  • Social media integration;
  • Helpful in-app usage analytics; and
  • Mobile marketing campaigns.

Interested nonprofits should visit nitromobilesolutions.com/eNICE for more information. Organizations must be headquartered in one of the four Bay Area counties and have a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in order to be considered.

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Join Poynter for a Luncheon to Honor Retiring News Anchors Gayle Sierens and John Wilson November 5

Join Poynter for a luncheon to honor the amazing careers of Gayle Sierens and John Wilson. Share their stories and celebrate their lasting impact on our community.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 12:00–2:00 PM
USFSP STUDENT CENTER | 200 Sixth Avenue South, St. Petersburg
To register please visit http://www.poynter.org/anchorslunch or call 727-553-4301

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Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Showcase October 30

Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk invites you to meet our staff and Tampa Bay’s most sought after Event Specialists. Experience complimentary cuisine and cocktails by our culinary team – OCTOBER 30, 2014 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

Please RSVP by Friday October 24 2014
rsvp@sheratonriverwalk.com

Sheraton Riverwalk Showcase invite

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County Joins Florida TRADE Program to Connect Veterans with Manufacturing Jobs: Meet Your Employer Tour set for Oct. 24 at Chromalloy

Hillsborough County Economic Development in partnership with Florida TRADE at HCC, a U.S.  Department of Labor sponsored grant program, will host a special job tour to help military-in-transition and veterans succeed in today’s workforce. The tour begins at 10 a.m. on Oct. 24 at Chromalloy, 3401 Queen Palm Dr. in Tampa.

Those interested in participating must pre-register to attend.

What: Meet and Greet Your Employer Tour
When: Friday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m.
Where: Chromalloy, 3401 Queen Palm Dr. in Tampa

Each two hour session will consist of:

  • A meet and greet with corporate officers
  • Informational presentations by the host company, including an overview of the company’s history and future plans
  • Descriptions of their products and major customers
  • An explanation of the manufacturing process as it relates to their operations
  • A discussion of the various employee roles in the company
  • A discussion of the company’s economic impact and a tour of the facility with key personnel

For more information about Florida TRADE at HCC or to register, contact Kirsten M. Miller at (813) 259-6023, Kmiller18@hccfl.edu.

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YP to Host “Come for a Cocktail, Stay for a Career!” November 6

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Chamber Members Form Joint Venture

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(Pictured L to R) Donna S. Huneycutt WWC Executive Vice President, Lauren Weiner WWC President & Greg Celestan CEO of Celestar Corporation sign the SBA Mentor/Protege Agreement.

Celestar Corporation and Wittenberg Weiner Consulting are teaming up to form a joint venture that both companies hope will yield more business. The partnership came about thanks to their involvement with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.

“The Chamber has opened up doors,” said Lauren Weiner, president of Wittenberg Weiner Consulting. “We’re remarkably plugged in to the business and government contracting community largely because of the Chamber.”

Weiner and Greg Celestan, head of Celestar Corporation, first met at a Chamber networking event. They also served together on the Chamber’s Military Council. Now, they’ve signed a Mentor/Protégé Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration that will benefit both companies.

“As the mentor, we are going to pass on some of our knowledge and experience,” said Celestan, whose company graduated from the SBA’s 8a Program. “This agreement will allow us to compete for business together.”

The Mentor/Protégé Agreement will last for a year with an opportunity to extend. Both CEOs credit the Chamber for their meeting.

“The networking function at the Chamber is key. The membership is diverse,” said Celestan.

Weiner said the opportunities provided through the Chamber were an important part in the next level of growth for WWC. Her advice to members: “Talk to everyone. You never know what contact is going to spark something.”

Member Highlights: October 13 – 17, 2014

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Hancock Bank Celebrates 115 Years

Hancock Bank recently celebrated their 115 year anniversary. Take a look at the photo below posted on the Nasdaq tower in Times Square on October 9.

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Andrea Lauren Elegant Interiors Offers Discount for Chamber Members

OPEN HOUSE: Join us every Friday from 10 am to 4 pm in our Design Center. Purchase one-of-a kind items, furniture, paintings, and more! 25% Discount for Chamber members.

Andrea Lauren Elegant Interiors
5118 N. 56th Street, Suite #114 | (813) 627-9000

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All Children’s Hospital Launches New Program to Help Students with Disabilities Gain Work Experience

All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine is launching a new program to help students with disabilities gain marketable job skills. Project SEARCH is a school-to-work internship program for students ages 18-22 with disabilities, made possible through the efforts of All Children’s Hospital, PARC, Florida Vocational Rehabilitation and Pinellas County Schools. The students will work with a team, including their family, a special education teacher, job coach and vocational rehabilitation counselor, to create employment goals that will help them transition from school to the workplace.

Students will participate in a three-week orientation followed by three 10-week internship rotations in three departments at the hospital, including Environmental Services, Food Services and Rehabilitation Services. Students will begin their day with an hour-long class, spend up to five hours learning skills while on the job, then return to the classroom to reflect on their day, discuss challenges and evaluate progress. The goal is for each Project SEARCH graduate to find a local job utilizing the work skills learned at All Children’s Hospital.

Project SEARCH originally started at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and has grown to 286 sites across 42 states and four countries. This is the first Project SEARCH program on Florida’s west coast.

Learn more about the Project SEARCH program and how students can enroll

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Member Events

The Lions Institute Invites You to the Eye Ball Gala, November 8

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Nova Southeastern University to Host Career Fair & Open House October 23

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Recap: “Tomorrow’s Tampa: An Idea Summit”

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Justin Laden, Public Policy / Voice Committee Member

Young professionals want more out of the Tampa Bay area – more options and more influence. This was the unanimous message that Emerge Tampa Bay members and other young Bay area professionals endorsed at Tomorrow’s Tampa: An Idea Summit, hosted at the newly-renovated District 3 in downtown Tampa on October 2, 2014.

An enthusiastic Mayor Bob Buckhorn kicked off the summit, and encouraged the educated and thoughtful crowd, packed with Tampa’s next leaders, to stay together and to focus on an achievable goal: producing positive change in our community.

Architect Mickey Jacob, the night’s keynote speaker, followed the mayor’s remarks with an earnest discussion of his transformation from young(er) professional to respected leader in the community. He detailed how Emerge members can best prepare to lead, shared his wisdom on forging relationships across town, and looked to other cities for inspiration.

After the keynote, attendees transitioned to heart of the event, the idea exchange. This year, Emerge members co-led breakout sessions with Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce members. The four sessions were:

  •  Expanding Downtown Transportation Options: Mickey Jacob, FAIA, BDG Architects & Emerge Member Alana Brasier, Renaissance Planning Group 
  • Increasing Downtown Tourism: Alex Kaptzan, Visit Tampa Bay & Emerge Member Selina Radlein, Moffit Cancer Center
  • What do Young Professionals want from Channelside?: Thom Stork, Florida Aquarium & Emerge Member Leonardo Dosoretz, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
  • What do Young Professionals want from Downtown?: Ashly Anderson, Tampa Downtown Partnership & Emerge Member Joel Brown, Office of Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater

District 3 was an appropriate location for Emerge members to discuss their ideas. The former warehouse, now a polished and atmospheric event space, was originally a market for goods transported from the Port of Tampa by rail. Just as goods and services were once exchanged here in the early 1900s, on this night, so were ideas.

If this young professional event sounds timely, that’s because it is. Mere blocks from District 3, Emerge’s temporary think tank, major swaths of both the Channelside and Harbour Island neighborhoods have been purchased for the purpose of redevelopment. As Tampa’s future leaders, we want a say in what happens to these areas.

As Erin Cassidy, the 2015 Chair of Emerge, noted, Tampa is at a critical point for future development. This summit was Emerge’s first step towards producing a coherent recommendation regarding what Tampa will look like for the near and distant future.

Calling all Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

00102Need assistance growing your business? Want to take advantage of available business resources at no cost? Need to take your business to the next level? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then contact the Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) for a confidential one-on-one meeting with one of our expert Certified Business Consultants.

As the only state designated provider of entrepreneurial and business development services, the Florida SBDC Network plays a vital role in Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by assisting entrepreneurs and small to medium sized businesses in every stage of the business cycle. The Florida SBDC Network’s experienced and knowledgeable Certified Business Consultants can help you successfully navigate the obstacles that come with every stage of the business lifecycle.

In partnership with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce the FSBDC has assigned a consultant to hold meetings at the Chamber with member businesses on the 4th Thursday of every month. To schedule a confidential meeting with a certified business consultant, please call 813-914-4028 or click http://www.sbic.hillsboroughcounty.org. You can register online and schedule a meeting on a date and time that best fits your schedule; best of all these services are provided at no additional cost to you! 

Member Highlights: October 6 – 10, 2014

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Fisher & Phillips Transitions Leadership to Steve Bernstein

National labor and employment law firm Fisher & 32482_ImagePhillips LLP announces that Steve Bernstein has resumed his role as managing partner of the firm’s Tampa office. He previously served as managing partner from 2008 to 2011.

The change is part of a planned leadership rotation. Bernstein assumes the role following Christine Howard’s three-year term as managing partner. Tampa is one of several Fisher & Phillips offices that incorporate a rotational leadership structure. Howard looks forward to continuing her role as a key partner in the Tampa office, collaborating with her clients to resolve complex employment challenges.

Bernstein helped build the firm’s labor practice and grow the Tampa office. Over the past 20 years, he has maintained a traditional labor practice, representing employers throughout the United States. He has been recognized in Florida Super Lawyers, selected for The Best Lawyers in America and listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Bernstein is active in the community. He’s currently serving as Legal Counsel to the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and Vice President of the Academy of Florida Management Attorneys.

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BKS-Partners Tampa Expansion Supports Growth and Culture

Unprecedented growth in business and colleagues has enabled BKS-Partners to greatly expand their Tampa presence. The BKS-Partners office, located at 4010 W. Boy Scout Blvd, added seven thousand square feet and underwent major structural and design changes to provide a more synergistic space to make room for future colleagues. The renovations included moving to a new floor and incorporating the BKS-Partners brand throughout. “Having a facility that encourages health and wellness in addition to creativity and productivity integrates our brand and BKS Vitality™, which is our colleague and client wellness program,” said Dr. Patricia Fuller, Director of Wellness Engineering at BKS-Partners.

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C1 Bank Hosts Community Networking Event

On Wednesday, October 1st, C1 Bank – Franklin Street Office, hosted a networking event to introduce community members to their great team! The event included a lunch to celebrate their current clients and welcome new ones. For more info on C1 Bank or their New Account Bonus Program, visit their website at https://www.c1bank.com/

Photos by Jeremy Scott | http://www.jeremyscottphoto.com/

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All Children’s Hospital Patients Attend Special Homecoming Dance

All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine patients with life-limiting illnesses will attend a special homecoming dance this weekend. This is the second year All Children’s Hospital will host the event for patients who are unable to attend their own school dance – or simply feel too nervous or uncomfortable to go. More than 50 kids diagnosed with anything from a complex heart condition to cancer are expected to attend the dance this year.

Before the kids head off for the big event, they will be treated to a day of style, complete with salon services including hair and makeup. Last month, patients and their guests geared up for the dance at a dress shopping event where they searched through hundreds of donated dresses, suits and accessories to find the perfect attire for the big day. Hundreds of employees and members of the community made the entire event possible by donating items including decorations, dresses, suits, shoes, accessories and salon services.

View a video and article from the 2013 homecoming dance

WHAT: All Children’s Hospital Day of Style and Homecoming Event

 WHEN/WHEN:  Saturday, October 11, 2014

Day of Style – group of girls treated to hair and makeup services between 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

All Children’s Hospital Outpatient Care Center – 1st floor, 601 5th Street South, St. Petersburg

 Homecoming Dance – guests arrive at 6:30 p.m.

All Children’s Hospital Education and Conference Center – 701 4th Street South, St. Petersburg

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Port Tampa Bay and the Tampa Port Ministries’ 13th Annual Anchor Ball a Success

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Port Director & CEO Paul Anderson stands with Joan Steinbrenner, Jenny Steinbrenner Swindal and Steve Finnesy, of Tampa Port Ministries

Port Tampa Bay and the Tampa Port Ministries are pleased to report the success of the 13th Annual Anchor Ball, held Saturday night, to support the Seafarers’ Center and Tampa Port Ministries, providing essential services to crew members from all over the world, who sail into Port Tampa Bay on cargo ships.

With an attendance of about 250, a key highlight of this year’s ball was honoring the late George Steinbrenner with the coveted Captain James McKay Port Achievement Award and providing the first-ever scholarship in Steinbrenner’s name, to a deserving high school graduate of the Hillsborough County School District’s new maritime studies program.  The new scholarship program was launched by the port, the Tampa Propeller Club and Tampa Port Ministries, while the maritime curriculum at selected high schools was championed by the local Tampa Propeller Club chapter, working closely with the school district. Read more…

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FORTUNE & GREAT RATED! Name Convergence Consulting Group the ‘Google of Small Technology Companies’

Convergence Consulting Group (CCG) was named in Fortune Magazine as one of the top 20 technology workplaces, as decided by employees themselves.

CCG and the other 19 winning companies were selected based on the average scores of nearly 50,000 employees who were surveyed using the Trust Index©, Great Place to Work®’s employee assessment survey. Great Rated!™ People’s Picks: 20 Great Workplaces in Technology marks the first published list since the official launch of Great Rated!™, the site that gives job seekers the inside scoop on companies and their cultures.

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Nova Southeastern University Tampa Hosts Hispanic Heritage Night October 10

Join us as we welcome guest speakers from Latin America including author, historian, and researcher, Wallace Reyes, Ph.D.  Dr. Reyes will share insights from his latest book and will offer participants the opportunity to partake in a walking tour through historic Ybor City the following day. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Where: Nova Southeastern University Tampa Campus

3632 Queen Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619

When: Friday, October 10, 2014 | 6pm-8pm

Cost: Free and open to the public

RSVP: www.nova.edu/tampa or 813-574-5200

Tampa Night of Hispanic Heritage

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The Valspar Championship presented by BB&T, Tampa Bay’s PGA TOUR event, March 9-15, 2015

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The Valspar Championship presented by BB&T, Tampa Bay’s PGA TOUR event, will be held for the 15th time March 9-15, 2015 as John Senden defends his title against one of the year’s best fields. The tournament, once held in the fall, has been a prime event on the Florida Swing each March since 2007.

The 2015 tournament will feature expanded spectator areas including a larger area for children, more engaging activities and new hospitality opportunities. The tournament has raised more than $32 million for charity over the years.  Major charitable recipients include Habitat for Humanity and The First Tee.

Tickets go on sale November 3 at ValsparChampionship.com.

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Explore Nursing at the Utica College Informational Meeting October 20

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Save the Date for the Junior League of Tampa Holiday Gift Market November 7-9

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Visit http://holidaygiftmarket.org/ for more information.

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All Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s Host Teen Chili Cook-Off Challenge

All Children’s Hospital will hold its 2nd annual Teen Chili Cook-off Challenge in partnership with Kohl’s Cares as a part of the Kohl’s Cooks for Kids program. Dozens of local teens will chop, season and simmer their way through this competition in hopes of taking home an award for the best healthy chili recipe. The Teen Chili Cook-off Challenge is being held in conjunction with the St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue’s 25th annual fire prevention block party.

A panel of judges, including City of St. Petersburg Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin, Sarah Krieger, Fit4AllTeens and Fit4Allkids nutrition instructor and national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as the firefighters from St. Pete Fire and Rescue. The team with the highest score will take home the top prize – an opportunity to cook their recipe for local firefighters and a behind-the-scenes tour of the fire house.

Associates from several Tampa Bay area Kohl’s department stores will also attend and present a check to All Children’s Hospital. Since 2006, Kohl’s Cares has donated more than $1.2 million to All Children’s Hospital. The Kohl’s Cares donation supports the Kohl’s Cooks for Kids family cooking classes, the free “Yum Yum! Let’s Make Some!” cookbook and community events such as the Teen Chili Cook-off Challenge. Each of the activities provide young chefs with fun and healthy opportunities to focus on good nutrition and working together in the kitchen in hopes that when kids are involved in the food preparation process, they are more likely to make healthy choices.

WHAT: Teen Chili Cook-Off Challenge

WHEN:  Saturday, October 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (cook-off starts at 11 a.m., tastings are at 12:30 p.m.)

WHERE: Northwest Park, 5801 22nd Ave. North, St. Petersburg, FL

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