Member News 7/13/17 – 7/20/17

Member News

Member Events

Member Job Openings

Member New Hires & Promotions

Member Accolades

If you would like to submit news, events, job postings, new hires/promotions, or accolades  for the Member News section of eView, please go to  http://www.tampachamber.com/Your-Chamber/Newsroom/MemberNews.aspx.

Policy & Transportation Digest

New apartments planned Brightline route

The parent company of the new express rail line is offering 290 rental units at the West Palm Beach stop in the hopes to lure commuters to an area that might not be desirable for residents who work in Ft. Lauderdale or Miami.

US House of Representatives set to hear bills on Autonomous vehiclesThe 14 bill package setting boundaries and regulations  for autonomous vehicles that was introduced in draft form last month will  be heard in the House as early as next week.

House Appropriations subcommittee on transportation, housing and urban development passes DOT bill

The spending plan will provide $17.8 billion in discretionary funding for the DOT in the fiscal year 2018. Which is less than the current level of spending for the agency.

Tampa Bay Next

Want to attend one of the Tampa Bay Next Community Engagement Events?  Click here for a complete listing of scheduled meetings.

 

As things are changing in Tallahassee, Washington D.C. and here in Hillsborough County, the Tampa Chamber is watching those issues that are important to the community and your business.

Here is some of what we are watching:

  • Boarder Adjustment Tax issue
  • Federal budget
  • Proposed Federal Tax Plan
  • Repeal of the Affordable Health Care Act
  • Changes with the relations between the U.S. and Cuba
  • Medical Marijuana and what that means to Tampa Bay
  • Premium Transit Study
  • Regional MPO

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Member News 7/6/17 – 7/13/17

Member Events

Member Job Openings

 

If you would like to submit news, events, job postings, new hires/promotions, or accolades  for the Member News section of eView, please go to  http://www.tampachamber.com/Your-Chamber/Newsroom/MemberNews.aspx.

Chamber announces finalists for 2017 Small Business of the Year Awards

Yesterday, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for the 2017 Small Business of the Year Awards, presented by BB&T & Frazier & Deeter CPAs and Advisors to be held on Friday, September 8 at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. These awards highlight the impact of small business on the community and celebrate the achievements of the best of the best in Tampa Bay.

Small business awards will be presented in three categories based on the number of employees, with a fourth category specifically for startup companies. Companies are evaluated on operational management, community involvement and ethical business practices. The finalists for the four company awards and the Outstanding Leader award include:

 

Outstanding Leader

Vincent Cassidy, Majesty Title Services, LLC

Topher Morrison, Key Person of Influence

Kim O’Brien, AccountAbility Staffing

Startup

Hannah’s Shoebox

Sharpline Investigations, LLC

Stravino Penrod Search Partners

Tomlin St. Cyr Real Estate Services

VetCor LLC

5-20 Employees

Bella Prana Yoga and Meditation

C&K Architects/Interiors Inc.

Loupin Construction

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA

StillPoint Capital LLC

21-50 Employees

Coppertail Brewing Co.

Davis Industrial

Dobler Consulting Services

Haneke Design

Sparxoo

51-250 Employees

Boring Business Systems, Inc.

Health Insurance Innovations

IT Authorities

NewSouth Window Solutions

Tampa Fitness Partners/Orangetheory Fitness

 

 

 

The winners will be announced at the event on September 8.  For more details on the Small Business of the Year Awards, please visit www.tampachamber.com.

Member News 6/29/17 – 7/6/17

Member Events

Member Job Openings

Member New Hires & Promotions

 

If you would like to submit news, events, job postings, new hires/promotions, or accolades  for the Member News section of eView, please go to  http://www.tampachamber.com/Your-Chamber/Newsroom/MemberNews.aspx.

Member News 6/22/17 – 6/29/17

Member Events

Member Job Openings

If you would like to submit news, events, job postings, new hires/promotions, or accolades  for the Member News section of eView, please go to  http://www.tampachamber.com/Your-Chamber/Newsroom/MemberNews.aspx.

Chamber launches Minority Business Accelerator

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the launch of its Minority Business Accelerator program.  This program is geared towards helping Black and Hispanic business owners identify and overcome barriers to company growth. The MBA will provide participants with the tools and knowledge to increase their organizational capacity, cultivate business opportunities & referrals and raise their brand awareness and visibility.

“One of the pillars of the Chamber’s ten-year vision plan is to be an inclusive organization.  The Minority Business Accelerator is the first program under that pillar and we are excited to launch the program in the first year of our vision plan.  This program is the result of the engagement and hard work of many Chamber volunteers over the last three years and I look forward to announcing the first class at our Annual Meeting this year,” said Mike Griffin, Chair, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.

Recruitment for the program begins in August and there will be two Community Info Sessions prior to the application period to allow business owners that want to learn more about the program. The inaugural participants in the program will be announced at the Chamber’s 132nd Annual Meeting on December 14.

“I have been involved in this project since I co-chaired the Minority Business Caucus two years ago.  This initiative is the culmination of researching similar programs in other communities and understanding the needs of the Tampa/Hillsborough County area.  I am excited to chair the first class of our Minority Business Accelerator and I look forward to helping Black and Hispanic owned and operated businesses in our community reach their fullest potential,” said Bemetra Simmons, Chair, Minority Business Accelerator Program.

MBA L  MBA B

More information about the MBA program can be found at www.tampachamber.com/mba.

Community Info Session #1
June 27, 2017 @ 11:30 am – 1 pm
Robert W. Saunders Library
1505 N. Nebraska Ave
Tampa, FL 33602

Community Info Session #2
June 29, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 2 pm
West Tampa Branch Library
2312 W. Union St.
Tampa, FL 33607