Member Highlights: October 20 – 24

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Taylor & Mathis Awarded Half Million Square Foot Management Portfolio

John Fiore

John Fiore

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

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: 

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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

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

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

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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 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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Member Events

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

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,

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

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