About Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit business membership organization that helps promote the businesses and business interests of our members. We come from diverse backgrounds: from small businesses, big corporations, government bodies and the military. United, we become a single, unifying force with the power to shape the future of Tampa Bay.

Member News 9/7/17 – 9/14/17

Member News

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.

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Irma Recovery Toolkit

Now that Hurricane Irma is gone, it’s time to assess the damage and start the cleanup. Here are some resources to help you and your business during the recovery process.

Tampa
Emergency Resource Links
Emergency Phone Numbers
TECO Outage Map
Facebook
Twitter
Citizen Information Hotline (844) 852-8889

Hillsborough County
hcflgov.net
Hillsborough County Emergency Management
Emergency Management
American Red Cross of Tampa Bay
The Salvation Army Tampa/Hillsborough County

Pinellas County
Pinellas County Emergency Management
Citizen Information Center (727) 464-4333

Florida
Florida Division of Emergency Management
The Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center (FLVBEOC)
Florida Emergency Bridge Loan Program
Florida Emergency Information Line (800) 342-3557
Text FLRESPONDS to 888777 to receive updates via text.

National
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Individual Assistance Program – (800) 621-FEMA
Public Assistance Grant Program
U.S. Small Business Administration – Disaster Loans or call (811) 621-3362
IRS – Tax Relief in Disaster Situations
United States Department of Agriculture Disaster Assistance Program
Red Cross Disaster Relief & Recovery Services
Department of Homeland Security
Other Recovery Help

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Small Business Recovery
Disaster Help Desk 1-888-MY-BIZ-HELP (888-692-4943)

Florida Chamber of Commerce
After the Storm: Resources for Recovery
Post-Hurricane Assistance

Consumer Protection
Consumer Alert – Beware of Insurance Scams
Price Gouging Hotline: (866)-9-NO-SCAM

Donate
Tampa Bay Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund
Florida Disaster Fund
American Red Cross

Small Business of the Year Awards 9/8/17: POSTPONED

Due to the expected impact of Hurricane Irma on our region, we are postponing our 2017 Small Business of the Year Awards scheduled for Friday, September 8th at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts.  We apologize for any inconvenience this decision may cause, but community safety is our priority.

With the City of Tampa and Hillsborough County declaring states of emergencies, we further believe it is critical to allow time for you, your employees, event sponsors and chamber staff to take the level of action they feel appropriate to protect their families.

Please visit http://flvbeoc.org/index.php  for business preparation resources. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit https://www.volunteerflorida.org/.  Follow @AlertTampa on Twitter for real time updates on Hurricane Irma.

SBOY is now scheduled for October 18th.  All registrations will be honored for the new date.

Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to celebrating our small businesses on October 18th!

Member News 8/31/17 – 9/7/17

Member News

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.

2017 Small Business of the Year Finalists

Startup Category

Hannah’s Shoebox
Hannah’s Shoebox is an online company that sells age-appropriate shoes to girls who wear women’s sizes. The company has donated hundreds of shoes to local charities and sells shoes to non-profits at a reduced rate to assist with providing shoes for girls in our local communities.
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Sharpline Investigations, LLC
Sharpline Investigations, LLC provides professional investigative services to small businesses and personal injury attorneys throughout the state of Florida. They believe in giving back to our veterans and do so by volunteering and supporting Operation Helping Hands, K9 Partners for Patriots, and Mission BBQ.
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Stravino Penrod Search Partners
Stravino Penrod Search Partners is a boutique recruiting firm focused on finding top tier accounting and finance talent for companies primarily in the Tampa Bay area. They stay involved in the community by supporting causes important to their clients and candidates. In May, they are supporting a candidate who lost her mother to Cancer by participating in Miles for Moffitt.
Startup Stravino Penrod Search Partners

Tomlin St Cyr Real Estate Services
In less than one year, Tomlin St Cyr Real Estate Services has grown from launching the business to being in the top 5% of producing brokers in Hillsborough County. The owners and employees believe they have a social responsibility to benefit society at large in Tampa Bay, and their contributions include Meals on Wheels, Boys and Girls Club, Junior Achievement, and more.
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VetCor LLC
Vetcor Services is a restoration company that solves water and mold damage problems in commercial and residential properties. They differentiate themselves by primarily employing former members of the U.S. military as their service technicians.
Startup Cat. VetCor LLC

5 – 20 Employees Category

Bella Prana Yoga and Meditation
Bella Prana Yoga and Meditation is a studio offering about 100 classes and workshops a week ranging from beginners to advanced hot yoga. They host the largest annual free yoga class in Central Florida, Rock Asana. Approximately 1,000 students joined them in Curtis Hixon Park for the event this year.
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C&K Architects | Interiors, Inc.
C&K Architects | Interiors, Inc. is a Tampa-based firm with over 55 years of providing services in Commercial Architecture. Interior Design, and Client Services both within the Tampa Bay area and nationwide. C&K is a founding member of the Tampa Branch of the US Green Building Council
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Loupin Construction
Loupin Construction was founded in 2010 with the goal to become the preferred builder of choice in the Tampa Bay community. Their vision is to build on integrity, honesty, professionalism, cutting-edge project management, technology, and the highest quality workmanship.
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Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA
For over 34 years, Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta has provided first class, client-centered legal services in every area of complex family law. They volunteer firm resources, people, and time to various pro bono clients and volunteer projects.
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StillPoint Capital LLC
StillPoint Capital is the largest and strongest independent investment bank where securities-registered representatives conduct middle-market transactions in M&A and capital raises of debt and equity. Since inception, the company has grown by reputation only and has over 150 registered reps worldwide.
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21 – 50 Employees Category

Coppertail Brewing Co
Coppertail Brewing Co is a packaging brewery and tasting room located in Ybor City. Their main charitable partner is Tampa Bay Watch. Making beer requires a lot of water, so they want to responsibly use this resource. Each year, Coppertail Brewing Co donates thousands of dollars in cash and free products to help support the mission of improving water quality and restoring the natural habitat in Tampa Bay.
Coppertail Brewing Co.

Davis Industrial
Davis Industrial is an industrial services company that specializes in conveyor maintenance, metal fabrication, and power transmission. They have an in-house Community Service Task Force, and each quarter, the task force members (employees) pick out certain community service and sponsorship projects that are near and dear to their hearts.
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Dobler Consulting Services
Dobler Consulting is a database and IT solutions company whose specialty is helping clients maintain business and mission-critical databases. Their team is passionate about causes that include education, the elderly, animals, and technical events. The company actively participates in hosting sponsoring, and volunteering at approximately 20 events per year.
Dobler Consulting

Haneke Design
Haneke Design is a custom software development company focused on delivering user-centered solutions for connected devices. The common thread in all their community involvement is cultivating new tech projects in the start-up space and helping foster young talent to stay in Tampa to pursue their careers in tech.
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Sparxoo
Sparxoo is an integrated digital marketing agency and minority-owned business. They led the rebrand for Tampa Theatre as a pro bono initiative and are proud the theatre experienced a 57% year over year (YOY) increase in attendance following the rebranding project.
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51 – 250 Employees Category

Boring Business Systems, Inc.
Boring Business Systems enables organizations to better manage the flow of information and ideas by providing superior technology and processes that increase efficiency and reduce costs. They are expanding their community reach in Tampa Bay by developing further initiatives with several nonprofit community enrichment organizations, including Lowry Park Zoological Society of Tampa, Lowry Park Endowment Foundation, Metropolitan Ministries, and R.I.C.H. House.
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Health Insurance Innovations
Health Insurance Innovations is a leading developer and administrator of affordable, web-based individual health insurance plans and ancillary products. They have been involved in raising money and donating to multiple local charities over the years, including Starting Right Now, AMI/Kids Tampa, Sydney’s School for Autism, and Joshua House.
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IT Authorities
IT Authorities is a Tampa-based Infrastructure Management & Support Organization (IMSO) serving clients throughout the United States. They host events to collect donations for Eckerd Kids and provide kids with the supplies they need to start the school year. During the holiday season each year, IT Authorities “adopts” a family from the Children’s Cancer Center. Money and toy donations are accepted to help families have the Christmas they deserve.
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NewSouth Window Solutions
NewSouth Window Solutions custom manufactures, sells, and installs high performance, energy efficient windows and doors with hurricane impact options. NewSouth won a “Green Award” for their work in the state of Florida for energy efficiencies. They also offer a scholarship for college students who are committed to energy efficient ideals and practices.
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Tampa Fitness Partners/Orangetheory Fitness
Tampa Fitness Partners is a franchise and franchise management company specializing in “helping people achieve their personal greatness” business. They currently “wear the disguise” of boutique style fitness studios called Orangetheory Fitness. The company’s biggest community service involvement comes from their extraordinary partnership with Feeding Tampa Bay.
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Outstanding Leader Category


Vincent J. Cassidy, President &  CEO, Majesty Title Services, LLC.
Over the last 10.5 years, Vincent Cassidy has built his company from the ground up. He is unwavering in his determination to execute his vision and grow the firm. Vincent is the backbone of the organization and selflessly gives of himself to his team and community.
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Topher Morrison, Managing Director, Key Person of Influence
Topher Morrison knows that a true leader creates more leaders. He proves that both internally by providing massive leadership development opportunities to his staff and by pushing clients to achieve greater levels of success every day. Topher applauds internal failures, as it is a sign that his staff is taking risks in order to innovate.
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Kim O’Brien, Principal, AccountAbility Staffing
One of Kim O’Brien’s team members commented, “Kim is a fireball of energy and passionate about what she does. She pays attention and knows what’s going on with people, what they care about, and what makes them tick. That creates an environment where people trust and rely of her and also motivates them to strive to do the same themselves.”
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Member News 8/24/17 – 8/31/17

Member News

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.

Ambassador of the Quarter: Wayne Heiser

Wayne HThe Chamber is proud to recognize Wayne Heiser as our outstanding Ambassador of the Quarter! Four times a year, the Chamber honors volunteers who stand out from the rest through their undeniable commitment to excellence and betterment of the organization. Volunteers are vital to the Chamber’s mission of building business success in our community.

Wayne is a 12-year employee of The Fest Corporation and currently serves as the Public Relations/Community Relations Director.  The Fest Corporation, comprised of American Marketing & Mailing and American Visual Brands, specializes in a broad range of marketing and printing services including various assortment of signage.

A native Floridian, originally from Dade City, Wayne has called Tampa home for the past 36 years.  He is a proud graduate of Florida State University where he met his wife of 37 years, Donna.  Together they are proud parents of three professionals in the healthcare industry.

Wayne actively participates in many organizations throughout the Tampa Bay area in addition to the Chamber; WestShore Alliance, American Marketing Association, South Tampa Chamber and the Downtown Partnership. Please join us in offering hearty congratulations and many thanks for his dedicated service!