Chamber Supports Concept of Tampa Bay Passenger Ferry Project

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce wrote the seven Board of County Commissioners today to express support of item B12 on the Wednesday, June 20th Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners meeting agenda to extend the public-private partnership contract for continued pre-construction and design services for the concept of the Tampa Bay Passenger Ferry with a connection between South and East county and MacDill Air Force Base.

The Chamber and its Military Council are proud to maintain a dialogue with MacDill Air Force Base and recognize that transportation improvements are one of the areas we as a business community can best support our installation. MacDill’s four gates are access points for thousands of vehicles every morning and are heavily congested. It’s essential that we identify alternative transportation options to support personnel commuting to base but also address congestion relief on thoroughfares in and out of the base.

The Chamber is hopeful the site consultants will take the following into consideration during their site analysis:

1.) Environmental impacts associated with the location of Ferry launch sites.
2.) Needed infrastructure investments at sites to accommodate additional commuter transportation in addition to existing transportation use.

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Member News 6/7/18 – 6/14/18

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Member News 5/31/18 – 6/7/18

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  • Vology Secures Spot on CRN’s 2018 Solution Provider 500

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Member News 5/24/18 – 5/31/18

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Chamber announces semifinalists for 2018 Small Business of the Year Awards

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce announced the semifinalists for the 2018 Small Business of the Year Awards, presented by Adcock Financial Group and Warren Averett to be held on Thursday, September 13 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 semifinalists for the four company awards and finalists for the Outstanding Leader award include:

Startup
KLIKFIT
Riverside Recovery of Tampa
Stonehill
Tampa Carry
Tampa Laundry Company, LLC
Tomlin St Cyr Real Estate Services
Valhalla Resale, Inc.
Yellowtail Realty Advisors

5-20 Employees
Brannock & Humphries
CBK Catering & Events
My Paper Pusher LLC
Perfect Pets
Schifino Lee
Seventh Avenue Apothecary
Tampa Bay Club Sport
Terra Incognita Ecotours
The Marketing Posse LLC
Water Walker Investments

21-50 Employees
Ayanna Plastics & Engineering, Inc.
Dobler Consulting
Global Safety Management
Peerfit
Rivero, Gordimer & Company, P.A.

51-250 Employees
ARMA Aviation Corporation
Happy Feet Plus
Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice
Lukos, LLC
Quiet Professionals, LLC
Seal Swim School

Outstanding Leader Finalists
Brian Butler, Vistra Communications
Dr. Randy Feldman, DDS, MS,Blue Wave Dental Group
Julia MacGregor, Global Safety Management
Michelle Turman, Catalyst Consulting Services

The winners will be announced at the event on September 13.  For more details on the Small Business of the Year Awards, please visit www.tampachamber.com.

Member News 5/17/18 – 5/24/18

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  • Tampa Electric to Modernize One Big Bend Unit to Operate on Natural Gas, Retire One Unit
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Get Involved: Education Connection Committee

Education Connection Podcast featuring Jennifer Lawson and Jeff Chernoff

The Education Connection Committee serves as a hub for educational and business partners to work together to ensure our workforce is prepared for tomorrow. They serve as a catalyst for change and work with the Chamber’s policy committee to advocate on behalf of innovative educational initiatives. In 2017, in conjunction with the Chamber’s Vision 2026, the committee significantly changed focus by addressing the gaps that exist in workforce development and workforce talent. The mission of the Education Connection Committee is to develop workforce talent, advocate for innovative educational initiatives and inspire meaningful academic and business partnerships.

Education Connection Committee Chair Jennifer Lawson and Vice Chair Jeff Chernoff are asking for volunteers from diverse industries to join the committee.  The goal is for the committee and programming to be reflective of the Tampa community.  While all industries are encouraged to participate, there is a critical need for the following:

  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
  • Construction
  • Government/Public Administration
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate/Rental/Leasing
  • Transportation
  • Warehousing
  • Utilities
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Crop and Animal Protection
  • Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

Education Connection Podcast featuring Jennifer Lawson and Jeff Chernoff