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  • 2018 South Tampa Chamber Year in Review

    2018 YEAR IN REVIEW:
    THANK YOU to our more than 600 members who work every day to make South Tampa the BEST place to live, work and play!
    • 151 new members
    • 29 ribbon cuttings to welcome and celebrate businesses in South Tampa
    • 91 events providing opportunities for our members to connect, learn and grow their business
    • 66 opportunities for our members to lead on boards, councils and committees
    • $6000+ donated to local charities - Metropolitan Ministries, Troop Rewards, Alpha House of Tampa, Tampa Air Force Ball
    • 2 Fulfill Your Destiny Business Builder Grants given to Wise Women Fitness & Hydroshield of Tampa Bay
    • 6 scholarships given to graduating high school seniors
    • 160 local businesses showcased at the Taste of South Tampa & South Tampa Biz Expo
    • 70 military members sponsored through our transition programs
    • Tampa designated as a Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone
    • Recognized as a Three-Star Chamber of Valor by the US Chamber for our work with military/spouse employment
    • Business of Pride Community Enhancement Award for our advocacy for equality and diversity in the work place
    • All for Transportation & Hillsborough County Education referendums passed
    • Signature Events: Breakfast with the Mayor, Business of the Year Awards, Taste of South Tampa, New Teacher Welcome Breakfast, Joint Chamber Military Reception, Biz Expo & Networking Night, Fall Golf Classic, Giving Tuesday Holiday Party
    • Featured Speakers: Outback Bowl, MacDill Air Force Base, Port Tampa Bay, Healthcare Panel, Dr Judy Genshaft USF, 1 Million Cups, BOTY Award Winners, La Segunda Bakery, USSOCOM, Debbie Lundberg
    • Chamber Awards presented to...
    Citizen of the Year: Jan Platt
    Member of the Year: Penny Rogo
    Volunteer of the Year: Dr. Marnita Sandifer
    Ambassador of the Year: Angela Scroggins
    Small Business of the Year: Event Show Productions
    Medium Business of the Year: JVB ARCHITECT, LLC
    Large Business of the Year: CALDECO Air Conditioning & Heating
    Emerging Business of the Year: 81Bay Brewing Company
    Taste of South Tampa: Flames Indian Cuisine, 81Bay Brewing Company & Oggi Italian
    Biz Expo & Networking Night: The Family Dentist, Flames Indian Cuisine & Moonbay Consulting

    #STCOC #RememberAMember