Tampa Bay Blog

Category - Memory Makers
  • Rivers Family
    The Rivers Family Gasparilla Season arrives in Tampa Bay every year with cannons blazing as Florida's only fully functioning pirate ship, the José Gasparilla, sails into downtown loaded with hundreds of colorfully dressed pirates. The annual
  • Pamela Calhoun
    Tampa Bay is filled with people who make it their job to help visitors have a good time and make great memories during their stay here. Some of them work in the spotlight, having daily interactions with visitors. Others work behind the scenes, making sure you experience the best visit you can. Either way, take a moment and thank them for their efforts. They're doing it for you.
  • Memory Makers Dylan Breese
    Some places have pigeons -- in Tampa Bay's historic Ybor City neighborhood, they have chickens. Step off the TECO Historic Streetcar near Centennial Plaza in the midst of the urban jungle, and the next sound you'll hear will be the enthusiastic
  • Angelise Joseph Memory Maker
    Angelise Joseph wears many hats. She's a single mom (and now grandma) with three grown children and two still at home. Born in Haiti, she grew up in South Florida before moving to Tampa Bay 18 years ago. Eight years ago, she began working as a
  • Memory Makers Singleton
    Kitt Singleton Hostess Straz Center for the Performing Arts Like an iceberg, the mass of a great theatrical show happens out of sight. At Tampa Bay's landmark performing arts center (the largest in the Southeast), you'll find Tampa Bay native Kitt Singleton behind the scenes and in the wings making sure the Straz's events run smoothly. What do you do at the Straz? Banquet Captain / Hostess / Busser / Food Runner / Decorator How long have you been there? 10 years Where are you...
  • Miracle Memory GIF
    Tom Miracle: Ice Operations Manager, Amalie Arena Where are you from? Fort Wayne, IN How long have you lived in Tampa Bay? I moved down here October of 94. I opened the building September 6, 1996. I've been in the building working 21 years. I've
  • Memory Maker: Roger Barganier
    Roger Barganier | President & Creative Director Creative Arts Unlimited The Tampa Bay History Center 's new "Treasure Seekers" permanent exhibit puts visitors right in the middle of the Age of Exploration, when pirates and Spanish conquistadors
  • Memory Makers Sheila Haynes
    SHEILA HAYNES: Housekeeper, Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk With apologies to poet William Carlos Williams, so much depends on fresh towels and clean sheets tucked just so under a pillow. Your mom doesn't live at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk . Lucky for
  • Memory Makers Chelsea Albrecht
    Chelsea Albrecht On-site manager Tampa Bay Water Bike Co. For people who love working outside, few places around Tampa Bay are better for that than the waterfront by the Tampa Convention Center. That's where you're find Chelsea Albrecht handling the comings and goings at Tampa Bay Water Bike Co . The California native is a Jack (or better yet, a Jill) of all trades and even works out of a floating office! Where are you from? San Diego, California. How long have you lived in Tampa Bay?...
  • Memory Makers Captain Larry
    Larry Salkin Captain Tampa Water Taxi With all the urban excitement downtown Tampa offers, it's easy to forget a world of wildlife lies just a few feet from the Tampa Riverwalk. As founder, owner and operator of Tampa Water Taxi Co. LLC, Captain Larry Salkin (that's him on the left with CBS travel editor Peter Greenberg ) knows that world intimately. He travels the waters of Tampa Bay and the Hillsborough River taking visitors on tours of the sparking waterfront and on the hunt for the...