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Well it is Linda Mummert here reporting that starting tomorrow, Tampa Bay & Company will host the “Go Gaga for Tampa” FAM,where meeting planners from various multicultural and ethnic associations and organizations will experience some of Tampa Bay’s best treasures, as well as learn why the area has developed into such a premier meetings destination.

Tampa Bay & Company was awarded a grant from the Minority Convention Grant program to assist with the production and implementation of this FAM.  The Minority Convention Grant program is offered by The Florida Commission on Tourism through VISIT FLORIDA for local governments and non-profit organizations to attraction new national minority conferences and conventions to Florida.

“This is an amazing opportunity to not only cooperate with our state’s destination marketing organization, VISIT FLORIDA, but also our Tampa Bay community partners in an effort to promote the area as an inclusive, world-class meetings destination,” said Vice President of Sales for Tampa Bay & Company Norwood Smith.

Participating organizations include: Clubsteppin & Global News Forum, International Association of Black Professional Firefighters, National Association of Church Personnel Administrators, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, National Funeral Directors and Morticians, Federally Employed Women, and the National Society of Black Engineers.

Throughout the FAM, participants will tour hotel properties and event venues, take part in local festivals and celebrations, set sail for a dolphin watch, enjoy local cuisine, experience world-class attractions, and so much more.  On Saturday, April 16 the group will wrap up their “Go Gaga for Tampa” trip by attending the Lady Gaga concert at the state-of-the-art St. Pete Times Forum.

It is over and out for now, until next time with more exciting Tampa Bay meetings news.