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Category - Meetings & Conventions
  • holiday_showcase_client_event_w640
    December 31, 2012
    Linda Mummer t here reporting on another successful tradeshow attended by Tampa Bay & Company associates and partners which included Alex Kaptzan, VP of Convention Sales & Services, Amy Trautman, National Sales Manager and Jeff Gassaway, Regional Account Executive along with Denise Allegra, Sales Manager with Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina and Tampa Convention Center's National Sales Manager Stacy McGlinnen. Holiday Showcase is annual event sponsored by the Association...
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    December 31, 2012
    Linda Mummert reporting on another exciting convention sales event. Sherri Brown, National Sales Manager had an important site visit with the National Baptist Convention USA group on December 20th. In attendance were Marsha DuPont, Director of Conventions, Meetings & Planning, Dr. George W. Waddles, Sr., President of Congress of Christian Education and William Foster, Treasurer of Congress of Christian Education. They toured our downtown hotel properties and the Tampa Convention Center.
  • kappa_grand_board_norfolk_2012_2_003_1_w640
    December 14, 2012
    Linda Mu mmert here reporting on great convention news! Our own Sherri Brown, National Sales Manager with Tampa Bay & Company and Susan Williams, Director of Convention Services along with a number of key Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity alumni travelled to Norfolk, VA to present the City of Tampa’s bid for their 2017 Grand Chapter Meeting. In attendance, Les Miller, Hillsborough County Commissioner, Kappa Alpha Psi member, his wife Gwen, President of the Silouettes (Kappa Alpha Psi...
  • columbia_boat_dock
    November 13, 2012
    Linda Mummert here, check this out. The Columbia Cafe ' on the Riverwalk as a new boat dock on the Riverwalk. This is so cool! When you are out the water enjoying a day of boating, you to can dock at Garrison Channel outside the Tampa Bay History Center at one of 8 new tie-ups. Docking rates / information below. The Columbia Cafe' offers a full bar, and serves lunch and dinner daily with an outdoor, waterfront terrace on the Riverwalk and waterfront indoor tables and bar seating. The...
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    September 29, 2012
    Linda Mummert here with a convention sales update. We hosted a site visit on Wednesday, 9/26 and Thursday 9/27 with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Our site participants included Myron Hardiman, Executive Assistant to the Polemarch, Kevin Johnson, Chairman/Meeting Planner and Al Mobley, Assistant Meeting Planner. We are delighted that the group is considering Tampa to host their 2017 Grand Chapter Meeting. They are expected to bring as many as 5,000 attendees and a total of 8,183 room nights
  • kitchen_conservatory_pic_w640
    September 20, 2012
    Our own Jeff Gassaway, Regional Account Manager in Chicago, Denise Allegra, Senior Sales Manager with Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina and Barb Dillon, Sales Manager at the Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown Convention Center Hotel hosted two client events in Kansas City and St. Louis, MO. Clients participated in a hand on experience at the Kitchen Conservatory preparing their dinner entree. Fun and food was had by all. Following dinner, the Tampa Team presented highlights of the Tampa
  • Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Martini Bar Open for Lunch!
    August 28, 2012
    Day three here at the Social Media Command Center in Tampa Bay for the 2012 Republican National Convention and we are still kicking away and telling the story of our great destination! To aid in that effort, all week long some of our great local restaurants have been dropping off food for us to consume while we site for hours at a time in front of computers communicating to the masses online. Last night the fine folks from over at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Martini Bar , were kind of...
  • Toffee to Go is Just Too Delicious To Be True...
    August 27, 2012
    Well I think the title of this blog post pretty much says it all folks! After our dinner delights, of course we needed to have a snack on hand, and thanks mucho the the fine folks over at Toffee to Go for supplying us with some of their delicious Toffee treats! As you can see in the photo, these should keep us busy for the night, and we will certainly be in food and treat comas by the end of our shifts! If you have ever wondered what this stuff tastes like, we can only tell you that its pure
  • Courtyard by Marriott Tampa/Brandon-It's a New Stay !
    August 13, 2012
    Greetings Everyone! Here’s some exciting news as we recently had an opportunity to visit the Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Brandon and let me tell you … truly it is a new stay! The hotel that just completed its new redesign lobby and the renovation of all of their spacious guest rooms with a modern décor that would offer it guests more choices and more options during their stay. Now, whether you are here for business or leisure this, hotel is a hidden gem, with easy access off...
  • Amy Trautman and Jeff Gassaway attend MPI WEC in St. Louis, MO, July 27-31, 2012...
    August 9, 2012
    Linda Mummert here reporting on two of our very own Sales Managers, Amy Trautman and Jeff Gassaway. They are attending the Annual 2012 MPI-World Education Congress in St. Louis, MO. World Education Congress's educational focus is based on one simple and powerful statement: connectivity is the foundation of our industry. With a laser-like focus on content and quality, they reduced the number of educational sessions to allow attendees to focus on specific interest areas. In addition, they...