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  • 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...
  • Welcome Tampa Bay & Company New Sales & Promotion Coordinator...
    August 9, 2012
    Leslie Scowden has joined the Tampa Bay & Company as a Sales & Promotion Coordinator, working with the National Sales Managers in the Southeast, Northeast, & Canada Markets. Leslie joins Tampa Bay & Company with twelve years of hospitality experience within the Marriott Corporation, most recently from the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel where she excelled as a sales assistant handling various positions and prior to the Marriott Waterside, Leslie’s career developed at the...
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    August 3, 2012
    Hello everyone! Hope you are having a great Friday thus far as we head into the weekend! Last night I had the opportunity to attend an awesome event at the Embassy Suites Tampa Airport Westshore. The amazing team at the Embassy Suites Tampa Westshore hosted what has been called the party of the year that include casino style gaming and tons of great foodie selections! The creative menu boasted the talent that their culinary team has to offer. Why the big celebration you ask? Well in
  • Learn More About Tampa's History This Saturday at the John F. Germany Library...
    July 11, 2012
    Hi Tampa Bay! Since July is all about patriotism and pride, Congressman Sam Gibbons and Judge John F. Germany will take Tampa back in time with a special presentation reflecting the history of Tampa during their years of public service, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 14 at the John F. Germany Library. The longtime friends will share how they met and will focus on events from the 1950s and 1960s that largely influenced Tampa: Local Education Creation of the University of South Florida
  • RNC: What Should Mitt and Ann Romney Do in Tampa Bay?
    July 9, 2012
    Happy Monday Tampa Bay! Erica back—and with a huge favor—Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and his wife Anne need your help! Between the entire United States and over 15,000 media persons watching, Mitt and Ann Romney will need a little downtime. We are reaching out to residents and friends of the region to select the top five things Mitt and Ann Romney (and other RNC delegates) can do in Tampa Bay at the Republican National Convention. The polls are open but you have only through...
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    July 9, 2012
    Team Tampa represented by National Sales Manager Brittany Callahan along with Industry partner Heather French with the Doubletree by Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore hotel will be attending the Fraternity Executives Association Annual Conference - July 7 th – 10 th in Indian Wells, CA With over 400 attendees from Fraternity & Sorority organizations from Alpha’s to Zeta’s to be present at the 2-day tradeshow - Team Tampa looks forward to the many networking opportunities in...
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    June 28, 2012
    Hi Tampa Bay! Ever heard of Moose? Well if you haven’t, you will on Friday, June 29 because Moose members are hosting an Open House during the International Moose Convention at the Tampa Convention Center . WQYK-FM’s Dave Mcckay will host a live remote during the event, and will be giving away three iPads, gift cards and tickets for local attractions, including the Tampa Bay Rays and Lowry Park Zoo . All Tampa residents are invited to the free Open House, making it the...
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    June 21, 2012
    Hello everyone! Jerm here with an exciting update on one of our awesome new meeting spaces! Impact Properties and The Westin Tampa Bay are gearing up for a summer of entertaining in their premier space BluVu , a rooftop event venue, located on the 16th floor of The Westin Tampa Bay hote l. Unlike any event venue in Tampa, BluVu offers 3,800 square feet of event space on the hotel’s rooftop, with a backdrop of stunning vistas of Old Tampa Bay from the floor to ceiling windows. In addition,
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    June 20, 2012
    Linda Mummert here with some exciting news for Tampa... I just read on TBO.com that Tampa has won nearly $11 million in federal transportation funds to continue expanding the Tampa Riverwalk . This grant covers construction of the next leg of the Riverwalk, from MacDill Park north beneath the Kennedy Boulevard bridge to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. The path will be mounted on pilings and skim the surface of the river. The grant will also fund a greenway running beneath the Selmon Expressway.
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    June 17, 2012
    Amy Trautman who manages the Midwest and West accounts is on her way to Denver, CO on June 18 - June 20, 2012 to attend the Plan Your Meetings LIVE (PYM) Events on June 19th. The topic at PYM Live 2012 is the "Anatomy of a Planner" with educational sessions followed by a industry tradeshow and Networking Reception. Guest speakers will include Kristi Casey Sanders, the VP of creative/ chief storyteller of PlanYourMeetings.com and Mike Mason, CEO and founder of Zentila and is a 25 year...