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    September 23, 2013
    Community centers are the most impactful resource in any region, they provide a safe place to work, play, relax, learn and stay physically fit. These facilities provide the feeling of belonging and enriching the lives of those living in the area. Tampa Bay is fortunate to be home of the 2 time Non-Profit of the Year, University Area Community Development Corporation (UACDC). Founded in 1998, UACDA was constructed in the University of South Florida area to address the severe economic and social
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    September 7, 2013
    Many call it, “the little town outside of Tampa Bay,” even though it’s small in size, it has major charm; located in the sunshine state, Ruskin, Florida.The Resort Club at Little Harbor is “island resort” located in between Tampa Bay and Sarasota. Covering 350 acres this property is comprised of hotels and privately owned condos, all-encompassing 5 star resort luxuries. Each room is decorated to reflect the ideal Florida vacations, selected rooms include, full...
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    June 30, 2013
    Linda Mummert here with some convention sales updates. Visit Tampa Bay held an East Tampa Hotel Partner Meeting at the Sheraton Tampa East Hotel on June 13th. We had over 10 hotel representatives in attendance and one attendee from the Florida State Fairgrounds. Adam DePiro, Director of Sales and Services conducted the informal meeting introducing our new brand video and introducing our Sales Team. A brief summary from each Sales Manager describing their deployment and incentives being offred
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    June 23, 2013
    The Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina has made exciting updates to several of its key public areas including its main lobby, restaurants—Champions, Café Waterside, and the on-property Starbucks—and the outside patio. The $2.5 million enhancement was inspired by the newest generation of travelers, who rely on staying connected, whether through the computer or over a cup of coffee. Updates such as Wi-Fi-connected workstations and communal tables now make it easier than...
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    June 3, 2013
    Marriott International taking the Tampa Bay area by storm as they place a modern spin on their properties and the next recipient is Courtyard by Marriott Tampa North. Conveniently, located near I-75, close to University of South Florida and Busch Gardens. This property has an updated with a modern lobby which features a home theatre, media pods, 24-hour lounge and business center. And for those who love technology, check out the GoBoard, this board displays current status arrival and
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    April 15, 2013
    Linda Mummert here with more exciting Convention Sales news...The 13th annual Meetings Industry Council (MIC) of Colorado Educational Conference and Trade Show was held at the Colorado Convention Center on March 27, 2013 with record attendance and a visit from Mayor Hancock. Over 900 professionals from the meeting and event planning industry were in attendance for a day of eduLcation with breakout sessions, workshops and lunch with renowned Keynote Speaker Dan Thurmon. Our own National Sales
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    February 13, 2013
    Linda Mummert here with some exciting news. On February 6-9, 2013 at the Tampa Convention Center we welcomed over 5,600 delegates to the Annual National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. There were 250 exhibitors on the floor with various agricultural wares on site, live calves, all makes and models of tractors and anything else you could think of associated with the cattle industry. If you were interested in purchasing boots and cowboy hats there was a wide selection on site as well. NCBA
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    February 6, 2013
    The Westin Tampa Bay was recently named the #1 Hotel in Tampa Bay by U.S. News, as they just released their 2013 Best Hotels listing. For the second year in a row The Westin Tampa Bay has been the recipient of this honor and it proves the theory that excellence is a habit! The doors opened back January of 2009, and this amazing new 244-room, AAA 4 Diamond award winning property hasn't looked back since, with a variety of updates to enhance its already amazing location located located on...
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    February 1, 2013
    Join us in congratulating one of our Tampa Bay & Company Partners, The Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel which continues to rank among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels in the U.S. The Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel continues to rate among the top luxury hotels nationwide, based on the 2013 U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the “Best Hotels in the USA.” Select hotels were evaluated based on an analysis of awards, expert...
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    January 22, 2013
    Linda Mummert here reporting on our Convention Sales Managers, Lisa Chamberlain, CMP and Holly Coger who attended the SGMP Central Florida 2013 Education Day in Gainesville, FL on Thursday, January 17th. There were 75 attendees (half suppliers and half planners from the Gainesville area). The education sessions were centered on Outlook (maximizing the usage and utilizing the various features it has to offer). Lisa and Holly participated in a Tampa presentation (what’s new and why we love