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  • Tour Tampa With Bay Area Destination Management Tours @ciccmp #cmp12
    May 16, 2012
    Hello there CMP Conclave attendees! Jeremy here and back with an update on some things to do in Tampa Bay for ya! It's not gonna be all work and no play so we wanted to make sure to get your around and show you the highlights of this awesome place that we call home! Here are some quick details: Highlights of Tampa Tour Friday June 8, 2012 Tour Timing: 1:00pm –5:00pm The city of Tampa comes to life as your guide highlights the area. Begin with a visit to the old Tampa Bay Hotel at the
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    May 14, 2012
    It's almost here folks! What you ask? Well just the industry’s only exclusive meeting of CMPs that's what! If you hadn't heard, or haven't yet registered, then I suggest you hurry up and do so! The CIC CMP Conclave is a unique event for certificants who wish to contribute to their profession. This year's Conclave provides many opportunities for CMPs to build relationships and partner with other meeting professionals. CMPs also enhance their professional expertise...
  • DELTA SIGMA THETA GATHERS IN TAMPA FOR 2014 CONFERENCE
    April 30, 2012
    It's Linda Mummert here with more exciting news about an upcoming convention in 2014. Tampa Bay & Company is excited to announce that the destination will welcome Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in 2014 for its Southern Region Conference. Over 3,000 attendees are expected to gather for the conference, producing over 3,000 hotel room nights and $1.7 million on delegate spending. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance...
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    April 23, 2012
    Hello there folks! Jerm here with an update for you on a recent visit we took to visit our friends over at the Courtyard Tampa Westshore/Airport ! This was my first visit and I was really looking forward to it, as I have always heard great things about Courtyard properties so I knew I was in for a treat. Believe me when I say, that the Courtyard hotel offers the perfect location, close to area attractions and just three miles from the airport. When you talk about state of the art, it all
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    March 23, 2012
    Tampa Bay has proudly hosted and will continue to host many successful meetings, conferences and sporting events which will generate thousands of room nights and provided an economic impact into the millions for the city of Tampa and with the 2012 Republican National Convention coming in just a few months… Tampa just keeps getting better … Last month members of Tampa Bay & Company convention sales team, Alex Kaptzan,Director of Sales, Dori Laack, Regional Account Executive/DC...
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    March 21, 2012
    From March 6 – 8th, Tampa Bay & Company representatives and its partners embarked upon another successful sales mission in Washington DC, one of its top feeder markets. Four Tampa Bay & Company partners joined Regional Account Executive Dori Laack and National Sales Manager Tammy Lamm for three client event functions. The purpose of this mid-year team Tampa Bay sales mission was to engage existing clients and build a rapport with some new clients in a fun, casual and relaxing...
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    March 20, 2012
    Tampa will welcome the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) this week for the 2012 AADR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition , taking place at the Tampa Convention Center from March 21-24. The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR) are both divisions of the IADR. The event will mark the 41st Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the AADR and the 36th Annual Meeting of the CADR. Approximately 3,000 delegates will gather in
  • Thespians Have Arrived in Tampa Bay
    March 19, 2012
    J ulia here again with some great news about a convention in town. The Florida State Thespian Society (FSTS) arrived in Tampa on Tuesday and will be here until Sunday for their 2012 Annual Festival which is taking place at the Tampa Convention Center. The FSTS Annual Festival has been held here in Tampa for over 10 years. is considered one of the largest theater festivals in the country. Approximately 2,500 thespians will participate in the Festival, producing over 6,200 hotel room nights and
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    March 15, 2012
    Good eventing folks! Wanted to drop by and tell you a little about one of the most awesome meeting and event spaces in the Tampa Bay area! Located in downtown St. Petersburg, NOVA 535 is modern art gallery meets swanky lounge and world-class event venue. It is a meticulously renovated building with original 1920 red clay block and brick walls. This venue is an awesome place to hold your next event! NOVA 535 features the Main Gallery, upstairs VIP areas, antique brick courtyard with bamboo
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    February 28, 2012
    This is Linda Mummert here with some exciting news from our Convention Sales Department. Our own National Sales Manager Sherri Brown has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Black and Latino CEOs and Corporate Executives in the Tampa Bay region! The Power Broker magazine, the Small Business Development Center and others have teamed up to publish the exclusive Top 50 magazine highlighting the honorees. This is the first time in bay area history that the African-American and Latino communities