Tampa Bay Blog

Category - Meetings & Conventions
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    June 7, 2012
    Hello there CMP Conclave 2012 attendees, and welcome to Tampa Bay! Jerm here to tell you just a bit more about the amazing hotel where you will spend the next few days networking with your counterparts from all over the country and world! I mean what more can I say about the Tampa Marriott Waterside that I haven't already said ! Gorgeous view, ample meeting space, and great restaurants! Here are some additional factoids I came across and wanted to share: Three story open air lobby with
  • newmuseum3
    June 5, 2012
    Did you know that the first cowboys in North America were Spanish conquistadores who brought cattle and horses to Florida in the 1500s? Did you know that Babe Ruth – The Bronx Bomber – hit the longest home run of his career in Tampa? Did you know that by the 1920s Tampa was home to 200 cigar factories that combined to produce more than 400 million cigars in a single year? The Tampa Bay History Center is the perfect spot for people looking for a real Tampa experience. Whether...
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    June 4, 2012
    Nationally ranked as a “Top-5 Kid-Friendly Aquarium” by Parents Magazine, The Florida Aquarium is home to more than 20,000 aquatic plants and marine animals from around the world. With a strong focus on conservation and education, there are a ton of fun and exciting things to see, learn and interact with at The Florida Aquarium. Take a stroll through the four exciting galleries that take you on a journey from the freshwater exhibits of the Wetlands Gallery through the salty waters...
  • 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...
    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 28, 2012
    Its Linda Mummert here with exciting news about our Convention Sales Department. Tampa Bay & Company has announced two staff promotions: Alex Kaptzan will fill the role of Vice President of Convention Sales and Services, and Holly Laverentz will now serve as National Sales Manager. “Alex has been a valuable asset of this team for over six years and has helped lead the convention sales and services team to new levels,” stated President/CEO of Tampa Bay & Company Kelly...
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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...