Linda Mummert here….I survived all the holidays and back with some highlights for upcoming meetings and Tampa Bay conventions.  Tampa Bay & Company is pleased to welcome the National Telecommunications Cooperative Associations’ Annual Meeting & Expo being held at the Tampa Convention Center from Saturday, Jan. 30 through Friday, Feb. 5

Approximately 2,800 delegates will attend the conference, producing 8,180 hotel room nights and creating $3.2 million in delegate spending. 

The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) is the premier non-profit association representing more than 580 small and rural telephone cooperatives and commercial companies.  The NTCA is dedicated to improving the quality of life in rural communities through advanced telecommunications by education, advocacy and cooperation.  To learn more, visit www.ntca.org. 
 
Our Convention Sales team is hard at work bringing multiple groups in for site visits, and attending various tradeshows.  For example, RCMA which is being held in Fort Worth this week and SGMP NATCAP Winter tradeshow in DC next month.  In addition, they are successfully booking large and small meetings to create a positive economic impact for Hillsborough County. 

This is all the news I have for now until next month.  Signing off for nowand stay tuned in for updates on Tampa Bay meetings!