Partner Recognition


New Partners

Meet Visit Tampa Bay’s newest partners.


AFR Event Furnishings

AFR® Event Furnishings believes that no furnishings are created equal. Some may look the same, but what’s behind the style and color is what matters the most. Behind every AFR product stands a team 700 professionals.  Each one is invested in making the AFR experience the most satisfying it can be. Our pride stems from delivering the highest level of service in the industry. It is what defines us…that, and our 22 distribution centers across the United States with ONE MILLION square feet of space filled with stylish furnishings. Be sure to download our digital catalogue at to see the new additions for 2016. From mid-century modern, bold colors and powerful charging stations to elegant dining options and accent pieces, event designers are going to have a blast. We can’t wait to see what you’ll do with it all!  Elevate the experience with AFR Event Furnishings.


Bad Monkey

The Bad Monkey is dedicated to those who serve their nation or community. Entering the Monkey you will find a full-scale P-40 Warhawk screaming through a wall, 105MM howitzer shells pouring draft beers, 12 big screen TVs, great music, great cocktails, great beer garden, great bar food, a great vibe, and great people.


Bottle & Bottega Tampa

Uncork your creativity with Bottle & Bottega Tampa, a cool and sophisticated WINE & PAINTING party concept. Combining hands-on art instruction by Studio Artists with the enjoyment of wine, Bottle & Bottega Tampa offers a fun, unique alternative to a typical night out with friends, corporate groups, and special events. With each sip, even the most artistically challenged can release their inner artiste and take home a self-made masterpiece! We can cover all your celebrations, from Bachelorette Parties and Bridal Showers to Adult Birthday Parties and Corporate Team Building Events where everyone gets involved! We can host in our chic studio or a venue of your choice! Let me know if there is anything else you need from me.


Capt. Chet Jennings Sport Fishing

Capt. Chet Jennings, with over 20 years’ experience, Native fishing charter Tampa charter captain offering full and half day fishing charters on the waters of Tampa Bay.  Come enjoy a wonderful day fishing charters Tampa for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout, Sharks, Cobia, Spanish mackerel as well as others aboard Capt. Chet Jennings Sport Fishing Charters boat.  Capt. Chet will work hard to ensure that you and your guests have a memorable day enjoying the wonderful game fish that Tampa Bay has to offer.


Chef Inspired Popcorn

Chef Inspired Popcorn Company is a gourmet popcorn shop located in the heart of South Tampa. We offer over 50+ delicious flavors, blends and unique mixes of popcorn. We offer Sweet, Savory and Spicy Flavors. Chef Inspired is a fun, family friendly popcorn shop. We are a proud to be Gluten Free and Peanut Free.. We also offer some fun Vegan flavors as well


Communications Direct, Inc.

Communications Direct is a local and nationwide Motorola 2-Way Radio Rental Provider. Serving the Meeting & Special Event Industry since 1990, we are your single source supplier for on-site communication with City-Wide & Full Building coverage via Walkies or Push to Talk Smartphone devices.


Corner Bakery Cafe

Inspired by great fresh ingredients, our small neighborhood bakery on a corner in downtown Chicago began creating artisan breads and freshly baked sweets. And upon a little success, neighbors began to ask us for sandwiches made with that fabulous bread, followed by homemade soups and salads, and even made-to-order scramblers. Our guests’ requests continued to inspire us as our bakery’s menu and business grew. Today, we continue to fulfill the needs and desires of our neighbors with a menu of ingredient-inspired, prepared-to-order food. When you visit our cafe, you’ll see real kitchens in place of assembly lines. You’ll hear the chopping of over 40 types of fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables, and the sizzle of our real panini grill. You’ll see the stove’s open flame and feel the warmth from our ovens working all day long. They’re the traditions we established years ago that we still passionately follow today.


Kraken Cycleboats

We have taken the pedal pub concept to the water with the only pedal-powered tour boat in all of Florida! Our 2 hour cruise is the perfect way to see Tampa’s beautiful downtown! Great for parties, weekend get-togethers with friends, and team building! Let's Pedal, Pedal, Drink!


Olympia Catering & Events

Olympia Catering & Events is a third-generation, family-owned catering company based in Tampa, Florida. Olympia’s services range from staffed events with custom menus, on-site cooking, rental, and decor options to a delivery service with an extensive, competitively priced menu. Olympia is the exclusive caterer for the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida and also operates the MFA Café, the museum’s in-house restaurant.


Tampa By Bike

Providing safe, guided, informative bike tours of beautiful Tampa, Florida, with lots of fun along the way. Our bikes are ready for you to come hop aboard and experience our great city the best way possible. The view is better from a bike!


The Epicenter Event Venue

We are your one stop shop Event Venue Source for your next Epic Event!


Florida Hospital Centra Care

Centra Care’s Board-Certified adult and pediatric-trained physicians are accessible when you need us, 7 days-a-week  (Weekdays 8am-8pm, Weekends 8am-5pm). Centra Care is the affordable alternative to the emergency room for urgent, non-life-threatening medical care.


Inshore Society

Inshore Society offers inshore fishing charters and eco-tours in Tampa Bay. Whether you’re a first-timer, experienced angler, or just want to check out the beauty Tampa Bay waters have to offer, Inshore Society has the perfect trip for you!


Nannies Who Care, Inc.

Nannies Who Care has been providing nanny and babysitting service to all of Tampa Bay (including Clearwater and St. Petersburg) for the past 26 years. All nannies are personally interviewed, background screened and CPR trained. Childcare provided in home, date night, events, hotel service, including last minute on call!


TooJay's Restaurant & Deli

At TooJay’s, we specialize in truly made-from-scratch foods in the style of a traditional New York deli.  Handcrafted sandwiches, made-from-scratch soups & salads, and indulgent comfort foods to satisfy all appetites.


Vistra Communications

Vistra is a nationally-recognized, full-service public relations and marketing agency providing communications strategy and professional solutions to corporate, government and nonprofit clients. Vistra is skilled at brand awareness, community outreach, media relations and creative/graphic design work.  We can help clients engage with the Tampa Bay community and the media.


Whole Foods Market

Visit Whole Foods Market for the highest quality natural and organic products available. We offer food free of: artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, preservatives or hydrogenated fats. We have a huge selection of fresh produce, hand selected cheeses, artisan breads, fresh baked cakes, cookies and pastries, fine wines and craft beers, hormone and antibiotic-free dairy and more. Our butchers and fishmongers will help you find the right sustainable seafood and 5 Step Rated cuts of meat for the perfect meal. You’ll also find supplements, premium body and beauty care products, and clothing in our Whole Body department. From gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options to Non-GMO Project verified, kosher and halal certified items – we have something for everyone. Download our APP! Every Wednesday new sales and digital coupons get updated. Stay up to date on all of our events and special sales at


81Bay Brewing Co.

81Bay Brewing Co. is a taproom and microbrewery located in South Tampa. Specializing in craft beer, the 4,500 sq. ft. indoor taproom features an immersive communal setting, and entertainment for the whole family such as table tennis, board games, darts, corn hole and live music. Founded in June 2016 by three native Floridians and longtime friends, its core selection of brews include American Light Lager, Belgian Raspberry Ale, West Coast IPA, English IPA, English Porter, Irish Stout, Irish Red, English Nut Brown, Mexican Vienna Lager and numerous rotating seasonal craft beers along with a selection of wine. A private event room also serves as a local art gallery, while multi-media murals by renowned, local artist, Sebastian Coolidge and local lighting designers, Pixel Rain Digital, create a one of a kind immersive 3D experience that you truly have to see to believe.


Braille Works

Braille Works – providing your conference materials in Braille, Large Print, Audio, and Accessible PDF (Section 508, WCAG).  With more than 22 years’ experience, Braille Works is your source for accessible documents for your conference attendees.  Having accessible conference materials is more than just the law, its good business.


BRIO Tuscan Grille

BRIO Tuscan Grille is a casual, white-tablecloth restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The menu features wood-grilled and oven-roasted steaks, chops and seafood. Offering premium quality menu packages, food and celebration go hand-in-hand at BRIO. Offering four banquet rooms, two outdoor patios and  a private bar, various opportunities are available to configure space to accommodate parties of 16-225.


Core Concepts

Core Concepts is Tampa Bay’s award-winning catering, corporate, non-profit, and social event company.  Our team of talented event planners produce unforgettable events.  Our capabilities and resources are limitless due to our dynamic staff and our impeccable attention to detail ensures that your guests will be talking about your event for years to come!


Florida Hospital Centra Care

Centra Care’s Board-Certified adult and pediatric-trained physicians are accessible when you need us, 7 days-a-week  (Weekdays 8am-8pm, Weekends 8am-5pm). Centra Care is the affordable alternative to the emergency room for urgent, non life-threatening medical care.


Four Stacks Brewing Company

One of Tampa's hidden gems, Four Stacks is located just 20 minutes south of Downtown in the growing Southshore community. Our cozy taproom offers 18 taps of house, local, and regional craft beer favorites. We are also pet and kid friendly.


iTrekkers Bowfishing

iTrekkers is now offering bowfishing trips! Bowfishing is a great way to enjoy time out on the water, and has been around for years but only recently came to Tampa Bay. Capt. Ike is an experienced bowfishing and fishing guide in Tampa Bay and provides all the bows and tackle you need for a unique outdoor experience. Bowfishing can be done during the day or at night, giving you the option to see a beautiful Florida sunsets from the middle of Tampa Bay; A truly gorgeous sight!


iTrekkers Camping

Enjoy the outdoors without any of the set-up or clean up. iTrekkers will set up your campsite and teach you the lay of the land, as well as interesting nature sights in the area. You will be walking into a site where your tents are up, the fire is ready to be lit, your cooking area is set up and the fun is ready to be had. Once you’re done we’ll take care of everything, you just hop in the car and head home recounting your great stories. Understand that you will be alone with your party in the great outdoors. If needed, a first aid kit will be available for your use. If you want your guide to stay close, that can always be arranged. Campsites are set up in Wilderness Preserves or State Parks, providing you access to untouched Wilderness across Florida.


iTrekkers Hiking and Backpacking

Participants backpack through the pristine Florida Wilderness Preserves, carrying in only what is needed for an overnight or multi-night trek. iTrekkers provides experienced and knowledgeable guides to teach and lead the group throughout the trek. Your guide will be by your side, taking you on a hiking trip like one you and your group have never experienced. See wildlife up close. Feel at one with nature and the terrain. Learn as much as you want to about the land around you, the animals that call it home, and the history of the preserve. Your guide will assist you in setting up camp, cooking your food, making you comfortable, helping set up your fire, filter your water and more.


iTrekkers Kayak and Paddleboard Tours

iTrekkers connects you to amazing outdoors guides providing you with tailor made outdoor adventures! Taking a tour through this wonderful area would allow for a peaceful paddle through some of the prettiest small bays and bayou type lagoons in Tampa. Just moments from the launch on Gandy Blvd. we cross the channel into the greatest zone of the bay. This setting proves great for our paddle tours, be it on a kayak or a paddleboard. The lush grasses, oyster beds and mangrove forests provide refuge for all inshore species to flourish, including dolphins, manatees, rays and turtles. From birds to fish life… Get unplugged and get outdoors with iTrekkers. Come lose yourself on a guided tour of the mangrove forests! FOR SINGLE TREKKERS CALL (844-468-8735) or EMAIL


iTrekkers Paddleboard and Kayak Fishing

iTrekkers connects you to amazing outdoor guides and tailor made outdoor adventures! Paddle board and kayak fishing in Florida is fantastic because these crafts allow you to go where no other boat can go. Sneak over shallow water into back country mangrove forests to stalk species like snook, redfish and snapper. Fish are not the only wildlife you will encounter on the hunt, these areas have plenty of other sea life such as manatees, dolphins, turtles, and rays. Enjoy the freedom of gliding over even the most shallow areas of the Florida flats. Your iTrekkers guide knows all of the best places to fish and better yet, has all the gear needed to do so! Check out this one of a kind experience with the best guides around.


Morgan & Morgan

 Morgan & Morgan is one of the country's top personal injury law firms, dedicated to representing the people, not the powerful. The firm’s Tampa offices specializes in various practice areas, including personal injury and workers’ compensation. In the past, the attorney’s at Morgan & Morgan’s Tampa office have won a $38.75 million medical malpractice verdict for a client who was injured after a healthcare professional failed to perform a timely C-section. Morgan & Morgan aims to serve the people of Hillsborough County to the best of their ability, with a large number of notable attorneys and professional staff at hand to lead the way.


Over the Top Rental Linens

Over The Top Rental Linens is a nationally recognized event-linen rental company in business since 1993.  Serving the Tampa Bay area and all fifty states. We provide tablecloths, overlays, chair covers, napkins, and other accessories for all events, from corporate to social with a vast inventory of quality fabrics and custom manufacturing.


Pokey's Rock & Rolls

Open 7 days a week all day for breakfast lunch and evening meals. Daily specials with signature sandwiches and burgers as well as English themed dishes. Wide range of beers and wines. Live music, DJ, trivia, comedy weekly. All sporting events shown live. Catering and venue rental available for special events.


Riverwalk Boating Co.

Set out on a unique outdoor adventure on Tampa's waterways as captain of your very own 2 person Mini-Powerboat! No prior boating experience required as our friendly staff will teach you everything you need before embarking on your thrilling journey.


SunWest Park Inc.

SunWest Park is a recreational waterfront with a spring-fed lake and soft sand lining the shores.  Hop on our amenities, such as paddleboards, kayaks, and the Aqua Park, an inflatable playground on the water.  Our wakeboard cable systems allow beginners to learn or serious riders to progress.


Tampa Premium Outlets

Tampa Premium Outlets is a 441,000 square-foot outlet center that houses an enviable collection of more than 110 retailers delivering great brands at great prices. Conveniently located at the intersection of I-75 and State Road 56, the outdoor shopping center features brands including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and more.


The Hip Room Dance Studio

Stop by The Hip Room Dance Studio during your stay in Tampa. Drop in for one of our group classes: beginner’s ballroom, beginning adult ballet, open jazz, open modern and more. We offer a variety of relaxing options for fun, fitness or to keep your dancing skills fine-tuned.


Partner Anniversaries

Thank you to our partners who have reached a milestone for their years of partnership with Visit Tampa Bay. We appreciate your continued support.


15 Years

  • Tampa Bay Times
  • Tampa Sweethearts Cigar Company

5 years

  • Speed Boat Adventures


30 Years

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • University of Tampa

25 Years

  • Ellenton Premium Outlets

15 Years

  • Hilton Garden Inn-Tampa East/Brandon

10 Years

  • University Club of Tampa

5 Years

  • Square 1 Burgers and Bar


30 years

  • Columbia Restaurant Ybor City
  • Columbia Restaurant Group
  • Hyde Park Village

25 years

  • 1823 Kitchen
  • Florida Destinations and Incentives

10 years

  • Egmont Key State Park
  • Maestro’s Restaurant at Straz Center for Performing Arts
  • R.S.B.P. Events