Monday Morning Memo

Monday, August 27, 2018

Partnership Presents

Board Member Spotlight: Chairman, Mickey Jacob

The following is an excerpt from an Executive Profile from the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

Why Mickey is a big deal: Mickey Jacob arrived in Tampa in 1981 and has been practicing architecture in Tampa Bay for nearly four decades. With an innate appreciation for design, he’s known for significant projects in the Tampa Bay area, including the Epicurean Hotel, Grand Central on Kennedy, and Lykes Lines corporate headquarters. He’s also known for his work as a civic leader and visionary who believes “we must dare to be the leaders who promote disruptive innovation, inclusive participation, and meaningful action to do what makes a city great.” The current chairman of the Tampa Downtown Partnership, he took on an unusual second year in that role, and has been vocal leader as the organization evolves with a new executive director and become fully staffed. A naturalized citizen, Mickey grew up in Windsor, Ontario and as an eighth grader, he made his mom call the school to ask what classes he needed to become an architect. Early on in Tampa, startup funding for his Urban Studio Architects came from a client who gave he and his partners  a $1,000 advance on a job. In 1993, IBM came looking for an architect in Florida and found them. Active in civic life, he has also been a leader in his industry and is a former president of the American Institute of Architects. His firm, BDG, recently consolidated in Tampa’s Rivergate Tower, bringing several remote offices together. Chase is a major client. He has long championed a vision to turn Bayshore Boulevard into one of the world’s largest pedestrian thoroughfares. Mickey has been committed to leadership in the profession with extensive participation in the American Institute for Architects. In 2013, he was AIA president, only the second person from Florida to hold that office in the 157 year history of the AIA. Read the full profile.

Statement in Support of “All for “Transportation”

The Tampa Downtown Partnership, a non-profit 501(C)(6) organization, serves as a steward of Downtown Tampa, cultivating public and private collaborations and encouraging Downtown’s physical and economic development. As a proactive leadership organization representing business, residents and merchants, we act as an advocate for the Downtown community, including over 225 member companies, 8,100 residents, and 66,500 employees.
Increased investment on transportation initiatives helps support the live, work, play, and learn environment the Partnership works so diligently to foster. To address the challenges of transportation we face in our community, at the Tampa Downtown Partnership Board of Directors meeting held on August 21, 2018, the Partnership’s Board of Directors unanimously voted to support the citizen-led “All for Transportation” referendum that will be placed on the ballot this November. This Hillsborough County Charter Amendment will implement a 1 cent sales tax for 30 years to fund transportation projects in Hillsborough County. The details of the investment plan are outlined at www.allfortransportation.com and the Partnership strongly encourages our members, community stakeholders and partners to support the efforts of the “All for Transportation” Campaign.
The Tampa Downtown Partnership believes it is time for Hillsborough County to invest in funding measures that will offer a variety of transportation and transit options to be made available for our citizens. “All for Transportation” is a long-term investment that provides the funding, planning and implementation strategy to take aggressive and responsible action on transportation issues that will improve the quality of life in our community. Read coverage from the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Read this blog on Bay Buzz from the Tampa Bay Times  including support from the South Tampa Chamber and the Greater Tampa Chamber.

Save the Dates for Our Fall Debriefing Series

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 25 and Tuesday, October 30 as we kick off our Fall Debriefing Series! In September join us for a conversation on Transportation: What’s to Come (register here!)and then in October we will discuss Sports & Downtown: Making the Connection. The Downtown Debriefing Series features eight breakfast events annually, focusing on important development issues that impact Downtown including topics such as the Downtown Residential Experience, the importance of smart planning, sustainability, arts and culture, transportation Initiatives, City of Tampa updates, and other important issues. All Debriefings begin at 7:30am with networking and conclude at 9am to get you back to your workday. We are currently seeking sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring our Debriefing Series, please contact Lindsey Parks or  Ivy Niven!

Bike Friendly Business Grows, Ranks Nationally

The Partnership’s Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) program continues to gain national recognition. Congratulations to VHB’s Tampa office for their silver designation, elevating Tampa to #5 in the country for number of certified BFB companies! We are still accepting applications for the next round. What’s next? Several cultural stakeholders are working with Pedal Power Promoters towards certification. “The Florida Aquarium is fiercely committed to protecting and restoring our blue planet. Becoming a certified bicycle friendly business it not only good for our environment, but also the health and well-being of our staff, volunteers and guests,” said Roger Germann, President and CEO of the Florida Aquarium and Board Member of the Tampa Downtown Partnership. “We are delighted The Tampa Downtown Partnership is providing us with support and encouragement.”

Downtown Security Network Series: Join Us!

Our Panel Series is approaching! The Downtown Security Network (DSN) was formed in 1994 in an effort to make downtown Tampa a safer and more inviting place for workers, residents and visitors. Through the DSN, the Tampa Downtown Partnership works together with the Tampa Police Department to develop close working relationship with downtown businesses, companies, property owners, employees and residents. One of the most important rolls of the DSN is to disseminate vital information to the network’s 4,000+ members. To do so, we put together a quarterly series of the most current safety topics and scenarios. Our first series topic is “Leading the Efforts: From the City Center to the County” and is being held September 20 from 7:30am until 9am at the Tampa Fire Museum. Attendees will learn how our local emergency responders coordinate and communicate during a large-scale emergency event. Moderator Chauncia Willis will lead our panelists through a terrorism-based scenario and ask discussion questions to learn each agency’s response protocols and how they coordinate, work with, and assist one another. Register today!

Labor Day Hours

In honor of the Labor Day holiday, our office will be closed on Monday, September 3 and will reopen at 8am on the following day. Our Guides will have abbreviated hours, working from 8am until 5pm, while our Clean Team will be working from 7am until 4pm. Please call 813.267.2220 during hours of operation for assistance. For emergencies dial 9-1-1 or call 813.231.6130 for non –emergencies.

Your Downtown Calendar

The following is just a sample of upcoming events in Downtown Tampa.  Visit the Downtown Tampa Events Calendar for a more comprehensive list. Going to one of the events? Snap a photo and tag #TampasDowntown

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Through Sunday, September 15
Jobsite Theater
The gold glitter standard of queerglam rocker musicals, Hedwig and the Angry Inch follows German immigrant-turned-transgender-Kansas-trailer-park-wannabe-rock-goddess Hedwig Robinson during one life-changing night of her musical act. Full of TMI, towering go-go boots and cult hits, this campy romp reveals the blistering realities of self-acceptance that defy gender identity. For more information, go to Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Art Conversations: Miki Kratsman Camp & Christian Viveros-Faune

Thursday, August 30, begins 6:30pm
Oxford Exchange
Join Oxford Exchange and USF Contemporary Art Museum for an inaugural conversation between Tel Aviv based photographer Miki Kratsman and acclaimed critic and curator Christian Viveros-Faune about the political and aesthetic considerations raised by the artwork of Miki Kratsman. For more information, go to Art Conversations: Miki Kratsman Camp & Christian Viveros-Faune.

2018 Tampa Bay Theatre Festival – Neighbors

Friday, August 31, begins 7:30pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
What do you get when you put together hippie stoners, a crazy militant, a controlling belligerent wife, and a family who simply wants to escape? You get Neighbors, a new play by Rory Lawrence. Theatre fans will love this lively stage performance, which is part of the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival. For more information, go to 2018 Tampa Bay Theatre Festival – Neighbors.

Summer of Rum Festival

Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Drink a slew of rum drinks from a variety of brands. Whether its a frozen daiquiri, piña colada, rum runner, Cuba Libre, dark & stormy, or a rum-a-rita, this festival will be serving all of your favorite summer time drinks. Sugar Ray and The Wailers will perform live. What a terrific way to celebrate Labor Day weekend! For more information, go to Summer of Rum Festival.

Upstairs/ Downstairs Live Theater

Sunday, September 2, 2pm to 2:30pm
Henry B. Plant Museum
Step back in time and enjoy the single-character performances that bring turn-of–the-century Tampa Bay Hotel staff members and guests to life. Each character is based on actual hotel staff and guests. From the reminiscences of Henry Plant himself to the letters of a Spanish-American War soldier, you will learn more about the time period through each character’s particular vantage point. For more information, go to Upstairs/ Downstairs Live Theater.

On the Marquee at Tampa Theatre

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) – Through Friday, August 30
Sing-Along Yellow Submarine (1968) – Friday, August 31, 8pm to 9:30pm
The Bookshop (2018) – Saturday, September 1 to Sunday, September 9
Casablanca (1942) – Sunday, September 2, 3pm to 5pm

Doing Business in Downtown

Downtown Business Spotlight: Franklin Manor

Situated in downtown Tampa, Franklin Manor is a social drinkery that has quickly become the hub of the bay area’s vibrant and spirited culture. Founded in 2016 by business partners Lanfranco Pescante and David Anderson, the two best friends have brought a level of hospitality to Tampa thats been unrivaled in its space. The company mantra is “Well Done Is Better That Well Said” inspired by Mr. Ben Franklin of course. Franklin Manor serves up fresh handcrafted cocktails, a premium beer selection, and an eclectic mix of live music & djs six days a week. All this paired with elevated bar bites and handhelds served by the patio kitchen. Enjoy Tampa’s ORIGINAL Frose, or stop by during happy hour 4pm-8pm daily to enjoy a 5-star signature cocktail.

Tampa Night Market Begins Sept. 6

Starting September 6, join for Tampa’s Urban Street Fair the first Thursday of each month in the Esplanade at Tampa City Center! This outdoor market runs from 6pm until 10pm featuring Live Art, Street Performers, Artisans, Crafters, Makers, Vintage, Jewelry, and more. Come to meet local shop owners and creators, while you enjoy music and entertainment under the stars. The event is free and open to the public. Follow the event page on Facebook for updates and more information.

An Interview with Marriott Waterside’s Director of Sales and Marketing

Travel Pulse sat down with Chris Adkins, the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, Tampa Bay’s largest hotel. The property, which opened in 2000, is in the final stages of a $40-million-dollar renovation. Plus, it will soon be joined by a brand-new hotel, a JW Marriott, across the street. So, there’s a lot happening in the Water Street district of Tampa, and they wanted to get his take. Read the full interview here.

Sheraton Riverwalk Adds to Tampa’s Waterfront Options

Clearwater Beach and St. Pete Beach’s water-front vistas always attract locals and tourists seeking good food and good drinks. Now Tampa businesses aim to cultivate a stronger waterfront bar presence. The Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel invested millions in renovating its hotel and pool deck amenities, and revealed its new Sheraton Pool Bar on Sunday. The poolside menu features sandwiches, salads and small plates such as the lobster mac-n-cheese, the calamari or the crabcake appetizer from award-winning executive chef Charles Coe. Coe also will introduce specialty drinks. And the best part—open container privilege. Guests can order a drink from the pool bar and take it anywhere while exploring the Riverwalk or the hotel. The Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel is one of only two of the area’s hotels that allows this privilege and has direct access to the Riverwalk. Joining them is the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel, which also has plans to enhance waterfront dining. With the Riverwalk enjoying a 117 percent increase from 2013 to 2018, it’s clear the area needs more dining options to accommodate the growing number of users. Kelsy Van Camp, Tampa Downtown Partnership’s marketing director, says it’s all about the experience now, so waterfront dining is crucial for Tampa’s future development.
Sheraton Riverwalk Adds To Tampa’s Waterfront Options”Tampa Bay Times

Port Tampa Bay’s Container Business is Booming

Two years after the debut of its two giant gantry cranes, Port Tampa Bay is seeing a 59 percent increase in its shipping container business, though maybe not for the reasons those cranes would suggest. The port counted more than 62,200 containers, both full and empty, during the first three quarters of its 2018 fiscal year. That’s up from about 39,200 for the same months in 2017 and puts the port on a pace to handle 87,000 containers over the course of the year. Port officials said this week that a 100,000-container year probably lies in the not-too-distant future. The port has long desired to bolster container traffic, an under-performing sector in an operation known for its growing cruise and steady bulk cargo businesses. Port Tampa Bay is in a position to post big percentage gains partly because it starts from a relatively low number of containers compared to other ports. In 2017, Port Tampa Bay ranked 43rd among ports in the region covered by the North American Free Trade Agreement for the number of shipping containers it handled, according to the American Association of Port Authorities. In the longer term, the port expects its $24 million cranes, which are more than 300 feet tall and have a reach of 174 feet, to play a role in further growing the container business.
“What’s Behind The Jump In Port Tampa Bay’s Shipping Container Business”Tampa Bay Times

Development and Transportation

Home to Mise en Place Sells for $6.75M

Gianco Cos. of St. Petersburg and Miami-based Tricera Capital have purchased 442. W. Kennedy Blvd., home to Mise en Place. HFF arranged a $6.75 million, five-year, fixed-rate loan from JCR Capital for the transaction. The total purchase price was $8.5 million. Altman Cos., which is under construction on an apartment-and-retail development across Grand Central Avenue from the building, paid $5.25 million for it in late 2016. The building, built in 1925, includes 24,700 square feet of office space and 12,700 square feet of retail space. It will be renamed the Lafayette Arcade and incorporate some aspects of one of Gianco’s best-known projects, the Station House, which is an events venue and coworking space in downtown St. Pete. Office tenants at Lafayette Arcade will have membership benefits at Station House in St. Pete and the new location in Hyde Park Village.
“St. Pete Investors Buy Mise En Place Building Near Downtown Tampa, Plan Renovations (Renderings)”Tampa Bay Business Journal (subscription required)

Hard Hat Tours at The Channel Club Every Wednesday & Saturday

The Channel Club, a 22-story high-rise masterpiece featuring 324 apartment homes atop the new Publix Super Market. At last, you can live in and above it all, in Downtown Tampa’s most dynamic neighborhood. In the heart of the Channel District’s 24-hour atmosphere, The Channel Club immerses you in the urban and eclectic spirit of the neighborhood with Amalie Arena, Ferg’s Live and Tampa Riverwalk, as well as a variety of outstanding experiences right at your doorstep. Practically everything you can imagine is within walking distance and you’ll feel as connected to the district as you do to the spectacular night sky. Now Leasing Studio, 1BR and 2BR luxury apartment homes. Join for Hard Hat Tours every Wednesday and Saturday to view your new apartment home. Call to schedule your appointment today, 813-829-4310! https://www.channelclubapartments.com/

Bayshore Boulevard Property Targeted for Luxury Condominium Tower

Kolter Group recently filed preliminary plans to build a 21-story condominium tower on controversial property at Bayshore Boulevard and South DeSoto Avenue. There will likely be 60 or 70 units priced from $1 million, and this will be Kolter’s first Tampa project if it is approved. The company is contracted to buy the site and has been reaching out to the surrounding community for the past month, which, according to development executive Brian Van Slyke, has been “generally receptive” and “appreciative” of their efforts. In 2003, the Architectural Review Commission and city council rejected plans for a 24-story Citivest residential tower on the same property. Kolter’s proposal has yet to go before the Architectural Review Commission, but must do so to receive a certificate of appropriateness for its location in the Hyde Park historic district.
“21-Story Condo Tower Proposed On Controversial Bayshore Boulevard Property”Tampa Bay Business Journal (subscription required)

Proposed 35-Story Building To Revitalize Tampa Bay’s Channel District

Mercury Advisors’ proposed condominium tower – Eleve – will become the third tallest Tampa Bay building and a central figure in the revitalization of the Channel District. Construction of the 35-story tower will begin in early 2019 with two 2,500 square foot units on each floor – each equipped with three bedrooms and three bathrooms and ranging from $900,000 to $1.8 million. Mercury Advisors designed Eleve specifically for luxury urban-living and believes it will make Channelside a more walkable neighborhood.
“New 35-Story Luxury Condo Building Will Be Tampa Bay’s Third-Tallest Building”83 Degrees

Ferry Connecting Tampa and St. Petersburg May Cause Parking Problems

The 50-minute CrossBay Ferry that links Downtown Tampa and St. Petersburg may heighten parking shortages when it returns this November. The ferry used to dock near the downtown Pier in St. Pete, but the area’s reconstruction is forcing it to dock near the Vinoy Marina. As a result, passengers will be fighting for the metered spots on Bayshore Drive or walking a half mile from the nearest parking garage. Weekend ferry services were the most popular last season, but large events happening at the same time will obstruct parking even more. The Pinellas County Commission was unaware of the potential parking issues until the day they voted for the measure, which resulted in a 6-1 vote. Commissioner Dave Eggers did not support taxpayer dollars paying for the ferry and rejected the motion.  The CrossBay Ferry plans to make 32 one-day trips per week with $8 adult tickets and discounts for seniors, students and military members. If it returns for the 2019-20 season, the ferry would dock at its previous location closer to the parking lot.
“Crossbay Ferry Will Run Again Between St. Petersburg And Tampa”Tampa Bay Times

Member Corner

Become a Sponsor for TBBCA’s IMPACT Awards

Continue your support for Tampa’s arts and culture scene by becoming a sponsor for the Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts. These opportunities are being offered in conjunction with TBBCA’s upcoming IMPACT Awards on October 18, which attract hundreds of Tampa Bay business and community leaders. The different sponsorship levels range from $15,000 to $300. Visit TBBCA’s announcement for details on each sponsorship level. The 2018 IMPACT Awards will be held on October 18 (6pm cocktails; 7pm dinner and program) at Armature Works. Purchase sponsorships and tickets by September 10.

Florida Automated Vehicle Summit Comes Downtown

On November 27th and 28th, 2018 the University of South Florida Center for Urban Transportation (USF CUTR), the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), will host the 6th Annual Florida Automated Vehicles (FAV) Summit in downtown Tampa, Florida. The FAV Summit assembles nationally-recognized experts and industry leaders to discuss the state of autonomous and connected vehicle technologies, implementation opportunities, and challenges to successfully integrate automated vehicles – and the accompanying technologies – within existing transportation networks. The 2018 FAV Summit will focus on ACES mobility. ACES is an acronym for the four rising stars of mobility – Automated, Connected, Electric and Shared. Please visit, https://favsummit.com to learn more or to register for 6th Annual FAV Summit.

Stageworks Partners with Blake High School

When Sean Paris first joined the faculty of Blake High School in 1997, the school’s magnet program for the arts had only just begun. Paris was to be the program’s first theater director. He worked there for four years before moving back to New York to “do his own thing.” When he returned to the Tampa Bay area, and to Blake High School, 15 years later, things had changed. Paris was seeing many of his former students on professional stages. When Blake High School’s Magnet Program for the Arts was faced with budget cuts and lost one of their directors, Paris knew he had to do something. It’s important to him that his students be exposed to more than just one style of directing. So he reached out to his childhood friend, Stageworks’ Karla Hartley, for help. That year, Hartley directed her first BHS production. Thirty-eight BHS students auditioned for the five roles in Stageworks’ production of Ready Steady Yeti Go. Not everyone will get a role, but at least they will all get the experience of auditioning for people in professional theater. Those chosen will be the best of the best.
“Tampa’s Blake High School’s Magnet Program Breeds Talent, Collaborates With Stageworks In 2019”Creative Loafing

Applications Open for Chile Export Sales Mission

Local companies interested in increasing business with Latin America are encouraged to sign up for Global Tampa Bay’s export sales mission to Santiago, Chile from October 22-25, 2018. This export sales mission features the U.S. Commercial Service Gold Key Program, which offers personalized one-on-one appointments with potential customers in Santiago. Interested companies will receive an initial market evaluation prior to acceptance into the program. There is a delegate package available for interested parties as well. “Latin America is a key component of our strategic goals for regional economic development, and Chile is a significant trade partner for our region,” said Craig J. Richard, President and CEO, Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation. “After a successful mission to Chile in 2014, we look forward to returning and strengthening our ties with this important market.” The deadline for companies to apply is September 3. For more information, please visit Global Tampa Bay’s website.

Suffolk Announces Leadership Promotions

Suffolk, a $3 billion national construction management firm, has promoted three Florida executives to lead its Southeast region and expand the company’s presence throughout the state. Pete Tuffo has been tapped as president and general manager of the Southeast region, while Josh Christensen and Joe Fernandez have both been promoted to Chief Operating Officer.  The leadership promotions coincide with the region’s continued geographic expansion and growth.  This past year, the region’s revenue exceeded $800 million and will see another steady increase moving into 2019. As president and general manager, Tuffo will oversee Suffolk’s southeast region which includes offices in Tampa, Estero, West Palm Beach, and Miami, Florida.  Christensen will be responsible for gulf coast operations, while Fernandez will be responsible for Florida’s east coast operations. The expanded leadership structure underscores Suffolk’s commitment to Florida and will allow the company to provide even better service to clients in the commercial, multifamily, healthcare, transportation and education sectors throughout the region and nationally. In addition to the four locations in the Southeast region, Suffolk operates offices in Boston, New York City, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego.

ULI’s Women Leadership Initiative

ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative is a powerful 125-member group with one goal: increase visibility and leadership of women in the real estate industry. As they move ahead, these women real estate professionals hear from leaders like Rhea Law of Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, Cami Gibertini of Valley National Bank, and Rebecca Snyder of Strategic Property Partners. Among the topics: making difficult career decisions and finding ways to move ahead in a traditionally male-dominated industry. To get involved in the group chaired by Nancy Surak of Land Advisors Organization, visit ULI’s website to learn more about becoming a ULI member.
“Empowering Women In Real Estate”Tampa Bay 100

Around Town

Stuff the Bus Supply Drive

Kids worry about many things on the first day of school like their friends, clothes, hair and shoes.   But one thing no student should have to worry about is having a pencil and a piece of paper as they sit down at their desks to begin the new year. Sadly, this is a reality for far too many students. The Hillsborough Education Foundation is collecting school supplies for students in need now through September. Help us fill the shelves of the Teaching Tools store, so kids can have the tools they need for a productive school year with your support.  Join forces with other businesses and community organizations to help kids succeed from the first day to the last day of school. Learn more about the Stuff the Bus supply drive, visit online at educationfoundation.com.  To schedule your own supply drive, call Laura Grucza at 813-574-0274 or at lgrucza@educationfoundation.com.

Webstaurantstore to Open New Office In Tampa

Online restaurant supply company WebstaurantStore, Inc. has chosen to expand in Tampa with a new office that will create more than 300 new IT and customer solutions jobs and include $1 million in capital investment. The company’s new Tampa office will comprise of two divisions – information technology and customer solutions – located at 7702 and 7802-50 Woodland Center Blvd. WebstaurantStore has committed to 155 jobs with average salaries estimated above $75,000 in its IT division for positions such as database administration, software engineers, QA engineers, systems engineers, application security specialists, network security specialists, and site reliability engineers. The customer solutions division will include approximately 150 jobs that will provide customer support while also working with IT staff to develop technology that interfaces with customers. The starting salary in the customer solutions division will be $45,000.

Women-Owned Companies in Tampa Fall Behind

An American Express Report concluded that while women-owned businesses in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area has outgrown the rest of the U.S., employment growth rate and number of employees in these businesses are falling behind. According to the report, “unlocking the potential of women-owned businesses represents a powerful opportunity for economic growth,” and female-owned companies in the Tampa metro are up 8.4 percent since last year. However, employment and revenue generated in these companies are lagging. While the national average gain in employees was 21.2 percent since 2007, the Tampa metro area only experienced 0.7 percent growth. This trend was mirrored in the combined revenue for women-owned companies in Tampa, as well.
“Women-Owned Companies In The Tampa Metro Grow In Numbers, Lag In Employment And Sales”Tampa Bay Business Journal (subscription required)

Hillsborough County Seeks Applications for Citizen Boards and Councils 

Hillsborough County is seeking residents to serve on several County citizen advisory boards and councils. Residents interested in seeking appointment must reside in and be registered voters in Hillsborough County. These are voluntary positions and members serve without compensation. Applicants may apply to more than one board but may only serve on one board at a time unless specifically approved by the BOCC. All applicants must submit a completed Questionnaire for County Appointments and a Standards of Conduct form. The deadline to apply is September 13, 2018. Appointments will be scheduled for a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners in October or November 2018. The forms are available in the Commissioners’ reception area on the second floor of County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa; by calling the Boards and Councils Coordinator at 813-272-5826; or on the County’s website at: HCFLGov.net. Click on the “Government” link on the top of the page, then the “Boards and Committees” link.

CREW Tampa Bay City in Pink

CREW Tampa Bay is a leading networking organization of professionals advancing the success of women in commercial real estate in the Tampa Bay region. CREW Tampa Bay is asking owners, managers and tenants of Tampa Bay properties and buildings to show their commitment to breast cancer awareness by illuminating them with pink lights or displaying pink during the month of October for CREW Tampa Bay CITY IN PINK. CREW Tampa Bay CITY IN PINK is a reminder to stay vigilant in the fight for a cure and will be a touching tribute to breast cancer survivors and the lives that have been affected by the disease. CREW Tampa Bay CITY IN PINK will begin on Monday, October 1st, 2018 and will continue through Wednesday, October 31st, 2018.

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