Monday Morning Memo

Monday, January 31, 2022

Partnership chairman and members recognized on the 2022 Power 100 Tampa Bay’s most influential leaders list!

Congratulations to our chairman Jim Themides of Wells Fargo and our Board Members for being named one of the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2022 Power 100!


Board Members selected include:

Paul Anderson of Port Tampa Bay

Santiago Corrada of Visit Tampa Bay

Adelee Le Grand of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit

Dr. Charles Lockwood of USF Health-University of South Florida

Craig Richard of the Tampa Bay EDC

Bob Rohrlack of the Tampa Bay Chamber


Member companies include:

Ballard Partners
Carlton Fields
Caspers Company
Columbia Restaurant Group
Cushman & Wakefield
Ferman Automotive Group
Fifth Third
Hillsborough Community College
Holland & Knight
Sykes Enterprises Inc.
Tampa Bay Lightning, Strategic Property Partners
Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Electric
Tampa General Hospital
The Florida Aquarium
Toni Everett Co.
University of Tampa


To read  more, click here.

The 2022 Urban Excellence Awards Finalists have been announced but did your favorite make the list?

Last week we announced the finalists for the 2022 Urban Excellence Awards!


The Urban Excellence Awards celebrates businesses, organizations, individuals, events and projects that have made significant contributions toward creating a unique, vibrant and diverse downtown environment – and have made a lasting, positive impact on Downtown Tampa. Did your favorite make the list? Buy a ticket, vote for People’s Choice and show your support!


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Local historians connect the complicated 500-year story of Cuba and its ties to Tampa

Cuban Pathways The Exhibition covers early Spanish settlements and the arrival of the first Africans to the island, and it includes first-hand accounts of émigrés fleeing Revolutionary Cuba. The collection will occupy more than 2,000 square feet of gallery space at the History Center when it opens Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, for a year-long showing.


To read more, click here.

Pirates took over the city of Tampa in annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival

Pirates invaded Tampa’s Downtown Saturday in the 2022 Gasparilla Pirate Festival. Read about how it went by clicking the link below.


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Bright and early on the Monday after Gasparilla, pirates reported for duty at City Hall

On Saturday, Mayor Jane Castor finally surrendered the key to the City to the captain of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla. Turns out, running the City isn’t what the pirates thought it would be. After some office shenanigans, meeting outbursts and failed attempts at municipal duties, they decided to return the keys to Mayor Jane Castor.


To take a look, click here.

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