Tampa Downtown Partnership members and stakeholders can participate in two virtual roundtables this week. Tuesday, May 5th, hear from communication experts Sally Dee of Playbook Public Relations and Todd Josko of Ballard Partners on best practices for earnest and transparent communications. Wednesday, May 6th, State Representative Jackie Toledo will share information about small business resources with a Q&A session.
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In concert with the Governor’s Executive Order 20-112 , the City of Tampa has launched the Lift Up Local Economic Recovery Plan, which temporarily allows restaurants and retail businesses to expand their business footprint onto the public rights-of-way or in privately owned parking facilities without meeting certain City code and permit requirements.
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The Partnership is excited to celebrate National Bike Month by joining Bike/Walk Tampa Bay in Love to Ride Tampa Bay’s National Bike Challenge. Join today!
“It came to the front desk, and the receptionist was like, ‘I’m not sure what this is for,'” said Ryan Toth, Beck’s regional director for Florida. “We got an email 10 minutes later that was like, ‘Listen, this is a serious thing.'”
For many in the U.S., the novel coronavirus wasn’t yet top of mind in early March, but Beck CEO Fred Perpall, whose work has a national scope, was watching closely. The situation began to evolve rapid-fire in the days after he sent the cases of hand sanitizer to the team in Tampa.
A week later, Toth was sitting at a picnic table at Unicoi State Park in Georgia, using the Air Pods Pro his boss gifted him at Christmas to listen to calls as Beck entered triage mode. He and his wife had originally planned to take their kids, ages 10 and 12, on a cruise for spring break; while they debated whether they should go, the cruise line canceled the trip. Instead, they rented a 30-foot recreational vehicle — Toth jokes that it was the “Cousin Eddie Cruiser,” after Randy Quaid’s RV-driving character from the National Lampoon’s Vacation movies — and headed for the Georgia mountains.
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