Leadership Tampa

LT'18 Government and Transportation Day

Posted Friday, February 2, 2018 By tampachamber

Jennifer LaRocco, GrayRobinson, P.A.From the County Commission Chambers to the streets and sidewalks of Tampa, Government and Transportation Day gave our class in-depth (and hands on) perspectives on both the obstacles and the opportunities facing ...

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LT'18 Health Care Day

Posted Wednesday, January 17, 2018 By tampachamber

Jennifer Yeagley, M.A., Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community ServicesIt’s not every day that you step into an air shower before touring a mouse clinic, but at Leadership Tampa, anything can happen.Leadership Tampa ‘18’s Health ...

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LT'18 Media Day

Posted Thursday, December 21, 2017 By tampachamber

By Lindsay Grinstead, Tonic Consulting“The press is the best instrument for enlightening the mind of man, and improving him as a rational, moral and social being” - Thomas JeffersonAs our country’s founding fathers recognized, the ...

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LT'18 Education Day

Posted Monday, November 20, 2017 By tampachamber

Sarah Ham, AACSB InternationalWhat’s in your backpack? Books? Check. Bass guitar? Check. Chef’s knife…? CHECK.When most people think of education, a traditional learning environment often comes to mind: an inspiring teacher, ...

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LT'18 Arts & Culture Day

Posted Tuesday, October 31, 2017 By tampachamber

Natalie Roberts, Flagship Law, PLLC Here's to the ones who dreamFoolish as they may seemHere's to the hearts that acheHere's to the mess we make She told me"A bit of madness is keyTo give us new colors to seeWho knows where it will lead us?And ...

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LT'18 Law Enforcement Day

Posted Monday, October 23, 2017 By tampachamber

By: Ginny Veit, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” Atticus Finch tells his daughter, Scout, in To Kill ...

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LT'18 Community Outreach Day

Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017 By tampachamber

Goodwill Bookworks Dr. Alberto Vázquez, HCPS What an inspiring visit to see Goodwill be able to promote literacy in early childhood through their Bookworks program. It was impressive to see that this program is now impacting eight counties ...

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Chamber Announces Leadership Tampa 2018 Class

Posted Tuesday, August 8, 2017 By tampachamber

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce announces the members of the 2018 Leadership Tampa Class. Established by the Chamber in 1970, Leadership Tampa is the third oldest leadership program in the nation and strives to identify, guide and enhance ...

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LT 2017: Tourism Day

Posted Tuesday, May 9, 2017 By tampachamber

By: Maria Porto-DuarteThe final day for Leadership Tampa Class of 2017 – G.O.A.T. had come! I could hardly believe that this day had arrived; Tourism Day was here. The day started, as usual, at the crack of dawn. As I was driving over the ...

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Chamber Celebrates Leadership Tampa Graduates

Posted Thursday, April 27, 2017 By tampachamber

Leadership Tampa, a program of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, celebrated the graduation of 50 members of the class of 2017 on April 26th, 2017 at Embassy Suites in Tampa, FL. The 2017 class marks the 46th class to graduate from the ...

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LT 2017: Tallahassee Retreat

Posted Tuesday, April 18, 2017 By tampachamber

By: Scott WaldenI think it is safe to assume each attending member of our LT 2017 class would agree, the highly anticipated two-day visit of our State Capitol did not disappoint. The session was intended to provide our class with a broad overview of ...

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LT 2017: Military Day

Posted Friday, April 7, 2017 By tampachamber

By: Julia Ruddock220720RMAR17: Early morning haze, a stillness in the air, and the hum of engines and feet pitter-pattering in cadence off into the near distance. It was an all too familiar o’dark:30 start to Military Day for the Leadership ...

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LT 2017: Port Tampa Bay & Agriculture Day

Posted Thursday, March 23, 2017 By tampachamber

By: John M. Astrab IVOn March 8th, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Leadership Tampa Class of 2017 spent the day at the Strawberry Festival and at Port Tampa for Agriculture and Port Day. The group boarded the bus from Port Tampa at 8:45am for ...

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LT 2017: Sports Day

Posted Monday, March 13, 2017 By tampachamber

By Josh BomsteinThose folks, like me, who grew up a fan of the Bucs, Rays, Rowdies, Lightning, and Bandits (now defunct) know that being a Tampa Bay sports fan takes grit and perseverance. Our teams raise us up with their successes and frustrate us ...

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LT 2017: Tampa International Airport & Economic Development Day

Posted Monday, February 27, 2017 By tampachamber

From Flights to Flights: The Many Facets of Tampa Economic DevelopmentBy: Christopher S.D. RogersLast week, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Leadership Tampa Class of 2017 got a deeper understanding of the Tampa International Airport Master ...

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LT 2017: Government & Infrastructure Day

Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2017 By tampachamber

Government and Infrastructure Day started at the Greater Tampa Chamber Office and was sponsored by Bryant, Miller Olive and their most capable representative Kareem Spratling (LT 12).Bob Rohrlack, President and CEO of the Greater Tampa Chamber of ...

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LT 2017: Health Care Day

Posted Monday, January 23, 2017 By tampachamber

By Ray A. Wong and Jason GrinsteadHealth Care Day marked an almost one month holiday break from our typical biweekly Leadership Tampa program schedule. What better way to pick up where we left off than to investigate some of Tampa’s best ...

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LT 2017: Media Day

Posted Monday, November 28, 2016 By tampachamber

By Nicole Hawker, Vistra CommunicationsThe fifth program day of our Leadership Tampa 2017 journey, Media Day, was made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Tampa Bay Times. Our program chairs for the day, Scot Kaufman (LT ‘09), Media ...

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LT 2017: Arts & Culture Day

Posted Tuesday, November 15, 2016 By tampachamber

By Miray Holmes, City of TampaThe fourth program of our Leadership Tampa ’17 adventure, Arts & Culture Day, was generously sponsored by the law firm of Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen. Our gracious chairs for the day who kept us on time ...

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LT 2017: Education Day

Posted Friday, October 28, 2016 By tampachamber

By Travis Pelleymounter, Tampa Bay Lightning“Challenge how you think about education.” – Julie Serovich (LT’14), Dean of the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, University of South FloridaEducation Day for the ...

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LT 2017: Law Enforcement Day

Posted Thursday, October 13, 2016 By tampachamber

By Michael Ferrone, CIGNA “Good morning, please pull a card from the bowl and find your Bus Buddy.” Program Day #2 – Law Enforcement Day – kicked off with a new concept, the Bus Buddy. As the LT class pulled a playing card ...

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LT 2017: Community Outreach Day

Posted Friday, September 30, 2016 By tampachamber

By Brenden Chiaramonte, Hillsborough County Tax Collector's OfficeIt was a typical September morning in Tampa Bay. The sun had not yet crested over the horizon, it was 81 degrees out, but with the humidity it felt more like a sauna. Members of ...

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Chamber Announces Leadership Tampa 2017 Class

Posted Monday, August 8, 2016 By tampachamber

Tampa, Fla. – Today the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce announced the members of the 2017 Leadership Tampa Class. Established by the Chamber in 1970, Leadership Tampa is the third oldest leadership program in the nation and strives to ...

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LT 2016: Tourism Day

Posted Thursday, May 12, 2016 By tampachamber

By Ted Tamargo, Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC.It was a wonderful way for the LT 2016 Class (the Best Class Ever) to complete the year – as tourists for a day in our own back yard. As residents of Tampa Bay, most of us ...

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Chamber Announces Leadership Tampa 2016 Class

Posted Thursday, May 5, 2016 By tampachamber

Leadership Tampa, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s leadership program, is proud to announce the graduates of the Class of 2016. The graduates were honored at a commencement dinner on Wednesday, May 4.Stephanie Agliano, Owner of Aggie ...

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LT 2016: Military Day

Posted Friday, April 15, 2016 By tampachamber

By Maggie Fowler, Peak 10, Inc. Paying attention? – sure. To my own life, to the lives of my family and friends, work, community, politics, and a reality show from time to time. But today paying attention meant to realize that our normal ...

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LT 2016: Port Tampa Bay & Agriculture Day

Posted Tuesday, March 22, 2016 By tampachamber

Rich Marulanda, Executive Director, Head of Internal and Client Communications, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) Strawberry Fields Forever Often times, many of us go about our busy days waking up early, sitting in traffic, ...

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LT 2016: Tallahassee

Posted Tuesday, March 1, 2016 By tampachamber

by Bob Bincarousky, TECO Energy At six-thirty in the morning on February 10th, the Leadership Tampa Class of 2016 boarded two buses for a two-day trip to Tallahassee. The group’s goal? To obtain first-hand experience with the state ...

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LT 2016: Health Care Day

Posted Wednesday, February 3, 2016 By tampachamber

by Brian Harris, Akerman, LLP On January 13, 2016, the Leadership Tampa Class of 2016 got a firsthand look into the state of heath care in Tampa. We started at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel with a presentation by Denyse Bales-Chubb, President ...

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LT 2016: Media Day

Posted Friday, December 18, 2015 By tampachamber

By Clint Shouppe, State Government Relations Manager, BayCare Health System Do I #LoveMyNewspaper? Do you? On December 2nd, 2016, those of us in the Twitterverse were asked that question. It was a social media conversation started here in Florida ...

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