Inside this Week's Member HighlightsMember News
- The Dikman Company Announces Several Commercial Property Lease Renewals
- Tickets Now on Sale for the 2015 Valspar Championship
- Port Tampa Bay Supports Operation Reveille, Collaborative Homeless Veterans Initiative
- Absolute Mobile Solutions Helps the Florida Holocaust Museum Reach Future Generations with New Interactive Website
- Launch of Conversa Brings New Communications Strategies to Local, State and National Organizations
- Abe Brown Ministries Gets $1.5 Million to Help Ex-Cons Start Over
- Moffitt Healthy Kidz Program Encourages Youth to Live Tobacco Free
- Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney | Fowler White Boggs Announces Consolidation of its Tampa Offices
- Society of Emotional Intelligence Presents: Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach Training Dec. 10-13
- Banker Lopez Gassler P.A. Receives Seven First-Tier Rankings in the 2015 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" Guide
- GrayRobinson Shareholder Named to the Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys
- Carlton Fields Jorden Burt Earns Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index for Sixth Consecutive Year
New Hires & Promotions
- Banker Lopez Gassler P.A. Welcomes New Associates
- Elevate, Inc. Welcomes New Team Members
- ChappellRoberts Promotes From Within and Adds to Account Service Team
- Tucker/Hall Welcomes New Senior Account Supervisor
The Dikman Company Announces Several Commercial Property Lease RenewalsThe Dikman Company announced that they have completed a total of three renewal lease transactions including:
- Savia and Coffee House & More renewed its lease of 7,252 sq. ft. at Centreport 60 on Adamo Drive in Tampa.
- Solution One Maritime, LLC renewed its lease of 15,000 sq. ft. at 2721 E. Adamo Drive in Tampa.
Tickets Now on Sale for the 2015 Valspar ChampionshipTickets are now on sale for the 2015 Valspar Championship presented by BB&T, including the concert by The Band Perry on Saturday, March 14, at ValsparChampionship.com. In addition, shoppers can now pick up Valspar Championship tickets and select merchandise during the holiday season in the tournament’s kiosk at Countryside Mall, not far from the entrance to the Cobb Movie Theaters. The kiosk will open for business starting this week. VOLUNTEERS – SIGN UP NOW The Valspar Championship is taking applications for volunteer positions now. There are exciting opportunities in transportation, suite services, laser scoring and other committees. Contact Doug Laseter or Shirley Gresham at 727-942-5557 or [email protected]. Back to Top
Port Tampa Bay Supports Operation Reveille, Collaborative Homeless Veterans Initiative[caption id="attachment_2493" align="aligncenter" width="584"] L to R: Antoinette Hayes Triplett, CEO, Tampa-Hillsborough Homeless Initiative (center), receives a proclamation from Mark Sharpe and Sandy Murman, on behalf of the Hillsborough County Commission, Tuesday, November 11. Scores of volunteers were on hand to assist with Operation Reveille in a variety of ways, primarily processing veterans into the homeless placement program. Paul Anderson, president & CEO, Port Tampa Bay; Sandy Murman, Hillsborough County Commissioner; General Lloyd Austin, U.S. Army/Commander, U.S. Central Command; and Bob Buckhorn, Mayor of Tampa, all take part in the collaborative homeless initiative.[/caption] Port Tampa Bay was very pleased to spend Veterans’ Day hosting scores of veterans, volunteers and other participants in the homeless veterans initiative Operation Reveille, Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the port’s Cruise Terminal 6. Operation Reveille is a program of the Tampa-Hillsborough Homeless Initiative, along with the City of Tampa and Hillsborough County, with the goal of ending veteran homelessness in Hillsborough County by Veterans Day 2015. Read more... Back to Top
Absolute Mobile Solutions Helps the Florida Holocaust Museum Reach Future Generations with New Interactive WebsiteIn an increasingly digital world, the ability to serve a broader audience with the important message of preserving human dignity has never been greater. The Florida Holocaust Museum recognized the potential to extend the reach of its resources to future generations of tech savvy individuals and how the Internet can help them enhance their mission beyond the walls of the museum. Aiding them in this important initiative, Absolute Mobile Solutions, a Tampa digital marketing agency that specializes in responsive website design, produced an interactive website that will not only brand the museum in a fresh way, but also provide a dynamic platform for utilizing the museum’s comprehensive educational resources. The new website (www.flholocaustmuseum.org) features an engaging design with specific emphasis on making the museum’s offerings easily accessible. Read more... Back to Top
Launch of Conversa Brings New Communications Strategies to Local, State and National OrganizationsA new full-service, minority and women-owned communications firm, Conversa, recently opened its doors in Florida, offering local, state and national organizations public relations, public affairs and public research support. Founded by partners Arlene DiBenigno, Kelsey Lehtomaa Frouge, and Sarah Beth Hopton, the team uses its combined experience to develop comprehensive campaigns that create conditions for effective change. Employing traditional and digital tools, along with in-house research capabilities, Conversa builds mutually beneficial relationships between an organization and its publics, influencing public policy by shifting public opinion. Read more... Back to Top
Abe Brown Ministries Gets $1.5 Million to Help Ex-Cons Start OverExcerpt from the Tampa Tribune: "Abe Brown Ministries, a non-profit Tampa agency that has been working to help ex-convicts rejoin society since 1976, is putting to work $1.5 million in state money for a training and job-placement program. The state appropriation, along with $350,000 from the Hillsborough County Commission, will help the ministry adopt Ready 4 Work — started by President George W. Bush to help former prisoners get jobs. The money will help manage clients’ cases, coach them on behavior, train them in employability, and place them in jobs." Read more... Back to Top
Moffitt Healthy Kidz Program Encourages Youth to Live Tobacco FreeExcerpt from the Tampa Bay Times: Nikki Ross-Inda likes to carry around a plastic container full of thick, brownish liquid. A child might mistake it for Aunt Jemima syrup, but Ross-Inda intends to make sure kids understand the "jar of tar" — the approximate amount of tar that passes through a smoker's lungs each year from smoking half a pack of cigarettes a day — represents one of the 4,000 chemicals contained in cigarettes. Sixty of those chemicals are known to cause cancer. Read more... Back to Top
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney | Fowler White Boggs Announces Consolidation of its Tampa OfficesBuchanan Ingersoll & Rooney | Fowler White Boggs signed a commercial real estate lease to consolidate its Tampa offices on two floors in the SunTrust Financial Centre in mid-2015. The firms merged in March in one of the largest law firm combinations of 2014. The consolidation of the firm’s legacy offices in Tampa will bring together more than 50 attorneys, including the head of Buchanan’s national healthcare practice, Dale S. Webber. Webber will continue as co-managing shareholder of the Tampa office with Hala A. Sandridge, head of the firm’s appellate practice. Read more... Back to Top
Society of Emotional Intelligence Presents: Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach Training Dec. 10-13
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Banker Lopez Gassler P.A. Receives Seven First-Tier Rankings in the 2015 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" GuideBanker Lopez Gassler P.A. is pleased to announce 7 of its practice areas have been ranked “Tier One” (the highest rating) by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. The rankings provide a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings. Click here to view a full list of Banker Lopez Gassler’s Best Lawyers 2015 rankings. Back to Top
GrayRobinson Shareholder Named to the Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys[caption id="attachment_2499" align="alignleft" width="120"] Richard Blau[/caption] GrayRobinson Shareholder Richard M. Blau was named to the Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys (AHIA) Board of Directors at their fall meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. The AHIA was formed by a group of attorneys from across the United States who represent clients engaged in the hotel, restaurant, hospitality, travel, meeting, convention, tourism and related industries. The Academy is committed to promoting professionalism and education and improved communication to create a network of competent, experienced attorneys to improve legal services to clients in the hospitality industry. Membership in AHIA is open to lawyers with more than 10 years’ legal experience in the hospitality industry and have at least 50% of their clients in the hotel, restaurant, meeting, convention, travel, tourism and related hospitality industries. Membership includes both in-house corporate counsel and lawyers in private practice. Richard Blau is the chair of GrayRobinson's Alcohol Beverage and Food Department and presides over the firm's Alcohol Industry Team. Richard and his colleagues focus on the rules, regulations, and business practices that govern the marketing, sale, and consumption of distilled spirits, wine, beer and other licensed beverages. Back to Top
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt Earns Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index for Sixth Consecutive YearCarlton Fields Jorden Burt is pleased to announce that for the sixth consecutive year, the firm received a perfect score – 100 percent rating – on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). Carlton Fields Jorden Burt is one of 89 law firms in the country that scored 100 percent. HRC President Chad Griffin said, “In order to achieve a perfect score, a company has to show a deep and serious commitment to treating their LGBT employees fairly and equally on the job. We also look at whether a company is speaking out in the public square to advocate for LGBT equality here in this country and around the world. Carlton Fields Jorden Burt not only meets these standards, they go above and beyond the call of duty, making commitment to equality a fundamental aspect of its corporate values." Read more... Back to Top
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