Posted by: tampachamber on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine Opens South Tampa Outpatient Care Center

All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine opened its newest outpatient care center in South Tampa this week and is already accepting appointments with physicians in several specialties. An official grand opening and tour of the facility for the public will take place in early 2015. The new outpatient center brings a range of specialized pediatric services tailored to the health care needs of local families, including occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language therapy, cardiology testing as well as pediatric specialty physician visits. The facility will also feature walk-in laboratory services for collecting blood work and other samples. Read more... Back to Top

Andrea Lauren Elegant Interiors  to Appear on ABC's Weekend Planner TV Show November 14

Andrea Lauren Elegant Interiors will be guests on ABC’s Weekend Planner TV Show November 14, 2014 which starts at 9am. Tune in and watch Priscilla Castellano and Andrea Vega talk about “What’s Trending in the 2014 Holiday Season!” Chamber Members…OPEN HOUSE…Join us every Friday from 10 am to 4 pm in our Design Center. Purchase one-of-a kind items, furniture, paintings, and more…10% Discount to our Chamber Members. Andrea Lauren Elegant Interiors 5118 N. 56th Street, Suite #114 Tampa, 33610 (813) 627-9000 Back to Top

Port Tampa Bay Board Approves New High-Profile Container Crane Purchase

[caption id="attachment_2131" align="aligncenter" width="727"]Port Tampa Bay commissioners approved the purchase of two new post-Panamax gantry cranes, like those seen above, right.  Combined with the port’s share of financing, the purchase will also be made possible through $12 million in state funding, approved in the governor’s 2015 budget and a grant program of the Florida Department of Transportation. New high-profile cranes will enable increased container capacity at the Port Tampa Bay Container Terminal.  Left image: Rendering of berths 212 and 213 at Port Tampa Bay Container Terminal, future site of two new post-Panamax gantry cranes. Port Tampa Bay commissioners approved the purchase of two new post-Panamax gantry cranes, like those seen above, right. Combined with the port’s share of financing, the purchase will also be made possible through $12 million in state funding, approved in the governor’s 2015 budget and a grant program of the Florida Department of Transportation. New high-profile cranes will enable increased container capacity at the Port Tampa Bay Container Terminal. Left image: Rendering of berths 212 and 213 at Port Tampa Bay Container Terminal, future site of two new post-Panamax gantry cranes.[/caption] Port Tampa Bay commissioners, during the October 21 regular monthly board meeting, helped usher in a new era for the port’s burgeoning container business.  In a unanimous vote, the board approved a $24 million project with Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (ZPMC) for the acquisition of two new post-Panamax container gantry cranes. ZPMC will fabricate and deliver both 65-ton gantry cranes, with a 174-foot out-reach, that will service up to 19 rows of containers—significantly longer reach than the current gantries, which service container vessels up to 4,000 TEU capacity and are 40+ years old. The addition of this modern equipment will enable the port to significantly augment the work of the older generation of cranes. Read more.. Back to Top

Promote Your Business and Support the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

From October 15 to December 15, 2014, Chameleon Custom Solutions will donate $50 from each retractable banner sold to support the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay! CrisisCenter_BannerFlyer_1 Back to Top
 Member Events

Join Poynter for a Luncheon in Honor of Retiring News Anchors Gayle Sierens and John Wilson November 5

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Congresswoman Kathy Castor Hosts Affordable Care Act Workshop for Small Businesses November 7

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Tijuana Flats Presents Horsepower for Heroes November 8

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HCC's Institute for Corporate and Continuing Education Hosts Fall Fashion Show Event at the Straz Center November 13

HCC’s Institute for Corporate and Continuing Education is hosting a Fall Fashion Show Event at the Straz Center on Thursday, November 13th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Come out to support the launch of HCC’s Women’s Institute and enjoy a wonderful evening of fashion, food, drinks, entertainment and of course, fun.  Click here to purchase tickets or visit www.tampatraining.com.  Once there, click on the Personal Enrichment tab and Women’s Institute. Tickets are $35.00. HCC Back to Top

Community Tampa Bay presents "Evident Impact" November 13

Evident Impact is an educational and relationship building event that will feature a panel discussion on the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Panelists will share their perspectives on why building an inclusive workforce is the right thing to do for many reasons, including boosting the bottom line.
Panelists include:
  • The Honorable Rick Kriseman, Mayor - City of St. Petersburg
  • Joe Conrod, Director of Diversity & Employee Relations - All Children’s Hospital
  • Yolanda Fernandez, Public Awareness Manager - St. Petersburg Police Department
  • Lori Matway, Associate Superintendent - Pinellas County Schools
  • John Tonnison, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer - Tech Data Corporation
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Attend a Free Dale Carnegie Session on Leadership, Sales, Presentation, Human Relations/Communication November 4

Look around you at successful business people, world leaders, professional athletes and famous entertainers. You'll find a disproportionately high number of Dale Carnegie Course graduates. In fact, the Dale Carnegie Course has transformed the lives of over 8 million graduates. Get the power for you to move far beyond your comfort zone as you stretch for and attain ambitious new goals. Register today for a session of our Dale Carnegie Course...FREE. Topics available: Leadership, Sales, Presentations, Human Relations/Communication. Next Free Session is Nov. 4, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Embassy Suites of Westshore, Tampa. For more information on each topic and to register: www.tampabay.dalecarnegie.com or call 813.288.8778 to speak with a Business Performance Consultant Dale Carnegie Training Presents Half-Day Leadership Coaching Seminar, November 14 Coaching Seminar - Dale Carnegie Nov  14 Back to Top

HCC Hosts Second Annual Veterans Entrepreneurship Training Symposium November 15

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 Member Accolades

Trenam Kemker Attorney Elected to International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation Board

Vaughan LoriTrenam Kemker attorney Lori Vaughan has been elected to the Board of Directors of the  International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC).  IWIRC is the premier international, networking and professional growth organization for women in the restructuring and insolvency industry.  She will serve a two year term from October 2014 – 2016. Lori is a Shareholder based in the firm’s Tampa Office.  Her practice involves business reorganizations (debtor and creditor representation), trustee representation, bankruptcy litigation, the representation of official committees appointed by the Bankruptcy Court, commercial foreclosure and lender liability. Trenam Kemker Announces New Shareholders Trenam Kemker is pleased to announce that three attorneys have been elected shareholders of the firm.

Igel MikeMichael Igel is a member of the Business Transactions Group and concentrates his practice on the representation of hospitals, health systems, physician groups, home health agencies and other health care companies in a variety of regulatory, compliance and health care business matters.  Michael also leads the firm’s Health Care Audit Defense Group.  He is based in the St. Petersburg Tampa office.

Leuthauser StephanieStephanie Leuthauser is a member of the Commercial Litigation Group and focuses her practice on commercial disputes, including landlord/tenant litigation, and intellectual property litigation matters, namely copyright and trademark disputes.  She is based in the Tampa office.

Fixsen Roxanne

Roxanne Fixsen is a member of the Commercial Litigation Group.  Her practice focuses on creditors' rights matters and title issues.   She is based in the St. Petersburg office.

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