Posted by: tampachamber on Monday, August 11, 2014
Member News

Every year, Girl Scouts of West Central Florida honors local women whose accomplishments make them positive role models. They are honored at our Women of Distinction event in March. We would like to invite you to nominate an extraordinary woman to be considered for this honor. The nomination forms are due September 11.

2015 Nomination Form |  2015 Nomination Letter

The hockey season is fast approaching and 2014-15 Lightning Season Tickets are now on sale. We have our Full Season, Half Season and 10 Packs available. Which plan works best for you?  How many seats were you looking for? Take a look and see which of the schedules below would work best for you. For more information, contact Adam Lawson at 813-301-6884. Go Bolts!

Bolts 2014-15 Season Game Plans

 Member Events

CareerSource Tampa Bay announces the G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc. - Informational Session Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. The event will take place at the CareerSource Tampa Bay MacDill Transition Center at MacDill Air Force Base, 3108 N. Boundary Blvd. Tampa, FL 33608.

G4S will be recruiting for the following positions:

If the transitional member, Veteran, qualified family member and/or job seeker does not have access to MacDill AFB, please contact by no later than COB Thursday, August 14, 2014.

Jason Druding
Lead Recruiter-Veterans Services
CareerSource Tampa Bay
[email protected]
Tel:  813-397-2088

YP is seeking Digital Sales Executives with a “hunter” mentality who are looking for a high-activity, fast-paced environment selling powerful advertising solutions that work to connect consumers to local businesses. If you are looking for a future in digital media with unlimited growth potential, come check us out! Click the link for the event flyer: Tampa YP Hiring Event August 2014

Thursday, August 14th | 5:30 - 7:30 PM

The Pub (at International Mall) - 2223 N West Shore Boulevard

RSVP or send questions to: [email protected]

AAA Special Member Event - Explore River Cruising

 River Cruising is unlike any other vacation in the world. With ever-changing landscapes and scenery, river cruising offers the opportunity to intimately experience a culture in the ease and comfort of a fine, floating hotel. Enjoy an unparalleled level of convenience as you often dock right in the heart of town, steps away from bustling market places and picturesque castles. Customize your perfect river cruise vacation with a AAA Travel Consultant today!

8/20/2014 | 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Tampa Headquarters - 1515 N. Westshore Blvd.

As a special thank you to all our members, exclusive event specials, savings and refreshments will be offered, including the opportunity to win a grand prize and more! Non members also welcomed to attend, call me to join, ***Free event >>> Registration is required. To attend contact Detria Carson 813-289-5800 ext 6542.

 Member Accolades


The law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that Maria del Carmen Ramos, partner in the Tampa office, has been appointed Chair for the Immigration & Nationality Law Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Maria devotes a substantial portion of her practice to counseling clients on immigration and employment issues. On the immigration side, Maria has extensive experience helping employers obtain H-1B and E visas and employment based green cards on behalf of foreign workers employed.  She also helps companies with global operations obtain L-1 visas on behalf of their foreign-based employees so that the employees can open up an office in the United States or transfer to the U.S. operations, as well as helping those companies obtain visas in China and Mexico on behalf of their U.S.-based employees.

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt is pleased to announce the following:

  • Shareholder Luis Prats has been named chair of Stetson University’s Board of Trustees. Prats, who holds a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law and a B.A. from Stetson WEB_Prats_Luis_56University, was elected to the Board seven years ago. He has served a chair of the Committee on Trusteeship and he is a past president of the Stetson University Alumni Association. At Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, Prats is a board certified construction lawyer with more than 30 years of experience. He represents public and private owners, developers, contractors, and design professionals on all types of construction matters. He has tried, arbitrated or mediated hundreds of construction disputes over the years. Prats lectures regularly on the subject of construction law and has published or presented numerous papers on the subject. He is also a contributing author of three books on construction law. He is active in professional and civic organizations including the Hillsborough County, Florida, and American Bar Associations.
  • Associate T.J. Ferrante was selected to serve as a board member of Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay’s JA Connections. His term is for one year. JA Connections board consists of individuals recognized as leaders and emerging leaders within both the business and WEB_Ferrante_TJ_09education communities by supporting Junior Achievement’s programs.Ferrante practices in Carlton Fields Jorden Burt’s national Health Care practice group. He focuses his practice on a wide range of transactional and related regulatory issues for health industry clients, including for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals and health systems, multi-specialty physician practice groups, and long-term care providers. He has experience with a variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic affiliations, obtaining and maintaining tax-exemption, employment contracts and leases, and other transactional matters.