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Board, General, Networking Meeting Details

Board/Business Meetings
General Meetings
Networking Luncheons
Power Networking

All meetings/events below are open to the public unless indicated otherwise in the description of the specific meeting or event. The North Tampa Chamber's policy is to welcome guests to join us for up to three (3) meetings, any combination as long as they are open to the public, to get to know us and then guests are asked to join to continue participating in the meetings/events.

What an opportunity to get to know and build relationships with others who reside and do business in the North Tampa area! You can make acquaintances; meet interesting persons and open doors you may have never imagined.

Board/Business Meetings:

Board MeetingThe Chamber business meetings are open to Chamber members ONLY and are held the first Thursday of each month except in July. These meetings usually are held at lunchtime.
Meeting space is provided by Rehbein & Associates, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Learn more at www.ameripriseadvisors.com/Laura.L.Rehbein

The direction of the chamber is decided at these meetings. Decisions and plans are made concerning activities, events, membership, community involvement, administration, finances and more. The Officers, Directors and Associate Directors lead this meeting. Committee Chairs are asked to join these meetings and to give updates on their committee progress.

ALL other current Chamber members are encouraged to participate in these business meetings to share their ideas, comments and suggestions for the future of the chamber. If you are a North Tampa Chamber member and are interested in participating in a Chamber business meeting, please contact the chamber office at info@northtampachamber.com or 813-961-2420 for more details and to RSVP.

General Meetings (Open to the Public):

At the general meeting each month, speakers address topics of economic interest, social well being, business skills and other subjects of interest to members. Sign-in is available beginning at 11:00am.

The format for this meeting begins with informal networking followed with lunch... items to be chosen from a select menu and delivered to your table beginning at 11:30am. The program begins between 11:45am and noon. These meetings usually adjourn around 1:00pm.

The chamber promotes networking as an opportunity for relationship building with business neighbors.

  • All attendees are encouraged to bring brochures and/or promotional items for the display table for others to pick up.
     
  • Don't forget your business cards to give to those with whom you would like to make future contact.

Consider donating an item for the drawing.

  • You will be recognized for your donation and it is a great opportunity to promote your business.
     
  • All donated items are appreciated.
General Meeting

General Meeting

GENERAL MEETING FOR APRIL
  "HOW TO SAFELY HIRE
A CONTRACTOR,
Do Your Research"

Presented by Bob Nixon, President of Nixon Construction
and Board Member of Tampa Bay Business Builders Remodelers Council.

TIPS FOR FINDING THE RIGHT REMODELER (CONTRACTOR)
Finding a good remodeler for your next remodeling project can be tough,
but it doesn't have to be like pulling teeth. Follow these tips to make hiring
a remodeler, also called a contractor, a day at the park.

PLEASE JOIN US to LEARN MORE

Learn how to improve in the following:
  • Planning your project
  • Make a list of potential contractors
  • Check for a license
  • They should come and look at the job
  • Insurance is not optimal
  • Complaints?
  • Check references
  • Samples of past work
  • The quote says a lot
  • Communication and a contract

Bob NixonABOUT THE SPEAKER...
Bob Nixon is a certified kitchen and bath remodeler, certified green professional and certified again in place specialist. He was named 2011 Tampa Bay Builders Association Remodeler of the Year and has 30+ years serving the Tampa Bay Area.

Bob Nixon started in the building industry after receiving his business degree from Florida State University for a major commercial/industrial contractor and later worked as an inspector for the Hillsborough County Building Department until he started his own remodeling business.

Nixon Construction has been in business for 33 years in the Tampa Bay area. The company specializes in kitchen, bath, and entire home renovations. Bob Nixon of Nixon Construction is a Certified Agent in Place Specialist (CAPS), Certified Kitchen & Bath, and Green Certified Professional. Mr. Nixon is a board member of the Tampa Bay Builders Association and was recognized as "Remodeler of the Year" in 2013. He is also a past Parade of Homes winner for Grand Gourmet Kitchen.

Join us on Thursday, April 9, 2015

Brunchies Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch & Catering
14366 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa 33618

Doors open at 11:00 a.m. with informal networking until 11:30 a.m. Order lunch from select menu; serving will begin at 11:30 a.m. and program will begin between 11:45 a.m. and noon.

Early Bird Registration: RSVP and pay with a credit card or phone the chamber office at 813-961-2420 by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7 at the discounted rate of $16 (whether you eat or not). Reservations will be accepted after that date on the attendee check-in list for $21, payable online or at the door by cash, check or credit card. Directions? Call 813-908-7023.

Check your emails and this website for more information as it becomes available.

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN MAY

"HYPNOSIS, HYPNOTHERAPY, INTEGRATIVE HEALTH
The same? Different? How can it help in
business and everyday living?"

Presented by Dee Woolridge, CHt, RM/T,
Owner of Dee Woolridge Hypnotherapy & Integrative Health.

THE ROOT OF HEALTH IS IN THE MIND
Dee Woolridge Hypnotherapy and Integrative Health Vision - Dee Woolridge Hypnotherapy and Integrative Health Center where we believe the root of health is in the mind. The trunk of it is in emotion. The branches and leaves are the body. The flower of health blooms when all parts work together.

Join us in May to get answers and to LEARN MORE about...

How is Hypnosis Related to Business?
There are very few people who understand that there is a relationship between the success of a business venture and the use of hypnosis. While this may not be overtly evident, it is actually an integral part for every successful professional. You may think that hypnotherapy, self-hypnosis or hypnosis in general is only used in treating psychological problems like fear and anxiety, but it can actually be used to help your business flourish. How?

Create the Right Mindset!
The first step to getting your business successfully on-track is to have the proper mindset for it. Picturing yourself achieving your goal of having the business flourishing can do wonders for your plans and create the motivation to overcome obstacles. Visualization is a self-hypnosis technique that helps you to create the reality that you seek by making it a reality in your mind FIRST! Very rarely does a successful business happen by accident. Using self-hypnosis, you visualize and "see" in your mind's eye the result that you want for your business. Using the power of your subconscious mind will give you access to resources that you may not consciously be aware you possessed. Uses for self-hypnosis in business are limited only by your imagination.

Learning is Worth the Effort!
Hypnotherapy, self-hypnosis and hypnosis can indeed create success in your business development. After all, your business is a reflection of who YOU are inside. It can help you:

  • Conquer fears as they apply to the workplace.
  • Overcome anxiety helping you relax, even sleep better to become more productive.
  • Restore confidence by reaffirming one's worth, and installing a renewed sense of purpose and confidence in the workplace.
  • Increase memory, thus making one more productive and dynamic in the workplace.
  • Refine business skills that are hugely important to career development and vocational success.
  • And so much more!

Learn the Truth about Hypnosis!
There's a lot of misinformation and false information about Hypnotherapy, self-hypnosis and hypnosis. And this "bad gauge keep many people from seeking help from a certified hypnotherapist who can help them achieve their goals. As a certified clinical and transpersonal hypnotherapist, I can answer all your questions on how hypnosis works and how it can help you in your professional life.

Dee WoolridgeABOUT THE SPEAKER...
Dee Woolridge is a dynamic and interactive speaker. Her thought provoking topics and speaking style fully-engages the audience and promotes individual growth and self-discovery. Dee is known for helping people transform their lives by teaching ways to tap into their own intuition. Her message and delivery will take the audience through a "felt sense" exercise, which is an easy yet powerful tool to recognize one's own beliefs, emotions and behaviors.

"When someone learns to use their felt sense to uncover the core cause of a mental, physical and emotional dis-ease, I get so excited. It's like a light goes off. It's their Ah-ha moment."

Personal growth, transformation and positive change are the foundation of every presentation. Dee calls them her "Tools outside of the box." Over the years, Dee has covered many self-help and self-discovery subjects that inspire people to create the life they really want. She helps break down barriers and blocks to abundance and success; recognize fear-based thoughts for what they are; motivate and instill confidence; recharge the body by clearing the heart and mind: and most importantly, learn to love who we are through self-forgiveness and forgiving others. She has spoken to a variety of audiences, to include corporate events, social clubs, civic organizations, survivors and addiction support groups.

Dee's journey as a transformational teacher and positive change life coach started 24 years ago, with the premature birth of her daughter, who was later diagnosed with autism. Her life was filled with challenges, yet she kept walking in the light, seeking understanding and acceptance. She studied meditation, essential oils, energy healing, crystal vibrations, hypnotherapy and other forms of alternative healing modalities. Her discoveries have helped her family and many others throughout the years.

Having served the last 29 years as a Navy Public Affairs Officer (active and reserve), Dee spends a great deal of time in public service to her country and community. She has assisted countless service members, communities, families and civic organizations on outreach projects and with causes such as Habitat for Humanity and The Boys and Girls Club of America. While serving on the communication integration team for Afghanistan and Iraq, she managed to remain balanced and focused throughout her tour of duty.

In recent years, Dee was faced with yet another life challenge when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her years of training and education were a source of peace and comfort during this time, and with the support of family and friends, she took her treatment and care into her own hands, and employed a combination of a conventional and holistic treatments to heal the mind, body and spirit. Now, a healthy cancer survivor, she is a strong proponent of food as medicine, along with veganism. Dee shares her story of transition, from fear to love, with cancer patients and survivors. She also draws from her own struggles, to help those faced with chronic illness and disease, in hopes that they too will find inspiration.

These lifelong experiences inspired her to open the Dee Woolridge Hypnotherapy and Integrative Health Center in Tampa in 2011. Dee believes that her gifts come from God and that she is divinely directed and guided to do this transformational type of work.

"I believe that I am chosen to be one of Earth's teachers and guides - a beacon of light to others just as my teachers have been to me."

She is a perpetual student of the mind, body and spirit healing concept and uses what she has learned to be of service to others.

Dee Woolridge holds a Bachelor's of Science and Masters of Business Administration from National University in San Diego. A graduate of Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy, she is a Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, and Transpersonal Hypnotherapist. Dee is a member of the International Association of Interpersonal Hypnotherapists. She studied at the Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy and has her own line of aromatherapy products called Quintessence. She has completed several courses at the College of Metaphysical Studies, The Chopra Center, and The Deborah King Center, earning certifications as a Spirit Guide Coach and Akashic Records Specialist.

As an Usui Reiki Master/Teacher and crystal healing practitioner, Dee finds that a combination of spirituality, hypnotherapy, energy healing and modern medicine is an excellent integration of mind, body, spirit components for one's self-care.

Dee is a certified presenter and teacher, and hosts weekly classes and workshops on spirituality, personal growth, transformation and positive change at the Center and around Tampa Bay. She is the former host of personal empowerment talk radio shows, Spiritually Speaking and A Higher Realm.

Join us on Thursday, May 14, 2015

Brunchies Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch & Catering
14366 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa 33618

Doors open at 11:00 a.m. with informal networking until 11:30 a.m. Order lunch from select menu; serving will begin at 11:30 a.m. and program will begin between 11:45 a.m. and noon.

Early Bird Registration: RSVP and pay with a credit card or phone the chamber office at 813-961-2420 by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12 at the discounted rate of $16 (whether you eat or not). Reservations will be accepted after that date on the attendee check-in list for $21, payable online or at the door by cash, check or credit card. Directions? Call 813-908-7023.

Check your emails and this website for more information as it becomes available.

SAVE THE DATE FOR JUNE

ANNUAL INSTALLATION & AWARDS LUNCHEON

PLEASE JOIN US ON THURSDAY, JUNE 11TH
To celebrate the North Tampa Chamber's
Accomplishments of the past year

  • Recognize our OUTSTANDING MEMBERS
  • Presentation of AWARDS
  • WELCOME the new board of directors
  • INSTALLATION of the newly elected officers and board members

This meeting is open to the Public. This is a SOCIAL EVENT. Bring a friend or two and join us in this celebration!Join us in congratulating and getting to know the new NTCC Board of Directors.

Enjoy lunch and socializing with eachother. Today's program will allow plenty of time for informal networking with other area business people. It will also give us the opportunity to celebrate our membership and the awards they receive and allow us to welcome new members.

Election information is here.  Results will be posted in May.

Join us on Thursday, June 11, 2015

Brunchies Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch & Catering
14366 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa 33618

Doors open at 11:00 a.m. with informal networking until 11:30 a.m. Order lunch from select menu; serving will begin at 11:30 a.m. and program will begin between 11:45 a.m. and noon.

Early Bird Registration: RSVP and pay with a credit card or phone the chamber office at 813-961-2420 by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9 at the discounted rate of $16 (whether you eat or not). Reservations will be accepted after that date on the attendee check-in list for $21, payable online or at the door by cash, check or credit card. Directions? Call 813-908-7023.

Check your emails and this website for more information as it becomes available.

Networking Luncheon at Beef O'Brady'sNetworking Luncheons:

Networking Lunches are held twice a month. One is held the third Thursday of each month. The other is held the fourth Thursday of each month with the exception of November and December due to holidays.  Lunch is ordered from a select menu and payment is made directly to the restaurant.

Sign in and informal networking begins at 11:30 a.m. at each. Around noon, everyone is seated and each person present has an opportunity to introduce themselves and tell a little about their business and themselves to the entire group.

All attendees are encouraged to bring brochures and/or promotional items for the display table for others to pick up. Don't forget your business cards to give to those with whom you would like to make future contact.

Consider donating an item for the drawing. You will be recognized for your donation and it is a great opportunity to promote your business. All donated items are appreciated.

Please Join US FOR GOOD FOOD, FUN and RELATIONSHIP BUILDING OPPORTUNITIES

Jerk Hut3rd Thursday of each month, Beef O' Brady's, 8810 N Himes (Himes & Busch, Tampa 33614 (Directions? Call 813-936-2058)

Order from lunchtime or regular menu & pay restaurant. Cost: starts at $4.99 per person based on selected item (does not include tax & gratuity). MINIMUM PAYMENT of $5.00 required if you do not order food plus you must pay for your drinks.

RSVP to Kelly at kelly.winterling@brookdaleliving.com or Phone Horizon Bay at Lutz (Brookdale Senior Living) 813-909-9679.

4th Thursday of each month (January-October), at IHOP (International House of Pancakes), 408 E Bearss Av, Tampa, 33613. (Directions? Call 813-960-2679.)

Lunch: Order from IHOP's menu. Senior Lunch menu will be available to all attendees. Prices begin at $6.39 per person depending on items selected (does not include tax & gratuity). In addition to pancakes, crepes, omelets, crepes and breakfast combos, they also have sandwiches, soups, salads, and dinners. MINIMUM PAYMENT of $5.00 required if you do not order food plus you must pay for your drinks. RSVP to Jenn Beaumont at j.beaumont@msn.com or phone AIG 813-334-8998.

There will be no meeting on the 4th Thursday of November & December due to holidays.

UPCOMING NETWORKING LUNCHEONS:

Thursday, April 16: Chamber Networking Luncheon, Relationship Building with Business Neighbors, 11:30 a.m., at Beef O'Brady's, 8810 N Himes (Himes & Busch), Tampa. Order from lunchtime or regular menu & pay restaurant. Cost: starts at $4.99 per person based on selected item (does not include tax & gratuity). MINIMUM PAYMENT of $5.00 required if you do not order food plus you must pay for your drinks. Display table available for brochures, flyers, promotional items. RSVP by Tuesday, April 14 to Kelly at kelly.winterling@brookdaleliving.com or Phone Horizon Bay at Lutz (Brookdale Senior Living) 813-909-9679. Directions? Call 813-936-2058.

Thursday, April 23: Chamber Networking Luncheon, Relationship Building with Business Neighbors, 11:30 a.m., at IHOP (International House of Pancakes), 408 E Bearss Av, Tampa, 33613. Lunch: Order from IHOP's menu. Senior Lunch menu will be available to all attendees. Prices begin at $6.39 per person depending on items selected (does not include tax & gratuity). In addition to pancakes, crepes, omelets, crepes and breakfast combos, IHOP also has sandwiches, soups, salads, and dinners. MINIMUM PAYMENT of $5.00 required if you do not order food plus you must pay for your drinks. RSVP  by Tuesday, April 21 to Jenn Beaumont at j.beaumont@msn.com or phone AIG 813-334-8998. Directions? Call 813-960-2679.

Thursday, May 21: Chamber Networking Luncheon, Relationship Building with Business Neighbors, 11:30 a.m., at Beef O'Brady's, 8810 N Himes (Himes & Busch), Tampa. Order from lunchtime or regular menu & pay restaurant. Cost: starts at $4.99 per person based on selected item (does not include tax & gratuity). MINIMUM PAYMENT of $5.00 required if you do not order food plus you must pay for your drinks. Display table available for brochures, flyers, promotional items. RSVP by Tuesday, May 19 to Kelly at kelly.winterling@brookdaleliving.com or Phone Horizon Bay at Lutz (Brookdale Senior Living) 813-909-9679. Directions? Call 813-936-2058.

Thursday, May 28: Chamber Networking Luncheon, Relationship Building with Business Neighbors, 11:30 a.m., at IHOP (International House of Pancakes), 408 E Bearss Av, Tampa, 33613. Lunch: Order from IHOP's menu. Senior Lunch menu will be available to all attendees. Prices begin at $6.39 per person depending on items selected (does not include tax & gratuity). In addition to pancakes, crepes, omelets, crepes and breakfast combos, IHOP also has sandwiches, soups, salads, and dinners. MINIMUM PAYMENT of $5.00 required if you do not order food plus you must pay for your drinks. RSVP  by Tuesday, May 26 to Jenn Beaumont at j.beaumont@msn.com or phone AIG 813-334-8998. Directions? Call 813-960-2679.

Thursday, June 18: Chamber Networking Luncheon, Relationship Building with Business Neighbors, 11:30 a.m., at Beef O'Brady's, 8810 N Himes (Himes & Busch), Tampa. Order from lunchtime or regular menu & pay restaurant. Cost: starts at $4.99 per person based on selected item (does not include tax & gratuity). MINIMUM PAYMENT of $5.00 required if you do not order food plus you must pay for your drinks. Display table available for brochures, flyers, promotional items. RSVP by Tuesday, June 16 to Kelly at kelly.winterling@brookdaleliving.com or Phone Horizon Bay at Lutz (Brookdale Senior Living) 813-909-9679. Directions? Call 813-936-2058.

Thursday, June 25: Chamber Networking Luncheon, Relationship Building with Business Neighbors, 11:30 a.m., at IHOP (International House of Pancakes), 408 E Bearss Av, Tampa, 33613. Lunch: Order from IHOP's menu. Senior Lunch menu will be available to all attendees. Prices begin at $6.39 per person depending on items selected (does not include tax & gratuity). In addition to pancakes, crepes, omelets, crepes and breakfast combos, IHOP also has sandwiches, soups, salads, and dinners. MINIMUM PAYMENT of $5.00 required if you do not order food plus you must pay for your drinks. RSVP  by Tuesday, June 23 to Jenn Beaumont at j.beaumont@msn.com or phone AIG 813-334-8998. Directions? Call 813-960-2679.

Power Networking:

Power NetworkingPower Networking Luncheon
Power Networking is a very powerful relationship building event. This is a unique opportunity to join dozens of Professionals for one-on-one networking with many other business people in the North Tampa area.

Would you like to meet a month's worth of professional new contacts over lunch? Do you have a service or product that the world MUST hear about? Is your company the best thing since sliced bread? Build new business relationships! Create electric momentum for your business! This is "speed networking" with a twist.

This most effective One-of-a-Kind networking format is as follows. There will be 4 people seated at a table. Each person at the table has the opportunity to tell everyone else at the table about their business or organization. After everyone has spoken at that table then 3 of the 4 people go to a different table and repeat the process. Timers are used to make sure that everyone has equal time to speak and has a chance to go to all tables.

What makes our system better than most is that we provide a different icebreaker (question/topic) to be incorporated into your discussion at each table. We also attempt to have people change tables in a way that they will be speaking to different people each time. The object is to talk to everyone in the room one-on-one and have the opportunity to build business relationships rather than just pass out business cards or do your 30 second elevator speech.

Some Advantages of this format:

  • One-on-One Networking with Everyone in the Room!
  • Build New Business Relationships!
  • Create Electric Momentum for Your Business!
  • Meet and greet in a better, faster, easier way!
  • Leave your 20 second elevator speech at the door!
  • Ice breakers will be provided to give this networking event a twist that will keep everyone interested!
  • Take your networking to a new level!
  • Create dozens of new contacts!
  • Fun, Energizing, Motivating!

Power Networking is a Professional Networking Event that will motivate, energize and leave you with dozens of new contacts. This event is held intermittently throughout the year. Watch your emails and visit this page to find out when the next one will be scheduled.

UPCOMING POWER NETWORKING EVENTS:

Note: There are no Power Networking events scheduled at this time.

Check your emails and this website for more information as it becomes available.

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RSVPs are now being accepted for all events listed.

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Chamber of Commerce
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