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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. Lunch is ordered directly from the menu and payment is made to the restaurant.

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 MeetingGeneral 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 FOR MAY

"Occupational Fraud"
 To be presented by a panel of professionals proficient in the subject.
To be facilitated by Mary Clawson, CPA CFE CISA CGMA with
Clawson Accounting Solutions Plus, LLC.

PLEASE JOIN US to LEARN MORE about Occupational Fraud
and its impact on YOU and YOUR business.

  • What is Occupational Fraud?
  • Are there signs or types of things to look for?
  • What precautions can business take to prevent fraud?
  • What can I do if I suspect fraud in my business?

Join us on Thursday, May 8, 2014

NEW VENUE, NEW MENU, NEW LOWER PRICE!
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 6 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 JUNE

PLEASE JOIN US TO CELEBRATE the
North Tampa Chamber 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 on Thursday, June 12, 2014

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 10 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? 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 whether you eat or not 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), Embassy Suites USF/near Busch Gardens, 3705 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, 33612 (east of Bruce B Downs, north of Fowler).

Order buffet or from select menu. Cost: $11-$12.50 per person based on selected item (does not include tax & gratuity). Minimum payment of $5.00 required whether you eat or not plus you must pay for your drinks.

RSVP to Jenn Beaumont at j.beaumont@msn.com or phone AGLA 813-334-8998.

UPCOMING NETWORKING LUNCHEONS:

Thursday, April 24: Chamber Networking Luncheon, Relationship Building with Business Neighbors: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., at Embassy Suites USF/near Busch Gardens, 3705 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, 33612 (east of Bruce B Downs, north of Fowler). Order buffet or from select menu. Cost: $11-$12.50/pp based on selected item (does not include tax & gratuity). Minimum payment of $5.00 required whether you eat or not plus you must pay for your drinks. Upon entrance to building turn right to go to the restaurant. Information desk on your right if you need assistance. Display table available for brochures, flyers, promotional items. RSVP by Tuesday, April 22 to Jenn Beaumont at j.beaumont@msn.com or phone AGLA 813-334-8998. Directions? Call 977-7066.

Thursday, May 15: 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/pp based on selected item (does not include tax & gratuity). Minimum payment of $5.00 required whether you eat or not plus you must pay for your drinks. Display table available for brochures, flyers, promotional items. RSVP by Tuesday, May 13 to Kelly at kelly.winterling@brookdaleliving.com or Phone Horizon Bay at Lutz (Brookdale Senior Living) 813-909-9679. Directions? Call 936-2058.

Thursday, May 22: Chamber Networking Luncheon, Relationship Building with Business Neighbors: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., at Embassy Suites USF/near Busch Gardens, 3705 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, 33612 (east of Bruce B Downs, north of Fowler). Order buffet or from select menu. Cost: $11-$12.50/pp based on selected item (does not include tax & gratuity). Minimum payment of $5.00 required whether you eat or not plus you must pay for your drinks. Upon entrance to building turn right to go to the restaurant. Information desk on your right if you need assistance. Display table available for brochures, flyers, promotional items. RSVP by Tuesday, May 20 to Jenn Beaumont at j.beaumont@msn.com or phone AGLA 813-334-8998. Directions? Call 977-7066.

Thursday, June 19: 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/pp based on selected item (does not include tax & gratuity). Minimum payment of $5.00 required whether you eat or not plus you must pay for your drinks. Display table available for brochures, flyers, promotional items. RSVP by Tuesday, June 17 to Kelly at kelly.winterling@brookdaleliving.com or Phone Horizon Bay at Lutz (Brookdale Senior Living) 813-909-9679. Directions? Call 936-2058.

Thursday, June 26: Chamber Networking Luncheon, Relationship Building with Business Neighbors: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., at Embassy Suites USF/near Busch Gardens, 3705 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, 33612 (east of Bruce B Downs, north of Fowler). Order buffet or from select menu. Cost: $11-$12.50/pp based on selected item (does not include tax & gratuity). Minimum payment of $5.00 required whether you eat or not plus you must pay for your drinks. Upon entrance to building turn right to go to the restaurant. Information desk on your right if you need assistance. Display table available for brochures, flyers, promotional items. RSVP by Tuesday, June 24 to Jenn Beaumont at j.beaumont@msn.com or phone AGLA 813-334-8998. Directions? Call 977-7066.

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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P O Box 82043, Tampa, FL 33682
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