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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 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 SEPTEMBER

"BUSINESS GROWTH AND DECISION MAKING
You will walk away with practical ideas
you can implement tomorrow!"
Presented by Mr. Daniel Tremblay, Principal, with Redefine Leadership.

PLEASE JOIN US to LEARN MORE about
Growing your Business and Making Decisions

What you will learn:

  • Top 3 priorities in Business
  • Decision making based on Priorities
  • Making a Profit
  • Growing a Business
  • Growing your People

Look forward to leaving this meeting with some fresh ideas and clear priorities to help you make decisions in your business.

Daniel TremblayABOUT THE SPEAKER...
Daniel Tremblay is Redefine Leadership’s expert on Strategic Planning, Productivity and Leadership and many other topics. He is a dynamic speaker that consistently engages his audience until the end. Offering over 10 years of international experience as a keynote speaker, he understands the importance of providing golden nuggets for participants to take away and implement.

As an author, Daniel has written many coaching programs such as: "Long Term Strategic Plan of Action" program and "Productivity and Leadership (PAL)" program. He is putting the final touches on his book: "Who Decides? I Decide!"

As a seasoned entrepreneur with experience in both the public and private arenas, Daniel has a gift for asking tough questions, challenging personal comfort zones and engaging his clients to take action in a way that will benefit them and their organization the most.

Join us on Thursday, September 11, 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, September 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.

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OCTOBER

"MARKETING ON THE RUN -
Mobile Marketing, Video Marketing and more..."
Presented by Lisa Demmi,
Chief Communications Scientist with Lab3 Marketing

PLEASE JOIN US to LEARN MORE about
Phone apps to do your Marketing on the Run

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Apps to Post
  • Apps to Curate Content
  • Apps to Help Create Images

About Lab3 Marketing

Lab3 MarketingThe Lab3 Mission
Providing your business with marketing excellence, innovation and creativity to keep you ahead of the curve

The Lab3 Scientific Method

  • Loyalty- fostering lasting relationships built on top-notch service with all clients, stakeholders, etc.

  • Authenticity- we are collaborating with each other and with you. We will be bold, we will have soul and integrity and we will get you results.

  • Balance- we will balance analytics and creativity with experimentation and innovation to achieve measurable results.

Lisa DemmiABOUT THE SPEAKER...
Lisa Demmi is the Chief Communications Scientist at Lab3 Marketing, a full service marketing agency located in Tampa, FL. She is the former Founder of and Chief Creative Thinker at Cake Marketing Mechanics. A self-proclaimed marketer from birth (ask her parents), Demmi brings to the table 20+ years of experience in Marketing and Business Development. As Chief Communications Scientist and an experienced speaker, she is responsible for crafting marketing content for effective delivery of the Lab3 brand and marketing message.

Demmi has always been a huge Social Media fan and still fondly remembers her first "Tweet." Her specific strengths are creating specialized and custom campaigns for clients as well as forging strong business relationships. Social Media is the place she excels and clients like the Tampa Bay Technology Forum, Keller Williams Tampa Properties and Craig Latimer, Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections have benefitted from her efforts.

THE DIRT on Lisa...

What is your favorite marketing product, service or tool?
Where would I be without Sprout Social?

What is the one marketing rule you love to break?
I never take for granted what someone says about a new tool, platform or trend. I do what my gut tells me.

What is your favorite food?
I go through phases...total foodie!

What is something weird about you?
I am seriously OCD...I have to have my silverware straight up and down and perfectly aligned next to my plate when I eat. If there’s a pattern on the table, then naturally that has to match up as well.

A quote: "Be the change you wish to see in the world."

What is the first website you look at every morning?
Facebook, my school grades, weird news that happened in the last day (you know, you start surfing around on the net and you never know where you’ll end up!)

Join us on Thursday, October 9, 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, October 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.

SAVE THE DATE FOR NOVEMBER

"Membership Drive Awards and New Member Recognition"

Join us on Thursday, November 13, 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, November 11 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 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), in August and September 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, 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.

October's networking luncheon will take place on October 23, 2014 at Brunchies Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch & Catering, 14366 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa 33618. Lunch: Order from Brunchies menu. Prices begin at $4.99 per person depending on items selected (does not include tax & gratuity). Breakfast and Lunch items such as omelets, skillets, wraps, a variety of sandwiches, salads and soups are available. In addition, enjoy Brunchies' unique signature items along with a large selection of specialty coffees. 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. Meetings will resume at IHOP on January 22, 2015. There will be no meeting on the 4th Thursday of November & December due to holidays.

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

UPCOMING NETWORKING LUNCHEONS:

Thursday, September 25: Chamber Networking Luncheon, Relationship Building with Business Neighbors: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.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, 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 by Tuesday, September 23 to Jenn Beaumont at j.beaumont@msn.com or phone AIG 813-334-8998. Directions? Call 813-960-2679.

Thursday, October 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, October 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, October 23: Chamber Networking Luncheon, Relationship Building with Business Neighbors: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., at Brunchies Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch & Catering, 14366 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa 33618. NOTE: This is a temporary change of venue for this month only. Lunch: Order from Brunchies menu. Prices begin at $4.99 per person depending on items selected (does not include tax & gratuity). Breakfast and Lunch items such as omelets, skillets, wraps, a variety of sandwiches, salads and soups are available. In addition, enjoy Brunchies' unique signature items along with a large selection of specialty coffees. MINIMUM PAYMENT of $5.00 required if you do not order food plus you must pay for your drinks. RSVP by Tuesday, October 21 to Jenn Beaumont at j.beaumont@msn.com or phone AIG 813-334-8998. Directions? Call 813-908-7023.

Thursday, November 20: 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, November 18 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, November 27: No Chamber Networking Luncheon.  Happy Thanksgiving!

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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813-961-2420
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