THIS WEEK AT STCOC

Tue. Jan. 9th: Military Affairs Committee

Wed. Jan. 10th: 5th Annual Breakfast with the Mayor

Wed. Jan 10th: Free Small Business Counseling with SBDC

Thur. Jan. 11th: Stephanie's Going Away Reception

Fri. Jan. 12th: CHAMBER 101: Who, What & Why

FEATURED EVENT
5th Annual Business of the Year & Membership Awards
Thursday, February 8th
@ 6:00pm
2017 Chair, Mike Jenkins, will pass the gavel to 2018 Chair, Ed Siler, and 2018 board members will be introduced. Awards for Volunteer of the Year, Citizen of the Year, and Member of the Year will also be given. | RSVP Required by 2/5

The Business of the Year Awards recognize and honor our members that have demonstrated leadership, positive growth, development, and integrity in operation as a business, as well as a commitment to the community. | See the Finalists
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In This Issue
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SMALL BUSINESS INDEX SURVEY
 
MEMBERSHIP NEWS
January Member Anniversaries  
21-30 Years: 1-5 Years: 1-5 Years Continued:
MacDill AFB 81Bay Brewing Company Stepp's Towing Service
11-20 Years: Anneliese Meier Take 5 Oil Change
First Citrus Bank Bank of the Ozarks Tampa Hillsborough EDC
Better Business Bureau Tampa Music School®
6-10 Years: Big Brothers Big Sisters Tech-Zone
Centre Club* Boring Business Systems The Barbershop by Salon Inga
21st Century Financial Inc* BurgerFi The Grand Beauty Spa*
Bellas Italian Cafe Gandy / Sun Bay South C.A. Your Pro Kitchen
Devonshire Custom Homes, LLC INSURANCE RISK SPECIALISTS, LLC
HART MARCOA Publishing, Inc.
Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women Miles Smart Tutoring
Mosaic Westshore Apartment Homes Newsom Eye*
Palma Ceia Storage 3225 Seacoast Bank
Shining Star Insurance Services LLC* Signature Cabinetry
*Indicates member is a Corporate or Chairman's Club Investor.
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings Ribbon Cutting

The Dessert Spot at Toffee to Go Grand Opening
Thursday, January 18th @ 4:00pm | RSVP Here

Outback & Carrabba's Express Grand Opening
Tuesday, January 23rd @ 12:00pm | RSVP Here
 
Flames Indian Cuisine Grand Opening
Monday, February 5th @ 5:00pm | RSVP Here
 
Keiser University 40th Anniversary Celebration
Wednesday, February 7th @ 5:00pm | RSVP Here
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If you are celebrating a grand opening or milestone anniversary and would like to host a ribbon cutting event, click here for more information.
CHAMBER 101:
The who, what & why of YOUR Chamber Membership
Friday, January 12th @ 11:00am
Join us for Chamber 101: The who, what & why of YOUR Chamber Membership  hosted by the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce Staff, Ambassadors and Committee Chairs. This event is open to all new members, new reps, existing and potential members who wish to learn more about YOUR Chamber and how to get the most out of YOUR benefits.  | RSVP Required

COMMITTEE UPDATES
Military Affairs Committee
Tuesday, January 9th @ 3:00pm | RSVP Here
Featured Guest: MacDill update from 6AMW, 927ARW, USCENTCOM, USSOCOM

Education Committee
Thursday, January 18th @ 3:00pm | RSVP Here
Featured Guest: Tanya R. Hollins, Regional Executive Director, PACE Center for Girls

Economic and Community Forum
Wednesday, February 14th @ 8:00am | RSVP Here  
Featured Guest: Robert E. Weissert,  Executive Vice President & Counsel to the President & CEO,  Florida TaxWatch
UPCOMING EVENTS
5th Annual Breakfast with  Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Wednesday, January 10th
Join the South Tampa Chamber for our 5th Annual Breakfast with the Mayor where Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn will give a State of the City address. | SOLD OUT
Presented by
Reception to Celebrate Stephanie Kaminoff
Thursday, January 11th @ 4:00pm
Join us to bid farewell to Stephanie as she prepares to move to NYC! Stephanie joined Team STCOC in the spring of 2015 as the Events Manager and has been an integral part of the Chamber's success. During her time with the South Tampa Chamber, Stephanie has increased sponsorship opportunities, grown attendance for monthly luncheons, enhanced the Taste of South Tampa, and spearheaded the South Tampa Business Expo. Stephanie was voted as one of the "Best in the Biz" TOP 5 Event Planners in Tampa by the readers of the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2016 and 2017. | Register Here
Speed Relationship Networking
Wednesday, January 17th @ 11:30am
The South Tampa Chamber of Commerce Speed Relationship Networking Event is one of our most popular events each year! Facilitated by Dale Appell. | SOLD OUT

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2018 Kick Off Luncheon with WWOTB
Thursday, January 18th @ 10:30am
The South Tampa Chamber is proud to partner with Working Women of Tampa Bay to kick off 2018 with a fabulous luncheon with keynote speaker, Laura Johnson, the Founder of Coton Colors. Her $10 million lifestyle brand is designed to encourages women to never miss an opportunity to celebrate. We hope you'll celebrate a New Year of Connections with us! | RSVP Required
In partnership with
Small Biz Ed: Bookkeeping Basics with SBDC
Tuesday, January 23rd @ 1:00pm
In this workshop you will learn how to maintain necessary records, accounts receivable/payable, payroll and sales taxes and other procedures are covered. | Register Here
Presented by  The Small Business Development Center at Hillsborough County who serves entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout the County and across all industries through confidential consulting and professional training.
 Good Morning South Tampa with Dry Bar
Tuesday, February 6th @ 8:00am
Good Morning South Tampa is held monthly at a different South Tampa Chamber member business, allowing the host to showcase their products or services. Business professionals and community members are invited to network before work while enjoying coffee and a light breakfast. | Register Here
5th Annual Business of the Year Awards
Thursday, February 8th @ 6:00pm
2017 Chair, Mike Jenkins, will pass the gavel to 2018 Chair, Ed Siler, and 2018 board members will be introduced. Awards for Volunteer of the Year, Citizen of the Year, and Member of the Year will also be given. | RSVP Required by 2/5

The Business of the Year Awards recognize and honor our members that have demonstrated leadership, positive growth, development, and integrity in operation as a business, as well as a commitment to the community. | See the Finalists
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February Membership Luncheon with Outback Bowl
Wednesday, February 21st @ 11:30am
Join the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce on the 3rd Wednesday of each month for our membership luncheon. Meet our new members, network with business professionals, get an update on Chamber business, and enjoy a featured guest speaker. | RSVP Required - Member Pricing Ends 2/16
About our speaker: The Outback Bowl, originally known as the Hall of Fame Bowl, has celebrated twenty seven years in Tampa. Over the years Tampa Bay area fans have seen some great matchups.
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SAVE THE DATE: 13th Annual Taste of South Tampa
Sunday, March 25th @ 1:00pm
Join the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce for a day of food and fun featuring 30+ of Tampa's best restaurants with unlimited food and beverage samples, live music, games, prizes and more!
SAVE THE DATE!

Sponsorships are now available for 2018 events including Monthly Luncheons, Good Morning South Tampa and Finally Friday Happy Hour. Contact events@southtampachamber.org for information.
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