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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Woman of Influence Award Nominations
We are currently accepting nominations for the Dottie Berger MacKinnon Woman of Influence 2017 Award. The nomination deadline is March 1st.
Do millennials require a clear career path plan early on in employment, and without it, will they leave a company in 12 to 18 months?
Small Business of the Year Nominations
It's that time of year again!  We are now accepting nominations for the 2017 Small Business of the year awards. The nomination deadline is March 1st.

Rent a Room at the Chamber

The Skanska Board Room and/or Conference Room are available for rental on a full or half-day basis. Contact Vicki Dunn at vdunn@tampachamber.com.
Advocacy Corner
Governor Rick Scott talks to Tampa business community
Governor Rick Scott visited Tampa this week to talk about the Florida House's attempt to eliminate economic incentives and tourism dollars through proposed legislation.  Many members of the Chamber's Executive Committee attended the roundtable discussion to show the Chamber's support for both agencies.
The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Opposes HB 7005, which eliminates Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida.

Chamber Leadership Meets with Newly Elected City Councilman Luis Viera

On Tuesday, Chamber leaders met with City Councilman Luis Viera to talk about local issues that are important to the business community and hear what the newly elected councilman would like to accomplish over the next two years.  

Chamber Leadership Meets with Commissioner Pat Kemp
Leaders also met this week with newly elected Hillsborough County Commissioner Pat Kemp Commissioner Kemp talked about issues that she will focus on while serving on the commission, including addressing the transportation needs of the region.

Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay

Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay is a young professional leadership program of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce designed for emerging leaders ages 21 to 35.

Four focus areas:  Community Outreach, Membership, Professional Development, and Public Policy.

Click here to learn more about the four committees and membership benefits.

Get in the Know! Professional Development Spotlight
Nine Ways To Tactfully Turn A Potential Client Away From Your Business
Written by Forbes Coaches Council
Not all business is created equal. Especially if you're starting out with your coaching practice, turning away clients may feel counterintuitive.

However, as members of Forbes Coaches Council imply below, it's the professional thing to do. In the long run, turning away clients who aren't a fit for you is actually something that helps scale your business and best positions you and your clients for success. Click here to continue reading.
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March 1 - Member Orientation