Stay current on the latest developments affecting the Westshore community and Tampa Bay by checking our website. The COVID-19 resource center includes information important to businesses from official government sources, as well as resources, news and deals offered by our members.
We are proud to see the generosity of so many Westshore businesses supporting those in need at this time.  Here are just a few examples of the good work being done by our members and partners:
  • Westshore Plaza is a collection site for medical supplies including surgical masks, face shields & exam gloves. Donations can be dropped off at the former Sears Automotive shop now through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Visit Tampa Bay uniting for the fight against hunger with Feeding Tampa Bay MORE
  • Florida Blue joins the YMCAs of Tampa Bay to Meet Critical Need to offer childcare for essential workers MORE
  • McKibbon Hospitality establishes Associate Assistance Fund MORE
  • Amgen commits up to $12.5 million to support COVID-19 relief efforts MORE
  • PwC Charitable Foundation makes donation to help fight COVID-19 MORE
Florida Blue signed a 49,500-square-foot lease in the Airport Executive Center   MORE
Tampa Airport unveils stunning new public art  MORE
The Judge Group and Axiom Bank renewed leases at One MetroCenter in MetWest
Construction industry still going vertical  MORE
JLL brokered a new lease for Benchmark International at MetWest One
New York-based Advance acquires Ironman in $730M deal  MORE
Avalon Healthcare Solutions plans to add jobs MORE 
Follow TBARTA's Teleworking Golden Rules to be Safer at Home
TBARTA's Commute Tampa Bay is offering advice to local employees who suddenly find themselves working from home due to new "safer at home" mandates. TBARTA says to follow the 10 Golden Rules to Telework, including sticking to a routine, remembering the basics, and staying out of the kitchen to avoid snacking and cleaning.

"Telework has always been part of the mix that helps reduce traffic on the road. Now, that's no longer an option for many of us, it's a necessity," said Cyndi Raskin, TBARTA's Director of Commuter Services. "Commute Tampa Bay wants to share what we've learned to help those new to telework stay productive and keep those paychecks coming." Visit TBARTA for more information about telecommuting and other commuting options for businesses and employees.

The Best Workplaces for Commuters Program at USF's Center for Urban Transportation Research also has information on teleworking during emergencies.
Road construction continues; HART and PSTA services reduced
The Florida Department of Transportation and City of Tampa are continuing with regularly scheduled and emergency road repairs during local "safer at home" orders, while following social distancing practices. Some FDOT projects are have added additional hours of construction, rather than ending construction before morning rush hours. Sign up for our Traffic News to get updates on Westshore projects every Friday.

HART has moved to a reduced schedule as a result of the reduced demand for service and the "safer at home" order. Most routes will be on a Sunday service schedule. However, the 60LX between Brandon and Tampa International Airport will operate a regular Monday-Friday schedule, and the 275LX from Wiregrass to TPA will have no schedule changes. Additionally, stops at WestShore Plaza and International Plaza remain in service, despite the malls' closures. PSTA's 300X service between Pinellas and Westshore has been  suspended.
Welcome new members and thank you to those that have recently renewed their membership. See the list here.
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Utilize Members-Only Portal to promote your business
To take advantage of this opportunity and register for access to the Member Portal, click here.  Features include:
  • Search the member directory and personalize your listing
  • Review/renew membership and securely store payment info
  • Review/register for upcoming events
  • Share your news, events, deals and job openings
4/17:    Westshore Safety + Security Meeting - Virtual
4/23:    New Member Orientation - Virtual

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