Westshore E-News: News from the Westshore Alliance
Csenge Advisory Group
LOL Bounce, Inc.
The Staffing Resource Group, Inc.
Do you know someone who could benefit from Alliance membership? Refer a new member and receive a certificate for FREE admission to an upcoming Westshore Alliance luncheon. Learn more about membership benefits.
Thank you to the following companies that have recently renewed their Alliance membership.

20+ Years
First Housing
New York Life Insurance

15-19 Years
Woodroffe Corporation Architects

10-14 Years
Caspers Company McDonald's Restaurants
Savills Studley, Inc.
Village Inn
5-9 Years
Academic Alliance in Dermatology
GrayRobinson, P.A.
PDR CPAs + Advisors

1-4 Years
Elevate Branding, Inc.
Epicurean Hotel, LLLP
MHD Communications
PrimeGroup Insurance
Westshore MOB, LLC

Please support these businesses who support 
the vital work of the Westshore Alliance.
Westshore District Survey Update
THANK YOU to the more than 1,000 Westshore employees and residents who participated in the first-ever Westshore District-wide survey. The purpose of the survey is to gain stronger insights on the demographics, perceptions and activities of those who work in Westshore, as well as the growing number of people who live here. The survey is now closed, and analysis is underway. Survey highlights and key findings will be shared at the 2018 Annual Meeting on February 28. The six lucky gift card winners will be notified this month.
Seeking Venues for the 2018 Westshore 101 Breakfast Series
Showcase your facility to new and prospective Alliance members by hosting one of our monthly Westshore 101 breakfasts. All that we ask of you is to provide a room with seating for 20 to 25 people and a light continental breakfast. In exchange for hosting the event, your company will be featured as the event sponsor on our website event calendar and event announcements. Additionally, you will have a few minutes to address event attendees.

Our January and February venues have been reserved. Here are the 2018 remaining scheduled dates:

Mar. 6
Apr. 11
May 2
Jun. 6
Jul. 10
Aug. 8 
Sept. 11

Oct. 10 
Nov. 6
Dec. 4

Please email Rosemary Bidwell or call her at 813-289-5488 to reserve your date.
January Lunch with McKibbon Hospitality Chairman John McKibbon
Jan. 11
11:30 am Registration, 12 pm Lunch
Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore Airport
700 N. West Shore Blvd.
$40 Members, $55 Prospective Members

SAVE THE DATE: Westshore Alliance 35th Annual Meeting presented by Highwoods Properties
Feb. 28
Raymond James Stadium
Details and registration information coming soon!

Committee Meetings (Members Only)
Transportation Committee
Jan. 10 from 10 - 11:30 am
Ambassador Committee
Jan. 11 from 11 - 11:30 am
Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore Airport

Westshore Alliance Holiday Hours: Please note the Alliance offices will be closed Dec. 25, 26 and Jan 1.  

View a complete list of Westshore Alliance events  HERE .
The AC Hotel Tampa Airport by Marriott International Inc. is starting to staff up as the new 175-room property heads toward its expected opening in January 2018. The hotel, which is designed to appeal to millennial travelers, is located in MetWest International on Boy Scout Blvd. MORE
GOLFTEC Westshore is coming soon to MetWest International at 4142 W. Boy Scout Blvd. The golf center will feature the latest in teaching technology and an enhanced fitting experience.
Tampa International Business Center, a 324,654-square-foot park consisting of six buildings just north of Tampa International Airport, has been sold to Real Estate Value Advisors LLC for $45.05 million. MORE
Poke Fish Tide to Table will be the first stand-alone fast-casual poke bowl concept in Tampa, opening in December at 4424 W Kennedy Blvd. near Lois Avenue. MORE
The 323-unit Seazen waterfront apartment community is taking shape on Rocky Point. Orlando developer ZOM Florida and Northwestern Mutual are partnering on the luxury residential project at 7616 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway. Seazen is scheduled to open in 2018. 
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has launched a new website featuring information on interstate and non-interstate projects in the Tampa Bay area. The new site, http://FDOTtampabay.com, replaces the "myTBI.com" site.

Want more traffic news? Sign up HERE for Westshore Alliance Traffic Alert emails with information on road and interstate construction projects happening in the Westshore District.
According to FDOT, the Veterans Expressway's express toll lanes are scheduled to open by the end of this year. MORE
Check out what's happening at Tampa International Airport:
  • TPA celebrates three years of Master Plan construction progress VIDEO
  • TPA adding flights to LA and Las Vegas MORE
  • TPA's cargo volume jumps, with more on the way MORE
  • Copa increasing nonstop flights between Tampa International and Panama City MORE
Congratulations to Dr. Robert Chunn, who is retiring after serving as Hillsborough Community College's Dale Mabry Campus President since January 1999.

Westshore Alliance Executive Committee member and Highwoods Properties Vice President  Dan Woodard is featured in the Tampa Hillsborough EDC's newsletter. MORE

Taylor Swift returns to Raymond James Stadium in August 2018. MORE

The Michigan Wolverines will face the South Carolina Gamecocks at the 2018 Outback Bowl, the annual New Year's Day contest at Raymond James Stadium. MORE

The Tampa Bay Business Journal selected CWU, Inc. as a finalist of the "People First Awards," which honor the vital work human resources professionals and their businesses perform to make Tampa Bay firms successful. Congratulations! 

The New York Yankees are inviting you to catch all of the baseball action this spring at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Season tickets are on sale now with group tickets, flex plans and individual tickets coming soon. Call 813-673-3045 for more information. MORE

Elliott Ross announced the (re)opening of a Ross Realty Group brokerage office, operating today in Westshore as Ross Consulting Group, Inc.

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) has named Jeffrey Seward Interim CEO. MORE 

Did you know that property and mortgage fraud is the fastest growing white-collar crime in the U.S., according to the FBI? The Hillsborough County Clerk of Courts office invites you to sign up for free property fraud alerts through their office to help protect yourself from becoming a victim.  Want to read more about property fraud and other public safety news from the Westshore Alliance? Subscribe to our quarterly Safety & Security E-news HERE. View the current edition HERE.
Select Dates Nov. through Dec.: Holiday Events at WestShore Plaza
Select Dates Nov. through Dec.: Holiday Events at International Plaza and Bay Street
Dec. 7: 9th Annual Power of Giving Holiday Party hosted by the Ryan Nece Foundation
Dec. 10: Bucs vs. Lions
Dec. 15: Friday Flight Music Series at Tampa International Airport
Dec. 17: Eggs & Kegs Campfire Brunch at Cigar City Brewing
Dec. 18: Bucs vs. Falcons 
Dec. 31: Bucs vs. Saints
Jan. 1: Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium
Jan. 10: 5th Annual Breakfast with the Mayor (Westshore Alliance members receive $10 off with code Mayor18)
Jan. 13: Monster Jam at Raymond James Stadium
Select Dates: 2018 New York Yankees Spring Training Schedule
View the Alliance " Community & Member Events calendar to check out more upcoming events. To submit your company's event, please  email  the event name, date and link to event webpage or flyer. Events are included on a space-available basis.
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