Westshore E-News: News from the Westshore Alliance
Our Year in Review
Thank you for your support in 2016 - it was another successful year for the Westshore Alliance. We initiated and implemented a number of projects and programs to advance our mission of promoting, shaping future growth and fostering economic prosperity of the Westshore District. We invite you to take a look at 2016 activities and accomplishments, as well as what's to come in 2017. Read more.
Marcus & Millichap
MHD Communications
Round 2 Fitness
Shutts & Bowen, LLP
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
Atkins North America, Inc.

15-19 Years

10-14 Years
Florida Blue
Home Depot (The)
Neighborhood Lending Partners
5-9 Years
Office Furniture Center

1-4 Years
Champions for Children
Jefferson Westshore Apartments
Kuhn Honda
Pond & Company
Primrose School of South Tampa
Reilly, Fisher & Soloman, P.A.


34th Annual Meeting and Dinner Presented by Highwoods Properties
Jan. 19
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, 2900 Bayport Dr.
Registration & Networking: 5 pm,  Dinner and Program: 6 - 8 pm
Sponsorships Available: Average attendance of more than 400 guests representing some of Tampa Bay's most prominent companies provides an excellent opportunity to showcase your company as an event sponsor. View  sponsorship details , and contact  Rosemary Bidwell  for details. 

Feb. 8 from 8:30 - 9:30 am
Ryan Nece Foundation, 4401 W. Kennedy Blvd., 3rd Floor
Free Event

Transportation Committee
Jan. 11 from 10 - 11:30 am at AECOM: RSVP

View a complete list of Westshore Alliance events  HERE .
AC by Marriott at MetWest International, Westshore Village and Tampa International Airport made the list of 83 Degrees' most anticipated development projects in 2017. Read more
McKibbon Hospitality completed construction on Hampton Inn & Suites at Avion Park with a grand opening celebration on December 8. The 178-room hotel features 50 suites, a fitness center, pool, fire pit and more than 2,500 square feet of meeting space. Read more.
Known for its tequila selection, tableside guacamole and lively atmosphere, Rocco's Tacos - co-owned by Rocco Mangel and Big Time Restaurant Group - is slated to open in late 2017 at International Plaza and Bay Street. Read more.
As part of its company expansion, technology services firm Tribridge has relocated its Westshore office to One Urban Centre, more than doubling its office space to 44,557 square feet. Read more.
Grand Scoops Ice Cream Shop is now open at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay featuring 12 local, hand-crafted ice cream flavors, specialty floats, sundaes and shakes.
Vision Zero is a national initiative for zero traffic fatalities, and the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization is leading local efforts along with several partner organizations including the Westshore Alliance. Read more about Vision Zero to find out how you can get involved, and pinpoint pedestrian safety concerns on the project's interactive map
On Wed., Jan. 11, the City of Tampa Transportation and Stormwater Services Department will conduct a public information meeting for the roadway improvement project along O'Brien Street from Cypress Street to Spruce Street. The proposed improvements will widen O'Brien Street to a four-lane roadway with a center two-way left turn lane. Read more.
HART is planning for a business class service to Tampa International Airport from both downtown St. Pete and Tampa. The AirPorter service would cater toward the business community by creating a more luxurious way to get to and from the airport on public transportation. Read more.
Tampa Bay area residents who use public transportation to commute to work may be entitled to a substantial transit tax benefit due to a law that went into effect last January 1. For HART riders, that change in law could translate into approximately $3,000 in annual non-taxable earnings or as an annual fringe benefit that could be offered by employers. Until recently, the maximum benefit for commuters was nearly half that amount. Read more .
Here's what's happening at Tampa International Airport (TPA): 
Roland Park K-8 Magnet School will hold its annual gala fundraiser, Reach for the Stars Casino Night presented by Lieser Skaff Alexander, on Saturday, Feburary 25. Proceeds from the event will benefit programs and resources at the school, which serves 800 students from Hillsborough County. MORE

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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