Westshore E-News: News from the Westshore Alliance
CWU, Inc.
EE&G Environmental Services
Tomlin Commercial Real Estate Services
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
Carlton Fields
Mechanik Nuccio Hearne & Wester, P.A.
Murphy LaRocca Consulting Group, Inc.
Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore

15-19 Years
Frazier & Deeter CPAs & Advisors
DoubleTree by Hilton Tampa Airport 
  - Westshore
10-14 Years
Carroll Air Systems, Inc.
Hilton Garden Inn Avion Park of Westshore

5-9 Years
Centennial Bank
NorthMarq Capital

1-4 Years
Hillsborough County Planning Commission
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Please support these businesses who support 
the vital work of the Westshore Alliance.
Update: I-275/SR 60 Interchange Rebuild
The rebuild of the I-275/SR 60 Interchange has been the Westshore Alliance's top transportation priority for many years. The project, which is a key component of Tampa Bay Next (formerly known as Tampa Bay Express), faces a critical vote by the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) on Tuesday, June 13. View the Alliance's letter of support to the MPO Board HERE. Those who would like to voice support for this project can:
View more information on Tampa Bay Next and upcoming community working group events. Email Westshore Alliance Director of Transportation Chris Weber or call 813-289-5488 with questions.  
June Lunch Featuring Tampa Hillsborough EDC President/CEO Craig Richard
June 20
11:30 am Registration & Networking, 12 pm Lunch & Program
Centre Club, 123 S. West Shore Blvd.
Members $40, Prospective Members $55

June 7 from 8:30 - 9:30 am
Fintech, 3109 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 200
Free Event

Cigar City Brewing Hosts Alliance After-Hours Networking
June 29 from 5 - 7 pm
Cigar City Brewing, 3924 W. Spruce St.
Members: FREE, Prospective Members: $15

July 18 Members-Only Lunch at One Buccaneer Place

Ron Rotella Golf Classic - Save the Date!
Nov. 3 at Rocky Point Golf Course - Details Coming Soon!

Committee Meetings  (Westshore Alliance Members Only)
Transportation Committee
July 12 from 10 - 11:30 am
Ambassadors Committee
June 20 at 11 am
Centre Club

View a complete list of Westshore Alliance events  HERE .
Environmental Pest Service has relocated its corporate headquarters to a 7,800-square-foot office space in Bay West Center, a Cushman & Wakefield property, located at 5670 W. Cypress Street. MORE
Frankie's Lobstah Trap Raw Bar and Grill is now open at International Plaza and Bay Street across from Doc B's Fresh Kitchen. Clams, lobster and quahogs are on the menu with a full liquor bar. Also coming this summer to International Plaza is  Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar, Johnny Rockets, and Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar.
Florida Funders, a company that connects early-stage Florida businesses with accredited investors, is now located in newly renovated office space on the first floor of the Austin Center on West Shore Blvd., expanding its collaborative workspace. MORE
Courtney Campbell Trail Amenities Update
Construction on new walk-bike amenities along the Courtney Campbell Trail is underway. The project is funded by Hillsborough County and scheduled for completion this fall. Highlights include:
  • 9 new shade structures with seating, a trash receptacle and bike racks
  • Wayfinding signs
  • A bike repair station on the east side of the pedestrian bridge and upgrades to the Ben T. Davis Beach bike repair station
  • 5 bench swings to take advantage of existing shade and water views
  • New landscaping along the trail and beach areas
View the concept design for more trail amenity details.  
The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, which governs  Tampa International Airport, has approved plans for Phase 2 of the airport's expansion plan. The second phase includes express curbside drop-off for passengers without checked bags and the commercial development of 17 acres of airport property. It's part of roughly a $2.3 billion, long-term renovation and expansion that will allow the airport to eventually double its passenger traffic to 34 million. MORE
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) is beginning the second phase of its Regional Transit Feasibility Plan, an effort to define regional transit projects to connect Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties. Phase One identified the top five "most attractive" connections between major destinations, one of which is the "Westshore to Brandon Corridor." Step Two is now underway, focusing on a sensitivity analysis of the five connections to assign transit modes that make the most sense. MORE 
Want more Development and Transportation news?
Visit our interactive map featuring all of Westshore's major development and transportation projects which  are planned, under construction or recently completed. 
CareerSource Tampa Bay invites you to register for the National Conference on Industry Sector Growth Strategies on December 7 - 9, 2017 at the St. Petersburg Clearwater Marriott, featuring invited speakers from the Department of Commerce, Department of Education and Department of Labor. Learn more.

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