Westshore E-News: News from the Westshore Alliance
IN THIS ISSUE: MARCH 2017
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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
All Media Marketing, LLC
Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long, & Koche, P.A.
Bluleadz
Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay, Inc.
Pure Point Financial
Sabadell United Bank
Vivaan & Jainee
Vology
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MEMBERSHIP MILESTONES
Thank you to the following companies that have recently renewed their Alliance membership.

15-19 Years
DeLavergne & Company
Digital Lightbridge, LLC
Extended Stay America
Pro-Ject International, Inc.

10-14 Years
Big Cat Rescue
Redstone Commercial
5-9 Years
America's Capital Partners
Avison Young
JCR Enterprise, Inc.
KHS & S Contractors
Moffitt Cancer Center
Tribute Telecom
USAmeriBank
Visconti at International Drive

1-4 Years
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island
Centra Care
Cole, Scott, and Kissane P.A.
Commercial Florida Management Services, LLC
Cruise Planners, Inc.
UPCOMING WESTSHORE ALLIANCE EVENTS

Alliance Lunch with Community Foundation of Tampa Bay President/CEO Marlene Spalten
Mar. 21
11:30 am Registration & Networking, 12 pm Lunch & Program
Crowne Plaza Tampa - Westshore,  5303 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Members $40, Prospective Members $55

WESTSHORE 101 
Sponsored by Jackson Lewis P.C.
Apr. 5 from 8:30 - 9:30 am
Centre Club, 123 S. West Shore Blvd., 8th Floor
Free Event

15th Annual Westshore Development Forum Presented by Highwoods Properties
Apr. 11 at 8:30 am
AMC WestShore 14, 210 WestShore Plaza
Members: $50, Prospective Members: $75

COMMITTEE MEETINGS (Members Only)
Transportation Committee
Mar. 8 from 10 - 11:30 am at AECOM
RSVP
Ambassador Committee
Mar. 21, Crowne Plaza Tampa - Westshore
RSVP

View a complete list of Westshore Alliance events  HERE .
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Scheduled to open in three months is the 16,000-square-foot building at 4606 W. Boy Scout Blvd., which will include three establishments - a Lucky Dill restaurant, a New York Kitchen and Lounge that will double as a nightclub and a speakeasy-type bar called Stache House. MORE
Nicol Investment Co. acquired Crescent Westshore, the 375-unit apartment community located at 2202 N. Lois Ave. which opened last year. MORE
The 261-room Bay Harbor Hotel located at 7700 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway has completed the first phase of its multimillion-dollar renovation. MORE
CWU, a military contractor providing professional, administrative, linguistic and training support, is moving its existing 30 employees to the Westshore Technology Center at 5402 W. Laurel St. and expects to add 20 jobs by 2018. MORE
WhatSUP Paddle Sports, Westshore's new paddle board, kayaking and bike rental company, celebrated its grand opening at 7740 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway at Ben T. Davis Beach last month. 
The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners approved funding for the Project Development and Environment Study for West Shore Blvd., as well as several other road projects in the County's 10-year transportation plan.  West Shore Blvd.'s transformation  into a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly grand corridor with wider sidewalks, shade canopies and public spaces is a Westshore Alliance Master Plan priority project.
Check out what's happening at Tampa International Airport:
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General Motors Makers Hustle Harder Hackathon Tour made its first of three U.S. stops last weekend at Tampa Hackerspace, located at 4931 W. Nassau Street. Software developers had a unique opportunity to design and test their apps in GM vehicles located at the makerspace facility. More than 40 local developers participated, as well as teams from New York, Washington D.C. and Toronto. View Photos
OPEN HOUSE INVITE! You are invited to an Open House on March 23 at 9 am at the Collaborative Labs at St. Petersburg College in collaboration with the Workforce Institute located at 13805 58th St. N., Clearwater. Cross the bridge and see all the resources they have for your business! RSVP to Laurie Hill at 727-424-3429 or email hill.laurie@spcollege.edu.

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful
is recruiting site captains for the Great American Clean Up on April 22. Any individual, family, school, group, place of worship, business or government entity can coordinate or participate. MORE

Paint Your Heart Out Tampa is a one-day volunteer effort to paint the homes of the low income, elderly residents of Tampa. Volunteers and sponsors are needed for this year's Paint Day on April 22. MORE

Brimmer, Burek & Keelan, LLP announced that Heather R. Kovalsky has become a partner of the CPA firm.
In the News...
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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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