36th Annual Meeting
We recently welcomed more than 300 business and community leaders to Raymond James Stadium's East Stadium Club for the
Westshore Alliance 36th Annual Meeting presented by Highwoods Properties
. Thank you to all who attended the event, and a special thank you to our sponsors for helping to make it possible. In case you missed it, you can read all about it in the
Annual Meeting Recap
Westshore District: 2018 Year in Review
Read about the major business and development activity that defined the District in 2018. The report also includes updates on a number of Alliance initiatives in the areas of transportation, member programming, public safety, and District marketing. VIEW
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Barrett School of Music
Best Western Hotel & Resorts
Seazen Rocky Point
SpeedPro Tampa East
Supertest Oil Co./Tampa Bay Marina, Inc.
The Folk Group
Williams Company Tampa
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
Thank you to the following companies that have recently renewed their Alliance membership.
Four Points by Sheraton
Suites Tampa Airport Westshore
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15 - 19 Years
SpringHill Suites by Marriott
The Westin Tampa Bay
10 - 14 Years
Cypress Bay Condominium Association
North Reo Street, L.P.
Valley National Bank - Westshore Branch
BioSpine Institute Minimally Invasive
Carrollwood Country Club
Cigar City Brewing, LLC
DLG Management Services
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
Westshore/Airport (Intermountain Hotels)
GHD Services, Inc.
JCR Enterprise, Inc.
Moffitt Cancer Center
Ultimate Staffing Services
Visconti @ International Drive
Walter Dickinson of Tampa Bay, Inc.
Yacht StarShip Cruises & Events
All Media Marketing, LLC
Dr. John McCormick
Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport
Jolley Trolley Transportation of Clearwater, Inc.
PIP - Marketing, Signs, Print
Tampa General Hospital
Wade Trim, Inc.
Please support these businesses who support
the vital work of the Westshore Alliance.
UPCOMING WESTSHORE ALLIANCE EVENTS
May 14: Save the Date - Westshore Development Forum
|BUSINESS + DEVELOPMENT
|DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tampa Bay on Rocky Point will undergo a redesign and renovation beginning this May. The guestroom count will increase from 203 suites to 291 guest rooms and suites featuring a new "Coastal Romance" design theme. Property transformations also include renovated dining facilities, lobby, meeting space and courtyard areas.
|Taylor Morrison celebrated the grand opening of new their newest homes at The Cove at Rocky Point, a luxury waterfront residential community featuring single family homes and townhomes across from Rocky Point Golf Course.
|Managed IT services provider and software developer ConnectWise has agreed to be acquired by Thoma Bravo, a technology-focused private equity firm. MORE
| AAA celebrated the groundbreaking of its Car Care Plus facility at 1701 N. West Shore Blvd. last month. For the first time in Florida, AAA will service and repair members and non-members' automobiles at the new facility, which is scheduled to open this summer. The nearly 17,000 square-foot structure will have 11 service bays and create 13 new automotive jobs. Traditional AAA services will also be provided, including travel, insurance, banking and membership.
Affiliates of Starwood Capital Group have acquired the
Residence Inn by Marriott Tampa Westshore/Airport
TownPlace Suites Tampa Westshore/Airport
|Dex Imaging was recently acquired by Staples Inc. Dan Doyle Jr. will remain president and CEO; Dan Doyle Sr., chairman of Dex Imaging; and the existing executive team will continue to lead the business going forward. MORE
|Nuveen Real Estate, the investment management arm of Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association, has invested $61.9 million to acquire the 5 West Apartments at 5150 Net Dr. near Rocky Point. MORE
Global data leader Validity celebrated the expansion of its operations at One MetroCenter, and the company plans to add 35 employees to its new 23,000-square-foot office this year. Validity's customers include global corporations such as eBay, Salesforce, TMobile, Time Warner, Abode and others, and it also handles the data for a popular TV talent contest. MORE
|Eddie V's filed plans with the city of Tampa and the Southwest Florida Water Management District proposing a new sit-down dining room of no more than 896 square feet. The existing Eddie V's, located at 4400 W. Boy Scout Blvd., is just over 10,000 square feet. MORE
|Regional Push for Westshore Interchange Continues
The Westshore Alliance and other business organizations and governments across Tampa Bay are working to secure funding for the reconstruction of the Westshore Interchange. This Tampa Bay Times article details the project and why the project is urgently needed. The reconstructed interchange improves traffic flow to Westshore and creates an economic development opportunity with three new north-south connections at the street level, which is noted in the article by Executive Director Ann Kulig. View the full project plans at TampaBayNext.com.
|Take the Tampa Bay Commuters Pledge To Improve Your Commute
From now until June 2019, take the pledge to commute to work through public transit, biking, carpooling, walking and teleworking. Commuters traveling for work or school to/from Hillsborough and Pinellas counties can take the pledge for any mode at any time. Weekly prize winners will be drawn from the mode of the month pledges (Mar: Bike, Apr: Carpool, May: Walk, June: Telework/Compressed Work Week), announced at TampaBayCommuters.com via the Bike/Walk Tampa Bay Twitter and Facebook page.
|Alliance seeking Bicycle Friendly Businesses
The Westshore Alliance is seeking businesses who want to be certified as Bicycle Friendly Businesses. The national program has more than 1,300 certified businesses, including 30 in Tampa. Businesses that apply will have access to training and tools to make their workplaces bike friendly for employees and customers. If you are interested, contact Michael Maurino, Westshore Alliance Director of Transportation.
The City of Tampa is seeking individuals to serve on the
Drew Park CRA Community Advisory Committee (CAC)
. The CAC provides input and makes recommendations to city staff and the Community Redevelopment Agency regarding expenditure of tax funds to improve the area. Interested individuals must live or work in the Drew Park area or have significant interests within the area. Individuals with a background or expertise in the redevelopment process, such as neighborhood planning or real estate are needed to serve. The deadline for applications has been extended until the current open seats are filled.
View the application
, and contact
for more information.
|The NCAA Women's Final Four is coming back to Tampa Bay April 5-7, 2019! The Tampa Bay Sports Commission (working alongside the NCAA) will have a variety of volunteer shifts available throughout championship week. The official Volunteer Registration site for the Women's Final Four is now open online. REGISTER
|COMMUNITY + MEMBER EVENTS