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Bayshore Custom Homes
CIO Tech
Ellie Moss Consulting
Everclear Pool Service
Instead of Flowers
Presto Integrators LLP
Sailport Waterfront Suites
Taylor Financial
TerraCap Management
Wolf & Rabbit Inc.
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Thank you to the following companies that have recently renewed their Alliance membership.

15 - 19 Years
Arcis Investments, Inc.
Extended Stay America
Shell - Mansour Brothers Enterprises

10 - 14 Years
Carter | VerPlanck
Framework Group, LLC
Friedrich Watkins of Tampa, LLC
Savills Studley, Inc.
Village Inn
5 - 9 Years

1 - 4 Years
Grady Square Apartments
HCP Associates
Katerra Labor Management LLC
Maggiano's Little Italy
Mitchell's Fish Market
Pond & Company
Prestige Business Enterprises
Women's Care Florida - Westshore MOB, LLC
Yummy House South Tampa

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the vital work of the Westshore Alliance.
More than 100 golfers joined us for the Ron Rotella Golf Classic at Rocky Point Golf Course on October 26. Tournament contests and a post-tournament awards and dinner reception were part of the festivities. Thank you to our players and volunteers who participated this year. Special thanks to Silver Sponsors Grow Financial Federal Credit Union, HCI Group, Inc., McKibbon Hospitality, MetWest International, Moffitt Cancer Center, Redstone Commercial and Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority. Thanks to our media sponsors, Tampa Bay Business Journal and WUSF Public Media, and to our photography sponsor MamaRazzi foto! View event photos here

Congratulations to the following tournament team winners:
1st Place Low Gross: Keith Petrauskas, Peter Bennett, Brian Ridge and Duane Paustian
1st Place Net: Jeromy Houser, Gil Siman, Kirk Elliott and Mark Thomas
2nd Place Net: Jim Van Cleave, Martha Abrahamsen, Henry Kurusz and Tom Joos
Women's Closest to the Pin: Martha Abrahamsen
Men's Closest to the Pin: Bob Clifford
Women's Longest Drive: Martha Abrahamsen
Men's Longest Drive: Marcus Motes
Putting Contest sponsored by HDR Inc.: Todd Laine
Q3 Westshore Office Market Update
According to Cushman & Wakefield's Q3 2018 Tampa Office MarketBeat Report:
  • Westshore accounted for more than half of the office leasing activity in Hillsborough County this year.
  • Westshore continues to lead Hillsborough County with the highest asking rent rates. 
  • Westshore is currently the only location in Hillsborough County with new office development under construction. MetWest Three will feature 250,000 square feet of office space with anchor tenant PwC.
View the full report.
Taylor Morrison began construction of its model homes at The Cove at Rocky Point, a luxury waterfront residential community featuring single family homes and townhomes across from Rocky Point Golf Course. Learn more about this and more major Westshore projects on the Alliance's interactive Development Map
Washington Prime Group, which owns WestShore Plaza, recently negotiated to terminate Sears' lease early and has taken ownership of the space with plans for something new. MORE
Local development group Paradise Ventures has acquired Transworld Center, the 42,565-square-foot office complex at 4100 W. Kennedy Blvd., with plans to renovate the property. MORE
Dr. Kiran Patel has invested $60 million in Miami-based company Concept Medical Inc., and he plans to move the company's headquarters to Westshore. MORE
Financial planning and investment management firm ProVise Management Group will celebrate the grand opening of its first Westshore location this month at 4350 W. Cypress St. 
Now open in Westshore is Tampa Nails located at 4730 W. Cypress St. at the intersection of West Shore Blvd, as well as  Salon Lofts at 4545 W. Kennedy Blvd.
A hotel with two of Marriott International Inc.'s millennial-geared flags is in the works for Midtown Tampa. North Carolina-based Concord Hospitality filed plans with the city for a seven-story, 226-room hotel along West Cypress Street. The hotel would have both Element and Aloft flags, according to the plans, as well as 24,000 square feet of street-level storefronts. MORE
Priano celebrated its groundbreaking last month at 3429 W. Spruce St. The design center is scheduled to open next year and will bring together architects, interior designers, contractors, builders and design enthusiasts into an environment filled with residential and commercial cabinetry, countertops, flooring, plumbing fixtures, appliances, technology and more. 
Hillsborough County Transportation Referendum
The Westshore Alliance Board of Directors endorsed the Hillsborough transportation sales tax referendum (County Amendment #2), which is on the November 6 ballot. The plan will fund road, transit and pedestrian projects that are needed across our community. You can learn more about the referendum at AllForTransportation.com. For information about how the funds could be used in the City of Tampa, check out the City's Transportation Department fact sheet about the referendum's possible impact.
Speak out at upcoming I-275 workshop
The Florida Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting ahead of the final decision for the Interstate 275 improvements included in the Tampa Bay Next projects. On Thursday, Nov. 15, the Westshore/West Tampa Community Working Group will hold a meeting at the Four Points Sheraton Westshore starting at 5:30 pm. For more information, visit TampaBayNext.com.
Westshore Transportation Action Plan available for download
The Westshore Transportation Action Plan is available on the Reports + Presentations page of the Alliance's website. More than 100 projects from highways to buses and bike paths are listed as projects Westshore businesses and residents will need in the next 25 years. If you are an Alliance member looking to get involved in our transportation advocacy, join us at our November 7 Transportation Committee meeting.
Score with HART's new service to Bucs games
The HART MVP Express launches on Sunday, November 11 to take Buccaneers fans to the final five games of the season. Starting with the Redskins game and ending with the season finale against the Falcons, HART's MVP Express will provide round-trip service from four locations in Hillsborough to Raymond James Stadium. This is a pilot program to determine demand for future gameday transit service for other Tampa sporting events. Visit GoHart.org for locations and fares.
Tampa International Airport in the news:
Westshore and Alliance members in the news:
Congratulations to the FY '19 Visit Tampa Bay Board of Directors, which includes the following Westshore Alliance members:

Jeff Antonaccio, McKibbon Hospitality
Jim Bartholomay, Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza
Stewart Clark
, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Joe Collier, MainSail Development & Lodging
Steve Griggs
, Tampa Bay Lightning
Ann Kulig, Westshore Alliance
Troy Manthey
, Yacht StarShip Dining Cruises

Chris Minner, Tampa International Airport
Jerry Soles, Quorum Hotels
Josh Taube, Strategic Property Partners, LLC

Nov. 7: Ed Sheeran at Raymond James Stadium
Nov. 11: Bucs vs. Redskins at Raymond James Stadium
Nov. 11: The Veteran's Run at Courtney Campbell Causeway
Nov. 15: FDOT Westshore/West Tampa Areas Community Working Group
Nov. 17: The Table in the Park benefiting MacDonald Training Center
Nov. 23: USF vs. UCF at Raymond James Stadium
Nov. 25: Bucs vs. 49ers at Raymond James Stadium
Select Dates Nov. - Dec.: Holiday events at WestShore Plaza
Select Dates Nov. - Dec.: Holiday events at International Plaza

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