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We’re hiring for the position of Sr. Director, Government Relations. To review the qualifications and application requirements, click here.


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Join us on Friday for our “Return on Relationships” session presented by Sandler Training Tampa and conducted by Sandler’s Clint Babcock. In this session you will learn strategies and techniques to ensure your networking efforts are successful.

This session is limited to the first 50 people, so don’t wait to register!




Last week we held another successful Member Orientation with a packed house and a great networking training session from Rick Gallegos of Dale Carnegie Training Tampa Bay. It was great to see so many new faces fired up about Chamber involvement and the great opportunities to grow and utilize their membership!


If you are a new member and were unable to attend last week, our next Member Orientation event will be held on November 28th! You can register here.




Advocacy: Locality Pay Would Strengthen Defenses at MacDill Air Force Base


We continue our three-part series on legislative agenda items in focus during our Chamber and Hillsborough County Delegation trip to Washington D.C. last month. In part two, we’re taking a closer look at the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act and our advocacy efforts to revise that to benefit our local region. The Act of 1990 created a system that allowed for pay adjustments for federal employees who reside in areas with a high cost of living. There are currently 53 locality areas. The Tampa Bay region, which is home to MacDill Air Force Base, is not one of them. Click below to read more about why changing this is important for our community and national defense.





Nominations are now open for the H.L. Culbreath Jr. Profile in Leadership Award presented at the Tampa Bay Chamber’s Annual Meeting! Since 1997, the annual award has been given to recognize an individual whose leadership has made a positive impact on the Tampa Bay area.

Don’t miss the opportunity to nominate someone you think is deserving of this prestigious award!


For more information and nomination requirements, click below.






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Chamber members looking for some trick-or-treat fun, here’s a community outreach event to volunteer for. Register today for the Chamber’s Community Outreach on October 26th in the Old Seminole Heights – East Hillsborough area. Volunteers will be helping Dawning Family Services serve more than 40 children during its Trunk or Treat Party! Dress in costume, decorate your vehicle in your spooky best or just bring candy.






Our Minority Empowerment Program (MEP) is now accepting applications for the 2024 Class, due by November 5th!  Read more about the impact the program has on our participants because of our generous sponsors, like Amgen.






Join us, the Tampa Bay LGBT Chamber, and other community organizations for the inaugural Equity Summit on Thursday, November 9th! At this event, business professionals from the Tampa Bay area will come together to learn from each other and share their ideas on how to create a more equitable work environment. Attendees will participate in business pairings and discussion groups, visit the expo marketplace, network with experts, and more.


When registering, use promo code “Partner” for a discounted rate.





Become a part of the Military Bay, USA™ community! Help us spread the word to our military community by using #MilitaryBayUSA in your social media posts. You must register with the Tampa Bay Chamber in order to use the Military Bay, USA™ moniker. The Tampa Bay Chamber reserves the right to ban inappropriate use of the trademark.



*Please read all of the terms and conditions before use. If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Katie Lopez.


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Last call to join us on October 13th for our “Return on Relationships” session giving you strategies and techniques to ensure your networking efforts are successful. This session is limited to the first 50 people.


Register Here




Join us on October 18th for Pearls of Wisdom: Breaking the Business Norm as we showcase three remarkable professional businesswomen who have shattered barriers, challenged the status quo, and risen to the top of their respective fields.


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Join us on October 24th for Operation Partnership: Tampa Bay @ Sunset, a modification of a traditional Chamber after hours event where transitioning service members and military spouses are invited to network with members of the Tampa Bay Chamber.