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Tampa Bay Happenings — Economic Club of Tampa

Picture of Marlene Spalten, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and Dick Reeves, Economic Club of Tampa Member

Economic Club of Tampa Meeting – Monday, January 6, 2014 Speaker:  Mrs. Marlene Spalten President and CEO, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay How to be creative when it comes to Philanthropy — Community Foundation of Tampa Bay Spalten commented, “A strong community has strong philanthropy.” The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay’s impact is magnified through collaboration; it is a consortium of philanthropists.  There are 700 community foundations nationwide and Tampa Bay’s foundation is one of the youngest and one of…

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Tampa Woman Marketing Business

The Hero’s Path – Award-winning actress, Viola Davis speaks to a sold-out crowd! In 2007, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce www.tampachamber.com began a program to nurture female business professionals in the Tampa Bay area. Now an annual event, The Women of Influence Luncheon, gives local women an opportunity to hear from women who have reached the pinnacle of their chosen field. The Chamber also holds quarterly events allowing local women to share their professional successes with the women’s series,…

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MacKinnon Honored Tampa

2013 Hillsborough County Women’s Hall of Fame On March 28, 2013, three Women were inducted into the Hillsborough County Women’s Hall of Fame. By an unusual coincidence, all three of these remarkable women are graduates of the University of South Florida.  Three Inductees:   The Honorable Dottie Berger MacKinnon: She was elected as a Hillsborough County Commissioner and served as the Commission Chair.  Pursuing her devotion to children, she founded Joshua House, Friends of Joshua House Foundation, Kids Charity of…

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Sunset Safari in Lakeland

Sunset Safari in Lakeland with Jack Hanna Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo patrons went on a “Sunset Safari” with Jack Hanna on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.  As a preview to the Karamu XXV Gala Fundraiser (April 13, 2012), Lowry Park Zoo supporters in Polk County supported the zoo with a fundraiser that exceeded their goals.  The evening was sponsored by Publix Super Markets Charities, a host of prominent Polk County residents and businesses.  What a delightful evening! Jack Hanna Shared His…

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The University of Tampa Fellows Forum is an annual event that brings together a panel of CEOs from nationally recognized corporations to share their perspectives about business with the Tampa Bay business community. This event is coordinated by the UT Board of Fellows which is a group of prominent business professionals who serve as ambassadors within the community to strengthen the ties between the University and the local business community. This year the distinguished panel of business CEOs included (Bios…

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Traditional Social Networking

Social Networking, You Don’t Always Need The Internet, Just Bugs Bunny. Social Networking Events can be educational while informative.  What a fun Leadership Tampa Alumni Event last night titled “Everything I Know About Opera, I Learned From Bugs Bunny!!” We enjoyed a great group of alumni, good food, fabulous singing and an interesting presentation.  Quote of the evening by Maria Zouves, VP Opera Tampa:  You hear opera every day – you just don’t know it. Opera Tampa is alive and…

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