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Latin ConneXions Networking Socials

 Latin ConneXions Networking Socials

Tampa, Florida -- You are invited to the 8th annual anniversary celebration of Latin Connexions Networking Socials this Friday, April 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the new Columbia Café in Channelside.

Latin Times Media is celebrating this great milestone with a gorgeous waterfront setting, delicious complimentary buffet and music that is guaranteed to make you bailar! Make great new business connections and meet friendly competition at this exciting new venue located at the Tampa Bay History Center.

TIGLFF move into new offices

TIGLFF move into new offices

Tampa, Florida -- The Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival has moved into new offices.

According to the head of the GaYBOR District Coalition, TIGLFF has moved into offices inside the Metro Wellness & Community Center on 3rd Ave.

Carrie West says a grand opening will be held in May. He says they will also have a ticket outlet for the October Gay and Lesbian Film Festival event at their new offices.

Tampa Bay Seafood Festival this weekend

Tampa Bay Seafood Festival this weekend

Tampa, Florida -- There will be plenty of seafood this weekend in Tampa at the Tampa Bay Seafood Festival. There will also be live music to keep everyone entertained.

The event, at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, is free to attend and will feature over 10 seafood vendors from the Tampa Bay area.

Here is a partial list of vendors that will be on hand:

Future of Downtown up for discussion

Future of Downtown up for discussion

Tampa, Florida -- The future of downtown Tampa is being discussed, from 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, March 23 at Tampa Preparatory School.

The Conference sponsored by the Downtown partnership is called "A Plan for Now a Vision for the Future".

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is among the participates that will have discussions on updates on Key Downtown Industry; Economic Competitiveness; Economic Outlook and the Nebraska Corridor master planning process.

Tickets for the event are $65 for members of the Downtown Partnership and $75 for non members.

Network with WABA

Network with WABA

Tampa, Florida -- It's being called the networking event of the year! The Westchase Area Business Association is holding a networking event later this month on Thursday, March 22.

Westchase Physical Therapy is hosting the event at its facilities on Race Track Road. There will be door prizes, food and beer and wine.

Click: Westchase Area Business Association

American Association for Dental Research headed to Tampa Convention Center

American Association for Dental Research headed to Tampa Convention Center

Tampa, Florida -- It's not exactly the Republican National Convention which is coming to Tampa this August, but it is definitely a convention you can sink your teeth into as American Association for Dental Research Annual Meeting is coming from March 21 - 24 to the Tampa Convention Center in downtown Tampa.

The Tampa/ Hillsborough tourist development agency says the convention will bring 4,000 to town for 10,000 hotel nights which will create an economic impact of $4.6 million.

Woman sentenced to 2 years for trafficking counterfeit items

Woman sentenced to 2 years for trafficking counterfeit items

Tampa, Florida -- A Tampa woman has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for trafficking in counterfeit goods.

According to court documents, 39-year-old Jin Zheng sold the items she bought in New York at her store, Asia Gift Shop at 1441 E. Fletcher Avenue. The items included clothing, jewelry, handbags and perfume with fake designer labels from Burberry, Cartier, Chanel, Coach, Dior, Hermes, John Paul Gaultier, Lacoste, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Vera Wang and Versace among others.