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Tampa Latin Chamber invites YOU!

Tampa Latin Chamber invites YOU!

Tampa, FL – The Tampa Latin Chamber of Commerce invites you to join them for the Swearing In of the 2012 Board of Directors luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel.

“We are looking forward to becoming a lot more aggressive this year, and we will be working diligently to develop more opportunities for our valued members and community,” Jolie Gonzalez, T.L.C. President, said in a release.

 Featured speaker, Colonel Lou Ramos, USAF (Ret.), will be speaking on how to do business with the Government and how to bid on contracts.

WABA networking event Jan. 26

WABA networking event Jan. 26

Tampa, Florida -- The Westchase Area Business Association is holding its monthly networking meeting on Thursday, Jan. 26.

This month's event is being sponsored by Fitness Tek Private Personal Training in Odessa.

Click: WABA Facebook page

Make sure to bring your business cards and get ready to mingle with your fellow business owners in the Westchase area.

The event starts at 6 p.m. and will be held at Fitness Tek's studio at 8721 Gunn Highway in Odessa.

Blend Lounge celebrates 2 years

Blend Lounge celebrates 2 years

Tampa, Florida -- Blend Lounge in Westchase invites you to celebrate its second anniversary on Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Come out and celebrate, while enjoying complimentary champagne, hors d'oeuvres and Svedka cocktails.

Click:  Blend Lounge on Facebook

The anniversary celebration kicks of at 6 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m.

Blend Lounge is expanding too, by the way, opening a new location in Pensacola this year!

Jimmy John's in now open in Ybor City

Jimmy John's in now open in Ybor City

Tampa, FL -- Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches is now open in Centro Ybor on 7th Avenue.

The company markets itself by saying they make America's favorite sandwiches.

Money still available for small businesses in Hillsborough Co.

Money still available for small businesses in Hillsborough Co.

Small businesses in Hillsborough County continue to take advantage of the County’s job creation incentive program and more than $233,000 is still available for small businesses to hire new employees.

Since the Board of County Commissioners launched the Small Business Job Creation program last March, 47 businesses have applied for the funds, creating 86 jobs.  The companies have already hired 71 employees, with the average worker making $15 an hour.

Strawberry Festival Tickets

Strawberry Festival Tickets

Plant City -- Tickets for the Florida Strawberry Festival are on sale now.

Beginning Feb. 9, you can purchase discount tickets at select Sweetbay Supermarket locations.

The 2012 Strawberry Festival begins March 1 and runs until the 11th.

This is the 77th Annual Florida Strawberry Festival and the theme this year is "Growing Sweet Memories."

Firestone races to Riverview

Firestone races to Riverview

Riverview, FL -- On Friday, Dec. 16, Firestone Complete Auto Care (Riverview) hosted a Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of their new facility located at 10135 Bloomingdale Avenue, Riverview, Florida.

Local businesses came out to tour the beautiful new store and enjoyed a catered BBQ lunch. Attendees registered for a chance to win a 2011BMW 316i, 2011 Audi A4, $2,500 American Express Gift Card, iphones, flat-screen TV’s and so much more.