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October 2012  Newsletter
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A Special Welcome To New Member


3-D Service, Inc.

Clyde Darville

4002 E. 7th Avenue

Tampa, FL 33605


Brokenmold Entertainment, LLC

Phil Benito & Sean O'Brien

209 Columbia Dr. Suite 8

Tampa, FL 33606



Thank You To Renewing Members


Ai Collaborative, Inc.

Leigh Young 

1901 E. 7th Ave.

Tampa, FL 33605              


Bramlett Direct Mail Service, Inc.

Beth Bramlett

6301 N Florida Avenue

Tampa, FL 33604


Centro Asturiano de Tampa

Rick Duran

1913 N Nebraska Avenue

Tampa, FL 33602


Dennis Fernandez

Tampa, FL 33602 


NCG Services

Dave Mundy

Tampa, FL 


Rent All of Tampa

Randy Runey

722 North Dale Mabry Highway

Tampa, FL 33609 


Scott A. Haas, PA

Scott Haas

1901 E. 5th Ave.

Tampa, FL 33605


Wayl of a Time Catering

Irene von Waltsleben

1725 1/2 East 7th Avenue

Tampa, FL 33605 


Ybor City Historic Walking Tours

Lonnie Herman

4313 W. Granada St.

Tampa, FL 33629



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Upcoming Conventions

Ocotber 3rd thru 13th
American Health Care Association Annual Convention and Exposition
HQ Hotel:
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
Estimated Attendance:

Ocotber 6th thru 14th
National Street Rod Association NATS 2012
HQ Hotel:
Sheraton Tampa East Hotel
Estimated Attendance:

Andrea Gonzmart Chair 4C

Chair's Message 


ˇHola Ybor!


Fall is off to an exciting start with not a lull in sight!


The Chamber kicked this year's Latin social season off with real style with a Gala that would've made my grandmother, Adela, proud without a doubt! As promised, the evening was filled with dancing, dining, and as always, a great time. I would like to congratulate the Eugene C. Iavarone family once again for being presented the 19th annual Adela and Cesar Gonzmart Award. I would also like to congratulate Sandra Fernandez-Lopez, Elliott Wheeler and the entire Gala committee for an evening that won't soon be forgotten.


Next "on tap" in Ybor City is the 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Pub Crawl which will be on Saturday, October 6th, from 4pm until 8pm. This has to be one of my favorite Chamber events... In fact, I am stepping it up a notch this year and will be "crawling" the streets of Ybor in my Dirndel. The Crawl begins in the Centro Ybor courtyard and includes 17 participating "pubs" that will provide patrons a free sample of Oktoberfest or premium beer. I can't imagine any better way to visit all of my favorite spots in Ybor in one afternoon, and possibly find some new one's as well! To register, go to www.ybor.org and click on OktoberFest.


At the end of October, come find out just how many "Shades of Ybor" there are at Guavaween on October 27th. This year the Chamber will feature over 20 bands at venues ranging from The Ritz Ybor to the Market on 7th. And don't miss out on the Costume Contest which will take place at the Centro Ybor stage at 9pm, with prizes ranging from $250 to $1,000. I hope to see everyone out there in your best Halloween costume-attire, enjoying the sights, sounds and tastes of Ybor at one or more of our great dining, drinking and "good-time" establishments! Until next time...


ˇViva Ybor!

Andrea Gonzmart


Chamber Happenings

October 6- Ybor OktoberFest Pub Crawl, Sat. 4:00PM- 8PM- This is the perfect plan for an evening out with your friends. If exploring Ybor and sampling Oktoberfest and premium beers sounds good to you, sign up today to participate in the chamber's third annual pub crawl.  Sample beers at 17 of Ybor's patio bars and pubs, win prizes from the OktoberFest Prize Patrol, and have a memorable time doing it! Visit www.ybor.org to get your tickets! 813.241.8838

October 9- Ybor Chamber Membership Luncheon, Tues. 11:45AM- 1:15PM-  Rick Homans has taken charge of the Tampa/Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation.  Come meet Tampa's new "top salesman."  See how the EDC is helping companies gain the resources they need to expand or relocate within the county. 813.248.3712 x22

October 27- Guavaween 2012: The Many Shades Of Ybor, Sat. 6:00PM- 2:00AM- This year Guavaween will feature a few new changes like no more gated admission, fences or drinking in the street.  Instead it will take the form of a multi-venue music festival, similar to that of Tropical Heatwave with a Halloween twist, and costume contest. Expect an eclectic mix of artists covering a full range of genres.  To purchase advance tickets for only $20 and to stay up on the latest Guavaween happenings visit www.ybor.org!  Tickets are $30 day of the event.
The 47th Annual Gala Celebrates The Eugene C. Iavarone Family
From Left: Carmine Iavarone says a few words on behalf of his family after accepting the Adela & Cesar Gonzmart Award, along with his mother Mary and brother Gino.

Events and Announcements by Tom Favata 

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October 4th thru 21st- Stageworks Presents The Colored Museum-  813.251.8984

October 5th- The American Institute of Architects present Unfinished Spaces, Friday starting at 7PM- located in The Cuban Club at 2010 Avenida Republica de Cuba, 813.229.3411

Starting October 6th- Couples Massage Class at Singing Stone Studio, Fridays 6:30PM to 9:30PM- located at 1903 North 19 Street Tampa, FL 33605, 813.728.4325

October 6th- Lions Eye Institute Eye Ball, Saturday 7PM- located at T. Pepin's Hospitality Centre 4121 North 50th Street, Tampa Florida

October 7th- The Kenny Drew, Jr. Trio performs at the Mainstage Theatre of the Ybor Campus of Hillsborough Community College, Sunday at 3PM- located at 2204 N. 15th Street Corner of 14th Street North and Palm Avenue East Tampa, FL 33605, 813.253.7685

October 9th thru November 8th- Juan T. Vazquez Martin: Cuban Abstract Painting- located in the Performing Arts Building of Hillsborough Community College's Ybor Campus, 813.253.7674

October 13th- AMIKids Tampa Car Wash, Saturday 11AM- 3PM- located at Sentry Self Storage, 4901 East Adamo Drive Tampa, FL 33605

October 16th- Ani Difranco performs at The Ritz Ybor, Tuesday 6PM- located at 1503 E 7th Ave Tampa, Fl 33605

October 18th- "Celebrate Baseball" Exhibit Opening at the Ybor City Museum State Park, Thursday 5PM- 9PM- located at 1818 Ninth Avenue, Tampa, FL 33601,  813.247.6323

October 20th- "Celebrate Baseball" Kids and Family Day at the Ybor City Museum State Park, Saturday 10AM- 2PM- located at 1818 Ninth Avenue, Tampa, FL 33601,  813.247.6323


Fresh Mouth Closes- Fresh Mouth Management wanted to let lunch goers know that they have shut their doors, but also wanted to remind customers to come visit them at their other concepts Centro Cantina and JJ's Cafe.
Member Spotlight

Ybor City is home to Ybor City Chiropractic, which offers full service chiropractic wellness care. Dr. Erce Phillips and his staff emphasize improving their client's health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness. In addition to first-class chiropractic care, other services offered include massage therapy, physiotherapy, X-rays, Accupuncture and nutritional counseling.


Dr. Phillips has been practicing chiropractic medicine for 14 years, with a degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic and additional certifications from the American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians, National Strength and Conditioning Associates, and the American College of Sports Medicine. He is actively involved in treating local sports teams and various on-site events.


In addition to Ybor City Chiropractic, which opened four years ago, Dr, Phillips also owns the Hudson Chiropractic & Rehab. The Ybor office is open Tuesdays & Thursdays, while the Hudson office is open Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. They offer same day appointments, easy on-street parking and accept most insurances.


You know Ybor City is growing as a community when you can receive quality health care right in your own backyard.


Michele Keating


Dr. Erce V. Phillips

Ybor City Chiropractic 

1623 E. 4th Avenue # 106

Tampa, FL 33605