Business Events Extra
 April 2016

1st Friday in Tarpon Springs (vendors wanted)
Organization: Tarpon Springs Merchants Association
Date: April 1 & the 1st Friday of each month through Nov.
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Downtown Tarpon Springs
Cost: Admission is free. Vendor space starts at $20
Contact: Reggie Gibson at (727) 543-1593 (cell) or
Introduction to Business Taxes
Organization: The Greenhouse
Date: April 5
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg,  33701
Cost: Free
(727) 893-7146
The Entrepreneur Social Club (ESC)
Organization: The Entrepreneur Social Club (ESC)
Date: April 7 and every Thursday
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Almost always at NOVA 535, 535 Dr Martin Luther King Jr. St. N., St. Petersburg, 33701
Cost: FREE
Contact: Michael Novilla at
Business 2 Business Luncheon       
Organization: Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce
Date: April 12
Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Location: Fat Cat Tavern,  3665 East Bay Dr., Suite 100,  Largo, 33771
Cost: $20 chamber members, $30 for guests
Contact: Call chamber office at (727) 584-2321 for reservation and payment or email
TECH Talk / Diary of an Entrepreneur "Business Model Change Leads to Explosive Growth"         
Organization: Tampa Bay Innovation Center
Date: April 12
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Microsoft, 5426 Bay Center Dr., 7th Floor, Suite 700, Tampa, 3607
Cost: Free (but registration is requested)
Legislative Breakfast
Organization: Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce
Date: April 13
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Location: Ruth Eckerd Hall - Margarete Heye great Room 1111N. McMullen Booth Rd. Clearwater 33759
Cost: $25 for Members   $35 for Non-Members
Contact: Zac Thorn at (727) 461-0011 ext. 222 or
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Connections 2016 Supplier Diversity Event
Organization: University of South Florida
Date: April 20
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Patel Center for Global Solutions, USF Tampa
Top Local Chef + Tampa Bay Marketplace - Call for Sponsors, Vendors & Competing Chefs
Organization: LocalShops1
Date: April 24
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd, Gulfport, 33707
Cost: $20 general admission, $60 VIP seat
Contact: Ester Venouziou, or (727) 637-5586
Speed Networking at Shells Seafood
Organization: Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce
Date: April 28
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Shells St. Pete Beach, 7081 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 33706
Cost: $15 Members/$20 Non-Members
Julianne Wilhelm at (727) 360-6957, ext. 102 or, or fax (727) 360-2233
Clearwater Beach Taste Fest - vendors/sponsors wanted
Organization: Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce
Date: May 6
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Restaurants, Level 1-$600 Member/ $1000 Non-Member
Restaurant Level 2-$700 Member/ $1200 Non-Member
Vendor: $250 Member/ $500 Non-Member
Contact: Cierra Gooding at (727)-447-7600 or
2016 International Town Hall, sponsorships available
Organization: Tampa Bay Export Alliance
Date: May 6
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Port Tampa Bay, Terminal 2, 651 Channelside Dr., Tampa, 33605
Cost: $35 with discount code PCED
Brent Barkway at (727) 464-7411 or
Marketing Your Business
 April 12
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


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