Scenes from the Indo-US Chamber’s 2022 Banyan Ball (PHOTOS)

The Indo-US Chamber’s Tampa Bay Chapter held its annual Banyan Ball at the Grand Hyatt, in Tampa. Community leaders were honored for their work in the Tampa Bay area. Among those honored included Shilen Patel, chief executive officer of HealthAxis, Lakshmi Shenoy, CEO of Embarc Collective, Dilip Kanji, president and CEO of Impact Properties, and

On the Scene: South Tampa Chamber’s new office ribbon-cutting (PHOTOS)

The South Tampa Chamber of Commerce celebrated the move to its new office space with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The office is located at 3415 W Bay to Bay Boulevard, Tampa. Photos by PamElla Lee Photography [image_slider_no_space on_click=”prettyphoto” height=”300″ images=”16947,16946,16945,16944,16943,16942,16941″]

On the Scene: EmpowHERment celebrates one-year anniversary (PHOTOS)

The EmpowHERment Community Center celebrated its one-year anniversary. While founded just four years ago, EmpowHERment opened a physical center last year, during the pandemic. In the effort to provide a safe, welcoming space, this community center embarked on a new journey, doing their part to help women rise through support services, support groups, empowerment workshops

On the Scene: Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco celebrates 700th home build (PHOTOS)

Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties celebrated a huge milestone – its 700th home build. Over 100 businesses, and individuals, came together to sponsor this family’s home. Solar Bear donated and installed solar power onto the home. Feeding Tampa Bay has been stocking the pantries of all Habitat homeowners. As a special

On the Scene: MarineMax donates Habitat for Humanity home (PHOTOS)

For the fourth year in a row, MarineMax partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco County to present a deserving Tampa Bay area family a new home in Pinellas Park. As an added surprise, Warrick Dunn Charities, Aaron’s and Cigna chipped in to fully furnish and stock the home with food and

On the Scene: AM&AA Tampa Bay Social at Marina Pointe

The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors Tampa Bay Chapter held a networking event for its sponsors at Marina Pointe. Noah Breakstone, CEO of BTI Partners, addressed the crowd. BTI Partners is the developer for Marina Pointe, in Tampa. [image_slider_no_space on_click=”prettyphoto” height=”300″ images=”13035,13034,13033,13032,13031″]

On the Scene: Tequila Tasting with Hue Jackson (PHOTOS)

Hue Jackson, a former NFL Coach, and Derrell Spann, CEO of Grand Leyenda Tequila, hosted an exclusive tequila tasting at The Westshore Grand in Tampa. [image_slider_no_space on_click=”prettyphoto” height=”300″ images=”11660,11661,11662,11663,11664,11665,11666″]

Celebration for Inc. 5000

Key Person of Influence hosted a celebration for three Tampa Bay area companies that made their debut on the Inc. 5000 list this year, including 3 Daughters Brewing, Sourcetoad and Source 1 Solutions. The event was held at 3 Daughters Brewing.

Tampa Bay Food Fight

Metropolitan  Ministries held its second annual Food Fight event and fundraiser. Fifty restaurants battled it out at Armature Works in Tampa to see which side of the bay had the edge on food this year. Money raised from the event benefits Metropolitan Ministries’ culinary arts program, which gives at-risk students a chance to learn skills