Jill McSpadden

Prida, Guida & Company, P.A.

Emerge has given me many opportunities to develop professionally. I have met some wonderful people and feel more connected to the community.

David Loos

Beaux-Arts Group

Emerge is a great first step for making your mark and making a difference.

Jasmine Riber

Bank of America

Emerge offers more than just engaging networking events. It provides resources and growth opportunities to help keep you relevant and effective within Tampa Bay.
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Monday, June 19th, 2017
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Professional Development Speaker Series II
Thursday, June 22, 2017
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida
4610 Eisenhower Boulevard S.
Tampa, FL 33634
Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay is proud to present its second Speaker Series event on the year! Come listen to a panel of experts give insight to Engaging Young Professionals in Non-Profit Organizations. Whether you are looking to find a volunteer opportunity, want to serve on a nonprofit board or want to involve your company in social responsibility, this presentation will help you lay the groundwork on making an impact in the Tampa Bay community.
Panelists include Jessica Muroff, CEO, Girl Scouts of West Central Florida and co-founder of Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay; Suzanne McCormick, CEO, United Way Suncoast;
 Bill Goede, Market President, Bank of America; and Bob Rohrlack, President & CEO of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.
The Speaker Series will take place at the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017. Registration begins at 5:30pm and the program will start at 6pm. Space is limited, so get your tickets today. Please offer a special thanks to our presenting sponsor, Tampa Bay Food Trucks, and our venue sponsor,
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida.


Downtown Tampa #LunchIn
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
12pm – 1pm
Ferg’s Live
490 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
#LunchIns serve as opportunities to mix and mingle with fellow Emerging Leaders on your lunch break. If you are interested in attending, please use the links to sign up. Lunches are capped at 10 guests.

BUZZ-ness After Hours
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
5:30pm – 7:00pm
10690 Palm River Road
Tampa, FL 33619
Join us for complimentary hors d’oeuvres while networking with your fellow Chamber and Emerging Leaders members!
Email Emerge@tampachamber.com to join the waitlist!   


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Like us and share our page with other Tampa-area young professionals to spread the word about Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay!
Out and about with other members? Participating in a great Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay or Chamber event? Snap a picture and send it to Emerge@TampaChamber.com to post to the page! Don’t forget to let us know who is in the picture so we can tag them.
Please note that no Committee Meetings or Chamber Events will be taking place during the month of July. All programming will resume during the month of August
Public Policy  
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
6 PM - 7 PM
Monday, August 14, 2017
6 PM - 7 PM
Professional Development  
Monday, June 19, 2017
6 PM - 7 PM
Community Outreach  
Monday, August 7, 2017
6 PM - 7 PM
All committee meetings are held at the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce office located at 201 N. Franklin Street, Suite 201. Since the main building gets locked at the street level in the evenings, it is best to enter the building from the 3rd floor of the Ft. Brooke Parking Garage.  Follow the bridge over to City Center and the Chamber offices are the first door on your right
One of the best benefits of Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay membership is the opportunity to serve on a committee. However, not everyone is able to attend committee meetings, so we are now allowing members the option to sign up to receive all the committees' minutes from the month. Beginning in April, members who sign up will receive an email at the end of the month that includes the minutes from all four committees.
When academia and business work together – brilliance happens.
Education Connection is a partnership between the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Hillsborough Community College, Hillsborough County Schools, Saint Leo University, Stetson University College of Law, The University of Tampa, and the University of South Florida.
The partnership represents the majority of business interests and educational institutions in Hillsborough County. The partnership was created to develop workforce talent, encourage industry leading research, and inspire meaningful business-academic partnerships.
Education Connection is looking for engaged individuals in the Emerging Leaders community to join their committee and give young professional insight to their programming. Do you want to join Emerging Leaders member and Education Connection Committee Co-Chair Jennifer Lawson and other Emerging Leaders in this unique opportunity?
Email Hannah Dunevant, Leadership Programs Manager, to learn more!

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Congratulations to Samm Fairlie, Social Sales Manager for Yacht Starship, on being selected as a Provisional Member of the Junior League of Tampa!
Do you know an Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay member who has received an award, reached a milestone, started a new position? Tell us about it so we can share the good news! Email Emerge@TampaChamber.com with any exciting updates!
MacDonald Training Center
Mentorship Monday & Tour
Monday, July 17, 2017
12:30pm – 2:30pm
MacDonald Training center, Inc.
5420 W. Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607
Join Emerging Leaders Community Outreach Committee on a tour of the MacDonald Training Center followed by an opportunity to work with individuals on resume preparation and job interview skills. 
Operation Partnership – Part II
Civilian Career Day –  August 18 – Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
Emerging Leaders is looking for volunteers who will allow military participants the opportunity to shadow them at their workplace. This is your opportunity to help transitioning service members relate their occupations to the civilian sector.  
If you are interested in volunteering for the Civilian Career Day at the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce on August 18, 2017, please email emerge@tampachamber.com by July 31st, 2017 with the following information:
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Thank you again for your volunteering your time to make this year’s Operation Partnership our most successful yet!
2017 Competitive Edge Series:
Improving Civility in the Workforce
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
11:45am – 1:30pm
Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
201 N. Franklin Street, Suite 201
Tampa, FL 33602
There are great people among us! Strangely though, in looking at the history of our country, there has been a consistent decline in how we speak, dress, interact and respect ourselves and others. This has led to an overly casual, often offensive version of the intelligent, focused people each of us can be – individually or as part of a group or team.
This is not a political talk, rather a humorous and poignant walk through some trends in style, language and habits including communication, technology and actions, which have created the environment we are in today.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Fundraising and Information Session
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Cask Social
208 South Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606
Join the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in this unique networking opportunity to learn about becoming part of a larger fundraising campaign.
$10.00 donation for entry.
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PurePoint Financial
Tampa Westshore Financial Center Grand Opening
Thursday, June 22, 2017
3:00pm – 6:00pm
Tampa Westshore Financial Center
1510 N. Westshore Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33607

The Making Waves Society hosts
Havana Nights
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
5:30pm – 7:30pm
The Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602

Did you know that you could be missing out on savings when purchasing your office supplies? As a member, you qualify for participation in the National Chamber Program offering deep discounts, 15-40% savings, on essential supplies.
The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce serves you by advocating for initiatives that will improve the Tampa Bay business climate and by creating programs that will help you promote and grow your business while watching your bottom line. We have seen some amazing success through our partnership with Office Depot.
2017 Tampa Bay Rays – Chamber Outing
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
One Tropicana Drive, Tropicana Field
Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
Join fellow chamber members by purchasing tickets to the Tampa Bay Rays!
Emerging Leaders Chair Jeff Chernoff will be throwing the first pitch of the game! Get your ticket and come out to show support for
Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay!

2017 Tampa Bay Rowdies – Chamber Night
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Al Lang Stadium
230 1st Street East
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Use Promo Code GTCC to receive special discounts on tickets! Includes post-game fireworks and concert!

Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay is a young professional leadership program of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce designed for emerging leaders ages 21 to 35. Stemming from an initiative to recruit and retain talent in the Greater Tampa Bay Area, the Chamber’s Board of Directors approved the idea in 2003, Emerge Tampa Bay was launched in May 2004, and the name was changed to Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay in December 2016. 
Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay works to impact the business community across the region by providing professional development, networking, and community outreach opportunities for young professionals, as well as impacting public policy affecting the Tampa Bay business community. 
With the vision of becoming the premier young professional program in the country, Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay’s mission is to support, cultivate and attract emerging leaders, ages 21 to 35, by providing access to business resources, educational opportunities, and community partnerships in an effort to enhance Greater Tampa Bay.