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, September 4th, 2017
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New Member Orientation
Thursday, September 7, 2017
5:30pm – 7:00pm
The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
201 North Franklin Street, Suite 201
Tampa, FL 33602
Are you new to Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay and are looking for your niche?
Have friends that are thinking about joining and want to learn more?
Register for the New Member Orientation to hear from representatives from the Emerging Leaders leadership team and learn about membership benefits, committees and other opportunities.
The BUZZ – September
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Beaux-Arts Group
400 N. Ashley Drive, Suite 800
Tampa, FL 33602


Nonprofit Volunteer Fair & October BUZZ
Monday, October 16, 2017
5:30pm – 8:00pm
The Centre Club
123 S. Westshore Blvd., 8th Floor
Tampa, FL 33609

Nominations for the Deanne Dewey Roberts Emerging Leader Award are now open!
Nominate your peers that have made a positive impact on Hillsborough County who exemplify outstanding professional values, demonstrate the ability to go above and beyond the expectations of a leader and serves as an inspiration to the community. Nomination forms can be found on the Emerging Leaders website.


Out with fellow Emerging Leaders and want to show us the wonderful time you’re having? Enjoying a networking or signature event hosted by the Chamber or ELTB? Tag @emergingleadersoftampabay in your Facebook posts so that we can like and share!

Emerging Leaders has new Membership Rates!
Reduced membership rates are now in effect and new members have the opportunity to enroll for the entire 2017 – 2018 calendar years for only $125 for Chamber members and $150 for non-Chamber members!
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, September 20, 2017
6 PM - 7 PM
Guest Speaker: Commissioner Ken Hagan, Hillsborough County, District 5
Membership Monday, September 11, 2017
6 PM - 7 PM
Professional Development  
Monday, September 18, 2017
6 PM - 7 PM
Community Outreach  
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
6 PM - 7 PM
Please note date change due to Labor Day holiday
Guest Speaker: Emily Schwartz, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful
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.
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. Members who sign up will receive an email at the end of the month that includes the minutes from all four committees.

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!

Small Business of the Year Awards
Friday, September 8, 2017
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
101 N. W.C. MacInnes Place
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.
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.