Competitive Edge Series

The Competitive Edge Series is the premier educational program of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. Business and professional development classes under this umbrella offer attendees new skill sets and a practical application for implementation in their own business. A unique class takes place each month during the lunchtime hour.

The Competitive Edge Series classes are FREE to members of the FIT 2 Level, and FREE with benefits to members of the FIT 1 and 3 Levels.

Fighting for Freedom: How Businesses Can Become Champions Against Human Trafficking

Tue., May 14, 2019

11:30am - 1:30pm

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

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Every year, more than 300,000 American children are at-risk of being sexually exploited. While human trafficking in the United States is one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises, organizations like Selah Freedom are bringing proven solutions to save lives. Today, more and more businesses are joining the fight against human trafficking and making a difference in their communities. With companies like Marriott International, Delta Airlines and AirBnb training hundreds of thousands of employees on the issue of human trafficking and the signs to look out for, major corporations are demonstrating their commitment to protecting their clients and their brand.

It's more important than ever for business leaders to unite against this epidemic. By training and engaging employees across every sector of business, leaders are empowering their teams to not only understand the issue, but be a part of the solution.

During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the root of human trafficking and how this issue affects every zip code in America.
  • Engage in the conversation about best practices for business owners to educate their staff on human trafficking.
  • Unite with Selah Freedom and have their staff train your employees.


Sarah Pretorius
Executive Lead and Advocacy and Awareness Coordinator
Selah Freedom

Misty LaPerriere
National Law Enforcement Liaison and Trainer
Selah Freedom


Julia Gorzka Freeman
National Director of Philanthropy
Selah Freedom

Brandi Bynum
Blue Campaign Lead Campaign Coordinator
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

See some of our past Competitive Edge events.