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West Tampa Chamber Lunch Event

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Name: West Tampa Chamber Lunch Event
Date: February 21, 2023
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Join the West Tampa Chamber for our Monthly Lunch Event.

This Month's Program - Tampa Bay Economic Development Council Director of Community Development Tony Brown will present an update on the redevelopment and business growth opportunities in West Tampa. 
Speaker Bio: Tony has dedicated his life’s work to transforming neighborhoods by helping communities and businesses secure capital to finance real estate development projects and create jobs across America. Tony’s capital solutions have resulted in over $10 billion in private capital, to flow into underserved areas across America.
As the previous Director of the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund- United States Department of Treasury, Tony successfully implemented the New Markets Tax Credit Program. In this role he supervised the first $6 billion in tax credit authority allocated. He provided regulatory oversight of billions in CDFI Fund assets and measured the impact of the nation’s investments in community development entities and financial institutions. Tony was honored by then Secretary of Treasury, John Snow, for his “Contributions to the effective and efficient operations of the Department of Treasury.”
As a teenager, Tony experienced the disparate impact of grocery store closings that result in food deserts. He often carried his family’s grocery bags for several miles to have fresh meats and vegetables. Years later, our nation’s largest traditional grocer, Kroger Co., entrusted Tony to design and implement their Healthy Food Initiative for low-income communities.
Tony began his career in banking where he joined Bank of America in Florida through the acquisition of Barnett Banks, Inc.; and led the bank’s community development banking group. His past accomplishments include serving as executive director of the Riviera Beach CRA; and as the founding President & CEO of the Uptown Consortium in his hometown of Cincinnati.
Tony earned both his Bachelor and Master Degree in Business Administration/Finance from Xavier University (Ohio). 
This month's lunch will be catered by Eve Catering Tampa.

Invite a guest / Arrive early for networking / Bring your business cards

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Feature Sponsors (only 2 available) - $150 - Perks include reserved seating, 2 minutes to address the guests, display table for your business and 1 lunch ticket.

WTC Member Showcase Display Tables (only 4 Available) - $40 - Perks include display table for your business and 1 lunch ticket.

Door Prizes Welcome ~ Bring a Door Prize to the Event (Members Only Please)
Event Media:
Higgins Hall
5225 N. Himes Avenue
Tampa, FL 33614
Date/Time Information:
11:30 am Registration and Networking
Noon (SHARP) Lunch and Program
Program concludes at 1:00 p.m.
Contact Information:
Pre-Registered before Friday, February 17th 5 pm Cutoff:
Members: $20 / Non-Members: $25

All Walk-Ins - $35 at the Door pending available seating.

All reservations must be paid in advance online by credit/debit card by the Noon, Friday, February 17th deadline or received at the Chamber P. O. Box no later than Wednesday, February 15th.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

*Guests of the Chamber may attend 2 meetings annually before joining the Chamber

No cancellations/refunds after the Friday cutoff.  All (Member or Non-Member) late registrations and walk-ins will be charged the Walk-In Rate of $35 per attendee.
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