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ANNUAL REPORT 2 0 1 6 2016 Annual report


MESSAGE

PRESIDENT & CEO Thank you for your continued investment in the long-term success of Tampa Bay’s business community. Our membership comes from diverse economic backgrounds – small businesses, international corporations, entrepreneurs, executive management, government leadership, and the military. Together, we become a unified front with the power to create a new level of economic prosperity for Tampa Bay. The Chamber is a not-for-profit, membership organization that helps promote the businesses and business interests of our members. We work to help your company grow, become better connected throughout the community, and bring visibility to your organization. The Chamber remains the largest and most effective and efficient way to connect with peers, possible partners, and potential customers in the Bay area. Programming such as Competitive Edge Series, Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay, Leadership Tampa, and Leadership Tampa Alumni help to build valuable business and leadership development skills. Sold-out events such as our Military Appreciation Banquet, Women of Influence Luncheon, and Small Business of the Year Awards offer unparalleled networking opportunities. Innovative initiatives such as our Startup Scholars and Education Connection programs continue to keep the Chamber on the forefront of growth and change in our community. With an eye towards the future, this year the Chamber unveiled its 10-year vision plan, Vision 2026, at the Annual Meeting. Our advocacy on behalf of the business community is unparalleled by any other organization. Advocating for local and statewide transportation efforts, funding for the University of South Florida and hosting Vice President Joe Biden were just a few of the highlights of 2016. Be sure to visit www.tampachamber.com for accurate and up-to-date information on all Chamber events, programs, and policy positions. It is our pleasure to serve you, our valued members, and we appreciate your continued commitment to the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.

Sincerely,

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Bob Rohrlack, CCE President & CEO, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

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ABOUT US Our Mission

To serve our members and enhance our community by building business success

#VISION2026 — Our 10-year vision plan

Learn more: www.tampachamber.com/vision2026

Our Vision The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce envisions an engaged and inclusive community driven by business prosperity

Our Values

Integrity, inclusiveness, agility, and accountability

CONTENTS 3 4 5 6 7 9 11

Executive Committee Chamber Leadership Finance Membership Business Advocacy Military Support Leadership Programs

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Member Engagement Signature Events Innovation Leadership Vision 2026 Marketing & Communications Partner Investors

Special thanks to Lance Raab for our cover photo and John Pehling for his artwork on page 17

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CHAIR

2016

Guy King III, M.E. Wilson Co., Inc.

FINANCE

Neil Bosland AACSB International

Maryann Ferenc Mise En Place

Debbie Lundberg Presenting Powerfully By Debbie Lundberg

Lee Nelson, Esq. Shutts & Bowen LLP

Jason Woody Lions Eye Institute

MEMBERSHIP

Jim Dean Busch Gardens/ Adventure Islands

MILITARY

CHAIR-ELECT

MARKETING

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

INTERNATIONAL

INNOVATION LEADERSHIP

Evan Brownstein WiPro/Healthplan Services

Lauren Key Florida Hospital

Vincent Cassidy Majesty Title Services, LLC

Jamie Harden Creative Sign Designs

John Long University of South Florida

Mike Griffin, Savills Studley Occupier Services

PUBLIC POLICY

LEGAL COUNSEL

SECRETARY/ PRESIDENT & CEO

TREASURER

PROGRAMS

Bruce Faulmann Tampa Bay Times

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Steven Bernstein, Esq., Fisher Phillips

Andy Mayts, Esq. GrayRobinson

Robin DeLaVergne David Mechanik, Esq. Tampa General Mechanik Nuccio Hospital Hearne & Wester, P.A.

Marilyn Mullen Healy, Esq. Adams and Reese LLP

Bob Rohrlack Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce


CHAMBER LEADERSHIP 2016

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

Anne Adams, Beaux Arts Group

Peter Diniaco, Aetna*

Drew Jenkins, Bush Ross*

Yvette Segura, USAA*

Mayor Bob Buckhorn, City of Tampa

Andy Alford, WFLA-TV*

Lee Evans, Bristol-Myers Squibb*

Bob Johnston, Front Burner Brands

Kevin Shukur, BBVA Compass Bank

Christine Burdick, Tampa Downtown Partnership

Ira Federer, Raymond James & Associates*

Cheryl Kleiman, Peak 10

Kareem Spratling, Bryant Miller Olive P.A.

Santiago Corrada, Visit Tampa Bay

Thomas Feindt, Grow Financial Federal Credit Union*

Rob Ledford, Baker Barrios*

Lindsay August, BB&T* Clint Babcock, Sandler Training* Patrick Baskette, EFP Debra Bauman, SKANKSA USA * Jon Bayless, Pinnacle Holdings

Mark Fernandez, EMF Consulting

John Bell, Tampa Theatre

Doug Fisher, Empire Office*

Beth Bernitt, Hellmuth, Obata, Kassabaum, Inc.

Brian Ford, Tampa Bay Buccaneers*

Stuart Brown, Accenture*

Robert Fox, Frontier Business Edge*

John Byczek, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Sandra Callahan, TECO* Hugh Campbell, AC4S Ronald A. Christaldi, Esq., Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP * Ginger Clark, Ph.D., Hillsborough Community College* Justin Clark, Cigar City Brewing Robert Clark, Tampa Steel Erecting Co. Keven Clifton, Charter Communications* Karin Coleman, HCI Group, Inc.* Joseph Conrod Sr., Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital* Ana Cruz, Ballard Partners Justin Day, The Advocacy Group* Kimberlee DeBosier, JMT, Inc. Scott DeThomas, GTE Financial*

Ken Lane, Avison Young Bill J. Lennox Ph.D., Saint Leo University* Chad Loar, PNC Bank* Joseph W. Lopano, Tampa International Airport* Orlando Lopez-Isa, Gresham, Smith & Partners Mark MacMillan, ProShred

Erik Genrich, CenturyLink*

Drew Marshall, CI Group

Richard Ghent, Mosaic*

Seth McKeel, Southern Strategy Group

Bill Goede, Bank of America* Henry Gonzalez III, Mutual of Omaha Bank* Steve Griggs, Tampa Bay Lightning* Kimberly Guy St. Josephs Hospital* Tom Henderson, Hill Ward Henderson Alison Hoefler, Southwest Airlines Greg Hoerbelt, Regions Bank* Derek Holmes, Tec-Link Alyson Horn, AVI-SPL* Dan Howat, JP Morgan Chase* Mariela Hurst, SunTrust Banks, Inc.* Mickey Jacob, BDG Architects

John Medaska, Vology* Gregg Morton, Citi*

Susan Stackhouse, Stellar Partners, Inc.* Chase Stockon, Panther International, LLC Thom Stork, The Florida Aquarium Eduardo Suarez-Solar Gunster

LEADERSHIP TAMPA CHAIR Susan Maurer, Atlantic Coast Bank

Craig Richard, Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. Jeff Eakins, Hillsborough County Public Schools Lindsey Kimball, Hillsborough County Economic Development

Jim Themides, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.* Yvette Tremonti, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer & Research Institute, Inc.*

Rick Nafe, Tampa Bay Rays* T. Corey Neil, The Bank of Tampa*

Gary Vien, Suncoast Credit Union*

Greg Olivier, USAmeriBank*

Joe Waggoner, Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority*

PAST CHAIRS 2015

Ronald A. Christaldi, Esq., Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP *

2014 Robin DeLaVergne, Tampa General Hospital* 2013 Gregory Celestan, Celestar Corporation 2012

2010-11 Chuck Sykes, Sykes Enterprises Incorporated*

2008

Judy Genshaft, Ph.D., University of South Florida*

Enrique Woodroffe, Woodroffe Corporation Architects

2007

Fredrick H.L. McClure, Esq., DLA Piper US LLP

2006

Jose Valiente

Alba Rodriguez, SKANSKA USA*

Scott Zykoski, Centennial Bank*

2005

 . Samuel Ellison, EWI C Construction, LLC

Christopher Rogers, Sykes Enterprise Incorporated*

* Partner-level company

Dave Punzak, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, P.A.* Scott Riley, Fintech*

Hala A. Sandridge, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C.*

Ron Weaver, Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson P.A. Randall Woods, Florida Blue*

2002 A.D. Sandy MacKinnon, MacKinnonEquipment & Services

Chuck Black, Black & Black Consulting Services

Henry Gonzalez, III, Mutual of Omaha Bank*

Chris Pietruskiewicz, Stetson University College of Law

MILITARY ADVISOR Col. April Vogel, MacDill Air Force Base

Ann Kulig, The Westshore Alliance

2009

Aakash Patel, Elevate, Inc.

EMERGE TAMPA BAY CHAIR Jennifer Lawson, HCI Group, Inc.

Roger Swinford, Calhoun International

Christine Turner ChappellRoberts

Doug Pace, Gasparilla Capital, LLC

LEADERSHIP TAMPA ALUMNI CHAIR Reid Haney, Hill Ward Henderson, PA

2004 John Ramil, TECO *

2001

Bob Martinez, Holland & Knight

1999

Rhea Law, Esq., Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC *

1998

Richard Dobkin

1995

Joe House

1993

Gay Culverhouse

1992

James Ferman, Ferman Motor Car Company, Inc

1990-91 James Apthorp 1989-90 William Starkey 1988-89 Stella Thayer, Esq., MacFarlane Ferguson & McMullen 1987-88 James Urbanski 1985-86 Mandell Shimberg, Shimberg-Cross Co. 1984-85 G. Robert Blanchard 1983-84 T. Terrell Sessums

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FINANCE 2016

2015

Total Assets: $3,210,827 $2,777,050

Cash & Cash Equivalents Accounts Receivable Prepaid Expenses & Other

Prepaid Expenses & Other

Other Assets

Other Assets

$100

$300

Deferred Membership & Revenues

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$41,354

Long-Term Liabilities

$294,490

Activity Advances

$2,570

Total Liabilities: $1,944,230 Net Assets: $1,266,597

$259,578

Accounts Payable

$209,881

$0 $25K $50

$100

$300

$2.5M

$1,363,593

Current Accrued Expenses

$26,221

Activity Advances

$300

Deferred Membership & Revenues

$265,821

Long-Term Liabilities

$100

Total Liabilities & Net Assets: $3,353,175

$1,439,737

Accounts Payable

$43,511 $0 $25K $50

$2.5M

Total Liabilities & Net Assets: $3,210,827

Current Accrued Expenses

$282,441

Net

$40,540 $0 $25K $50

$73,157

Property & Equipment

$194,841

Net

$168,965

Net of Allowance

$85,590

Property & Equipment

$2,785,101

Cash & Cash Equivalents Accounts Receivable

$112,806

Net of Allowance

Total Assets: $3,353,175

$1.5M

$2,787 $0 $25K $50

Total Liabilities: $1,961,802 Net Assets: $1,391,373

$100

$300

$1.5M


MEMBERSHIP

240

New Members

AMBASSADOR COMMITTEE • Key component in member retention efforts • 53 ribbon cuttings • Connected with over 725 members

92%

Retention

National Chamber Average 89%

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Existing members increased their membership investment

16,000 Members attended planned programming

Chamber members in Minneapolis at Benchmarking trip

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BUSINESS ADVOCACY • Hosted Vice President Joe Biden for a discussion on strengthening business ties with Latin America • Board members met with members of Congress during annual visit to Washington D.C. • Advocated for a statewide uniform framework on regulation of transportation networking companies • Advocated for continued funding for the University of South Florida Downtown Medical School • Remained at the forefront in the discussion of the transportation needs in Hillsborough County including Go Hillsborough, Tampa Bay Express, and the Selmon Extension Projects • Hosted members of the U.S. Departments of Commerce and State for information sessions on business to business engagement with Cuba

Chamber leaders met with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio in Washington D.C. 7

Vice President Joe Biden addresses business leaders


YES! TO 20 ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN While the Chamber’s efforts for a 20 year sales tax referendum to fund transportation improvements did not pass the County Commission vote, the Yes! to 20 campaign was a success. Prior to the campaign, the county was only considering a 15-year sales tax option. Because of the Chamber’s efforts for a 20-year option, the vote was for 20 years and not the anticipated 15-year option. Transportation continues to be a top priority for the Chamber beyond 2016.

Yes!

HOB NOB The Chamber hosted the 2016 Political Hob Nob that was attended by 53 candidates and over 600 business leaders. Attendees voted for their candidates in the Hob Nob Straw Poll.

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MILITARY SUPPORT FLAG OFFICERS AND KEY COMMANDERS RECEPTION • Hosted by Chamber’s Military Council and Tampa Electric Company • Recognized military leaders with tremendous responsibility to the security of our nation

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301

Active duty service members and business leaders attended our Operation Partnership series

Veterans Day Observance


SENIOR ENLISTED RECEPTION • Opportunity for members of the Tampa Bay business community to personally thank our local service men and women • Nearly 300 service members attended • Over 100 Chamber members and Tampa business executives attended Senior Enlisted Reception

Operation Partnership

OPERATION PARTNERSHIP • Joint initiative of the Military Council, Women of Influence Committee, Leadership Tampa Alumni, and Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay • Strengthened the networking connection between the military and the business community

VETERANS NETWORKING/BUSINESS AFTER HOURS • SS American Victory Ship hosted for the 2nd consecutive year • Over 200 military and business leaders attended

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LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

500+

Young Professionals

• Through the Professional Development Committee’s Protégé Program, 59 Emerge members were paired with mentors • The Public Policy committee’s signature event featured Florida State Representatives Jamie Grant, Ed Narain, and Chris Sprowls • Program name changed from Emerge Tampa Bay to Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay • The Community Outreach Committee’s non-profit fair included over 30 local non-profit organizations

2016 Deanne Dewey Roberts Emerging Leader Award presented to Erin Cassidy

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LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

LT’16 CLASS PROJECT

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participants in this year’s intensive nine-month course

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Participants supported A Kid’s Place in a classroom expansion project where they assisted in converting a patio area into a new classroom for the toddlers, installed a new sunshade over the playground area, and helped with other upgrades.

Class

Tourism Day at Busch Gardens

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LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

600+

Members

• LTA members served as mentors to young professionals in the Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay Protégé Program • Provided scholarships for nonprofit staff and civil employees of the Leadership Tampa Class of 2016

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• LTA members, along with other chamber members, volunteered at local schools for the Diploma-See program. Participants connected with more than 2,700 students

LTA Halloween themed Reunion

John Brabson received 2015 Parke Wright lll award

Connect with Coffee event hosted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2015 LTA Chair Misha Hart passed the gavel to 2016 LTA Chair Reid Haney


MEMBER ENGAGEMENT

150+

BENCHMARKING TRIP Minneapolis/Saint Paul, MN

Events and Programs

• • • • • •

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS GET CONNECTED MEMBER ORIENTATION COFFEE CONNECTION RETURN ON RELATIONSHIPS THE BUZZ

Member Orientation

• AFTER 5 • COMPETITIVE EDGE SERIES • SPORTING TOURNAMENTS SPORTING CLAYS GOLF

• 100 Tampa Bay business leaders traveled to the Twin Cities to meet with Minneapolis and Saint Paul’s city and state leadership • Topics discussed: downtown redevelopment, regionalism, transit, diversity initiatives, and workforce attraction and retention

Sporting Clays

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SIGNATURE EVENTS MILITARY APPRECIATION BANQUET • Leadership from all five service branches • Featured keynote speaker Vincent Jackson, founder of the Jackson In Action 83 Foundation and the winner of the NFL’s 2015 USAA Salute to Service Award

36th ANNUAL SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARDS AWARD WINNERS: Startup Category: 3 Daughters Brewing 5-20 Employee Category: Laser Locators

WOMEN OF INFLUENCE LUNCHEON

21-50 Employee Category: Vistra Communications, LLC

• Featured speaker Gay Gaddis, CEO and Founder of T3

51-250 Employee Category: Yacht StarShip Dining Cruises, LLC

• Rhea Law of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney was selected as the recipient of the 2016 Dottie Berger MacKinnon Woman of Influence Award

ANNUAL MEETING • 2016 Chamber Chair Guy King III passed the gavel to 2017 Chair Mike Griffin • Chuck Sykes named the 2016 H.L. Culbreath Jr. Profile in Leadership Award winner • 10-year Vision 2026 Plan was revealed 15

Outstanding Leader: Maryann Ferenc, Mise en Place


INNOVATION LEADERSHIP STARTUP SCHOLARS

333%

Amount Scholars and Alumni collectively increased revenues year one of the program

• The seven-month mentor program provided new entrepreneurs guidance and assistance in developing key performance indicators for long term growth • As of December 2016, the Startup Scholars and the Startup Scholars Alumni collectively increased their workforce by 533% • 2016 Startup Scholars:

EDUCATION CONNECTION • Provided the business community opportunities to influence the academic curriculum by communicating what skills are needed in the workforce • 2016 opportunities included educational events, roundtable discussions, a guest speaker program, and committee involvement

60%

Connections increased from 2015

Education Connection Signature Breakfast

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10-YEAR VISION PLAN

VISION

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The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce is reflective of the industries and businesses it serves. As such, we are called to evolve, transform, and innovate to ensure that our priorities and organizational structure are aligned with the evolving needs of our members. In 2016, the Chamber developed a 10-year vision plan with over 500 members providing input. Stakeholder surveying included: • 57 Individual phone interviews • 363 general membership survey responses • External stakeholder group included:

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Past Board Chairs Economic partners Commerce drivers Education representatives Elected officials

www.tampachamber.com/vision2026

Cooperative Agreement with South Dublin County and Hillsborough County signed


MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS AWARDS • Recognized by the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals (FACP) as one of Florida’s top chambers of commerce for outstanding achievement and precedence within the area of communications • Received two awards in the $1 Million + Budget Category for our 2016 Location Guide and 2015 Annual Report

MINDING MY BUSINESS CAMPAIGN Collected 33 testimonials from Chamber members

EVIEW Number of subscribers

13,527

• Proven effective for communication with members and potential members • Created a streamlined reader-friendly newsletter

SOCIAL MEDIA • Focused on increasing social media likes, followers, and reach in 2016 • Online reach by the end of 2016 more than 51,000 • #Vision2026 trended in Tampa during 2016 Annual Meeting

24% Increase in engagement

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PARTNER INVESTORS As of December 31, 2016

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