The Business Week Ahead: October 24th, 2016

A schedule of major business events in the Tampa Bay area.


Hillsborough Schools – students released `one hour early.


7:15am – 9:00am
University of Tampa
UT’s Business Network Symposium Series Kicks Off Oct. 25
2016-2017 Business Network Symposium series kickoff.
There will be a continental breakfast at 7:15 a.m., followed by the program from 7:45–9 a.m.
Speakers:  Artemis Emslie is CEO of myMatrixx, a pharmacy benefit management and ancillary services company focused on workers’ compensation.
Mark Gordon is CEO of Odyssey Marine Exploration.
Dr. Chris Sakezles is the president and CEO of SynDaver Labs.
Price:  Free and open to the public.
Location:  Vaughn Center Crescent Club, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL
Info:  Niti Shah – nshah@ut.edu

8:00am – 5:00pm
Florida Center for Cybersecurity Third Annual Conference
Connecting. Securing. Leading. Join us for the Florida Center for Cybersecurity’s Third Annual Conference, the most comprehensive cybersecurity event in Florida.
Price:  $100 (discounts available for military, academia and students)
Location:  Tampa Convention Center, 333 South Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602
Click for info or to REGISTER.

Lakeland Bancorp Inc. earnings REPORT.

Nielsen Holdings PLC earnings REPORT.

Patriot National Bancorp Inc. earnings REPORT.

The Conference Board – Consumer Confidence (REPORT).

4:30pm – 8:30pm
Tampa Hillsborough EDC 2016 Annual Meeting
The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation’s signature gathering, the Annual Meeting commemorates the past fiscal year’s most significant achievements of both the EDC and our Investors.
Price:  $75
Location:  Amalie Arena, 401 Challenside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
Click for info or to REGISTER.

SCORE – St. Petersburg
10 Tips for Advertising Your Business (seminar)
In tough economic times, why advertise? According to a recent study, firms that advertised during a recession increased in value and got more marketing bang for their buck. Today you have an incredible opportunity to increase sales and build market share by following these 10 tips for advertising your business.
Price:  Free
Location:  Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Avenue S, St. Petersburg, FL, 33705
Info:  Bob Gaynor – 727/
Click to REGISTER.


Equifax Inc. earnings REPORT.

Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce – New Home Sales (REPORT).

11:00am – 2:00pm
Tampa Job Fair
The Job Fair will be the place for you to make a lasting impression on recruiters who make hiring decisions.
Price:  Free
Location: Doubletree by Hilton Tampa Westshore Airport, 4500 West Cypress Street, Tampa, Florida 33607
Click for INFO.

SCORE – St. Petersburg
Sales 101: How to Close Deals and Make Money (seminar)
Becoming a master at selling your product or service and getting clients to buy can be a challenging task for many small business owners. This FREE workshop is focused on how to sell your product or service. Learn how to determine distribution channels, evaluate your sales process, build a sales team and motivate them, using sales tools & more.
Price:  Free
Location:  Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue N, St. Petersburg, FL, 33701
Info:  Bert Seither – 727/
Click to REGISTER.

SCORE – St. Petersburg
Linkedin and Social Selling for Business (seminar)
What is your “personal style” and how does this integrate with your social selling on Linkedin? This free educational small business workshop will introduce you to your personal style and integrate this with social selling on Linkedin. We will cover three step by step strategies you can implement today saving you time and getting you better result.
Price:  Free
Location:  Greenhouse, 440 2nd Avenue N, St. Petersburg, FL, 33701
Info:  Pat Huston – 727/
Click to REGISTER.


The Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor – Initial Claims (Unemployment) (REPORT).

Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce – Durable Goods Orders (REPORT).

University of Tampa
CEO National Conference (Thurs, Oct 27th – Sat, Oct 29th)
Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) is the premier entrepreneurship network with chapters on university campuses across North America and beyond. CEO’s mission is to inform, support and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation. With a diverse entrepreneurial community and global network, CEO provides student entrepreneurs with opportunities, events, chapter activities, and conferences to help start businesses.
Open to Public.
Info:  James Zebrowski – jzebrowski@ut.edu813/257-3221

SCORE – Clearwater
How Appearing on Shark Tank Helped Us Grow Our Business (seminar)
This forum tells the story of entrepreneurial success.  The story began when the four Mastronardo brothers discovered the health benefits of coconut oil for the skin. The brothers were inspired to formulate a responsible skincare line with ingredients derived from nature. A few months later, their new company, Nardo’s Natural, developed their first moisturizer in their kitchen. The family business has since introduced a variety of USDA Certified Organic products and continues to grow every day. Nardo’s now manufactures and formulates a broad range of premium skincare products and is headquartered in Tampa Bay Florida.  A key factor in Nardo’s success was the appearance of the brothers on Shark Tank.  How the brothers won this TV opportunity over stiff competition and how it impacted their business will be of interest to all entrepreneurs.
Price:  Free
Location:  Banquet Masters, 13355 49th Street N, Clearwater, FL, 33762
Info:  Walter McCraken, PhD – 727/
Click to REGISTER.


Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce – Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (REPORT).

10:30am – 2:00pm
NEW Florida Region Fall Networking Luncheon and Panelist Event
Network of Executive Women — Leading Through Change, 10 Years of Success!
Price:  $65.00 per person. Deadline to register is Monday 10/24 Members and Non-Members Welcome!
Location:  TPepin’s Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th St, Tampa, FL 33610
Click for info or to REGISTER.





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