North Tampa Bay Chamber wins top state award

The North Tampa Bay Chamber recently was named the 2019 Chamber of the Year for the state of Florida during the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals annual conference in Daytona Beach. The chamber was honored for its accomplishments, including its acquisition of two chambers within the past five years that led to its official name change and logo, as well as its involvement in numerous … [Read more...]

9/11 responder shares his story and a gift

Stephen Spelman rushed to Ground Zero as a first responder, but quickly found himself trying to outrun the overwhelming cloud of dust as The World Trade Center’s North Tower began to collapse. Eighteen years later - to the day - Spelman shared the story of the daunting experience he had on Sept. 11, 2001. Spelman, who now lives in Wesley Chapel, was the featured speaker at a North Tampa Bay … [Read more...]

Chamber’s goal: Being there to meet members’ needs

When the North Tampa Bay Chamber began two decades ago, it was known as the Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce. In the beginning, it had 65 members and met in a garage. Now, it has 734 members — with some based as far away as Brooksville and St. Petersburg. It attracts a wide range of political and business leaders to speak at, and attend its monthly breakfasts and luncheons. The … [Read more...]

Excellence in Business Awards announced

The North Tampa Bay Chamber has announced the winners of its 2018 Excellence in Business Awards, which are bestowed during an annual celebration to acknowledge extraordinary contributions by local community members, businesses and organizations in the Wesley Chapel, New Tampa, Trinity and Odessa regions. This year’s winners are: New Business of the Year: Holiday Inn Express - Trinity Small … [Read more...]

Medical Center of Trinity seeks new ways to improve care

Anyone who has driven along the State Road 54/State Road 56 corridor during the past few years can easily see that the landscape is rapidly changing in Pasco County. Subdivisions and businesses are popping up everywhere, and the need for medical services continues to grow. Responding to that explosive growth and to evolving patient needs is only part of the equation, though. Keeping up with … [Read more...]

Wiregrass Ranch still practices patient approach to growth

Since the outset of the development of Wiregrass Ranch, the Porter family has used a patient approach to assembling the building blocks of a community. Over time, land once occupied by cattle and orange groves has been transformed. Developments including The Shops at Wiregrass, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, Pasco-Hernando State College’s Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch, North Tampa Bay … [Read more...]

Rays 2020 pitches a new ballpark for Ybor

Though recent on-field performances may suggest otherwise, the Tampa Bay Rays’ long-term future in the region should generate excitement to the community and fans alike. At least that was the pitch from Jason Woody to a room filled with business leaders and elected officials at the North Tampa Bay Chamber’s breakfast meeting earlier this month, at Pasco-Hernando State College’s Porter Campus in … [Read more...]