BayCare on top 100 list
BayCare Health System has been named one of the best companies to work for in the country by Great Place to Work and Fortune.
BayCare ranked No. 37 on the list, which was based on survey feedback from more than 650,000 employees — rating their workplace on more than 60 different categories, according to a news release from the health care system.
“We’re proud to be named a top workplace in the country for a third year in a row,” Tommy Inzina, president and CEO of BayCare, said in a release. “We’re lucky to have an extraordinary group of team members and physicians working together as one team to provide extraordinary care to our patients and proudly serve our community every single day.”
BayCare received the award for high survey results in many areas, including trust in leaders, respect, fairness and camaraderie. According to Great Place to Work, rankings are based on employees’ feedback and reward companies who best include all employees, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization.
Charter Review Board officers named
The Hillsborough County Charter Review Board has chosen its officers for 2020-2021, and it has selected State Rep. Edwin Narain to serve as chair. He is the first African-American chosen to lead the board.
The Charter Review Board makes recommendations to the Hillsborough County Commission regarding potential changes to Hillsborough County’s charter. The board impanels once every five years and meets monthly for one year.
Tampa metro area affordable
Hillsborough County’s website reports that the annual Cost of Living Index (COLI) report shows that the Tampa metro market is one of the most affordable metros in the United States, with a 2019 average annual index of 90.9.
At 9 points lower than the national average, the Tampa market ranked No. 1 among other competitive markets like Charlotte, Nashville and Atlanta.
Among metros within the state of Florida, Tampa ranked No. 2, just slightly behind Daytona Beach, which has a cost of living of 89.9.
A ribbon cutting is planned at Wathen Tax Service, 5332 Van Dyke Road in Lutz, on Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., according to the calendar of events of the North Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce.
East Pasco Networking Group
Pasco County Property Appraiser Gary Joiner will be the featured speaker at the East Pasco Networking Group’s March 10 breakfast meeting. The session begins at 7:30 a.m., and is held at the IHOP at 13100 U.S. 301 in Dade City.
New SMARTstart app
SMARTstart Pasco has a new tool, the Startup Space app, for Pasco County’s entrepreneurs to connect, communicate and collaborate with each other. Find out more by visiting Facebook.com/SMARTstartPasco/.
North Tampa Bay Chamber breakfast
Julian Mackenzie, the president and CEO of the Museum of Science and Industry, will be the featured speaker at the North Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce’s business breakfast meeting on March 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., at Pasco-Hernando State College’s Porter Campus, 2727 Mansfield Blvd., in Wesley Chapel. Mackenzie will be sharing MOSI’s trajectory and strategic plan for its future on Fowler Avenue. To register, visit NorthTampaBayChamber.com, or for more information, call (813) 994-8534.
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