Category Archives: Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce

March Chamber Super Networking Luncheon *Reservations due tomorrow 3/15*

March Super Networking Chamber Luncheon
Wednesday, March 20th
11:45 a.m.

Sponsored by:


Hosted by:


5515 E. Fowler Ave., Temple Terrace

Reservations due on the chamber website by *tomorrow* Friday, March 15th at noon~
Members $18 pre-paid, $20 at door
Guests $25


Giving back – Good for the heart and business?

Doing a good deed can go a long way. Corporate philanthropy can range from giving a non-profit organization a financial contribution to organizing an office community service day. However, the benefits can be greater than the warm feeling of knowing that you are doing your civic duties.

Build Your Team!

What better team building activity is there than giving back to the community? It is always a benefit to give employees a chance to get know each other better beyond the scopes of everyday work tasks. You might even experience of boost of morale in the workplace!

New Employment Opportunities!

Many candidates look for specific qualities when looking for employment. Doing community service may just give your company the edge it needs to attract potential candidates.  Companies that give employees an option to volunteer during the work day demonstrate how important philanthropy is to them. Going to work and having a chance to give back to the community is the best of both worlds!

Look Good While Doing Good!

The community will develop a positive impression of a company that is contributing to it.  Make sure the philanthropic efforts are done with sincere intentions to enhance the community. Community members will know if the motive is self-serving.

Community service can be good for business when it is done right. Get out of the office and give back!

Christine Lewis

Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce Intern~ Spring 2013

Christine Lewis-Intern

Upcoming Events {Week of February 18th-23rd}


February 18th-February 23rd:

Monday, February 18th President’s Day~Chamber Office Closed


Wednesday, February 20th

Monthly Chamber Luncheon 11:45 a.m.

-Hosted by the Temple Terrace Golf & CC

-200 Inverness Ave.

Sponsored by:

NLT logo

Guest Speaker: Richard Gonzmart, CEO, The Columbia Restaurant

-Click here to register TODAY! -Members $18 pre-paid, $20 at door, Guests $25


Thursday, February 21st

Women Mean Business After Hours Networking Event 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

-Hosted by Beef ‘O’ Brady’s

-9311 N. 56th St. -Complimentary appetizers and drink specials! -Speed Networking will be featured. -Chamber Members FREE, Guests $10. -RSVP on the chamber website by clicking here!


Friday, February 22nd

GFWC Temple Terrace Woman’s Club 40th Annual Community-Wide Prayer Breakfast

-Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club

-200 Inverness Ave.

-Coffee 7:00 a.m., Breakfast and Program begin at 7:30 a.m.

-Guest Speaker: Pastor Joe Germain

First Baptist Church of Temple Terrace

-Individual tickets $12, tables of 8/$96

-Tickets available by contacting Liz Affronti, 813-988-5626 or Norma Jean Moore, 813-988-3056

-Reservations due TODAY (2/18)!


Saturday, February 23rd 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Grand Opening of Arbor Walk Apartments “Paws Park”

-4121 E. Busch Blvd., Tampa

-Live D.J., K-9 Presentation by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department-Hot dogs on the grill and goodies for  your pets!

24th Annual Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and Taste of the Terrace

logo and name togetherTuesday, March 5th 2013
TPepin’s Hospitality Center
Located at 4121 N. 50th Street, Tampa
3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Title Sponsor: The Law Office of Jack L. Townsend, Sr. P.A.

$5 admission for event~tickets available at the chamber office 9385 N. 56th Street (Bank of America building before main lobby) or day of event. Organizations wanting to sell tickets please contact

Call (813) 989-7004 for questions and information Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm.

Expo & Restaurant booths still available see chamber website for more details~

*A vendor’s hour will be held from 2:00-3:00 p.m. prior to the opening of the Expo*

Participants as of 2/13/2013~

The Law Office of Jack L. Townsend, Sr. P.A.

Bulls Outfitter
Bulluck Law Group
Hillsborough Technical Education Centers (HiTEC)
Pilot Bank
Tampa Electric Company-Trustee
TPepin’s Hospitality Centre

Daniels Chevrolet
Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches
Otto Engineering
Republic Bank

Cruise Planners/ American Express Travel-Janice Sinardi
The Solution Associates
Watts Dawson & Associates, Inc.
Edward Jones- Perry Jacobsen
Grow Financial Federal Credit
Compass Self Storage
Bank of America

Media Sponsors~
Metropolitan Advertising Company
Tampa Bay Business Journal-Trustee
Tampa Tribune

Advanced Dermatology
AMF University Lanes
Antonio’s Pasta Grille
Artistic Smiles of Tampa Bay, LLC
Blount Curry Funeral Home, Terrace Oaks Chapel
Bay Area Neuro Clinic, Inc.
Buddy Baseball
CGM Services, Inc.
Chick-fil-A Fowler Avenue
City of Temple
Terrace Fire Department
City of Temple Terrace Leisure Services
City of Temple Terrace Police Department
Clarion Hotel
Embassy Suites-USF
Fifth Third Bank
Filter Pure Systems, Inc.
Geiger/Iwerks for You, Inc.
Hillsborough County Small Business Information Center
Hilton Garden Inn
Holiday Inn Express Tampa North
Joyce Coleman State Farm Agency
Lenny’s Sub Shop
Licari Family Chiropractic
Lodge at Lakecrest
Masque Theatre of Temple Terrace
MCC Marketing Group
Northside Mental Health Center, Inc.
Office Dynamics
Office Suites PLUS
Puff n’ Stuff Catering
Railroad & Industrial Federal Credit Union
Rocky Creek Retirement Village
Rotary Club of Temple Terrace
Scentsy Wickless Candles
SerenBe Day Spa
Spot On Advertising
Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union
Tacoson Mexican Grill
Temple Terrace Bar Association
Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club
The UPS Store #5193
Troy University
University Village
Unlimited Printing
Vernon Sales Promotion
Video Conversions of Florida

Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce Office Closed for Holidays

The Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce office located at 9385 N. 56th Street will be closed starting Monday, December 24th and re-open on Wednesday, January 2nd. Normal business hours will resume Monday-Friday 9am-4pm.

*Happy Holidays from the Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce*


Thank you to our members for making 2012 successful, here’s to 2013!

*Thank you to Greene Image  for the photo* 

Women Mean Business November Event Recap

Lauren N. Tice of LNT Social Media Training presenting “Business Basics of Social Media” to the event attendees.

Women Mean Business Networking Event November 27th

Women Mean Business met at Axiom Business Consulting LLC – Seema Jain CPA PA this past week for the November networking event. Lauren Tice of LNT Social Media Training presented the “Business Basics of Social Media”, there was a great turnout and thank you again to Seema Jain CPA PA for hosting!

Women Mean Business is a group of established business women as well as those starting out in business. The group includes Chamber members as well as non-chamber members and meets monthly at a variety of Chamber restaurants and businesses for networking, social interaction, and an opportunity to share ideas.

For more information contact Lauren at or the Chamber office at (813) 989-7004.


New Teacher’s Breakfast was held on Friday, August 17th at the Clarion Hotel & Upcoming Chamber Events

New Teacher's Breakfast was held on Friday, August 17th at the Clarion Hotel

Over 250 attended this annual event welcoming new teachers to the area schools. Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation and Tampa Electric Company were the main sponsors, thank you! A special thank you as well to all the table, teacher and door prize sponsors that made this event so outstanding.

Check out a wonderful article by the Temple Terrace Patch on the event by clicking here….

This Thursday, August 23rd is our 49th Annual Awards & Installation Banquet at 6:30 p.m. hosted by Embassy Suites-USF. We will recognize Sara Leutzinger, incoming Chamber President and say good-bye to current Chamber President Phil Lentsch. This year’s theme is Masquerade!

We will be installing the new Board of Director members and saying farewell to the outgoing Board members.

The Citizen of the Year & Ann Simmons Service Award Winners will also both be announced.

Congratulations to the three Citizen of the Year Finalists~

Renee Blaine, Tim Lancaster and Anita Long

Good luck to you all!

For other upcoming Chamber events see the online event calendar here…