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Forgotten American Heroes


As Americans we wear red, white, and blue proudly. We sing, “Let freedom ring!”, without having experienced the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. It is easy to enjoy our well-fought for freedom through the comfort and solace of our own homes, many times forgetting that those who paid the ultimate sacrifice are without homes or solace. Liberty Manor, located at 10015 N. 9th St. Tampa, Fl 33612, provides these homeless veterans with shelter. Currently, the home houses about 20 Vets, many of them suffering from combat-related ailments/injuries. All those who care for these heroes donate their time to insure the best for our vets. However, Liberty Manor’s veterans are still without solace. Liberty Manor is in dire need of new AC equipment for their property. $12,000 is needed from the community to help our heroes and bring comfort into Liberty Manor. These men and women have fought for us with their lives; we can fight to bring them comfort in their living situation. Please let us continue to wear our colors proudly knowing that we are doing all we can to give back. All donations and cheerful giving is appreciated. You may send checks to Liberty Manor at 10015 N. 9th St. Tampa, Fl 33612. You may also contact David Long of Business Ink Printing at (813) 988-4656 or email David at for more information and questions.



Elizabeth Fairchild, Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce Intern


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…