Introducing The New Tampa Chamber Board Of Directors & Staff!

New Tampa Chamber president Regina Ramalheira wants to introduce the New Tampa community to the people who donate their time and energy to help make the Chamber an important contributor to life in our area. To that end, we are going to run a short bio of the Chamber’s seven current Board members — and of executive assistant Jayne Baker — one or two at at time in each upcoming issue of the Chamber newsletter that appears in each issue of New Tampa Neighborhood News. In addition, all eight profiles will be posted on the Chamber’s website — — by the time this issue reaches your mailbox. We don’t have room for all nine bios in this space, but rest assured, all eight will run over the new two or three issues.

Please visit or call the Chamber’s executive assistant Jayne Baker at 293-2464 or 2012-13 president Regina Ramalheira at 245-8893 for more information about the Chamber.

Regina Ramalheira,

Chamber President

Regina Ramalheira became a resident of New Tampa in 1981. At the time she was the District Sales Manager of the popular The Limited stores.

In 1996, Regina became an active Board member of the New Tampa Community Council and she soon became the “Volunteer Coordinator” for the annual “Taste of New Tampa.” For more than a decade, she has managed approximately 350 local youths and thier families to do all of the behind-the-scenes tasks to make the Taste a success.

Regina remained on the Board when the Community Council evolved into the New Tampa Chamber in ‘09. Her full time career is now as a Broker Associate & Realtor at ReMax First In Real Estate (17010 Palm Pointe Dr. in Tampa Palms). Regina has been married to Richard Crate for 23 years and has one grandchild, Jacob Crate. With her years of living, working and serving New Tampa, Regina knows New Tampa and would love to get to know you — and any real estate needs you may have, too.

For info, call Regina at 245-8893.


Jayne Baker,

Chamber Executive Assistant

Jayne Baker is a Certified Natural Health Professional (CNHP) with an extensive background in Organic Nutrition and Enzyme Therapy. Focusing on supporting the digestive system and ph balancing the body, Jayne has helped her clients achieve their goals while arming them with the knowledge they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

As someone who struggled with a weight problem herself, and having lost more than 70 lbs., Jayne’s compassion for people in similar situations is in part what makes her so successful.

Jayne also is the owner of “Galleries,” which features her many unique photos, and has had considerable proficiency and years of experience in the merchant services industry.

For more info about Jayne’s nutritional or merchant services, see the ad on page 13 or call her at 482-8881. Jayne also is who will return your call when you call the Chamber hotline at 293-2464.


Thanks, Gary & Neil!

When scheduled feature speaker Stephen Hayes of Tampa Bay & Co. couldn’t make it to the New Tampa Chamber luncheon on October 9 at Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club, New Tampa & Wesley Chapel Neighborhood News publisher & editor Gary Nager agreed to step in as a substitute speaker. He provided an informative update on the continuing development of New Tampa & Wesley Chapel. Also speaking at the meeting was Chamber VP Neil Heird, who provided an update on the Chamber’s new and improved website — Check it out!

Mark Your Calendars!

Monday, November 12 – Chamber luncheon at Hunter’s Green Country Club, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. We are excited to have Kay Van Der Vaart, Director of Health & Wellness at the new Florida Hospital of Wesley Chapel.

Since it is the holiday season, Kay’s topic will be “Maintain; Don’t Gain.”

We are looking for up to four non-competing sponsors at $100 each for this luncheon. Sponsorship allows you to set up a business booth in one of the four corners of the room to display, advertise, promote and sell your products/services. Lunch costs $20. Please register by Friday, November 9, 3 p.m., at!

Monday, December 3 – All New Tampa Chamber members are invited to attend the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and Tampa Bay & Co.’s annual joint holiday business networking event at the Straz Center in downtown Tampa (5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.).

Visit to register by 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30!

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