Seidel To Speak Feb. 12!

Join the New Tampa Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, February 12, 11:30 a.m., at Hunter’s Green Country Club, when our guest speaker will be Attorney Eric Seidel, the former “Consumer Advocate” lawyer for WTVT-TV (Channel 13). We are looking for a $50 sponsor for this event. It is a chance to get a few minutes to feature your business, sell merchandise and pass out info prior to Seidel’s discussion. We also welcome our members to have drawings and “giveaways” during our luncheons.

Get Your Taste Sponsor/ Exhibitor Booths Now!

Don’t forget that the 20th annual “Taste of New TampaTM” will be held Sunday, March 24, noon -6 p.m., at Primrose Park, behind the Primrose School of Tampa Palms (5307 Primrose Lake Cir.). Current New Tampa Chamber members may obtain a booth at the discounted rate of $200 and we have many sponsorship levels available as well. Restaurant members of the Chamber receive their booths for free and also will receive 50% of the $1 tickets they collect back to offset their food and labor costs.

Admission for attendees will cost only $5 per adult in advance (we are still looking to add presale locations) and $10 per adult at the gate, plus $1 per “Taste” ticket for everyone.

We also are seeking sponsors, from our major Title Sponsor of $10,000, which will give you the primary position on all Taste marketing materials, including everything we print (for example, the goodie bags, the wristbands, etc.). Sponsorships start as low as $500, which includes your Chamber membership, botth space, attendance wristbands and the ability to park an advertising vehicle around the perimeter of the Taste.

We also have the opportunity for two $3,000 sponsors for the stage for the “Battle of the Bands” with banners along side ofour impressive, professional stage. The chamber has booked the band called “Big Brother” to be our headline act. Google the group, as they have a huge Tampa Bay following.

Thanks to our current Taste Sponsors – Primrose School of Tampa Palms- Daycare; The Law Offices of Mathew J. Jowanna P.A.; New Tampa Neighborhood News; BB&T Banks; Sign A Rama & We Love Logos

For all questions and registrations for any Chamber event, please call our Executive assistant Jayne Baker at 293-2464 or Regina Ramalheira 2012-13 President, at 245-8893. You may also inquire on line at


Our Last Two Board Member Bios!

Mark Lange – The Chamber’s newest Board member arrived in Tampa in September 2004 from New Jersey. He says he moved here because, “I knew I would be in Florida when I was old, so I figured I would move when I was young so I’d have something to do down here when I was old.”

Mark graduated with a BA in Criminal Justice from Stockton State College in Pomona, NJ, in 1985 and he first started selling insurance with Mutual of Omaha the same year. Mark is licensed in Florida and other states to sell life insurance and health insurance. He also is a licensed “Series 7” and is able to offer securities, mutual funds and variable annuities through Mutual of Omaha’s investor services.

Mark has been a resident of New Tampa since he arrived in Florida in 2004. He lives with his girlfriend Dana and his 12-year-old black Lab Bismarck.


Rachel Haviland, Ph.D. – Rachel is the co-founder & COO of Marketing Tecs, Inc., a locally based full-service digital marketing, social media and online reputation management agency serving national and international clients.

Dr. Haviland graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Medical Biology from Brunel University in the United Kingdom and holds a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute here in Tampa.

Her unique background blends 17 years in scientific research with cutting-edge marketing techniques to bring a rare perspective to online marketing, particularly for clients within the healthcare industry. An experienced writer, trainer and speaker with an entrepreneurial mindset, she combines innovative marketing solutions with extensive healthcare & business acumen to create online and offline marketing campaigns that produce results.

For more info, contact Dr. Haviland at 767-9290, email her at or visit

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