Not Your Average Tampa Business Events: Networking Edition

It’s easy to get caught up in your work. You may not even realize that it’s happening right away. That is, until you check your calendar one day to find that a whole week blew by in what seemed like just a few days.

If that sounds like your work life lately, well…

It’s time to wake up!

Break the monotony with these unconventional business events. These are all local Tampa events, so you don’t have to worry about falling asleep on the road. Unless you want to, that is.

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Finish Out Your 2018 Calendar With These Business Events

Are you tired of going to business events because you feel like they’re all the same? Well, you’re in luck because nothing about these Tampa events is average.

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The Gentlemen’s Course Show and Networking Event

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

7 – 9 PM

Admission: Free

Fort Harrison Grand Auditorium

210 S. Fort Harrison Ave.

Clearwater, FL 33756

This is the World Premier event for a new program aimed at preparing the youth to enter the professional world. The free networking event will also include a 30-minute show featuring The Gentlemen’s Course.

The Gentlemen’s Course is a non-profit organization aimed at teaching the area’s youth proper etiquette while educating them about human rights. It was founded by Christopher King, the grandson of the legendary blues musician, B.B. King.

For this event, doors will open at 7 PM. Dinner will be served during the networking session, with the show airing promptly at 8 PM. After that, King will host a Q & A session. In addition, there will also be a photo area available for taking professional pictures.

To see more from The Gentlemen’s Course, follow the organization on Facebook.

Tampa Bay Business Network Holiday & Networking Party

Saturday, December 15, 2018

6 – 8 PM

Admission: $50 + fees

The Lucky Dill Westshore

4606 W. Boy Scout Blvd.

Tampa, FL 33607

This event is touted as the biggest Tampa Bay Business Networking Event of the year. Over 250 local businesses took part in the group’s previous events. If this one follows the same trend, you and your business should get plenty of exposure here.

The Tampa Bay Business Network is a local networking club designed with your network in mind. The organization operates on six core principles that they believe help to “bring value to any business style or trade.” Membership also earns you savings and discounts from participating local businesses.

For more news and events from Tampa Bay Business Network, head over to the group’s Facebook page.

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

10 – 11:30 AM

Admission: Free

Hyde Park Village

1623 W. Snow Circle

Tampa, FL 33606

Get ready to “Sweat the Stress Away with Startup Sisters USA.” This event pairs networking with a morning workout session for a doubly productive start to your day.

Startup Sisters USA is a community for female entrepreneurs to meet and grow, both personally and professionally. The goals for this event include connecting Tampa’s female entrepreneurs while allowing them to explore new health and wellness opportunities.

The format for this event is broken down into three sessions.

  • Part 1: Networking – Enjoy connecting with other attendees during a fun connecting session.
  • Part 2: Workout – The group will take a morning walk along Bayshore Blvd. You may choose to talk with others along the way or to take a ‘me-moment’ to clear your mind in silence.
  • Part 3: Prizes – Stick around for coffee, raffles, and giveaways afterward.

The meetup will be at Hyde Park Village, near the “Tampa, Tampa, Tampa” sign. Bring your good walking shoes, because this morning stroll will take you on a 2-3 mile loop.

You can check out more Startup Sisters USA events here.

Morning Buzz Networking

Thursday, December 20, 2018

7 – 8:30 AM

Admission: Free

Tampa Club

101 E. Kennedy Blvd., #4200

Tampa, FL 33602

Start your day off in a productive way at this morning meetup, facilitated by Rosie Paulsen Enterprises.

Rosie Paulsen is a multi-talented local Hispanic leader, public speaker, insurance expert, and radio show host. She has a long-standing record helping others grow in their entrepreneurial enterprises. At this event, she brings her brand message of Pure Positive, Inspiring Ideas to network with other local area business professionals over a cup of coffee.

This free event features complimentary coffee, tea, and juice. Breakfast will be available for purchase after the meeting at $8 per person. Start time is listed at 7 AM to give everyone plenty of time for parking and settling in before the meeting starts, promptly, at 7:30 AM.


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Decide to Fly RISE Networking Event

Friday, December 21, 2018

11:30 AM – 1:15 PM

Admission: $20 + fees

Cali Viejo

436 E. Brandon Blvd., 2nd Floor

Brandon, FL 33511

Decide to Fly is a different kind of networking group. This is a group of women who focus on personal development through the lens of Biblical principles.

The community is headquartered in Wake Forest, NC, but is active nationwide. Decide to Fly seeks to empower women in several ways, but mostly through coaching that allows them to bloom on their own.

The four major methods are:

  • An online community with remote coaching
  • Monthly and annual live networking and collaborative events
  • Group coaching meetups
  • One-on-one coaching

At this Tampa meetup, Liz Brewer—one of Decide to Fly’s National Leaders—will lead an inspiring meeting where local women can exchange business ideas and work towards creating their best lives in the new year.

As an added bonus, bring a friend to this event and enter to win a free gift.

Can’t make it to this event? Don’t worry! RISE events take place the third Friday of each month. Follow Brewer on Facebook for more information on her local Tampa events.

I Love Women CEOs Networking & Comedy Show

Thursday, December 27, 2018

5:30 – 8:30 PM

Admission: $37.50 – 42.50 + fees

Improv Comedy Theater

1600 E. 8th Ave., #C-112

Tampa, FL 33605

Are you nervous about meeting new people? Well, get ready to settle in for a few laughs as actress and comedian Cocoa Brown lightens the mood.

The networking portion of this event will take place in a private room upstairs from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Brown will take the stage to perform her comedy show at 8 PM. After that, there will be a meet and greet with Brown. During the after-show meet and greet, you will also have the opportunity to take both group and individual photos with Brown.

There are two ticket options for this event. There is the basic ticket option, which includes entry to both the networking event and comedy show. However, there is also another package that allows you a one-minute time slot to pitch your business in front of the room.

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