Message from the President & CEO

A big “Thank You” to everyone who participated and attended the 27th annual Business-Network-Taste Expo! 

I think it is fair to say, standing back and looking at the wall to wall crowds at the Expo, that the business community, in the greater Temple Terrace area, is alive and well!  The high level of energy and enthusiasm was evident down each isle and around every corner.  I heard multiple times from vendors and attendees how much fun they were having.  Is there any better compliment than that?

Business should be fun.  Gathering business folks together on a Thursday afternoon in March, in the amazing TPepin Hospitality Centre, should be all about fun.  Gathering to support each other, meet new folks, learn about area businesses and organizations, all while “working”. 

The variety of vendors was great to see.  There was something for everyone at the Expo!  Not to mention the yummy selection of food from local restaurants kept us all well fed.  

The 2016 Expo was made possible by our generous sponsors.  Our title sponsor, Image Depot Express, went above and beyond to help ensure the Expo’s success.  Thank you to all nineteen of our amazing Expo sponsors!!  We hope to see you all back on March 20, 2017! 

It was also fun to see our Expo attendees, Treasure Card in hand, seeking out stamps from the Expo sponsors.  I guess a chance to win $500 in cash is very tempting.   The young, old, and everyone in between, were visiting our sponsors’ booths, engaging in conversation, learning about what they did, and oh by the way, asking to have their Treasure Card stamped.  

This year, the Expo was attended by folks from 58 different zip codes!  Our Expo has definitely become THE EXPO to attend in the Tampa Bay Area.  

Thank you again to all sponsors, vendors, and attendees!  A very special final “Thank You” to Andy Brouillard and TPepin Hospitality Centre for hosting us again this year. See everyone next March 30th! Lee Bell

President and CEO
Lee Bell