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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 8:00 AM
Ybor City Coffee Connections
Working Women Of Tampa Bay – Come join us for a morning of meaningful networking with Working Women of Tampa Bay! Meet like-minded female entrepreneurs at our new Ybor City Coffee Connections hosted by The Entrepreneur Collaborative Center. This monthly event is your opportunity to connect and grow your business in a cozy and relaxed atmosphere. Guests will receive a complimentary cup of coffee and baked goods. Stay after the networking and experience 1 Million Cups - a one hour event that happens every week at the ECC to support entrepreneurs in Tampa Bay. Every 4th Wednesday, 2 women entrepreneurs have an opportunity to pitch their business in front of the group in an effort to get feedback and get connected to resources. Click here to learn more. Proceeds from this coffee will support the Working Women Foundation which provides seed money to female startups. The Entrepreneur Collaborative Center (ECC) provides entrepreneurs easy access to business service providers, resources, mentorship, and specialty training. Services are provided for each businesses' unique stage of development and business category: pre-venture, start-up, micro-enterprise, small-to-mid-size enterprise, community-based, targeted industry, technology and innovation, and more. Operated by the Hillsborough County Economic Development Department, the ECC serves as a perfect venue to host low- and no-cost entrepreneurial support opportunities and events. We welcome the opportunity to co-host community events and programs that fit the mission and goals of the ECC, pending resource availability.
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 8:30 AM
6 Steps to a Better Business
Action COACH Tampa Bay – Join other successful business owners for an exclusive breakfast seminar to learn… “The 6 Steps to Building a Profitable Business that Works Without the Owner”…a proven and progressive, step-by-step approach that identifies strategies for established businesses to leverage to the next level of growth and create consistent cash flow.
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 9:00 AM
Minority Mental Health Awareness Forum
Pinellas County Urban League – Pinellas County Urban League and the USFSP Infant Family Center Present Minority Mental Health Awareness Forum The Well: Sources of Health & Healing in Our Village Discussing and Considering (1) A Public Health Model of Historical Trauma (2) Impact of Childhood Experiences of Racial Acceptance and Rejection - Toxic Stress & ACES (3) Reducing the Adverse Effects of Trauma & Families (4) Communication across Cultural Divides in a Post-Trauma World. TWO OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE Wednesday, July 26, 2017 9:00 am- 4:00 pm St Petersburg College, Gibbs Campus 6605 5th Ave North, St. Petersburg, Fl. 33712 Register: https://thewellcommunity.eventbrite.com Multidisciplinary Focus Friday, July 28, 2017 9:00 am- 1:00 pm Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital 701 4th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL. 33712 Register: https://thewellconference2017.eventbrite.com Faith Based & Medical Community Focus Key Note: Dr. Marva Lewis & Associates Dr. Marva L. Lewis, Ph.D. is The Founder & Director of the Center for Natural Connections (CNS) and Associate Professor at Tulane University School of Social Work in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her research and body of work addresses structural racism and racial disparities stemming from the legacies of the historical trauma of slavery. CNS conducts and disseminates research and training to promoting culturally relevant interventions that support parent’s connection with their children, culture and community and dismantle the acceptance or rejection of children based on Colorism. She has been a Zero to Three Fellow since 1994, currently serves on the National Zero to Three Advisory Board, and works as a consultant with the National Quality Improvement, Safe Baby Court Teams. FEATURING VOICES OF OUR VILLAGE A dynamic panel discussion will highlight the perspectives of: clergy, physicians, clinicians, community members, policy makers/politicians and funders, regarding high quality, culturally responsive mental health services. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Clergy/ Faith Leaders; Mental Health Community (Psychologist, Social Workers, Clinicians), Human Service Practitioners, Early Childhood Educators, Policy Makers & Funders, Students, and Engaged Community Members. ABOUT US The PCUL Clergy Mental Health Roundtable Initiative convenes faith leaders, community leaders, and mental health professionals in South St. Petersburg to address disparities in access to high-quality, culturally responsive mental health service. USFSP is pleased to join PCUL in this awareness event highlighting the strength & resiliency of the Village in the face of Traumatic Stress. Funding for this project is provided by: The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg Event Co-Sponsored by: St. Petersburg College Contact LaDonna Butler at lnbutler@mail.usf.edu for additional information
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 10:00 AM
Mobile Food Pantry
Clearwater MLK Jr Neighborhood Center Coalition – We have joined together again with Feeding Tampa Bay to provide FREE food for our community. Please come on time; this will be on a first come first served basis. *One food box per family.
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 - Jul 28 @ 10:00 AM
Black Friday in July Sale!
Hope Children's Home – BLACK FRIDAY IN JULY SALE! WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 26-28 HOPE THRIFT STORE BOTH LOCATIONS: Tampa: 702 E Fowler Ave Clearwater: 2881 Gulf to Bay Blvd Receive 10% off of entire purchase with coupon code "HOPEFORTODAY", 50% off of all shoes, and much, much MORE! Remember, 100% of our proceeds go to help abandoned and abused children in the Tampa Bay area! www.hopechildrenshome.org
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 10:00 AM
Job Fair in West Tampa
West Tampa Chamber of Commerce – Help Wanted! Need a job or shopping for a new career? Save the date of July 26 and stop by State Representative Janet Cruz's 8th Annual Job Fair at Higgins Hall. The room will be packed with employers and local businesses looking for new hires. Bring your resume and dress for success. Doors open at 10am. This event is free! Welcome to West Tampa! Be sure to stop by the West Tampa Chamber hospitality table for your personal copy of our West Tampa Chamber Membership Directory. It lists our 200 members. Handy! The Directory is free! Hospitality Crew Representing the West Tampa Chamber of Commerce: Adrienne Garcia - Right Hand Advisors Tina Hurless - The Magnolia Spoon Danny Camacho - HCC Dale Mabry Campus Michael Higgins - Higgins Dynamic Enterprises Sharon Stegmeyer - Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library Juan Santallana - A & A's Cleaners, Inc.
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 10:00 AM
Android Basics
Manatee County Public Library
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 11:00 AM
Charity Day at Burger 21
Animal Coalition of Tampa – Bring in the flyer (click photo) or show this post to the cashier on your phone so they know you are there to support for the Animal Coalition of Tampa fundraiser and they will donate 10% of the pre-tax amount to ACT! Excludes alcohol. Dine-in only. Please note you MUST mention Animal Coalition of Tampa in order to participate. Burger 21, a “beyond the better burger” fast-casual franchise concept, offers 21 unique, chef-inspired burger creations, plus salads, hot dogs, shakes and more.
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 11:15 AM
Movie Time, Mommy Time: Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue
Growing Up – Free movie event! We will be showing "Tinkerbell and The Great Fairy Rescuef" in our Learning Center. All fairy themed items will be 10% off in store only during the showing of this movie. Come join us and get some mommy time while your littles are hanging out!
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 11:30 AM
Lunch & Learn: Facebookin' for Business
South Tampa Chamber of Commerce – Join the South Tampa Chamber for a "Brown Bag" Lunch & Learn Facebookin' for Business: Part 1 "What are all these buttons!?" Social media is a great tool for businesses to share their story. In this workshop Jackie will show you the basics of Facebook and how you can use it for telling your prospects about your business. This three part series starts with Part 1: "What are all these buttons!?" Jackie will show you the basics of setting up your business profile on Facebook and what some of the many features are. You should come with your laptop and be ready to tweek your business profile to make it look professional and unique. We will also review Facebook Event features. This class will help you get a handle on this major social media platform. *** RSVP is required due to limited seating! *** Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch to enjoy. About our speaker... Jackie Brown Owner, Megaphone for Small Businesses Jackie Brown is the Owner of Initial Social Media, LLC; a megaphone for small businesses. Her passion for helping small companies grew out of owning a few herself and knowing what it’s like to be the CEO, the janitor, and everything in-between. Her design degree has given her nimble graphic design skills that allow her to think of her audience first when designing a marketing strategy for an entrepreneur. Moving 5 times in her 10 year marriage, has strengthened her networking skills, allowing her to rapidly grow her social media marketing company. With a journalist husband, she has acquired verbal agility that gives her an edge over her competition when crafting unique, pointed posts for any of her clients. With two daughters in college, her attitude for compromise provide steady working relationships that always put the clients first. Above all, Jackie wants to help the backbone of our economy – small businesses and entrepreneurs – grow their companies to fulfill their goals.
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 11:30 AM
Interviewing and Hiring Persons with Unique Abilities
The Diversity Initiative, Inc. – Learn to interview and hire Persons with Unique Abilities in a way that helps overcome the traditional challenges in drawing out the assets of this non-traditional talent pool and for the benefit of your organization.
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 12:00 PM
Art Talk! Cuba Bird Watching Photo Journey with David Beebe
The Life Enrichment Center – Traveling to Cuba on bird watching expeditions in November 2015 and April 2017, David Beebe will take you on a virtual tour across the island nation while searching out each of the 41 endemic and near-endemic bird species. Art Talks are free and open to the public. Brown bag lunches are always welcome.
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 12:15 PM
Part-Time JD Open House
Stetson University College of Law – This event is for prospective students, including working professionals and others with daytime commitments, who wish to learn more about attending law school part-time and the application process. Family and guests are also welcome. Light refreshments will be provided all day. RSVP at stetson.edu/parttime Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at our Tampa Campus 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Afternoon General Info Session 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. One-on-One Sessions 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Evening General Info Session
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 1:30 PM
LEC Photography Club with David Beebe
The Life Enrichment Center – The Life Enrichment Center’s Photography Club is for beginners as well as seasoned photographers. The club meets once a month for open discussions, demonstrations, and workshops. The group will select a field trip location for a separate day and then review field trip results at the next meeting. Bring your camera, camera manual, and sense of adventure! Free for LEC and NTAL Members / $5 Non-Members Please register at (813) 932-0241 or info@lectampa.org
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 2:00 PM
Facebook: Do You Have to Pay to Play?
Manatee Chamber of Commerce – Facebook ~ Do You Have To Pay to Play? by Kevin McNulty, President & CEO NetWeave Social Networking Have you noticed a slow but steady decline in your organic reach on Facebook? Rest assured you are not alone. Facebook's news feed algorithm continues to challenge business pages. Understanding its nature and the variables it uses are vital to being able to produce content it will show to potential clients. But is that enough? Has Facebook finally rigged the game to the point where you HAVE to buy advertising? And if so, how do you do that effectively? Get answers to your questions while learning: - What the news feed algorithm entails - Which variables are most rewarded - How is content identified as "hot" - What types of posts are given priority - How to use the news feed algorithm to your advantage - The role of Facebook Advertising - The Ad Algorithm So do you cast a wide net, or fish with a pole? Don't miss this opportunity for an in-depth look at the news feed process and Facebook advertising.
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 2:00 PM
Disaster Preparedness / Recovery for small Business Owners
City of St. Petersburg, Florida USA – Is your business prepared for a disaster? Unfortunately, the sun does not always shine in Tampa Bay; but if you are prepared, your business may shine through no matter what the forecast. Learn strategies for preparing your business for hurricane season and other potential disasters as well as SBA Disaster Recovery Loan information. This is a required workshop for certification as a City of St. Petersburg Small Business Enterprise (SBE). ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND. Speakers: -Amber Boulding, City of St. Petersburg, Florida USA - Office of Emergency Management -Charles Long, U.S. Small Business Administration **Please Note: This is a FREE event, but registration is required. Thank you !
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 2:00 PM
Mad Science’s Fire & Ice Show
Manatee County Public Library
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 2:00 PM
Youth2Youth Summer Classes: Video and Skits Training
Hillsborough County Anti Drug Alliance – Schools out for summer! So now what? Join us every Wednesday in June and July for our Youth2Youth training classes! You'll get out of the house, learn advocacy/leadership skills and maybe even pick up some volunteer community service hours along the way! Learn how to create videos and skits at this special training! Open to all youth ages 11-17.
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM
GTAC Wine Tasting
USF Greater Tampa Alumni Chapter – Join the USF Greater Tampa Alumni Chapter for a wine tasting and pairing featuring Michael David Winery! Come join us for a relaxing evening at USF as you sample your way through a variety of California wines! A representative from the Michael David Winery will be on hand to guide us through the flavor profiles, pairings, and history of each wine. Samples from the Michael David Winery will include: - Sauvignon Blanc - Chardonnay - 7 Deadly Zins, Red - Freakshow Cab - Petite Petie Light refreshments will be served and there will be several door prizes and game of chance items. Tickets are now available for purchase and are $10 per guest . Your $10 admission includes samplings of all wines listed above with pairings and a $5 donation to the GTAC scholarship fund. Our scholarship fund goes towards supporting current USF students in their academic endeavors. This event is limited to 40 guests, so be sure to purchase your tickets now!
 
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    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM
Treating MS and Autoimmune Disease with High Dose Vitamin D
St. Petersburg Health & Wellness – If you have Multiple Sclerosis or other Autoimmune Disease, come learn about treating it with High dose Vitamin D