Monthly Meeting 

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April 24th, 2019 11:30-1:30

Topic:                Social Media During a Time of Crisis

Presenter:         Victoria Edwards

Location:           The Rusty Pelican, 2425 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607


This month’s topic will focus on Utilization of Social Media During Times of Crisis.  Our speaker is Victoria Edwards.  Victoria has been working in online marketing for the past ten years, with specific focus in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media and Content Marketing.  Victoria is currently the Digital Content Strategist for Florida Blue.  In her position, she focuses on content development, management, and optimization on their various sites, in addition to SEO, and social media marketing.  Victoria has experience with: 

  • SEO Audits
  • Blog Design and Redesign with specific focus on SEO and user experience
  • Content Calendar Development
  • Content Development and Optimization
  • Social Media Marketing

Victoria frequently writes for Momentology, Search Engine Watch, and has also written for CopyPress, Huffington Post, Authority Labs and Search Engine Journal.  In 2015, Victoria was published in the Journal of Digital & Social Media Marketing.


GTBACP Networking Event

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Date:                 April 18th, 2019 5PM - 7PM
Location:           Del Frisco's Grille   4138 W Boy Scout BLVD, Tampa, FL 33607
We would like to invite you all to our first networking event of 2019! Del Frisco’s has a great Happy Hour and we will have a reserved section in the back of the bar. Join us for an agenda-free relaxed evening and get to know your fellow GTBACP colleagues.
The event is free to attend for GTBACP members. Please register (registration opens soon) and receive your first beverage of choice free. Small bites and appetizers will be provided by the Chapter.  We look forward to seeing you there! 
If you have any questions, please call Leisa Rasmussen @ 813-344-7892

Important Announcement

Tampa Business Emergency Council Launched

TAMPA, FL, (October 15, 2018) — Chauncia Willis, City of Tampa Emergency Management Coordinator, announced the formation of the Tampa Business Emergency Council (TBEC). The mission of TBEC is to act as a liaison between the Tampa Bay business community and the City of Tampa Office of Emergency Management and Emergency Operations Center and to function as an advisory council.
TBEC has been developed through a collaborative effort of the City of Tampa Office of Emergency Management, The Greater Tampa Bay Association of Continuity Professionals, the Tampa Office of Growth Management and Development Services, and the Hillsborough County Office of Economic Development. Its development came in answer to a need for improved communication and information between the City of Tampa and the Tampa Bay area businesses during times of crisis.
The vision of TBEC is to ensure small, medium and large businesses are represented and connected to emergency support services prior to, during, and after a crisis in order to maintain a resilient Tampa Bay.  
TBEC will represent the Tampa Bay business community within the Emergency Operations Center. It will provide a framework that is predictable and repeatable which will result in effective communication during times of disruption. It will also provide training, awareness, and preparedness campaigns during peacetime to ensure businesses understand what types of support are available and how to request them.
“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome TBEC as an established partner of Tampa’s EOC. Our business community will be critical to the success of the city’s recovery effort, post-disaster.” said Chauncia Willis, City of Tampa Emergency Management Coordinator.
“It is anticipated that with the involvement of the small, medium, and large Tampa Bay area businesses, TBEC will serve to better provide member businesses with critical information during times of crisis, and to provide a forum for the business community to make proactive planning recommendations to the City of Tampa Emergency Management. The net outcome will result in improved decision making and planning before, during, and after crisis events.” said Steve Elliot, newly-elected President of the Tampa Business Emergency Council.
For more information on TBEC or to lend your support by becoming a member business, please contact Steve Elliot (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)