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Meeting fees are used to pay for numerous chapter expenses, which include meals at the monthly meeting, as well as newsletter and website services, to mention a few. In order to meet the financial obligations of the chapter, meeting fees are nonrefundable and ineligible for reapplication to a future meeting. GTBACP Rewards winners will have one year to use their meeting credit before it expires. Visitors are welcome to attend up to three chapter meetings but will be required to become a paid GTBACP Chapter member to continue attending chapter functions.


Monthly Meetings

Our meetings are generally held on the last Wednesday of every month from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (locations vary). The current slate of programs is listed on the homepage.

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2018 Schedule



Jul 25

Topic:                   Crisis Communications Tools                               

Presenter:            TBD

Location:              Rusty Pelican Restaurant, 2425 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607, (813) 281-1943


July's program is a continuation of our crisis management theme.  Last month, we learned how the City of Tampa manages crises and how they are in the process of forming a business EOC, in collaboration with ACP, for the Tampa area businesses.

Kelly Williams of OnSolve will be our program speaker this month.  She will provide valuable information about the science and mechanics of using these types of collaborative communications tools and best practices for organizations to communicate during times of crisis.   OnSolve is an emergency notification software company providing cloud-based emergency communication and collaboration tools. 


Aug 29

Topic:                   IT Recovery                                             

Presenter:            Dennis Reid

Location:             Tech Data Corp, 16202 Bay Vista Dr, Clearwater, FL 33760                       


This will be an interactive presentation on how the BC Program Manager can work with IT to ensure the appropriate level of technology resiliency exists for the organization.  In layman’s terms, we will cover the various aspects of modern corporate technology and where the “gotchas” are.  Tips will be presented to assist the BC Program Manager to better understand “IT speak”.

We will also review the technical recovery (DR) plans for our fictitious company.


Sept 26

Topic:                   Business Recovery                  

Presenter:            TBD 

Location:              Rusty Pelican Restaurant, 2425 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607, (813) 281-1943                


This will be a “user experience” presentation by a few of our member organizations on how they perform business unit recovery.  A moderated discussion on best practices will follow.


Oct 31

Topic:                   Exercising, Maintenance, Training                      

Presenter:            TBD

Location:              Tech Data Corp, 16202 Bay Vista Dr, Clearwater, FL 33760


We will have a moderated discussion that will focus on best practices for exercising and maintaining a BC plan and how to perform effective BC program training.


Nov 14 -  Holiday Party

Topic:            Elections and Holiday Celebration

Location:       Brio Tuscan Grille, 2223 North Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607