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WTC Member Spotlight: Tampa Housing Authority

August 23, 2022

The West Tampa Community has always been like a second home to the Tampa Housing Authority as our offices had been located at 1529 Main Street for more than 40 years. The sprawling 44 acre community, built in 1941 was an answer to the prayers of many seeking affordable housing. North…

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WTC Member Spotlight: BayCare Health System

August 23, 2022

Three of BayCare Health System’s Hillsborough hospitals are getting upgrades. The Clearwater-based health care company will invest $308 million over the next three years to expand St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North in Lutz and St. Joseph’s Hospital-South in Riverview. “The greater Tampa Bay area continues to be…

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Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park Opens

August 23, 2022

Tampa has many outstanding parks but none grander than the recently opened Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. The stunning 25-acre park along the west bank of the Hillsborough River just south of I-275 has something for everyone. Amenities include athletic courts and fields, picnic shelters, children’s play area and water…

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Renaissance Begins – Groundbreaking Helps West Tampa Renewal Project Pick Up Speed After Years of Planning

August 23, 2022

(Tampa Bay Times story by Christopher O’Donnell, May 11, 2018 edition) As if West Tampa wasn’t getting enough attention with the opening of a new riverfront park, construction is set to begin on West River, a signature urban renewal project expected to provide many of the park’s regular visitors. Tampa…

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Coach Strong Brings Bulls Fever to West Tampa Chamber

August 23, 2022

The West Tampa Chamber welcomed University of South Florida Head Football Coach Charlie Strong as the keynote speaker for the May 15th lunch.  In keeping with the Chamber’s commitment to promoting West Tampa venues, the event was held at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC and attendees were treated to a…

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St. Joseph’s Hospital Breaks Ground on $126 Million Expansion

August 23, 2022

St. Joseph’s Hospital officially kicked off their latest expansion project with a ceremonial groundbreaking on April 19th at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd location.  The $126 million project will be completed in late 2019 and features a new six story tower, connecting bridge to St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital, covered entry, 90 new…

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Governor Activates Bridge Loan Program for Small Businesses

August 23, 2022

TAMPA (March 18, 2020) – The Florida SBDC at the University of South Florida will facilitate the loan process for the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program, for small businesses in the Tampa Bay region. The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program, activated by Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday,…

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City of Tampa to Launch Tampa Recovery Hotline for Social Recovery and Business Relief in the face of COVID-19

August 23, 2022

Tampa, Florida (March 18, 2020)–The City of Tampa is launching a new Tampa Recovery Hotline to keep residents informed on the latest social services and business relief efforts. As our community responds to COVID-19, the City of Tampa is working to minimize the burden many of our residents and business…

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