September 2013 Agenda

Agenda of Events

September 21,2013

Moderator: Essie Sims – Chairman of the ETCRP

8:00 – 8:30 AM Registration – Foyer Entrance
8:30 – 8:40 AM Welcome – Councilman Frank Reddick-District 5
8:40 – 8:50 AM Occassion – Hillsborough County Commissioner Les Miller
8:50 – 9:00 AM Program – E.J. Mc Cargar & Carrol Josephs-Marshall
9:00 – 9:15 AM Opening Remarks – “Creating New Opportunities for Small Business” Tampa’s Mayor, Bob Buckhorn.
9:15 – 10:30 AM Session 1- Roles for Small Businesses in Global Markets – Innovative Technologies & Business Services that can help Small Businesses. Panelists will discuss and share examples of how services and software delivered online can make it easier for small businesses to get off the ground and reach customers worldwide. Organize business finances in one place and stay on top of who you owe and who owes you. Joe Durkin/ Bright House Networks; Kevin Alvarez/ bluelynx marketing; Jerry Joyce/ Alternative Tax Services; Mary Patton/ Coffee B4 Radio
10:30 – 11:00 AM Networking Break – Foyer Area
11:00 – 12:00 AM Session 2 – Opening Doors for Small Business – Discussion will focus on strategies small businesses can use to ensure they leverage the opportunities that are available to assist them. Process for acquiring mandatory license needed qualify for bidding opportunities. Charles Long/ U. S. Small Business Administration; Lynn Schultz & Jennifer Biles /Hillsborough County Small Business Information Center; Gregory K Hart/ City of Tampa Small & Minority Business Development
Carolyn Ford/ TBB Chamber of Commerce.
12:00 – 1:00 PM Luncheon & Keynote Speeches – Angela Peterson/ Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union; E. J. McCargar /TEDCO; Richard McIntyre/ McIntyre, Panzarella, Thanasides, Bringgold & Todd, P.A .
1:00 – 2:00 PM Session 3– Creating Open Business Environment for Small Business Owners – Identify ways Local Government & Private Financial Groups can take to combat barriers to Small Business growth. Tampa Councilwoman Lisa Montelione/ City of Tampa; Jennifer Mulligan/ Bank of America; Albert Lee/ President, Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corporation.
2:00 – 2:20 PM Presentation ETCRP Economic Development Sub-Committee – Plan for East Tampa Outdoor Market can be used as a business incubator. Darrell Starling, Towanda Anthony, Elizabeth Nelson, Lynn Schultz & Carrol Josephs-Marshall.
2:20 – 2:30 PM Special Thanks – Carrol Josephs-Marshall, Chair/ ETCRP Economic Development Sub-Committee
Closing Remarks – Edward Johnson, Manager/ ETCRP, City of Tampa Economic Development Department.