The Weekly View: ConnectWise, 2014 Mayor's River O'Green, and More


The Weekly View - Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Monday, March 3, 2014

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Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Governor Rick Scott, and ConnectWise founders Arnie and David Bellini stand with Connectwise employees after the company announced it would hire an additional 112 employees.

"From the Desk of Mayor Buckhorn" is designed to give citizens greater insight into the Mayor's Office. Every week, Mayor Buckhorn will offer a snippet of what he's currently working on.

"Spring is such an exciting time to be in Tampa. Downtown is active, with big events breathing new life each and every weekend, and citywide, new projects are under construction. Stay tuned because this is only the beginning."

2/26: Tampa Bay Times: Tampa IT company to add 112 jobs
ConnectWise, a Tampa-based IT company, announced that it would create an additional 112 jobs by 2016. Because of companies like ConnectWise, HealthPlan Services, and DTCC who are growing and creating jobs, Tampa is leading Florida out of the recession, creating more jobs than any other metropolitan area in our state.

2/27: Tampa Bay Times: Tampa's old Water Works Building slowly transforms to Ulele restaurant
The historic Water Works building in Tampa Heights is quickly transforming into Ulele, a new restaurant and oyster bar that is set to open in just a few months.

2/28: Tampa Tribune: Residential project under review in downtown Tampa
It seems there could be another residential project soon underway in downtown Tampa. While the plans are not final, it's exciting to see the building boom continue.
3/1: Tampa Tribune: Florida Brewers Guild Fest hits close to foam

Saturday kicked off Tampa Bay Beer Week. Mayor Buckhorn was on hand to tap the first keg and celebrate our craft beer scene.

3/15: Mark your calendar: Mayor's River O'Green Returns March 15th
The City of Tampa, in partnership with Grow Financial, will dye the Hillsborough River kelly green between Cass Street Bridge and Kennedy Bridge. Join Mayor Buckhorn at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014 to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish food and entertainment.

Schedule Highlights
Tues, Mar 4, 10:30 a.m
City of Tampa 18th Annual Women’s History Month Celebration
Tues, Mar 4, 7 p.m.
Greater Tampa Chamber 2014 Military Appreciation Banquet
Wed, Mar 5, 8 a.m.
University of Tampa 2014 Fellows Forum
Wed, Mar 5, 11 a.m.
Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta
Thurs, Mar 6, 9 a.m.
Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Board Meeting
Thurs, Mar 6, 11:15 a.m
Delta Day at City Hall Meet and Greet
Thurs, Mar 6, Noon
The Athena Society Luncheon
Thurs, Mar 6, 4 p.m

Mayor’s Youth Corps Open Forum

Fri, Mar 7, 2 p.m

Groundbreaking for Kuhn Honda

Sat, Mar 8, 4 p.m.

Gasparilla Music Festival

Sat, Mar 8, 5:30 p.m.

Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla Outward Bound Voyage

Mon, Mar 10, 5 p.m.

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Conference Dinner

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