The Weekly View: Startups, IIFA Awards Weekend, and More


The Weekly View - Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Monday, April 28, 2014

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Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Mayor Bob Buckhorn hands over the key to the City of Tampa to Bollywood actors Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akhta at the start of the 15th Annual International Indian Film Academy Awards, held in Tampa on Saturday, April 26. While the show will not air until June, you can watch a snippet by clicking here.

"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.

"Thank you to every person who made the International Indian Film Academy Awards a success. With only 10 months of planning, our community pulled together, and in the end, we showcased what is best about Tampa to the world."

4/22: Tampa Tribune: Mayors of Tampa, St. Petersburg say cities will cooperate to help start-ups
Mayor Buckhorn and Mayor Kriseman of St. Petersburg sat down with local tech entrepreneurs, and both promised to do what they can to create more startups.

4/24: Tampa Bay Times: Mayor Bob Buckhorn busts dance moves to start IIFA weekend
In case you missed it, check out Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higgenbotham, and Visit Tampa Bay CEO Santiago Corrada as they "Do Da Tampa" with Bollywood’s biggest stars.

4/24: ABC Action News: Bollywood awards could have long-term impact
As Mayor Buckhorn says, hosting the IIFA Awards was about more than a four day weekend; it was about building a four decade relationship.
4/25: NPR: Tampa Hosts Bollywood's Biggest Stars At Annual Awards Show

The IIFA Awards were held in the United States for the first time ever, after having been held in world capital cities like London, Dubai, and Toronto.

4/26: Tampa Bay Times: Bollywood awards show is one to remember
Saturday night’s award show was one everyone in attendance will remember.

4/27: NBC: Today Show: The 'Bollywood Oscars' heat up Tampa
The so-called "Bollywood Oscars" brought the biggest stars from India to Tampa for the weekend events.

Schedule Highlights
Thurs, May 1, 9 a.m.
Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Board Meeting
Thurs, May 1, 11 a.m.
Greetings at Tampa Bay National Day of Prayer Brunch
Fri, May 2, Noon
Metropolitan Ministries Bridge Builders Luncheon
Fri, May 2, 2 p.m.
Courtesy visit with Mayor of Oviedo, Spain
Mon, May 5, 8 a.m.
Greetings at Association of Local Government Auditors 2014 Annual Conference
Mon, May 5, 8:30 a.m.
Greetings at FBI National Leadership Conference
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