Mayor Bob Buckhorn Launches National Media Tour for RNC

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WHO: Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Ronald Christaldi, Board Member, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
Jim Dean, Incoming Chairman, Tampa Bay & Company
Rick Homans, President and CEO, Tampa Hillsborough EDC
Joe Lopano, CEO, Tampa International Airport

WHAT: Mayor Bob Buckhorn kicks off his trip to New York City and Washington, D.C. to promote tourism and business opportunities in the Tampa Bay region. The trip is a key component of a national marketing program to raise awareness about our community in the weeks leading up to the 2012 Republican National Convention.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2012
WHERE: Tampa International Airport
3rd Floor of Main Terminal, between the entrances to Airsides A and C
CONTACT: Ali Glisson, Public Affairs Director
(813) 274-8262 or

Tampa Bay’s leading economic development organizations have joined together in a cooperative marketing effort to capitalize on the 2012 Republican National Convention. The unprecedented initiative, led by Tampa Bay & Company and supported through funding from the Hillsborough County Tourist Development Council, includes the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, the Tampa Bay Partnership, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Hillsborough County, the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa International Airport, the Tampa Port Authority, the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, the Westshore Alliance and the Tampa Downtown Partnership.