Thursday night’s Happy Hour on 8/24/17 at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club was a well-attended event with 55 members and guests in attendance. Kevin Carlan, Chairman of the TBMIA kicked off the meeting spending a few minutes discussing some current issues facing our industry in the Tampa Bay region and how the association is supporting us on those issues.
Larry Ahern, State Representative, and his wife Maureen were in attendance. Larry spoke briefly expressing his concern and support for the issues we face as an industry. John Good highlighted the associations consumer website redesign (GoBoatingFlorida.com) which will soon be launched and other topics of interest.
A huge thanks to Larry Jensen and the entire team from Joule Yacht Transport for sponsoring the cocktails for the entire evening. Thank you Joule Yacht Transport!
All the members and guests in attendance had plenty of time to socialize and network. A great evening was shared by all.
We welcomed 6 new businesses to the TBMIA- Bertram Yachts and Service Center, Joule Yacht Transport, Coastal Lifestyles Realty LLC, Preferred Yachts, Island Nautical, and Offshore Hunter Software. We need to continue to grow the TBMIA so please keep inviting other businesses to join our association! Thanks for your support of the Tampa Bay Marine Industry Association!