Welcome to the CEO Council of Tampa Bay

The CEO Council is the premiere organization for business leaders in the Tampa Bay region.

One decision can be the difference between sink or swim for your business. CEOs, entrepreneurs and executive leaders join the CEO Council to learn what really works when it comes to cultivating a successful business and innovative company culture. Join us.

What We Offer

The CEO Council provides a wide variety of opportunities for members to learn ­– from each other as well as from highly sought-­after presenters. But it’s not all business all the time – ­our members enjoy a healthy work-­life balance and know how to have a good time!

Relationships. Ideas. Solutions.

The most valuable aspect of CEO Council membership is the unique opportunity to form lasting relationships with the “best of the best” in Tampa Bay. The CEO Council is a true support system for executive business leaders that can’t be found anywhere else. Our members are passionate about their businesses as well as their home of Tampa Bay, and are committed to working together to move our economy and community forward.

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The Benefits of Membership

Listed below are just a few of the benefits available to members:

  • Access to the intellectual capital of about 210 CEO Council Members
  • Regular Monthly Speaker Series (more than $75,000 worth of speakers)
  • The opportunity to be asked by other members to provide business services
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Members In The News

09.27.16 - Carlton Fields Provides Free Legal Resources to Florida-Area Entrepreneurs

09.23.16 - TBBJ names 2016 BusinessWoman of the Year (Video)

09.22.16 - M.E. Wilson to present during Goodwill’s Employment 4.0 Seminar on workers’ compensation

09.18.16 - Majesty Title Services, LLC Opens Branch in St. Pete Beach

09.15.16 - Susan Blackburn – President and COO at Freedom Bank

09.06.16 - WUSF TV Celebrates 50 Years as a Community & Educational Resource

09.06.16 - Meet Florida's 100 fastest-growing private companies

08.16.16 - GrowFL names IT Authorities as a 2016 Florida Company to Watch

08.30.16 - Majesty Title Opens St. Pete Beach Office

08.29.16 - WUSF Public Media Completes Construction of Replacement Radio Tower in Riverview

08.18.16 - How Hyde Park Capital helped BlueGrace Logistics land a $255 million deal

08.18.16 - Nitro Solutions recognized on Inc. 5000 for second consecutive year

08.12.16 - Here are the 2016 BusinessWoman of the Year finalists

08.11.16 - Ciccio Restaurant Group changes plans for Daily Eats space on Fourth Street

08.03.16 - Joe Waggoner: A life with planes, trains and (driverless) cars (Video)

08.03.16 - Bayshore Solutions Makes Data Center Upgrade To Deliver Stronger, More Secure Web Hosting Infrastructure For All Customers

07.28.16 - Lions Eye Institute incubates a $50 million bioscience firm

07.26.16 - WUSF Sells Out Tickets for “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” in Tampa

07.26.16 - Bayshore Solutions Earns Google Premier Partner Badged Agency Status

07.21.16 - Florida Trend: 2016 Best Companies To Work For In Florida

07.19.16 - 4 local startups compete in latest Tampa Bay Area pitch contest

07.14.16 - Answering a need for conflict-free investment advice (Video)

07.12.16 - Franklin Street Brings Bulla Gastrobar to South Tampa

07.06.16 - Big Brothers Big Sisters Honors Greenberg Traurig for Pro Bono Work

06.30.16 - New Florida Bar president, a Tampa lawyer, lays out his priorities

06.30.16 - William Schifino, Jr., President of the Florida Bar

06.29.16 - Nitro Solutions Welcomes George Hall as Chief Operating Officer

06.28.16 - This Charity Is Handing Out Zika Prevention Kits To Homeless

06.23.16 - Bayshore Solutions Wins in the American Business “Stevie” Awards for Eight Consecutive Years

06.20.16 - Exclusive: Survey shows women execs in Tampa feel pressure to be perfect at work

06.21.16 - Absolute Mobile Solutions' Alfred Goldberg Named Chairman of the Board of Tampa Bay WaVE

06.17.16 - Introducing Tampa Bay's 30 Over 30 Classics

06.16.16 - Greenberg Traurig’s Michael G. Cooke Appointed to Florida Bar Practice Certification Committee

06.14.16 - Two of Tampa Bay’s oldest accounting software firms combine

06.10.16 - Nonrprofit of the Year 2016: Girl Scouts of West Central Florida

06.10.16 - Meet this year's Fast 50 — Tampa Bay's fastest-growing companies

06.07.16 - Entrepreneur Alfred Goldberg Gains SOSTAC® Certification

06.09.16 - Synovus Bank Sarasota ribbon cutting

06.02.16 - Franklin Street Arranges 10,000-Square-Foot Lease at One President’s Plaza

05.27.16 - Mantz is a champion for Tampa Bay’s food

05.11.16 - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group Introduces 3D Photography to Luxury Home Marketing Program

05.11.16 - Former Ideal Image CEO now helps run specialty finance firm

04.29.16 - 2016 Community Service Award - Ed Ellsasser Gets Recognized!

04.25.16 - Ciccio Restaurant Group backing new boutique fitness studio in South Tampa (Rendering)

04.19.16 - Franklin Street to Handle Commercial Leasing for the University of Florida

04.19.16 - Nitro Mobile Solutions Invests in Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation at Executive Committee Level

04.19.16 - Here's what Ciccio Restaurant Group is planning in the former SoHo Tavern (Renderings)

04.18.16 - Ciccio Restaurant Group to expand beyond Tampa Bay region

04.14.16 - Ceviche Tapas and Rococo Steak parent company adds three to top-level management team

04.14.16 - McKnight-Goelz Integrates Strategic Marketing Organization Into Recent Acquisition Of ABCO Commercial Printing/Graphics Company

04.12.16 - eLogic Learning Continues to Give Thousands of Dollars Back to Local and National Charities

04.05.16 - Bayshore Solutions Wins 2016 “Best Non-Profit Website” Award from the Internet Advertising Competition for the USF CAMLS Web Design

04.04.16 - Franklin Street Sells Tampa Arby’s Portfolio for $3 Million

03.28.16 - Franklin Street Arranges 117,000-Square-Foot Lease at Eisenhower Technology Park

03.10.16 - Greenberg Traurig Tampa Shareholder Kimberly A. Mello Elected Vice President of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay

03.10.16 - Here are this year's Best Places to Work

03.09.16 - WUSF Public Media to Host ‘The Longest Table’ Event

03.08.16 - Office Space Brokers Commits to Title Sponsorship

02.25.16 - See inside the new Fresh Kitchen in St. Pete, opening soon (Photos) (Video)

02.21.16 - Nitro Mobile Solutions Named U.S. Chamber Blue Ribbon Small Business Award Winner

02.16.16 - Bayshore Solutions Wins Record-Setting Ten 2016 AVA Digital Awards

02.10.16 - Champions for Children receives grant from PNC Foundation

02.08.16 - Avison Young tapped to lease new spec building at Bridgewater Commerce Center

02.07.16 - Feldman Orthodontics 26th Annual Scholarship Essay Competition is Underway for Local Seniors

02.01.16 - These Tampa Bay community banks boosted lending in 2015

01.28.16 - Franklin Street Arranges Expansions and New Locations for Tenants in the Tampa Bay Market

01.21.16 - Avison Young adds another asset to growing Tampa industrial leasing portfolio; EastGroup Properties’ 211,525 square foot Walden Distribution Center I & II

01.20.16 - Largo company offers free active shooter training

01.19.16 - Former New York City mayor joins Greenberg Traurig

01.17.16 - Premier Eye Care promotes four associates to Director roles as the company continues to grow

01.14.16 - Tampa Bay Dale Carnegie Franchisee Ranked Best in the Training Business

01.12.16 - Franklin Street Announces $10.7M Sale of 180-Unit Apartment Community in Tampa

01.07.16 - Power 100, Part 4: Revealing Tampa Bay's most powerful business leaders

01.06.16 - Berkshire Hathaway HomesServices Florida Properties Group Acquires MIDFLORIDA Real Estate Sales in Lakeland

01.05.16 - Power 100, Part 2: Revealing Tampa Bay's most powerful business leaders

01.04.16 - Revealing Tampa Bay's most powerful business leaders: TBBJ's Power 100

12.30.15 - Tampa Bay fitness club veteran Geoff Dyer back in the game

12.29.15 - Pete Slade, CEO and Founder at Nitro Mobile Solutions

12.29.15 - WUSF to launch 'University Beat' TV show, to focus on USF happenings

12.21.15 - Top 10 Under 40: Joe Orsino, CEO, Caledon Concepts

12.17.15 - Franklin Street Arranges 7,500-Square-Foot Lease at Brandywine Business Center

12.08.15 - Ranking puts USF Muma doctorate program above Harvard, UF

12.06.15 - Schifino Lee Gives Back To The Community Through Engaging Social Media Campaign For The Holidays

11.18.15 - WUSF TV Premieres “The Forgotten Coast: Return to Wild Florida.”

11.18.15 - 2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients - eLogic Learning

11.12.15 - Avison Young tapped to sell a 90,000 SF class A institutional-quality industrial asset in Tampa’s Airport submarket

11.12.15 - IT service provider Vology inks big office deal, will spend $3M on buildout

11.10.15 - 49 years later, class ring returned to Tampa Vietnam Veteran

11.10.15 - Burr & Forman Brings Over Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Group in Tampa

11.09.15 - Avison Young retained to sell one of largest land parcels available in Pasco County for mixed-use development, +/- 6,400-acre “Angeline”

11.05.15 - Tudi Mechanical Systems selected as the 2015 Tampa Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year

11.03.15 - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group Celebrates New Location of Carrollwood Office

11.03.15 - Franklin Street Arranges 28,000-Square-Foot Lease for National Dental Laboratory

10.30.15 - Inc. highlights 10 fast-growing Tampa companies — and why you should know about it

10.14.15 - For Good: Rising stars guide Tampa Bay area nonprofits

10.13.15 - Absolute Mobile Solutions is Honored for Excellence in Website and App Design by the 2015 American Business Awards

10.12.15 - Goldman Bank Boosts Mortgage Lender With Nearly $100 Million in Credit
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10.06.15 - Raymond James Makes Donation That Will Aid Hundreds of Women in Need

09.18.15 - Staffing company co-founder parts ways to launch new firm

09.29.15 - Greenberg Traurig Tampa Moves Into Newly Completed, State-Of-The-Art Office at Bank of America Plaza

09.29.15 - Schifino Lee creates branding and advertising for Tampa Bay’s Newest Horror Park

09.23.15 - Tampa non-profit works to lower infant mortality rate with baby box

09.24.15 - Winners: Florida's Best Companies to Work For 2015

09.21.15 - Avison Young wins coveted leasing assignment of institutionally owned 1,354,000-sf of industrial product in Tampa

09.16.15 - Bayshore Solutions to Hire 50 in Tampa and Denver

09.09.15 - Law Firm Expansions Helping to Fuel Tampa Bay Area Office Market

09.07.15 - WUSF Public Media Wins Big At National Web Design Contest

09.02.15 - Tampa's Larry Richey to lead merged DTZ, Cushman in Florida

09.01.15 - UT To Hold Open House Of New Innovation And Collaboration Building On Sept. 3

08.28.15 - Vology deal to create a second network operating center in New Jersey

08.27.15 - USF Muma College of Business gets $10.85 million gift

08.26.15 - Rococo Steak Adds New Dining Room And Acclaimed Chef, Expansion Boosts Seating, Wine Room and Private Dining Offerings

08.26.15 - Exclusive: Franklin Street acquires real estate appraisal firm

08.19.15 - Exclusive: Meet the 2015 Florida Fast 100 companies

08.13.15 - It Works!, Nitro Mobile Solutions among Inc. 5000's fastest growing in 2015

08.04.15 - Florida Bar President-Elect Bill Schifino: The Campaign Behind the Campaign

08.03.15 - UT One Of The First Universities To Gain Prestigious Information Security Certification

08.03.15 - Franklin Street Named Exclusive Broker for Two Westshore Office Buildings

07.20.15 - Winners: Florida's Best Companies to Work For 2015

07.17.15 - 'Excess dirt' boosts bottom line at C1 Bank

07.17.15 - Raymond James Bank Tops the List of Tampa Bay Community Banks by Assets

07.13.15 - Ciccio Group acquires Soho Tavern, will rebuild, rebrand

07.09.15 - Hillsborough Community College Holds the Line on Tuition Increases for Fourth Consecutive Year

07.08.15 - Hill Ward Henderson Cited By Chambers USA

Hill Ward Henderson Cited By Chambers USA
Hill Ward Henderson Cited By Chambers USA

07.08.15 - SPCA Tampa Bay partners with ChappellRoberts to separate from the pack

07.01.15 - Foley & Lardner named one of the most recommended law firms by corporate counsel five years in a row

06.30.15 - Habitat for Humanity dedicates St. Petersburg’s historic Henry-Bryan House for local family. The house was relocated and donated to Habitat by JMC Communities

06.25.15 - Absolute Mobile Solutions Helps Pepin Academies Better Connect with Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities through Revamped Website

06.23.15 - Tampa managed IT company grows by 24

06.19.15 - National Architecture Firm C&K Architects | Interiors, Inc. Renews Downtown Winter Haven Lease

06.19.15 - How Celestar's defense intelligence is leading the company into health care

06.16.15 - Schifino Lee Redefines The Powers Company from Consultants to “Unsultants”

Schifino Lee Redefines The Powers Company from Consultants to “Unsultants” - See more at: http://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2015/06/16/schifino-lee-redefines-the-powers-company-from-consultants-to-unsultants-35811#sthash.RXEJhYE6.dpuf
Schifino Lee Redefines The Powers Company from Consultants to “Unsultants” - See more at: http://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2015/06/16/schifino-lee-redefines-the-powers-company-from-consultants-to-unsultants-35811#sthash.RXEJhYE6.dpuf
Schifino Lee Redefines The Powers Company from Consultants to “Unsultants” - See more at: http://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2015/06/16/schifino-lee-redefines-the-powers-company-from-consultants-to-unsultants-35811#sthash.RXEJhYE6.dpuf

06.15.15 - Tampa defense company Celestar fills two key positions during Tampa Heights project

06.12.15 - TBBJ 2015 Fast 50 Finalists

06.09.15 - Franklin Street Arranges the Sale of Nestor Sales Corporate for $5M

06.04.15 - Sustainable Business Awards To Recognize Leading Bay Area Companies

06.03.15 - Hill Ward Henderson Signs Lease On New Clearwater Office

06.03.15 - Avison Young secures more than 800,000 square feet of property management assignments in 2015

06.03.15 - Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce signs landmark agreement with Panamanian business group

05.28.15 - Orangetheory Fitness opens new Wiregrass location

05.28.15 - Premier Eye Care named one of nation’s top 75 “Best Places to Work for Millennials”

05.28.15 - WUSF Public Media Names Lisa Peakes As New All Things Considered Host

05.27.15 - Raymond James Bank takes top spot in most profitable Florida banks

05.22.15 - Brian McEwen: Early childhood correlates to a healthy workforce

05.21.15 - University of South Florida Students Honored for Their Work at WUSF

05.19.15 - Tampa-based Celestar Corp. plans technology, defense hub development in Tampa Heights

05.16.15 - Feldman Orthodontics 25th Annual Scholarship Essay Competition Winners Announced at Banquet of Honor

05.14.15 - Foley & Lardner law firm recognized as Bet-the-Company Leader

05.07.15 - Greenberg Traurig Affirms Commitment To The Tampa Bay Area, Signs 10-Year Lease in Bank of America

05.05.15 - Shorecrest Preparatory School Announces Jackson Willis Named U.S. Presidential Scholar

05.05.15 - UT's business school beats Harvard, Notre Dame among best valued

05.05.15 - Franklin Street preps national marketing plan for Vinik's Channelside vision

04.28.15 - WUSF Public Media Honored with Two Murrow Awards

04.27.15 - Tampa Police Department Honors ChappellRoberts with 2015 Business of the Year Award

04.24.15 - ReliaQuest growth means more fun, more opportunities for learning

04.24.15 - C1 Bank is tapping technology to trump traditional banks

04.24.15 - Nitro cracks the code of balancing work and play

04.24.15 - Best Places to Work: Nitro Mobile Solutions (Video)

04.23.15 - Brian McEwen: Why early childhood education is important to all of us

04.22.15 - Greenberg Traurig Tampa Shareholders Peter W. Zinober and Richard C. McCrea Jr. Recognized by Prestigious Chambers Global Guide

04.16.15 -WUSF Public Media Collects 7 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Awards

04.15.15 - Franklin Street Hires Adam Vosding as General Manager for Channelside Bay Plaza

04.09.15 - Shorecrest Prep Thespians Rake in State Awards

04.09.15 - Oldsmar IT company lands competitive $20B, 10-year federal contract

04.07.15 - Franklin Street Wins Leasing of 216,000 SF Office/Flex Portfolio

04.02.15 - Ciccio/Water and Ulele make national 'Hot Spot' list

04.01.15 - University of South Florida-Tampa Bay Wave partnership gets $1 million

03.30.15 - Schifino Lee Advertising Wins Two Bronze Telly Awards

03.23.15 - Absolute Mobile Solutions Offers Free Website Testing to Get Companies Ready for Google’s Shift to Mobile-Friendly Websites

03.21.15 - Two UT Entrepreneurship Teams Advance In Hult Prize Competition

03.19.15 - WUSF Hosts The Longest Table: Our Feast in the Street

03.09.15 - TBBJ names Nearly Big Best Places to Work finalists for 2015

03.08.15 - Absolute Mobile Solutions Helps the Tampa Bay Water Bike Company Sail into the Open Market with a New Website and Branding

03.06.15 - ReliaQuest will hire 55 for new operations center in Tampa

03.04.15 - Schifino Lee Wins Thirteen 2015 American Advertising Federation Tampa Bay Awards Including Two ‘Best of the Bay’ Awards

03.04.15 - C1 Bank and CenterState Bank Offer Community Banks an Inexpensive Mobile Relationship Profitability Model To Use In The Field

03.04.15 - ChappellRoberts Receives 12 Advertising Awards, Including Three Best of Bay Honors

03.03.15 - HILL WARD HENDERSON founding shareholder received 2015 outstanding service award RECIPIENT

03.03.15 - Vology claims title as Tampa Bay’s largest outsourced IT manager after acquisition

03.02.15 - Schifino Lee Creates Unconventional Advertising Campaign for Sweetwater Organic Farms

02.17.15 - Absolute Mobile Solutions’ Alfred Goldberg Provides Advice to Emerging Entrepreneurs at the 2015 Hillsborough County Startup Quest Program

02.17.15 - Q&A: Tampa is on fire, says Guy King of ME Wilson

02.12.15 - Tampa Bay Innovation Center Hosts March TECH Talk Jolene Loos, CPA, of C&L Value Advisors will discuss The Four Ways to Grow Your Business

02.10.15 - Franklin Street Continues to Beef Up Office and Industrial Platform With the Hiring of Two New CRE Veterans in Tampa

02.05.15 - Duo of Shorecrest Seniors Named Candidates for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

02.03.15 - Absolute Mobile Solutions’ Alfred Goldberg Selected to be a Part of Panel Discussing Innovation at Tampa Bay Startup Week

02.03.15 - Daily Eats/Fresh Kitchen build-out is under way on 4th Street in St. Pete

01.28.15 - Shorecrest Preparatory School and Clearwater Marine Aquarium Announce Educational Partnership

01.21.15 - Rococo Steak set to unveil expanded dining room next week

01.17.15 - Schifino Lee Named Agency of Record for Gasparilla Interactive Festival

01.15.15 - WUSF Public Media to Support “Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition”

01.15.15 - Hill Ward Henderson Founding Shareholder Named 2015 Outstanding Service Award Recipient

01.13.15 - WUSF Public Media Appoints Tom Hall to Partners Board

01.10.15 - Burr & Forman’s Bill Schifino In Line to Become Florida Bar President

01.08.15 - Habitat For Humanity Takes A Walk On The Wild Side During Second Annual Signature Event

01.05.15 - 5 questions with Bill Schifino Jr., Florida Bar president-elect

01.02.15 - 9 Tampa Bay startups to watch in 2015

12.30.14 - 25 People to Watch in 2015

12.01.14 - Schifino Lee Advertising + Branding Honored With Three Davey Awards

11.28.14 - Ciccio Restaurant Group Hosts Toy Drive to Benefit The Children’s Home

11.26.14 - WUSF Public Media Honored by Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists with Three Griot Drum Awards

11.20.14 - Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo Launches “Cool” Advertising Campaign for Opening of Annual “Wild Wonderland” Holiday Attraction

11.19.14 - Veteran in IT sales to take helm of Vology

11.17.14 - Ciccio’s/ Water Hosts Thanksgiving Food Drive & Benefit for Metropolitan Ministries

11.17.14 - C1 Bank menu: Loans, with an app on the side

11.11.14 - C1 Bank among fastest growing in U.S.

11.11.14 - Here's what JPMorgan Chase is doing to keep 750 vets on the payroll in Florida

11.08.14 - Schifino Lee wins 2014 Davey Awards

11.04.14 - C1 Bank combats top threats to women’s health

11.01.14 - Downtown Urban Excellence Winners Names Released

10.31.14 - Cushman & Wakefield announces sale of Tampa City Center for $128,125,000

10.31.14 - Youth movement p


 

 

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