Tampa Bay Business Hall Of Fame
The Florida Council on Economic Education is delighted to host the 30th Annual Tampa Bay Business Hall of Fame on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Tampa Convention Center. On this special evening, a new group of outstanding business and community leaders – Greg Celestan, Bob Dutkowsky, Tom Pepin and, in memoriam, Thom Stork and Carlos Fuente, Sr. – will be inducted as the Class of 2017 in what has become the Must Attend business event of the year. The theme of this year’s ceremony is “Portraits of Success” and will celebrate the Class of 2017 and all Hall of Fame members whose business achievements and community leadership provide such striking color and definition to the canvas that makes up the Tampa Bay business community.
We’re thrilled to Co-Chair the 30th Annual Hall of Fame in recognition of these exceptional business and civic champions. We look forward to a memorable, fun evening that will honor the accomplishments, leadership and service of the Inductees, and support the critical work of the Florida Council in preparing our young people to become productive members of the workforce, responsible consumers and wise investors.
Please join us for “Portraits of Success” as we welcome the Class of 2017, honor 30 years of Hall of Famers, and promote economic and personal finance education in K-12 schools throughout Tampa Bay and Florida!
EVENT PURPOSE & HISTORY
In 1988, the Florida Council on Economic Education (FCEE) created the Tampa Bay Business Hall of Fame to recognize exceptional individuals who’ve distinguished themselves through their contributions to the Tampa Bay community. The honor is reserved for leaders who’ve made significant impacts through their business and civic achievements and by serving as lifelong examples of integrity and high ideals. Members of the Hall of Fame are inspirations to young people who will follow in their footsteps.
Proceeds from the Hall of Fame support the economic, financial literacy and free enterprise education programs of the FCEE and the Gus A. Stavros Center for Free Enterprise & Economic Education at the University of South Florida. Established by Governor Askew in 1975, the FCEE provides teacher training programs, curricula, student competitions and other educational resources
free-of-charge to thousands of teachers each year throughout the state’s K-12 system. By investing in the economic and financial “know how” of our children, the Tampa Bay business community has a tremendous influence in developing the informed and responsible employees, citizens and leaders of tomorrow.
This celebration is the Must Attend business event of the year! Induction into the Tampa Bay Business Hall of Fame is a prestigious honor; over 600 attendees join the region’s most influential leaders in business, education, philanthropy and government in celebrating this special occasion.
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