TBAE was proud to present the centerpieces for this years teachers breakfast!

Written by Laurentz Gilmore 

August 25th, 2015 (Tampa, FL) - The South Tampa Chamber of Commerce welcomed more than 150 new Area 1 teachers at their 10th Annual New Teacher's Breakfast on August 20th at the Tampa Yacht & Country Club. The event was presented by Florida Hospital Centra Care. And TBAE Network was honored to present the centerpieces to for the event. Each principal received a fully functional picnic basket that included tons of school supplies for the upcoming year. The new teachers also received a bundle of pencils with a tag stating, "Pencils are #2 beacuse...TBAE thinks you are #1."

Schools and education are the most important things in our culture and that is why TBAE works so hard to help the students, teachers, principals, and school board members in any way possible. The role each of these staff members of the Hillsborough County Public Schools should be celebrated as they are building strong school culture for our community.

"We believe television can be a force for good. TBAE is programmed with educational exceptional material every day. Commerical free," said Jessica Sturges, Marketing and Development Coordinator for TBAE. "We provide the school board meetings so you can stay up to date on the policies that affect us all."

Continuing with the breakfast, special guests included Commissioner Sandy Murman, Deputy Superintendent Van Ayres, Area 1 Superintendent Maribeth Books and School Board Members Sally Harris and Carol Kurdell. Hillsborough County teachers Diane McKee, the 2016 Florida Department of Education Macy's Teacher of the Year, and Kristina Chowning, the recipient of the 2015 We Deliver Excellence Award, participated as speakers as well at the event.

The JROTC Color Guard from T.R. Robinson High School and Maggie Musco, a chorus student from H.B. Plant High School, preformed the National Anthem.  Harriet Foundas, a former principal with Hillsborough County Schools who retired in 2008 after more than 30 years of service, was presented with a South Tampa Community Champion Award for her service as a volunteer for the Chamber and for her participation in helping to plan the annual breakfast. 

TBAE hopes that all staff members have a wonderful 2015-16 school year, and if you wish to share photos of the students or principals using "TBAE" goodies, tag us! #TBAENET  


Keep Calm and Trust the Principal!

  About the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce:

Established in 1926, the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce is an association of over 500 businesses and organizations. The chamber has strived to make the South Tampa community a better place in which to live, work, and play. Its active membership consists of local businesses, professionals, non-profits and government representatives who enjoy social activities and community involvement and was voted as the #1 Favorite Chamber by the readers of the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2014.

For more information, contact the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce at (813) 637-0156, or visit www.SouthTampaChamber.org

Thank you to the event sponsors!