DICK GRECO NAMED AS THE 2012 INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE AWARD RECIPIENT FOR HIS COUNTLESS YEARS OF SERVICE AND DEDICATION TO THE TAMPA BAY BUSINESS AND CIVIC COMMUNITIES.
World Trade Center Tampa Bay will present Mayor Greco with the honor at the 6th Annual Dinner hosted at the University Club of Tampa on October 19, 2012.
Tampa, Fla, September 2012… The Board of Directors of the World Trade Center Tampa Bay (WTC-TB) recognizes individuals and businesses that have contributed to internationalizing Tampa Bay. This prestigious award recognizes a leader who encourages, fosters, and cultivates international business partnerships that help to promote Tampa Bay.
This year WTC Tampa Bay will honor long time businessman and four-time Mayor Dick Greco. During his first two terms, 1967-1974, former Mayor Greco was the first Tampa Mayor to lure major corporations to the area. He recruited a number of national corporations and billions of dollars in development to the city during his second two terms, from 1995-2003. Throughout his service Greco took several initiatives to position Tampa as a major international trade and center for commerce. He has tirelessly advocated the collaborative community efforts to increase the region’s visibility. Former Mayor Greco participated in several trade missions to key regions, met with and pushed for strengthening Tampa’s trade relationships with Europe, Caribbean, Central, and South American countries. Greco also was instrumental is assembling local leaders to establish the World Trade Center Tampa Bay office in Tampa.
“Dick Greco has been a “bigger than life” contributor to Tampa and indeed the whole Area for decades,” Jack Bierley, President of WTCTB goes on to say, “He epitomizes the can -do attitude of many others who have made great things happen here, despite obstacles. He has been a primary builder and a spiritual economic and cultural leader!”
Much of what defines Tampa today was made possible through Dick Greco’s efforts as Mayor. The WTCTB Board of Directors are please to recognize him with this award.
The World Trade Center Tampa Bay will welcome Bay Area leaders, governmental officials, and corporate executives to the WTCTB Awards Banquet. The October 19th event is open to the public. Individual tickets are $150. Sponsorship opportunities and tables are also available. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For additional information concerning sponsorships or to make reservations, please call 813-864-4500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What: World Trade Center Tampa Bay 6th Annual Dinner
Presentation of the International Commerce Award to Honorable Dick Greco
When: Friday, October 19, 2012
6:00PM – Welcome Reception, 7:00PM – 8:30PM – Awards Banquet
Where: University Club of Tampa
201 North Franklin Street #3800
Tampa, FL 33602