World Trade Center Tampa Bay will present former Mayor Dick Greco with the International Commerce Award at the 6th Annual Dinner rescheduled for January 18, 2013 at Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club. The award banquet, previously slated for Oct 19 2012, was rescheduled in wake of the sudden passing of Cong. Sam Gibbons who was the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Tampa, Fla, December 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 in 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 January 18th 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, January 18, 2013
6:30PM – Welcome Reception, 7:30PM – Awards Banquet
Where: Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club 1601 S MacDill Ave
Tickets: $150 individual tickets. Contact Sokha Im at 813-864-4500 or email@example.com for additional sponsorship information. Please visit http://wtctampagreco.eventbrite.com to purchase tickets.