(Tampa, Florida) The Ybor City Chamber’s 49th Annual Gala will take place Saturday, September 20th, 6:30 PM in the Siboney Room of the world famous Columbia Restaurant. This year’s theme is “Hollywood Comes To Ybor.” Tables will represent award winning films and will be dressed with elegant floral arrangements. The black-tie optional occasion will feature the presentation of the 21st Adela and Cesar Gonzmart Award, Ybor’s highest honor, to the Oliva Family. In keeping with the theme, a seven-day Celebrity Cruise Lines vacation will be raffled-off courtesy of Platinum Sponsor, AAA Travel.
The Oliva Family is known as the First Family Of Tobacco in Tampa, and have been supplying tobacco to many of the world’s top makers of premium cigars. They have put Tampa and Ybor City on the map all over the world.
“This year’s Gala is gearing up to be something really special. If you have not been to one before now you owe it to yourself to come to this one,” says Wes Miller, Executive Director of the Ybor City Chamber. “This is a unique experience, where people who have done business together for generations celebrate their new-world success with old-world elegance and grace.”
The Gonzmart award is named after Adela and Cesar Gonzmart, the third generation of Ybor’s Gonzmart family who helped build the Columbia into Florida’s oldest and the world’s largest Spanish restaurant. Gold Sponsors include GTE Financial and USAmeriBank.
The Chamber’s Gala is open to the public.If you wish to attend, please contact our Events Coordinator Anna Ramos at email@example.com or 248.3712 x23 by Friday, September 12th (space is limited).