Tampa’s iBoss Advertising and Provoke Art Back USF’s Alumni Society of Entrepreneurs Benefit Event
TAMPA, May 18, 2016 (Newswire.com) – On Friday, May 20, the University of South Florida’s Alumni Society of Entrepreneurs will host its 5th annual Tampa Bay Entrepreneurship Gala benefiting the Michael W. Fountain Scholarship Fund. iBoss Advertising and Provoke Art have proudly contributed to the organization in its endeavor to recognize the Bay Area’s most outstanding business leaders and entrepreneurs.
The Havana Nights themed event will feature exciting casino games and a unique silent auction, where guests can bid on items from local artisans and businesses. Provoke Art, founded by USF alumna Dana Blickensderfer, who studied Mass Communications at the university and graduated in the spring of 2010, will donate an original painting to be auctioned at the gala. The piece will conceptualize Blickensderfer’s mission to provoke thought and emotion through her artwork and the vision for the event to shed light on the Tampa area as a growing business hub.
In her time at USF, Blickensderfer learned professional communication techniques and developed meaningful relationships that have helped propel her as a bay area entrepreneur and businesswoman. As an entrepreneur, alumna, and artist, the event is important to Blickensderfer as it recognizes the hard work that like-minded professionals have contributed to the building and betterment of Tampa Bay.
“My time at the University of South Florida was an unforgettable educational and enriching experience,” said Dana Blickensderfer, artist and entrepreneur.
“Giving back to the university as a USF alumna is the least I can do to continue to promote an institution that made such a profound impact in my life as an evolving business woman.”
iBoss Advertising is a full-service digital marketing agency that has been working with USF’s Alumni Society of Entrepreneurs, from its planning stages, to design promotional materials and help to create buzz about the event throughout the community. iBoss’s team of professional designers, under the direction of co-owners Hugo D. Aviles and Dana Blickensderfer, created the gala’s official invitation. With its professional marketing experience across a variety of different industries through several different mediums, the iBoss Advertising team is proud to both promote the gala to area professionals and to offer support to USF’s Alumni Society of Entrepreneurs as it plans another successful event.
The society’s 5th annual Tampa Bay Entrepreneurship Gala will be held at the Centre Club on Friday, May 20. The evening’s events will begin with cocktails at 7:00 PM, followed by games, a live auction, and finally, the presentation of awards. The Alumni Association will tie in its Havana Nights theme by honoring Keynote Speaker Richard Gonzmart, hospitality industry veteran and legacy of the world famous Columbia Restaurant. Ella Bling, who donates the proceeds from her business to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, will be recognized by the organization as the Social Entrepreneur of the Year.
The gala’s proceeds will be donated to the Michael W. Fountain Endowed Scholarship Fund to continue to offer financial assistance to Tampa area entrepreneurial students, aspiring to contribute to the Bay’s business community. Previous scholarship winners will be recognized, and the winner of this year’s award will be announced at the gala.
Event attendance has a tremendous impact on the future of the scholarship award and the future success of developing entrepreneurs. Tickets are $75 and are available for purchase at entreprenerushipgala.com.
About iBoss Advertising
Founded by entrepreneurs, Hugo D. Aviles and Dana Blickensderfer, iBoss Advertising is a full-service digital marketing agency based in Tampa, FL. Devoted to building branding success, iBoss Advertising’s mission is to be the leading source for online branding of strategic solutions – i.b.o.s.s. Its team prides itself on innovation, creation and building visionary genius for its clients ranging worldwide, from London to New York and Latin America. iBoss’ passion for business, internet marketing and entrepreneurship is evident in their rigorous work ethic, passion and dedication to its clients and brand. For more information visit: http://www.ibossadv.com
About Provoke Art
In 2010, provoke art was founded and developed by Dana Blickensderfer in hopes to make meaningful contributions to the art world, integrating artists’ inspirations of the past and present combined with contemporary artistic genius. The provoke art video projects collaboration developed with prominent film directors birthed performance art for Dana and other artists’ collaborations. This is the epitome of the provoke art movement – to create works that stimulate thought and emotion; provoke connection and interaction with the common denominator being art. http://provoke-art.com/