St. Pete Beach, FL – Based on the impact of Hurricane Ian, the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will now be donating funds from the Taste of the Beaches to The Islands of Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce. The money raised from this event will go towards unrestricted support for their tourism industry and to help them rebuild their community.
The Islands of Sanibel Captiva Chamber supports tourism and hospitality businesses. President & CEO, John Lei is a pillar in the community and the tourism industry. He serves as the Second Vice Chair for Visit Florida and is past president of the Lee County Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. When Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber CEO, Robin Miller shared the news of this with John he was grateful and emotional.
The Chamber is grateful for the support of this year’s selected non-profit Parc Center for Disabilities for endorsing this shift of funds. CEO, Michelle Detweiler says, “Parc Center for Disabilities wholeheartedly supports the shift of support from our organization to the support of those who have traumatically been affected by Hurricane Ian. We feel blessed to be a part of the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber and are here to support this effort. We will continue to do what we can to promote the Taste of the Beaches so that the maximum amount of funds can be used to help those in need.”
Taste of the Beaches will be held Saturday, October 8th through Friday, October 14th at participating restaurants. The kick-off of this event will be October 7th at Horan Park. You can support Hurricane Ian Relief by purchasing tickets here: www.tampabaybeaches.com/taste.
About the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce:The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce promotes travel & tourism, educates businesses & individuals, provides a forum of collaboration to enhance the business environment & promote the quality of life for the communities we serve.