Provides oversight of the pipeline and opportunities to engage in presenting innovative solutions for the region, our companies and members. The Committee reviews the progress of the accelerator programs and assesses opportunities to engage in the community. The Innovation Committee also identifies key challenges and initiatives within early innovation and new areas of development. Additionally, the Committee monitors progress within external innovation sourcing and collaborations.
The Advocacy Committee makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding TBLC’s positions on public policy and oversees advocacy initiatives in support of TBLC’s position on respective issues.
The Program and Planning Committee is responsible for overseeing new program development, and to monitor and assess existing programs. They initiate and guide program evaluations and facilitate discussions about program priorities for the organization.
The Committee to stay apprised of issues concerning with Latin America. This Committee will work with supporter networks and have relationships in place for rapid responses to challenges in regard to socioeconomic issues and/or natural disasters.
The Committee serves as a hub for educational and business partners to work together to ensure our workforce is prepared for tomorrow. Primarily, aiding to increase the graduation rates for Hispanic students. The Committee will serve as a catalyst of change and work with the Chamber’s advocacy Committee to speak on behalf of innovative educational initiatives. Our Committee’s efforts and programming reflect not only the diverse industries within our business partners but also the Tampa Bay community.
The Tampa Bay Latin Chamber offers many ways for member businesses to influence public policies that affect business and community life throughout the Tampa Bay area. The Community Affairs Committee works to identify issues affecting our community and develops forums and programs to examine and act on those issues at the local and state level. The Community Affairs Committee meets monthly to review local, county, state and national legislation which directly or indirectly impacts our Chamber members, business community, and the community. Whether it is an individual Chamber member-business or an entire industry, legislation which positively or negatively impacts either is a major concern of The Tampa Bay Latin Chamber.