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I nuked it but will redo it (later) and launch it in it's separate thread. Congrats BTW to forum member @Scot on the birth of his first child! We will postpone the meetup to buy him some time to be a Dad, but I didn't want to have this event without him.
 

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I might have a speaking opportunity for someone with a non-profit (financial professionals) if that's interesting to any Tampa / nearby folks... just DM me. It would just have to be a good fit for the group.

Also, I'm up for coffee or something if a local / locals wanna get together some time. :)
 

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I might have a speaking opportunity for someone with a non-profit (financial professionals) if that's interesting to any Tampa / nearby folks... just DM me. It would just have to be a good fit for the group.

Also, I'm up for coffee or something if a local / locals wanna get together some time. :)
@Kung Fu Steve is in Tampa on assignment, so really we should probably have a get together by EOM September. @Scot ?
 

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I'm setting a newco up in Tampa/Miami with a competitor of 1800 Ask Gary - I'm down to meet up! Maybe get a WhatsApp group going? When we thinking? Next week good?
 

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@Rabby Im not sure I understood the post.. can you elaborate a bit?
I'm on the board of a non-profit. The members are in the insurance business mostly, and some retirement planning and wealth management stuff. They need speakers for their member meetings... topics are usually things like sales, marketing, business organizing, that help the members improve their insurance agency, etc.
 

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I'm on the board of a non-profit. The members are in the insurance business mostly, and some retirement planning and wealth management stuff. They need speakers for their member meetings... topics are usually things like sales, marketing, business organizing, that help the members improve their insurance agency, etc.
What about a pitch for a super hot salad dressing startup.. diversify their investments haha

Kidding of course.
 

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Didn't realize there were so many people on this forum in this area... Just moved to Sarasota/Siesta Key a few weeks ago...
Oh snap. Welcome to the gulf coast.

Vigilante lives here, as do I, along with a scattering of other forum members. @Kung Fu Steve sets up shop here every year or so and stays for a few months. And a lot of members visit Clearwater area for vacation, so you can catch them when they’re in town.
 

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I got a baby on the way any day now, but could probably come out for a meetup later this month. Maybe 27th or 28th?
 

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I got a baby on the way any day now, but could probably come out for a meetup later this month. Maybe 27th or 28th?
Congrats! Ours is 5 months old and she's definitely slowed social gatherings like this down for me. How far along is your wife?

I should be good on one of those dates.
 

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Congrats! Ours is 5 months old and she's definitely slowed social gatherings like this down for me. How far along is your wife?

I should be good on one of those dates.
She's 39 weeks, haha. They change your world, but are completely worth it :)
 

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I got a baby on the way any day now, but could probably come out for a meetup later this month. Maybe 27th or 28th?
Congrats to you and @Scot . Having a child is such an incredible experience. I had my first child last month and it's definitely a life changer.

I should be able to make the meetup, would be great to see everyone's progress and to brainstorm goals for the future.
 

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She's 39 weeks, haha. They change your world, but are completely worth it :)
Oh, so you’ll be a little busy the next week or so haha

@Duane congrats to you too! Looks the the Tampa crew has all been a bit.. “busy”.
 

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Didn't realize there were so many people on this forum in this area... Just moved to Sarasota/Siesta Key a few weeks ago...
Me neither. I've been living in the Manatee/Sarasota area since 2012, don't know how I've never seen this thread before now.
 

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Me neither. I've been living in the Manatee/Sarasota area since 2012, don't know how I've never seen this thread before now.
This thread goes back to 2015. Since I’ve joined we’ve had at least 4 or 5 meetups. Definitely and come up to Tampa for the next one. A lot of good conversations happen.
 

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Maybe 27th or 28th?
Works for me. I think @Kung Fu Steve will be jetting off on the 28th though...

So far we have interest from @Scot @Vigilante @Rabby @Duane @Bourbons @Ronak @JScott and myself. 8 people so far ain't a bad crowd, not including anyone who hasn't seen this yet (@Solrac? @S. Brown? @Richard Espinosa?)

What's everyone's thoughts about the 27th (Last Friday Night of September?).
I can reserve a table at one of our past spots. Of the choices, we've done...

-Kona Grill / Davidoff
-Seasons52
-TopGolf

Let me know...
Spirit flights are still $100 round trip :rofl:
 

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What's everyone's thoughts about the 27th (Last Friday Night of September?).
I can reserve a table at one of our past spots. Of the choices, we've done...

-Kona Grill / Davidoff
-Seasons52
-TopGolf

Let me know...
Spirit flights are still $100 round trip :rofl:

Let's do it!
I vote for option 1 or 2 for location. Does Kona have private/semi-private seating for groups? If not, then Seasons would be ideal IMO.
 

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I am in Melbourne. Maybe i can meet somebody with great knowledge!?!
@Joes8802 you are going to want to hang around here a bit before you go to a meetup so people can get to know you virtually.
 

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Works for me. I think @Kung Fu Steve will be jetting off on the 28th though...

So far we have interest from @Scot @Vigilante @Rabby @Duane @Bourbons @Ronak @JScott and myself. 8 people so far ain't a bad crowd, not including anyone who hasn't seen this yet (@Solrac? @S. Brown? @Richard Espinosa?)

What's everyone's thoughts about the 27th (Last Friday Night of September?).
I can reserve a table at one of our past spots. Of the choices, we've done...

-Kona Grill / Davidoff
-Seasons52
-TopGolf

Let me know...
Spirit flights are still $100 round trip :rofl:
I’m in.

Let's do it!
I vote for option 1 or 2 for location. Does Kona have private/semi-private seating for groups? If not, then Seasons would be ideal IMO.
Kona does not have any private or semi private room.

Seasons is a good place for private discussion.

But I will admit, Kona/Davidoff was nice.
 

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I can't make it that weekend. I am hosting a booth at a trade show that weekend at the fairgrounds, with setup Friday and the show Saturday. The following weekend would be better (first weekend in October).
 

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I’m in.



Kona does not have any private or semi private room.

Seasons is a good place for private discussion.

But I will admit, Kona/Davidoff was nice.
We can always do Seasons and then head over to Davidoff, it's like 1-2 miles away


I can't make it that weekend. I am hosting a booth at a trade show that weekend at the fairgrounds, with setup Friday and the show Saturday. The following weekend would be better (first weekend in October).
I'm open for that weekend as well.
 

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Steve if he is in town will be in St.Pete, and if JSCOTT decides to come he will be much further south. So, you cats may want to think more towards Clearwater/St Pete.

I think that place we went the first year got some health code violations though. What was the name of that place? It was nice, but I don't do food poisoning.

Definitely worthwhile for @Kung Fu Steve to be there. It's like having Tony Robbins kick your a$$ in person.
 

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A while back @Jamie T and a few of us went to a rooftop bar in Clearwater that was really nice.. I need to find out where it was.

St pete has some nice places. Keep in mind, Friday’s nights are always busy though.
 

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Agreed, let's do first weekend of October then.
Works better for everyone. Say, 10/4 or Sat 10/5?
@RayAndré may even come along.

@Scot / @Vigilante any meeting place suggestions for St. Pete?
I personally haven't spent much time over there, but would like to...
 

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