New Town Connections and StandUp Tampa are proud to host the 1st Annual Millennial Impact Forum, designed to offer millennial thought leaders an exclusive opportunity to discuss projected developments in Tampa with Jeff Vinik and other esteemed featured panelists at Amalie Arena on Tuesday, June 13 at 5 p.m.

The panel will include Rena Frazier (Communications Director, Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office), Mike Griffin (Chairman, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce), Tim Moore (Owner, Diamond View Studios), Sing Hurt (Owner, Anise Global Gastrobar), Erin Aebel (Partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP), Andrew Machota (Owner, New Town Connections), Cesar Hernandez (Government Relations, HART), Tammy Charles (Sr. Manager of Corporate Relations, Metropolitan Ministries), and Jeff Vinik (Owner, Tampa Bay Lightning).

An Unprecedented Opportunity for Millenials in Tampa

The forum hopes to serve as a unique town hall event wherein guests will have access to some of the biggest names behind the newest developments slated for the Tampa Bay area.

The panel, which will cover a variety of topics including community, transportation, infrastructure, media, technology, health and wellness, legal, and government, will last around 90 minutes. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Moderated by Roberto Torres, president of The Blind Tiger Cafe (Seminole Heights and Ybor City) and Black & Denim Apparel Company, the panelists will have 2-3 minutes to respond to questions, offering a remarkable opportunity for attendees to learn more about the exciting plans for the Tampa Bay area.

Those familiar with Vinik will recognize him as the person responsible for buying, rebranding and resurrecting the once-fledgling Lightning franchise – including investing millions of dollars in the renovation of Amalie Arena. Vinik is also responsible for breathing new life into downtown Tampa near Amalie Arena, including purchasing a portion of the Channelside district with plans to demolish and reconstruct the area to make Tampa a more hockey-vibrant city within the next decade.

His commitment to the Tampa Bay area extends beyond his business ventures as Vinik personally invests in the community as well through his “Community Hero” initiative, wherein he donates $25,000 to one recipient at each home game for the entirety of the season, recently exceeding $10 million in total donations.

Those interested in attending are encouraged to buy tickets now as the event is expected to sell out. Early bird pricing ends on Friday, June 9 at 5 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the forum starts at 6 p.m.

Don’t miss your chance to network and discuss the exciting new developments on Tampa’s horizon at the 1st Annual Millenial Impact Forum this Tuesday!

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