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A Community in Need

March 9, 2016

Dan Jurman knew the workload that comes with helping a community in need. He knew the troubling statistics relating to health, economy and safety. He knew there were families to help, kids to feed and diseases to fight. His knowledge was personal — he grew up in a similar poverty-stricken neighborhood. As executive director of... Read More »


A Dream Come True

March 9, 2016

UNIVERSITY AREA — As Dan Jurman, his wife, Rachel, and their three young children stood amid the flurry of activity in the park adjacent to the University Area Community Center, he described what he saw as “a dream come true.” As the executive director and CEO of the University Area Community Development Corporation, Jurman’s long... Read More »


Leap Day Edition of the Elevate eNewsletter

March 9, 2016

Dear Friends, Can you believe today is the last day of February? With the beginning of March tomorrow, we can’t thank you enough for your kind tweets, posts and messages you’ve shared with us through our website, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook pages. As you know, our goal is to provide you with the most pertinent news, information, and updates about Elevate using... Read More »


Elevate’s Feburary 15th, 2012 Newsletter

March 9, 2016

Dear Friends, We hope that you are recovered from Valentine’s Day! We can’t thank you enough for the kind remarks we’ve received since forming our company. If you missed it, this great Tampa Bay Business Journal article kicked off our official launch on February 1, 2012. As you know, we at Elevate live by the motto Learn, Connect, Grow. In today’s eNewsletter, we wanted... Read More »


Bookmark and Share Maddux Report Features Elevate Inc.

March 9, 2016

Elevate is a Tampa-based consulting firm offering its clients the opportunity to expand their reach by the company motto learn, connect and grow. With all the excitement surrounding the launch of Elevate, Maddux Report published an article providing further information on what exactly Elevate can do for businesses in the Tampa Bay area. To read... Read More »


Elevate’s Feature in Tampa Bay Business Journal

March 9, 2016

Over the past week there has been a lot of excitement regarding the launch of Elevate Inc. in Tampa.  This new consulting firm offers its clients an array of services to help them learn, connect and grow.  The buzz of Elevate’s launch has reached Tampa Bay Business Journal.  To read the full article click here.


New Tampa-Based Company Seeks to Elevate Business Opportunities for Clients

March 9, 2016

Tampa, Fla. (January 31, 2012) –Elevate Inc., a multi-faceted strategic business development consulting firm offering an array of community relations and business relationship services, officially launched this week in Tampa, Florida. The company, founded by civic leader Aakash M. Patel, seeks to work with clients to help them achieve their business and community goals by... Read More »


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“Aakash Patel, Chris Melvin and the rest of the Elevate team simply delivered. The connections Aakash made led to valuable relationships for me and new clients for RevStar. You can’t fully appreciate what Elevate can do for your business until you experience it first hand. I personally recommend their services to anybody looking to grow their network and business within the Tampa Bay community.”

Ken Pomella, PMP – CEO, RevStar Consulting

“If you’re looking to dive into the who’s who of Tampa Bay, Elevate, Inc. is the only way to go. Elevate worked closely with Tampa Bay Plumbers to help us get our foot in the door with the right business and community circles to help us grow. We appreciated Aakash Patel & Chris Melvin’s professionalism, attention to detail, and willingness to go over and above to provide us a quality service. The contacts through Elevate are numerous and professionally beneficial and the staff is always available to us. We enjoyed working with the Elevate team and will definitely keep them in mind for our future business needs.”

April Diemer – Tampa Bay Plumbers

“Working with Aakash and his team at Elevate was a great fit for our growing organization. His team helped us connect with key influencers across the region and identify opportunities. Together you work to define your goals and who you’re targeting and through their connections and network they can make warm introductions to the decisions makers you need to connect with.”

Chon Nguyen – Founder & CEO, Newgentek

“Elevate, Inc’s. business relationship building process and their specialized one-on-one client service has opened doors and created potential opportunities that we wouldn’t have been able to create on our own. If your business would benefit from business relationship building introductions, I highly recommend Elevate, Inc.”

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