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Emerging with Influence – November 4, 2015

March 9, 2016

Emerge Tampa Bay recently held the Emerging with Influence Awards at the TPepin Hospitality Centre and #TeamElevate was there to show their support for Elevate, Inc.’s CEO Aakash Patelwho was a finalist for the 2015 Emerging Leader Award.

The beautiful event began with welcoming speeches from President and CEO of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Bob Rohrlack, and Major Bob Buckhorn.  Several other members of Emerge leadership were able to share some of the great things Emerge is doing in the Tampa Bay community and the ways they are #HelpingOurCity.  Keynote speaker, Kim Lear, shared an inspiring message about “Leveraging Your Network and Building Relationships to Get Things Done.”  Kim shared with the audience the impact millennials are having on the workforce and the ways in which the business world is changing.  She encouraged the young professionals in the room to always be present, be trustworthy, and to put every effort into the work before them.

Among the honored guests were representatives from Health HeroBaker BarriosEWI Construction, Level 6 MarketingSunshine BankCater Me FitThat Business Show with Jamie MeloniContinental Wholesale DiamondsLumaStream Inc., and Carmel Kitchen.

Click here to find out how to get involved in the work that Emerge Tampa Bay is doing to help #ElevateTampa.

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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

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