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February’s “The Buzz” Event Draws a Large and Excited Young Crowd

March 9, 2016

Emerge Tampa Bay’s “The Buzz” event always draws a significant crowd to its monthly mixer for young professionals. February’s “The Buzz” was no exception, as a group of over 100 young professionals flooded through the doors of The CI Group. It is safe to say that this month’s event, co-hosted by Elevate, Inc. and The CI Group was a smash hit! Co-hosts Drew Marshall, President of The CI Group, and Aakash Patel, President of Elevate, Inc., encouraged the crowd to enjoy themselves, make great connections and show the world why #TampaHasSwagger!

Emerge Tampa Bay is a young professional leadership program of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. Aimed at recruiting and retaining young professionals in the Tampa Bay area, the Emerge Tampa Bay program is designed to cultivate emerging local leaders ages 21 to 35.  The Emerge Tampa Bay organization enhances its members through professional development, an abundance of networking opportunities and the ability to become more integrated into the Tampa Bay community.

To learn more about Emerge Tampa Bay, visit and be sure to follow the organization on Twitter @EmergeTampaBay. There’s no question after February’s “The Buzz” mixer, countless young professionals in Tampa Bay will want to join in on the fun and all that Emerge Tampa Bay has to offer!

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