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Business Leaders Elevate Leadership Tampa Bay 2016

March 9, 2016

Elevate, Inc. recognizes and congratulates members of the Leadership Tampa Bay Class of 2016! With more than 27 years of class members, Leadership Tampa Bay has had guided classes to promote the prosperity and vitality of the Tampa Bay region while enlightening determined leaders to the importance of the area as a whole in the... Read More »


Elevate, Inc. Welcomes Sunshine Bank

March 9, 2016

Since 1954, Sunshine Bank has been positively impacting lives by helping people achieve their dreams. Our team at Elevate, Inc. is proud to announce that they are joining the world of learning, connecting and growing! Headquartered in Plant City, Florida, Sunshine Bank holds the same foundational principles that started the bank – providing uncompromising service to customers and offering... Read More »


Oxford Exchange Owner Shares Secrets with EO Tampa Bay

March 9, 2016

Members of EO Tampa Bay gathered at The Centre Club and had the opportunity to learn from guest speaker Blake J. Casper. In addition to holding the position of Chairman, CEO and Managing General Partner of Caspers Company, a Tampa-based organization founded in 1958 that owns and operates 53 McDonald’s restaurants throughout the Bay area, Casper is the founder... Read More »


Lauren Albert joins Emerge Tampa Bay Leadership Team

March 9, 2016

Congratulations to Elevate, Inc. Account Executive Lauren Albert who has been chosen to serve as Emerge Tampa Bay’s Community Outreach Chair! #TeamElevate is proud to have a member of our team serve in a leadership role in an organization whose mission we believe in so deeply- to support, cultivate and attract emerging leaders, ages 21 to 35, by providing access... Read More »


CEO of ICTC, Sareet Majumdar, Wins Entrepreneur of the Year Award #TieConFL!

March 9, 2016

Fostering entrepreneurship through mentorship, education and global networking is a unique goal of TieCon Florida and Sareet Majumdar was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his outstanding accomplishments in creating a unique culture within his company. “To win this award is quite humbling and I want to thank each and every one of you for... Read More »


Emerging Leader Award Nominee: Aakash Patel

March 9, 2016

Congratulations to Elevate, Inc. President Aakash Patel for being named a finalist for the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Emerge Tampa Bay 2015 Emerging Leader Award. In order to be nominated for this award, one must be a leader in his/her business, be involved in the community, be generous, and play an active role within Emerge Tampa Bay. Patel has demonstrated... Read More »


UT Business Network Symposium

March 9, 2016

Last Wednesday the University of Tampa’s Board of Fellows hosted a Business Network Symposium at the Vaughn Center for Tampa Bay community business leaders and UT students.  Three prominent CEO’s of local businesses were featured and they were able to share their accomplishments, the lessons they have learned and some of the future plans they have for... Read More »


Priatek’s Bharvirkar Steals the Show at INDO-US Chamber Meeting

March 9, 2016

Milind Bharvirkar, CEO of the Tampa prize-based digital advertising company Priatek, gave an inspiring speech about his rise and fall as an entrepreneur and businessman, as well as how he was able to reverse the trend on his way to becoming CEO of one of the most prominent companies in the Tampa Bay area. Bharvirkar... Read More »


Tampa Bay Wave Grand Opening

March 9, 2016

Tampa Bay Wave celebrated its grand opening on Friday.  The Venture Center was packed with supporters and community leaders who are excited about Tampa Bay Wave’s success in assisting entrepreneurs and startups in our community. Tampa Bay Wave strives to help entrepreneurs turn ideas into growing tech businesses.  They currently support 400 startups and work with them on... Read More »


Elevate, Inc. Supports Dress for Success Tampa Bay

March 9, 2016

Dress for Success Tampa Bay celebrated its 17th anniversary with a luncheon and fashion show at Mainsail Event & Conference Center on October 22nd.  Dress for Success Tampa Bay supporters arrived early to network, mingle, and participate in the Pick Your Prize Raffle. Honorary Chairs Renee Vaughn and Penny Vinik did a fantastic job as honorary chairs of the... 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.”

Gary LoDuca – Founder & Owner, Thoughtful Advisors – 401(k) Plan Designs