Latest Posts

Shea Barclay Group Volunteers With Tampa YMCA Veggie Van!

May 9, 2017

Clients of Elevate share a common goal of wanting to help their communities grow and prosper. On April 24, Shea Barclay Group took the time to help out the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA Veggie Van. The Veggie Van takes the market to the people who need it most, distributing fresh fruits and vegetables in communities that have been defined as “urban neighborhoods without ready access to fresh, healthy and affordable food.” Shea Barclay, in their partnership with the YMCA, decided to chip in and help bring food to communities that need it most.

The Tampa YMCA Veggie Van serves the Wimauma Village, Tampa Heights, Sulphur Springs and Lacoochee communitees. Every other week, the Veggie Van makes its rounds to all four areas to deliver healthy food to families. Just as the YMCA helps students succeed inside the classroom, they also want to make sure they are thriving outside the classroom. Healthy foods give growing kids a better ability to focus and learn. The YMCA and Shea Barclay share the belief that all children should have access to fresh, healthy foods, including those neighborhoods and schools with high percentages of kids who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.

With volunteers like Shea Barclay, Veggie Van works hard to achieve its goal of serving 600 families across these four communities. Aside from their partnership with the Tampa Metro YMCA, Shea Barclay has worked with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Feeding America Food Bank, and Metropolitan Ministries, to name a few. It’s the passion for helping the communities they serve. Mike Shea, President of Shea Barclay and third-generation Tampanian, knows the significance of neighbors coming together to help one another, personally and professionally. SBG has set the precedent in the professional community by being involved. If you would like to get involved, too, click here!

Shea Barclay Group (SBG) is an independently owned and operated firm specializing in professional liability insurance and risk management. The principals of SBG combine for over 35 years of insurance experience and have built a multi-location firm comprising of clients in nearly 40 states. To see what Shea Barclay can do for your professional insurance needs, visit

Categorized in:

This post was written by Elevate, Inc.

Comments are closed here.

Get Connected

Join our networks and stay in touch.

Read Our Testimonials

Hear what our customers have to say

“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