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Join us to celebrate the Business of Pride, as we honor the companies and leaders advancing LGBT equality in the workplace. Enjoy fabulous food, refreshing beverages, and the opportunity to meet the top inclusion leaders in the Tampa Bay area.


4:30-5:30 Networking and Registration
5:30-6:30 Awards Ceremony
6:30-7:30 Hors d’oeuvres and Networking


Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, District 49

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Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith is a proven fighter for Floridas working families and students. An alumnus of the University of Central Florida, Rep. Smith proudly identifies as a LGBTQ, Latino and forward thinking millennial feminist who reflects the values and diversity of Florida.

In November 2016, Rep. Smith made history as Floridas first openly-LGBTLatino lawmaker, representing House District 49 in East Orlando. Since then, he co-founded and was elected Chairman of the Legislative Progressive Caucus. As a lawmaker, Rep. Smith has been a champion for civil rights, cannabis reform, affordable higher education, gun safety, mental health, and animal welfare. Out Magazine recognized Carlos as one of the survivors and heroes of Pulse in their annual OUT 100 edition for his outspokenness in support of those impacted by the Orlando tragedy.

Florida Politics and SaintPeteBlog recently named Rep. Smith a Winner of 2017 Session and he has received numerous awards from the League of Women Voters of FL, the Florida Education Association, the Hispanic Federation, and Mi Familia Vota for his leadership.


Titos Handmade Vodka proudly supports the Tampa Bay Business Journals  2018 Business of Pride in support of one of their great charity partners, Equality Florida.  All proceeds from purchasing the Titos signature drink at the event will be donated to Equality Florida.

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Cathy Grant, senior director of Moffitt Diversity, Moffitt Cancer Center

Community Enhancement

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South Tampa Chamber of Commerce


CONCEPTBAIT Global Events + Floral Design Group
Dash Creative Group LLC
Florida Blue
Moffitt Cancer Center
Tech Data Corp.


Nathan Bruemmer, executive director, ALSO Youth
Michael Dunn, medical director, Midway Specialty Care Center
Miguel Fuller, morning radio host, Hot 101.5, Cox Media Group
James Keane, director of LGBTQ programs and development, Metro Wellness & Community Centers
Robin Polk, detective, Tampa Police Department