Message From the President
As the 33rd president of the Carrollwood Area Business Association
(CABA), I am honored to work with our Board of Directors to help our
CABA Members and community Connect with CABA in 2018 - 2019!
Among the many ways CABA connects with our community is through
weekly events at CABA Member locations where guests are welcome.
CABA is an event-driven organization that hosts alternating CABA Coffees and CABA After
5’s throughout the year to encourage business-to-business (B2B) networking. Please visit our
CABA calendar frequently at www.useCABA.com, and feel free to bring a guest and visit a CABA
Get Connected with CABA. Opportunities abound to
meet and get to know business owners.
CABA connects our businesses with our community through our Community Outreach (B2C)
events, Special Events, Ribbon Cuttings, and Networking on the Nines: monthly networking
events at CABA Member golf courses where golfers and non-golfers enjoy learning about each
other’s businesses on the course and in the clubhouse. Each year, a CABA Member non-profit is
selected to receive a portion of the proceeds of our annual CABA Golf Classic.
Community Outreach events include Trunk or Treat where CABA Members meet community
members who learn about area businesses while their children enjoy games and trick or
treating. Similarly, CABA connects with a Holiday Tree Lighting in December when we celebrate
the holidays with our community in a holiday festive environment. Each spring, CABA connects
with more than 5,000 people throughout Tampa Bay with our CABA Presents Taste of
Carrollwood where over 100 vendors, including 30+ restaurants, present their yummy food,
products, and services in an expo environment.
Get Connected with CABA. The opportunities abound to meet and get to know business owners
on a personal level. As a Financial Advisor, I know that trust is earned with clients. The additional
value I can bring to my clients is by referring a CABA member. A CABA member saved one of my
clients over $1000 when their air conditioning system died in the heat of summer. That is a
savings that reflected favorably back on me as a trusted advisor.
Accordingly, it is with great pride that we introduce you to all of our CABA members through
our online directory at www.useCABA.com and in our annual print edition.
“Use a CABA Member first,” is our motto in CABA, “…
the best business address in Tampa Bay”!
2018-2019 CABA President
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