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COMMITTEES

Get Involved ... Join A Committee

One of the best ways to help BAMA and manufacturing in Tampa Bay is to join a committee.
You can find out more by emailing or calling a committee member listed below or contact
Beth at BAMA at 727-536-5809 | beth@bama-fl.org.



GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

The BAMA Government Affairs Committee is coordinating with other regional manufacturers associations throughout Florida to develop a list of legislative goals for the 2020 legislative session.  

If you are interested in joining the BAMA Government Affairs Committee, please contact:

Grant Pererson | Ogletree and Deakins | grant.peterson@ogletree.com







MEMBERSHIP

The membership committee monitors all aspects of membership, including invitations, retention and education - bringing in new members, teaching them about BAMA and then ensuring that the member experience meets everyone's expectations.

The focus of the committee is on New Member Development/Support, Marketing, Ambassador Program, Associate Participation

If you are interested in assisting with this committee, contact:

Dru Wilsonm| USI Insurance Services | dru.wilson@usi.com




GOLF FUNDRAISER

If you join the golf committee, you will be responsible to help organize and promote our annual scholarship tournament that is typically held in April or May of each year.  Responsibilities may include:

  • Monthly meetings or conference calls with weekly meetings the month prior to the tournament
  • Reaching out to BAMA members for players, sponsorships and/or raffle prizes and donations
  • Attending BAMA networking events to promote the golf tournament
  • Prize and donation pick-up
  • Golf tournament day of activities such as registration, on-course management, prize set-up, etc.

If you are interested in joining the golf committee, reach out to our committee chair:

Susan Broussard| Trademark Metals Recycling | 813-314-6441 | Susan.Broussard@tmrecycling.com





PROGRAMS

As a member of the Programs Committee, you will be asked to participate in monthly calls to help plan dinner meetings, manufacturing tours, happy hours, lunch and learns and new initiatives.  Once a year the committee meets in person to plan the programming for the upcoming year. 

Some of the events we plan each year are:

  • Tours of local manufacturers
  • Dinner meetings that feature dynamics speakers
  • Round tables to focus on specific best practices
  • Lunch & Learns
  • Networking events at local professional and minor league sporting events
  • Behind the scenes tours at places like the Tampa Port, cruise ships, the airport, MOSI, craft breweries, Amalie Arena, etc.
  • Fund raising events to support the 7 scholarships ($1,500 each) we award each year – Golf tournaments, clay shoots, etc.

If you are interested in joining the golf committee, reach out to our committee chair:

Jeff Perkins | Seal Dynamics | 813-920-7988 | jeffreyperkins@sealdynamics.com


STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Thanks to the generous support of our BAMA members, sponsors and supporters of our Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament and our Leadership Workshops, BAMA is pleased to announce the continued support of STEM activities:

  • Support of Robotics Summer Camps for middle and high school students, in partnership with FLATE

  • Science & Engineering Fair Every winter, hundreds of students in the Tampa Bay region participate in “Science and Engineering” or STEM Fairs with individual BAMA projects. BAMA offers a prize for both junior and senior divisions for projects that support manufacturing and sends a team of judges to select the BAMA winners in each county
  • Support of Manufacturing Day and Student Tours
For more information on the STEM programs:
Open - Chair Position


SCHOLARSHIPS

Help select scholarship awards

$1,000 BAMA scholarship
$1,500 Pinellas Education Foundation

$1,500 Hillsborough Education Foundation

$1,500 Hillsborough Community College Education Foundation
$1,500 St. Pete College Education Foundation
BAMA Veterans Scholarship

For more information on Scholarships:

MORE INFO


Cliff Csulik | Jabil | 727-238-9838 | cliff_csulik@jabil.com



MANUFACTURING ROUNDTABLE FORUMS

What is the BAMA RoundTable all about?

The purpose of BAMA's Manufacturing RoundTable is to provide a collaborative forum for sharing manufacturing know how, best practices and to leverage the synergy between its members in order to accelerate companies' growth, competitiveness and profitability. The events contain both presented content and interactive group activities. The committee selects topics that are relevant and timely for the membership.

If you join the RoundTable committee, you would help to organize and promote up to four RoundTable’s per year. Responsibilities:

  • Reaching out to BAMA members to get their input on relevant topics
  • Promoting the upcoming RoundTable event with the BAMA members
  • Attending the BAMA RoundTable to help facilitate a successful event
  • Help with the logistics of the RoundTable
  • Come up with ideas on how to improve the RoundTable events

If you are interested in joining the RoundTable committee, reach out to our committee chair:

Bob Kinney | ACC Results | bkinney@acc-results.com813-505-6135



VETERANS

Plan and coordinate fundraising events to benefit veteran students in STEM fields.  Organize annual Clay Shoot fundraiser. Expand Veteran's Committee Awareness and work with local Universities to assist Veteran students in securing jobs following graduation.

Jerry Sherman | Coast Systems |  jerry.sherman@coastsystems.com | 727-807-0905


MADE IN TAMPA BAY EXPO

Each year we celebrate our regional manufacturing community with our annual Made In Tampa Bay Expo.  The purpose of the Expo is to showcase the incredible diversity and productivity of this sector as well as provide an opportunity for our regional manufacturers to explore the potential of B2B opportunities both within the sector and their supply chain  with their other business partners.  This is combined with a job fair focusing on their Number 1 need – a highly trained and skilled workforce. 

If you would like to assist in coordinating this event, please contact:

Jerry Custin | Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce | JCustin@utbchamber.com | 813 855-4233



Each year we celebrate our regional manufacturing community with our annual Made In Tampa Bay Expo.  The purpose of the Expo is to showcase the incredible diversity and productivity of this sector as well as provide an opportunity for our regional manufacturers to explore the potential of B2B opportunities both within the sector and their supply chain  with their other business partners.  This is combined with a job fair focusing on their Number 1 need – a highly trained and skilled workforce. 

If you would like to assist in coordinating this event, please contact:

Jerry Custin | Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce | JCustin@utbchamber.com | 813 855-4233

Bay Area Manufacturers Association | 727-536-5809

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