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Tampa Bay LGBT Chamber Talks Mental Health, Impact Awards at Pride in Business Luncheon

TAMPA — The Tampa Bay LGBT Chamber of Commerce hosted 300+ guests at the 2024 Pride in Business Luncheon presented by Tampa General Hospital, recognizing winners of the 2023 Impact Awards, at the Shanna and Bryan Glazer JCC on Thursday, June 6th. The program included remarks from Board Chair Justice Gennari, VP of Membership and Business Development Rene Cantu, Board Member Chad Daughtrey, and Board Member Chris Rollins, a panel discussion on mental health in the workplace featuring Kishima Garcia of MacDill AFB and Jeffrey Turiczek of American Addictions Center, and reflections from Tampa Mayor Jane Castor.

“I am thrilled by the success of today's luncheon event, which shined a spotlight on the incredible contributions of the LGBTQ+ community in Tampa Bay” said Justice Gennari, Board Chair of the Tampa Bay LGBT Chamber. “The energy, passion, and dedication displayed by our speakers and attendees were truly inspiring. Together, we are building a more inclusive and supportive environment where everyone can thrive”

This event also featured the presentation of the Impact Awards, which recognize businesses, non-profits, and community leaders who exemplify the highest standards of their profession, promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace, demonstrate leadership, and invest time and resources into their community.

Corporation of the Year: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Nonprofit of the Year: GTE Financial

Small Business of the Year: Weapon Brand

LGBT Business Enterprise of the Year: BKN Creative

2023 President’s Award: Sheriff Chad Chronister


The 2024 Pride in Business Luncheon was supported by community partners whose investment ensures that the Chamber can continue to advocate, educate, connect, and facilitate the mission of equitable economic growth in Tampa Bay.

Presenting Sponsor

Tampa General Hospital

Platinum Sponsors

GTE Financial | Love the Golden Rule | Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Gold Sponsors

CAN Community Health | Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office | Tampa Bay Lightning | Tampa Electric | TD Bank

Silver Sponsor

BayFirst Bank | Bush Ross | River Oaks Treatment Center | SPCA Tampa Bay | Tampa Bay Rays | Tampa Bay Rowdies

Bronze Sponsor

Shumaker Advisors


Special Thanks to Our Event Partners: 
ABC Event Planning | Brad Hall Studios | Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions | EVNT Photobooth Co. | I.D Visual Effects and Sound LLC. | Levy Recognition | Shanna and Bryan Glazer JCC

Special Thanks to our Corporate Table Attendees: 
Balance Tampa Bay/EPIC | Grow Financial | Hillsborough County Clerk of Court | Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office | South Tampa Chamber of Commerce | Tampa Downtown Partnership | Tampa Police Department | USF Foundation

The Tampa Bay LGBT Chamber’s mission is to advance common business interests, economic growth, and equality in the workplace and society for its LGBTQ and allied businesses, corporations, and professional members by providing educational, networking, and community engagement. Learn more at



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