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Tampa officials host conference on Cuba

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Ron Christaldi, chairman of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, said today that back in 2013, a half-dozen members of the chamber visited with Vice President Joe Biden and other White House officials to discuss the potential for business with Cuba. “They asked me about what the business community wanted and were we ready to take advantage of those opportunities,” he told an audience who gathered in a ballroom inside the Tampa Airport Marriott Hotel. “There’s 17 million people in…

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to attend Cuba forum in Tampa

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Just a couple of hours after the Florida Senate nearly unanimously approved a resolution denouncing the Obama Administration’s recent diplomatic breakthrough with Cuba, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor’s office announced that a forum will look at the president’s recently announced policies and what that will mean for travel and trade in the Tampa Bay area next week. The event, called the “Cuba Forum–Tampa at the Forefront of Historic Change,” takes place next Monday at the Tampa Airport Marriott. The keynote speaker will be…

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