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CABA connects its members to business and community. CABA’s objective is to provide a forum for businesspeople throughout Northwest Hillsborough County to meet and develop relationships with other businesspeople.

For 38 years, CABA has been the voice of small businesses in our community. CABA provides members with unsurpassed online and member-to-member benefits that expand their reach to connect them to new prospects, clients, and referral partners.

Become a Member

CABA is volunteer-run and member-driven so everything we do is to help CABA members grow their businesses. We host weekly events to encourage business-to-business networking and we feature our members through community events, media relations, e-mail campaigns, and social media.

We provide a platform to help our members STAND OUT!

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The Election Committee announces that they will be having three meetings during April/May for anyone interested in learning about running for the CABA board of directors.  Although helpful, you are not required to attend a meeting to be nominated for a board of directors’ position.

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at 4:45 p.m. at Prime IV Hydration and Wellness (before the After 5).
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. at Chamberlain High School (after the coffee).
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 4:45 p.m. at Slater/Grant Personal Injury Trial Firm (before the After 5).

CABA members who are interested in running to become a member of the board of directors can be nominated from the floor at any of the Wednesday events from May 1 – June 26, 2024; however, you must be a CABA member for one full year before you can be nominated as a candidate, and you must fill out and submit the proper paperwork prior to accepting the nomination.  Nomination forms will be available at the CABA weekly meetings.

Important Dates:

  • May 1, 2024, nominations begin at CABA After 5 at Slater/Grant Personal Injury Law Firm
  • June 26, 2024, CABA Meet the Candidates Breakfast and last day for nominations.  Location TBD
  • July 10, 2024, CABA Election After 5/Annual Meeting of Members. Location TBD
  • July 24, 2024, CABA Awards & Installation Dinner. Location TBD.

If you are interested in running for the board of directors, or just inquire about what is involved, please see Percy Legendre, III, Election Committee Chair of Bashor & Legendre, LLP, CPAs.  You may also reach out to any election committee member: Debi Ryan of Care Beyond Home, LLC, Bryan Turner of Primerica, Mary Hrvatan-Nash of The Advisor Magazine, or Dr. Tommy Lane of Lane Family Wellness.

Mark Your Calendar

Ways to Participate

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CABA sponsors weekly B2B networking events at CABA member businesses and restaurants where members and their guests pass referrals and enjoy refreshments together.

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Regular training helps members use their membership benefits through member meet-and-greet events.

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Platforms to connect CABA to our community include annual B2C events like the Taste of Carrollwood and the online member directory.

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Every CABA event includes exclusive sponsorship opportunities for members to include hosting CABA Coffees and CABA After 5’s and CABA Presents Taste of Carrollwood.

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CABA member benefits are to boost the marketing of your business and include publicity opportunities with sponsorships, and shout-outs on social media.

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Our board of directors are volunteers who are “liaisons” to our standing committees who appoint chairs to assist them in serving CABA members and the community.

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