BAMA Calendar

If you would like to be an event sponsor or offer a tour of your factory, please contact the BAMA office at 727-536-5809 or email
You can also find information on sponsoring a Lunch 'n Learn here or being an event sponsor but clicking on the links.
Please note that registration for most events closes 48 hours prior.

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Upcoming events

    • January 09, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • PDR CPA + Advisors, 4023 Tampa Road, Suite 2000, Oldsmar, FL 34677

    Tax Legislation, R&D Tax Incentives, and Other Tax Credits

    Lunch 'n Learn
    Wednesday, Jan. 10
    11:30 - 1:00

    Free for BAMA Members

    Location: PDR CPA + Advisors, 4023 Tampa Road, Suite 2000, Oldsmar, FL 34677

    There is seemingly more discussion of tax reform in 2017 than we have seen at any time since the enactment of the Tax Reform Act of 1986. PDR CPAs + Advisors will discuss current tax legislative proposals and will highlight recent updates in R&D Tax Credits and Cost Segregation Studies. Join us on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at PDR CPAs’ Oldsmar office for a tax seminar reviewing tax codes for 2018.

    About the speakers

    Jay Wadsworth, CPA
    Jay focuses on corporate taxation and has a strong tax planning background. Jay has extensive experience with R&D tax credits and cost segregation and has assisted many business owners in taking advantage of this as well as other tax credits. Jay has a BS in Accounting from Wake Forest University and an MS in Accounting from Stetson University.

    M. Javier Zuniga
    Javier’s expertise includes corporate and partnership tax compliance, international taxation, individual taxation. He is also part of PDR CPAs + Advisors R&D tax credit and cost segregation practice areas.

    Javier has a BS degree in Accounting from the State University of New York – College at Old Westbury. Javier serves on the Board of Directors at the Clearwater Regional Chamber, he is a member of Vistage International and is also part of Tampa Bay Wave’s Mentorship program. Javier is fluent in Spanish.

    Sponsored by:

    • January 18, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Feather Sound Country Club, 2201 Feather Sound Dr, Clearwater, FL 33762

    Developing the Leaders Around You

    How to help others reach their full potential
    with Dr. Kim Moore

    Thursday, Jan. 18
    5:30-6:00: Registration/Networking
    6:00-6:30: Dinner
    6:30-7:30: Speaker
    Location: Feather Sound Country Club, Clearwater
    Why do some people achieve great personal success, yet never succeed in building a business or making an impact in their organization?

    Leaders can't do it alone. To succeed at the highest levels, they must surround themselves with a team of influencers. Although leaders may see the big picture, they need other leaders at their side to make the picture a reality. The pathway to growing an organization is to grow its leaders.

    During this interactive presentation, you will be challenged to help others reach their full potential. You’ll learn:
      •  10 traits all potential leaders possess
      •  Actions to invest in potential leaders
      •  How to develop the leaders around you!

    You’ll learn principles that have been tested and proven again and again.

    Our guest speaker is Dr. Kim Moore, certified coach, speaker and trainer with The John Maxwell Team. Dr. Moore equips aspiring, emerging and experienced leaders to expand their influence, lead with confidence and achieve significance.

    Whether you're C-level, VP, Director, Manager or the leader of a group or department, Developing Leaders Around You can help you to take others to the limits of their potential and your organization to a whole new level!

    Dr. Kim Moore | Guiding you to lead with confidence |

    • January 27, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Pinellas Science Center, 7701 22nd Ave N., Saint Petersburg, FL 33710

    Manufacturing Leadership Workshop

    Supporting STEM Programs

    Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018
    8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Location: Pinellas Science Center, 7701 - 22nd Ave N., St. Pete

    Live2Lead is a leadership workshop designed to equip you with new perspectives, practical tools and key takeaways.

    You’ll learn from world-class leadership experts, be prepared to implement a new action plan, and start leading with renewed passion and commitment!
    What you’ll gain from this workshop:
       • Renewed Energy – Live2Lead is designed to deliver the very best leadership content that inspires and motivates all who attend.
       • New Relationships – Grow your own leadership as you connect with other influencers in your local community. Expand your network with relationships that produce tangible results.
       • New Ideas – Live2Lead is a world-class leadership workshop packed into a into a one day format, full of rich content, key takeaways and easy to implement action plans.

    Learn from the #1 leadership expert in the world, John C. Maxwell, and elite thinkers Dave Ramsey and Cheryl Bachelder. Gain leadership principles and personal growth techniques from world-renowned experts and their time-tested teaching.

    Whether you lead a large organization or want to be a better mentor to those around you, you will gain meaningful and relevant insights so you can return home ready to implement your new action plan and lead with renewed passion and commitment.

    This workshop is an opportunity for you to fellowship and network with like-minded leaders who share your passion for leadership and learning. Make new connections or build on the ones you have during this workshop.

    Our workshop facilitator is Dr. Kim Moore,, certified coach, speaker and trainer with The John Maxwell Team. Dr. Moore equips aspiring, emerging and experienced leaders to expand their influence, lead with confidence and achieve significance.

    Your investment allows you to enjoy the full-day event and includes a continental breakfast, buffet lunch, event workbook, Leadership Authority online course and Omnia Leadership Report.

    We guarantee you will leave equipped and excited to lead with renewed passion and drive!

    • February 08, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa FL 33602
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    Join BAMA members at a Lightning Networking Event

    Thursday, February 8
             Tampa Bay Lightning vs Vancouver Canucks

    A portion of each ticket will benefit BAMA Scholarship Programs and Veterans

    • Your ticket includes an hour and a half networking event before the game on the Bud Light Party Deck.
    • Ticket includes all-you-can eat food and drinks (beer, wine, soda) on the Party Deck.
    • Please arrive at 5:30 to get your wristband from the BAMA table at Ford Thunder Alley.
    • Tickets are located in Sections 327 and 328.

    Purchase tickets on the BAMA website
    and your ticket will be emailed to you.
    Ticket Prices:
    $70.00 - Purchase in December
    $72.50 - Purchase in January
    $75.00 - Purchase in February

    If you have any questions, please contact the BAMA office., 727-954-8354 or 727-536-5809.

    • April 19, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Yuengling Brewery, 11111 N. 30th St., Tampa, FL 33612
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    Join us on Thursday, April 19 as BAMA tours

    Yuengling Brewery, 11111 N. 30th St., Tampa, FL 33612

    5:30 – 6:00: Registration & Networking
    6:00 – 6:30: Tour
    6:30 – 7:30: Beer samples / dinner

    Price is $25 for members and $40 for non-members.

    Step out from under the hot Florida sun to discover how the cool, crisp taste of Yuengling is brewed and bottled. Tour the Yuengling brewery in Tampa where "America's Oldest Brewery" uses modern technology to brew fine beer in a time-honored tradition. Sample the Yuengling heritage for yourself at the brewery's biergarten.

    PLEASE NOTE: All tour visitors must wear completely closed, low-heeled shoes. Anything with openings around your foot is unacceptable and you WILL NOT be able to tour. Photographs, video cameras, recorders and cell phones are permitted.

    • April 23, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Feather Sound Country Club, Clearwater FL

    BAMA's 27th Annual Scholarship
    Golf Tournament
    Kelly Murphy Memorial

    Feather Sound Country Club, Clearwater FL
    Monday, April 23, 2018

        7:30 am - Registration is open / breakfast buffet begins
        9:00 am - Shotgun start
        2:00 pm - Lunch/Awards

    Location: Feather Sound Country Club

    BAMA is proud to announce its 27th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament. Since 1992, more than $170,000 has been awarded in scholarships for continuing education at the college level, as well as vocational training for hands-on skilled jobs.

    The scholarship funds are distributed through the Education Foundations of Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. We also support local high school robotics teams, STEM summer camps and Manufacturing Day student tours.

    By supporting education that benefits domestic manufacturers, BAMA is making a difference in our local economy. Investing in manufacturing education will keep jobs and manufacturing growing in Tampa Bay.

    Our annual golf tournament is not only fun, but this year, we'll have some bigger and better prizes! It's a win/win - students and golfer alike!

    Questions should be directed to

    A hard copy registration form may be found here.


    PLATINUM • $5,000 (Industry exclusive)
    • Foursome
    • Hole Sign
    • Company logo on tournament marketing Information and email Invitations
    • Company logo on sponsor banner
    • One table top display at event for company material
    • May display up to 2 company banners at event (company to provide banners)
    • Five additional attendees for 19th hole awards ceremony
    GOLD • $2,500 (Industry exclusive)
    • Foursome
    • Hole Sign
    • Company logo on sponsor banner
    • May display one additional company banner at event (company to provide banners)
    • Three additional attendees for 19th hole awards ceremony
    SILVER • $1,500
    • Foursome, and hole sign
    • Hole Sign and company logo on sponsor banner
    • Two additional attendees for 19th hole awards ceremony
    LUNCH Sponsor • $1,850
    • Foursome, and hole sign
    • Table top sign and/or banner at buffet line and signage on one beverage cart
    • Two additional attendees for 19th hole awards ceremony
    PUTTING SPONSOR • $1,000
    • Foursome, hole sign, and representative at contest
    BRONZE • $600
    • Foursome and hole sign
    HOLE SPONSOR • $150
    • Hole Sign
    Lunch & AWARDS BANQUET ONLY • $25

    Questions should be directed to

    Print a hard copy of the registration form.

    • April 25, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa

    Are you responsible for keeping your facilities running safely and efficiently?

    Consider attending the Florida Buildings Engineering & Facility Maintenance Show

    Click Here to Register

Past events

December 12, 2017 Holiday Networking Event
December 06, 2017 BAMA Networking Holiday Happy Hour
November 10, 2017 Volunteer Appreciation Tour of Amalie Arena
November 07, 2017 Valpak Tour
November 02, 2017 What’s Your UBER… Are You Prepared For 2020?
October 24, 2017 Career Fair
October 19, 2017 Made In Tampa Bay Expo
October 12, 2017 Training Best Practices for Manufacturers
October 07, 2017 Manufacturing 5K Run, Walk or Paddle for Education
October 06, 2017 Manufacturing Day Student Tours
September 21, 2017 Discussion with Gus Bilirakis
September 14, 2017 Lean Manufacturing Presentation and Plant Tour
August 24, 2017 Manufacturer's RoundTable
June 28, 2017 Tour of Seaway Plastics Engineering
June 27, 2017 EMS 3D Tech Open House
June 15, 2017 Annual Scholarship, STEM and BAMA Awards Dinner
May 18, 2017 Manufacturer's RoundTable
April 28, 2017 26th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament
April 26, 2017 Florida Buildings & Maintenance Show
April 14, 2017 Time to Pivot in Workers' Comp
March 30, 2017 Seventh Annual STEM Professional Association Event
March 16, 2017 An Evening with an Astronaut
March 07, 2017 Operational Efficiency
March 01, 2017 Yankee's Spring Training networking event
February 27, 2017 BAMA night out with the Lightning!
February 16, 2017 Manufacturer's RoundTable
January 28, 2017 Manufacturing Live 2 Lead Seminar
January 19, 2017 Behind the scenes tour of MOSI
December 13, 2016 Joint Association Holiday Party
December 07, 2016 Using 3D Printing in Manufacturing Process to Increase Productivity & Quality
November 17, 2016 The importance of improving production flow for your business
November 15, 2016 Apprenticeship Workshop
November 09, 2016 Grand Opening of Machining Technology Program at Armwood HS
November 09, 2016 Foreign Trade Zone - I4 Corridor
October 27, 2016 Tour of Seaboard Manufacturing
October 25, 2016 BAMA Happy Hour
October 21, 2016 Inbound Transportation: Is it the Missing Link in Your Supply Chain?
October 20, 2016 Manufacturing Day 2016: "Women in Manufacturing" Movie & Mfg Discussion Panel
October 10, 2016 CareerSource FloridaMakes Focus Group
October 08, 2016 An Afternoon with an Astronaut
September 22, 2016 Manufacturer's RoundTable
September 17, 2016 You're in the Chair, Now What?
September 13, 2016 Transform Workplace Performance
August 18, 2016 Employment Law RoundTable
August 11, 2016 Speed Networking with SPC students
August 03, 2016 Tour of BIC Graphics
July 14, 2016 Focus Group
June 28, 2016 Plant tour of EMS 3D printing facility
June 16, 2016 Annual Scholarship, STEM and BAMA Awards Dinner
May 24, 2016 OSHA Lunch n Learn
May 19, 2016 How to Write an Internship Program for your Business
May 19, 2016 Tour of Timbar Packaging and Display
May 18, 2016 Manufacturer's Exploratory Labs - Info session
May 14, 2016 Tour of Port of Tampa
May 11, 2016 Pasco Hernando Manufacturing Job Fair
April 21, 2016 Manufacturer's RoundTable
April 13, 2016 Florida Buildings & Maintenance Show
April 13, 2016 Healthcare Reform Update, Strategies & Trends
April 11, 2016 25th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament
April 07, 2016 Manufacturing Job Expo
March 31, 2016 BAMA Happy Hour social
March 31, 2016 Research and Development Tax Incentives
March 24, 2016 Sixth Annual STEM Professional Association Event
March 23, 2016 Job Fair: Manufacturing & Supply Chain
March 17, 2016 Tour of Somatron Corporation
March 09, 2016 Intellectual Property Law
March 08, 2016 SWOT - Turn it Around
February 25, 2016 Behavioral Insight in Hiring
February 18, 2016 Leo Reddy speaks on Ntl Industy Certifications
February 15, 2016 U.S. Export Controls with Reform Changes (Orlando)
January 22, 2016 Identity Theft for Business
January 21, 2016 Yuengling Brewery Tour
January 21, 2016 SPC 2016 Employers Summit
December 15, 2015 Intentional Living for Leaders - Free Webinar
December 11, 2015 To be Lean (or Not?)
December 08, 2015 BAMA / APICS - Holiday Networking Event w/ Debbie Lundberg
December 07, 2015 To be Lean (or Not) Free Webinar
December 07, 2015 U.S. Export Controls with Reform Changes (Miami)
December 03, 2015 DMG MORI tour
November 19, 2015 Round Table Forum: Lean Strategic Planning
November 10, 2015 The 12 C's For Team Building
November 05, 2015 Doing Business in Colombia
October 29, 2015 Transitioning Veterans Employment Tour (T-VETs)
October 23, 2015 Live2Lead Tampa Bay
October 19, 2015 Important Export Information
October 17, 2015 BAMA 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Workshop
October 15, 2015 Manufacturing Day 2015: "Made in Florida" Movie & Mfg Discussion Panel
October 08, 2015 U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
October 07, 2015 Career Fair
October 06, 2015 How Soft Skills Affect Manufacturing Leadership
October 01, 2015 Manufacturer's Award Banquet
October 01, 2015 Cyber, Privacy & Security
September 17, 2015 Tour of Constellation Technology*
September 17, 2015 Hiring Adolescents: The Facts, The Risks, The Rewards
September 15, 2015 Webinar: Creating Career Success
September 08, 2015 Cloud Computing for Supply Chain
August 14, 2015 EEOC Orlando Seminar
August 06, 2015 Manufacturing Jobs Focus Group *
August 05, 2015 3-D Scanning & Printing Forum
August 04, 2015 Getting Involved in Manufacturing Day
July 30, 2015 BAMA Round Table Discussion *
July 23, 2015 3D Printing Showcase
July 16, 2015 FREE Trust & Estate Planning Webinar
July 10, 2015 Inventory Replenishment and Accuracy Performance
July 01, 2015 Doing Business in Canada - Hillsborough County
June 30, 2015 Mechatronics Training Demonstration
June 30, 2015 Doing Business in Canada - Pinellas County
June 25, 2015 Manufacturing Jobs Focus Group (Hillsborough) *
June 23, 2015 Manufacturing Jobs Focus Group (Pinellas) *
June 18, 2015 Scholarship and STEM Awards *
June 17, 2015 FREE OSHA Alliance Presentation
June 09, 2015 5 Secrets to Growth in a Tight Labor Market *
June 06, 2015 Engineering Laws of Leadership
May 27, 2015 FLATE STEM Webinar
May 21, 2015 Supply Chain Springtime Networking and Social Event
May 21, 2015 Tour at Monin
May 13, 2015 Hire and retain Top Talent!
May 08, 2015 2015 International Town Hall
April 30, 2015 Economic Outlook
April 28, 2015 Funding Your Small Business
April 23, 2015 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
April 22, 2015 Manufacturing Job Fair
April 13, 2015 24th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament
March 28, 2015 Supply Chain Leadership Workshop
March 23, 2015 International Business Summit
March 19, 2015 5th Annual STEM Professional Association Event
March 17, 2015 Tour of Lockheed Martin
March 12, 2015 Discussion with Gus Bilirakis
March 10, 2015 Professional Development Meeting
March 05, 2015 Breakfast for Success
February 25, 2015 Legislative Manufacturing Summit
February 19, 2015 What's New on International Trade
February 17, 2015 New IRS Repair Regulations
February 11, 2015 Lean Boot Camp and Yellow Belt Workshop
February 10, 2015 Maximizing Your Company’s Retirement Plan for Small Business
January 22, 2015 OSHA Lunch n Learn
January 15, 2015 Tour of ConMed
January 07, 2015 Executive Development Academy
December 09, 2014 BAMA / APICS - Holiday Networking Event
November 25, 2014 Internet Marketing Strategies
November 20, 2014 What's New in Diversity?
November 19, 2014 Changes to the ISO9001 standard
November 13, 2014 Implementing an Operational Excellence program
November 13, 2014 Risk Management and Obamacare
November 04, 2014 R&D & Other Tax Credits
October 29, 2014 Tour of Sypris Electronics
October 23, 2014 Manufacturing Career Fair - Employer Registration
October 23, 2014 Manufacturing Career Fair - Job Seekers Registration
October 21, 2014 Ways to Improve Your Accounts Receivable Management
October 16, 2014 Manufacturing Day 2014: American Made Movie Screening
October 07, 2014 Equal Employment Opportunity & Harassment Policies
September 23, 2014 Protecting Proprietary Interests
September 19, 2014 Catching & Riding the "Manufacturing Renaissance" Wave
August 21, 2014 Tour of Bausch + Lomb
August 16, 2014 BAMA Family Day with the Rays
July 30, 2014 Business & Trade Opportunities in Chile
July 15, 2014 How cloud-based software can affect your bottom line
July 10, 2014 Financial help with new hires
June 28, 2014 Tour of Port of Tampa
June 25, 2014 Using ISO, Lean and Six Sigma Together
June 19, 2014 Scholarship and STEM Awards
June 07, 2014 BAMA Family Day with the Rays
June 07, 2014 BAMA 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Workshop
June 04, 2014 Florida: Made for Trade
June 03, 2014 2014 Manufacturing & Safety Event
May 28, 2014 Valpak Tour
May 13, 2014 TRADE grant - What's in it for YOU!
May 08, 2014 Open House and Tour
April 23, 2014 Pinellas County Economic Development
April 17, 2014 Bringing Your Business to Life
April 07, 2014 23rd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament
March 26, 2014 Student Factory Tour
March 20, 2014 4th Annual STEM Professional Association Event
March 19, 2014 Lean Manufacturing Presentation and Plant Tour
March 10, 2014 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
February 27, 2014 Tampa Bay Manufacturers Lunch
February 24, 2014 Tampa Bay Mechatronics Forum
February 19, 2014 Job Creators Network Lunch and Learn
February 10, 2014 EAR & OFAC Export Controls Seminar
February 10, 2014 Hillsborough Regional STEM Fair
February 08, 2014 Pinellas Regional Science and Engineering Fair
February 01, 2014 Supply Chain Leadership Workshop
January 16, 2014 BELAC Tour
January 07, 2014 Mastering the Rockefeller Habits
December 10, 2013 APICS Tampa Bay - Holiday Networking Event
December 04, 2013 10th Annual Manufacturers Summit and Marketplace
November 22, 2013 Defining Machining Education in Florida
November 21, 2013 Hillsborough-Pinellas Manufacturing Skills Gap Analysis
October 19, 2013 The BAMA 2013 Manufacturing Leadership Workshop
October 17, 2013 BAMA Member Tour
September 26, 2013 For employers -Job Seeker Symposium
September 26, 2013 For job seeking professionals - Job Seeker Symposium
September 21, 2013 BAMA Family Day with the Rays
September 19, 2013 Join BAMA on Sept. 19th, Topic is: Chaos in the Workplace: Four Mindsets, One Business Goal
September 12, 2013 RCRA and DOT Regulatory Training: September 12, 2013
September 10, 2013 BAMA/APICS Joint Meeting: Topic: Funding Manufacturing Training
August 28, 2013 Lunch and Learn: Update on Health Care Reform
August 15, 2013 American Tool and Mold Tour
July 09, 2013 Lunch and Learn- Deepwater Horizon Court Supervised Settlement Program
June 27, 2013 Meet with Mike Ramsey Supervisor Indus. and Technology Education
June 20, 2013 Annual Scholarship and Board Elections Meeting
June 15, 2013 BAMA Family Day with the Rays
May 30, 2013 Raytheon Tour
May 21, 2013 Think Tank Program
May 16, 2013 Molex Tour
May 14, 2013 Manufacturing Leadership Summit
April 29, 2013 BAMA's 22nd Annual Golf Tournament
April 23, 2013 HCC Technology Tour- monthly meeting
April 18, 2013 2-DAY INTRODUCTORY PLC Training Course April 18-19, 2013 (FLATE & HCC)
April 09, 2013 3rd Annual STEM Professional Association Event- Middleton Magnet HS
March 27, 2013 International Trade Networking Reception
March 21, 2013 Lunch & Learn with Speaker Under Secretary of Commerce
March 05, 2013 Port of Tampa Boat Tour
February 21, 2013 Odyssey Marine Exploration
February 12, 2013 CCET Building Tour at St. Pete College
January 29, 2013 Yuengling Brewery Tour
January 24, 2013 Jabil Failure Analysis Lab Tour (Members Only)
January 24, 2013 Jabil Failure Analysis Lab Tour (Members Only)
January 23, 2013 Jabil Failure Analysis Lab Tour (Members Only)
January 23, 2013 Jabil Failure Analysis Lab Tour (Members Only)
January 09, 2013 Lunch & Learn - Find Out if Your Business Qualifies for BP Oil Spill Funds
December 11, 2012 Holiday Multi-Group Professional Networking Meeting hosted by APICS
December 06, 2012 9th Annual Manufacturers Summit and Marketplace
November 28, 2012 Tampa Bay Regional High Tech Skills Panel
November 01, 2012 Manufacturing at HORIZONS
October 18, 2012 October Tour - Ven-Tel Plastics
October 15, 2012 Freight Leadership Forum
September 22, 2012 Wine Under the Stars Annual Fundraiser
September 21, 2012 Taking the Next Step" Business & Education Summit
September 20, 2012 Job Creation & Greater Economic Resiliency through Diversification
September 05, 2012 Global Logistics and Supply Chain – Breakfast Briefing
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