TAMPA - In this week's Tampa Bay Business Journal segment, editor Alexis Muellner talks about Hillsborough County Aviation Authority and Tampa Port Authority board members, the expansion plans by PDQ, and the women networking group Charity Chics.
Less a dozen people control the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority and Tampa Port Authority, two of the most powerful business organizations in the Tampa Bay area.
The boards are made up of publicly elected officials and people appointed by the Governor.
Each supervises hundreds of employees and annually oversees more than $228 million in combined revenue. But recent turnover on the boards is putting scrutiny on their members and the job they do.
Tampa-based fast-casual chicken restaurant chain PDQ is looking to expand throughout the Southeast. The company's menu consisting around chicken items is appealing to health-conscious consumers.
Over the next year there are plans to enter markets in South Carolina, Alabama, Texas, Tennessee and Georgia. Philadelphia is also on the list of expansion cities.
A group of women just started a Pasco County chapter of Charity Chics. The networking group for women allows them to learn about one another and their companies while supporting local non-profit organizations.
Nearly a dozen members have joined since the Pasco chapter began in April. Already the group handed out its first $500 check to a charity.
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