Gala is more than an elegant award ceremony or a formal fund-raiser- it is a unique celebration of community in "Tampa's most famous neighborhood" - (St. Petersburg Times, 7/07).
Plan to join the Ybor City Chamber of Commerce again this coming year for its 48th annual Gala and Adela & Cesar Gonzmart Award in the beautiful Siboney Room of the Columbia Restaurant.This year's Gala will be held on Saturday, September 21st starting at 6:30PM.
Every year the Board of the Ybor City Chamber takes time to reflect on its rich history and primary role in preserving and promoting the Historic District. This is a special time when the generations gather and both new-comers and old-timers come together to recognize one of their own- a family or an individual who has contributed to this wonderful enclave in some extraordinary way.
Last year’s recipient of the Adela & Cesar Gonzmart Award was the Eugene C. Iavarone Family- they are a model of what Ybor represents through their on-going contribution to the character and quality of the Ybor experience.
This year the honor will be bestowed on the J.C. Newman Cigar Family for their on-going contribution to Ybor City and the American cigar industry. The Newmans have restored the famous "El Reloj" clock tower, that graces their historic building and is the last operating cigar factory in Ybor City. - Press Release, June 25, 2013
Celebrate the legacy of this Ybor family by calling Events Coordinator Anna Ramos at 813.248.3712 x22 to get your tickets now!