Gala 2014

Celebrate the successes of the Oliva Family at the 49th Annual Ybor City Chamber Gala!
September 20, 2014

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 49th 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 20th 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 J.C. Newman Cigar Family for their on-going contributions to Ybor City, the American cigar industry, and their ongoing effort to preserve the famous Regensburg Cigar Factory ,home of the "El Reloj" clock tower, contributions that define the character and quality of the Ybor experience.

This year the honor will be bestowed on the Oliva Family for their on-going contribution to Ybor City and the cigar industry.  The Oliva Family is known as the First Family of Tobacco in Tampa and have been supplying tobacco to many of the world’s top makers of premium cigars. They have put Tampa, and Ybor City, on the map all over the world!

Celebrate the legacy of this Ybor family by clicking here or by calling Events Coordinator Anna Ramos at 813.248.3712 x22 to get your tickets now!