Operation Partnership is a three-part series that helps transitioning service members and military spouses develop professional connections within the Tampa Bay business community. Participants are not required to commit to all three events however they are encouraged to participate in as many as possible to maximize their networking opportunities. During the 2020 program, over 150 business leaders and service members participated.

The overall goal of Operation Partnership is not to provide employment placement for service members and spouses; instead, the program focuses on preparing them for entering the Tampa Bay business community and assisting them in building their professional network.

Transition Tampa Bay

Jun. 4, 2021

7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Tampa Bay Chamber

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Transition Tampa Bay is a professional development series, led by Tampa Bay Chamber members, for service members who are preparing to transition from active duty to the Tampa Bay business community within the next year. Building on the Transition Assistance Program curriculum, Operation Partnership: Transition Tampa Bay focuses on career exploration, building & leveraging professional relationships, understanding corporate culture, and preparing for the hiring process.

Civilian Career Day

Civilian Career Day is held in August and provides transitioning service members and military spouses the opportunity to spend a half day at work with a Chamber member. Pairs are assigned based on industry interest.

Tampa Bay @ Sunset

Operation Partnership: Tampa Bay @ Sunset is held in October and is a modification of a traditional Chamber after hours event. Participants from the first two days are encouraged to attend this casual networking event to further expand their professional network.