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 2018 program, over 370 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

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. Each webinar will cover a different aspect of the transition journey and service members are encouraged to participate in all four events.

Civilian Career Day

Aug. 26, 2020

8:00am - 2:00pm

Tampa Bay Chamber

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.

The day begins with a breakfast at the Chamber and then each pair departs with their Chamber member partner. The day’s agenda includes:
  • 8 – 8:30am – Breakfast, networking, pairing of participants
  • 8:30 – 9am – Program
  • 9am – 2pm – Service members join Chamber members at their businesses

Tampa Bay Sunset

Oct. 21, 2020

5:30 - 7:30pm

American Victory Ship, Channelside

Operation Partnership: Business After Hours 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.