THE WATER COOLER
We are how we work. At CoCreativ, we believe that better work days lead to a fuller, more adventurous life. We're devoted to improving the 93,600 hours we each spend at work and to brightening the days in between.
Andrea Romero is the Community Manager of the CoCreativ South Tampa office. She's a USF Grad and her interests include personal styling, writing and social media. In addition to being the warm welcome you see at our coworking office, Andrea is also an entreprenuer. She recently started a business as a Personal Stylist (in part due to being inspired by our members)! Learn more about her and what she loves about Tampa!
What someone who’s never visited Tampa Bay might not know
The grand staircase inside the Don Vicente de Ybor Historic Inn is made of materials that came from the same quarry Michelangelo got his marble from.
You can step onto Cuban soil, visa-free, when you enter into Jose Marti Park on 1303 E 8th Avenue. The park is built on Cuban imported soil and is still owned by the Republic of Cuba. There are only two places like it in the world.
Why Tampa is a great place to grow a business
Tampa is a small but fast growing city. Our Mayor Bob Buckhorn is a big advocate for small and established businesses. He's played a big part in implementing policies that help support and grow businesses in the Tampa Bay area. Tampa is a fairly laid back city with easy and affordable living compared to most Metropolitan cities.
Why members love the South Tampa office
They love the convenience (location and flexibility in accessing the office) and cool and friendly atmosphere.
The Tampa meetups and influencers you should know about
TBBO (Tampa Bay Business Owners) is an established organization that focuses on educating their members on what's going on in the business world, whether it's up and coming technology to help grow your business such as podcasting or marketing.
Working Women of Tampa Bay is a women's networking organization. They're a very active group with multiple monthly meetups which makes it a great group to network within. Working Women also strives to support women who own small start-ups through their "seed money" fund to help smaller businesses grow.
What are your favorite bars and restaurants in the area
For Coffee: Buddy Brew
For Drinks: Bahama Breeze, Armatureworks (great atmosphere and live music) and Ceviche (the best Sangrias) #workhardplayhard
Barrow's (owned by a German couple) for the best sandwiches and soups
Ciccio's (great vibe, food and live music on Sundays)
Green Lemon (Chicken Quinoa Salad rocks the house and the music is always on point)
Yokos Japanese Restaurant for sushi
On Swann in Hyde Park Village (classy atmosphere, the service is always good and presentation is nice)
What events are held at CoCreativ South Tampa? What’s been your favorite
TBBO Main Events
Mid week Happy Hour - my favorite!
Andrea thank you for all that you do to help the small business owners at our South Tampa shared office space! Come meet her and experience the office; schedule a free tour today at CoCreativ!
Update: We are proud to announce that Andrea's personal styling business is already taking off! And because of that, she's now focusing on the Window Shopping Diva full time. Andrea will be missed at the South Tampa office, but she will always be part of the CoCreativ family!