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  • 19 Apr 2023 12:05 PM | Working Women (Administrator)

    Stageworks Theatre, Tampa’s first and longest-running professional theatre company, will present “Talking With…” an empowering work of 11 female-focused monologues, on April 28 through May 14, 2023. 

    This heartwarming and quirky play was a favorite of Stageworks’ founder, Anna Brennan, who directed several productions during her tenure. Brennan died in February, 2021 at age 82. 

    “Talking With…” shares the unique and revealing stories of eleven diverse women from a baton twirler, a fundamentalist snake handler, an ex-rodeo rider, and an actress willing to go to any length to get a job. Their personal survival is almost always linked in some way to a dream, a desire. It is this unbridled dream world that holds them steady and though not ever speaking together, very much attached and connected.  

    The cast includes several actors who performed in the show under Brennan’s direction, including Dawn Truax and Rosemary Orlando, who will reprise the monologue, “Clear Glass Marbles” and direct the production. Stageworks’ Producing Artistic Director, Karla Hartley will serve as co-director. 

    “Anna had such an affinity for this play,” said Hartley. “As we celebrate our 40th anniversary and honor the impact she had as Stageworks’ founder, it just felt right to perform a play that was so close to her heart.” 

    Added Rosemary Orlando, “In one of the monologues, the character shares, ‘It’s just a dream. Just a beacon in the storm. But you got to have a dream. It’s our dreams that make us what we are.’ It is that dream world I envision, with voices and emotions that struggle and wrap around our hearts. It is where the listener identifies and finds a fragment of themself in each story.” 

    Performances of Talking With…  take place on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm, and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.  Stageworks will hold a special Remembrance of Anna Brennan’s life in May, 2023. Details will be released soon. Theatre-goers can also pay tribute by making a donation to the Anna Brennan Memorial Fund which supports Stageworks’ work with artists of color. Donations are being accepted online or by check made payable to Stageworks Theatre and mailed to the theatre company at 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 151, Tampa, FL 33602.   

    Tickets to Talking With… are available for purchase online by visiting  Season passes with three separate options, as well as several monthly memberships are also available. 

    Stageworks is grateful to Norma T. Caltagirone,  Judy Grenshaft, Ami and Santosh Govindaraju, Andrea Graham and Geoff Simon, Elizabeth Harris, Peter and Nancy Hughes, Scarritt Law Group, Alex Sink, and Enrique Woodroffe for their sponsorship of “Talking With…” 

    “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” wraps up Stageworks’ milestone season. This show about Armadillo Acres newest tenant will have audience members laughing out loud. At Florida’s most exclusive trailer park, Pippi, the stripper on the run, comes between the Dr. Phil-loving Jeannie and her toll booth collector husband. That’s when the storms begin to brew. This toe-tapping musical starts June 9th and runs through June 25. 

    Stageworks is Tampa’s longest-running professional theatre company. Its mission is to ignite the human spirit and be a catalyst in eradicating intolerance through performing arts and education. In addition to a full season of performances, Stageworks provides acting and improvisation classes and workshops. Its partnership with Academy Prep brings drumming classes to students at three campuses to support their overall learning, and the theatre company has also provided its drumming and arts education curriculum to students in the juvenile justice system. Over the years, Stageworks has been honored with numerous local and regional awards for best theatre company, best actor, and best director. To learn more, visit or get social with us on Facebook and Instagram

  • 19 Jun 2022 5:28 PM | Brandi Morris (Administrator)


    We are a Commercial General Contracting and HVAC Mechanical company experiencing explosive growth! We are seeking an accounting professional with experience to join our outstanding team. This individual should be exceptionally responsible, flexible, able to think strategically, understand the importance of accurate financials and in making good decisions. We want someone with a strong accounting acumen and able to perform multiple tasks.


    • Monthly closing and reconciliation of all accounts.
    • Research vendor discrepancies by reconciling vendor accounts.
    • AP and AR inputting, auditing, processing, and reconciling
    • Request lien waivers before release payments
    • Respond to customer and vendor inquiries
    • Maintaining and reconciling multiple credit card accounts. Audit, process, allocate and reconcile credit card transactions
    • Create financial reports


    • 3 years construction accounting experience
    • Proficient in QuickBooks
    • Procore and ERP experience preferred
    • Revu Bluebeam and Bluebeam session experience
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
    • Knowledge of AIA Payment Applications
    • Knowledge of Certificate of Insurance
    • Knowledge of NTO’s, NOC, and Lien Waivers
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
    • Attentive to detail and strong organizational skills
    • Maintain a high level of integrity and confidentiality
    • Excellent organizational, time management, and multitasking abilities
    • Prioritize tasks efficiently and execute them to completion
    • Professionally communicate with internal teams and external clients and vendors
    • Organize, maintain, and prepare documents with efficiency and accuracy
    • Perform research, report, and respond to correspondence for our business, customer accounts, and vendors
    • Must be a self-starter that can demonstrate the ability to work independently as well as cooperatively as a team
    • Have high energy and a positive attitude 

    Position is Full-time Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

    Benefits: Medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), 7 paid holidays, Vacation and sick time

    Pay based on experience

  • 19 Jun 2022 5:21 PM | Brandi Morris (Administrator)


    Job Description:

    We are a Commercial General Contracting and HVAC Mechanical company experiencing explosive growth! We are seeking an Administrative Assistant with experience to join our outstanding team. The ideal candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills and  have a positive “can do” attitude. 


    • Answer and direct phone calls
    • Organize and schedule appointments
    • Plan meetings and take detailed minutes
    • Write and distribute email, correspondence memos, letters, faxes and forms
    • Maintain our filing systems; both paper and electronic
    • Order office supplies
    • Maintain a master contact lists for Outlook
    • Book travel arrangements
    • Liaise with Executives and Senior Administrative assistant to handle requests as needed
    • Be flexible to training and multi-tasking.


    • Proven experience as an administrative assistant or office admin assistant
    • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
    • Working knowledge of office equipment, like printers, scanners, and fax machines
    • Proficient in MS Office
    • Knowledge of Procore, ProEst, Revu Bluebeam and Quickbooks a plus
    • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
    • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
    • High School diploma; additional qualification as an Administrative assistant or Secretary will be a plus

    Job Requirements:

    • High School Diploma Required
    • Monday thru Friday Full time

    Position is Full-time Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

    Benefits: Medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), 7 paid holidays, Vacation and sick time

    Pay based on experience

  • 17 Jul 2020 3:46 PM | Working Women (Administrator)

    First Home Bank is helping small businesses nationally by funding Paycheck Protection Program Loans. By helping business owners get through these tough times, we help keep doors open, people employed, and dreams alive.

    We are accepting PPP loan applications through our website until August 8.   

    Click here to get started!

  • 18 Jun 2020 10:11 AM | Working Women (Administrator)
    Webinar: August 11th
    Reverse the Effects of Aging with Hormone Replacement with Dr. César Lara.

    To register go to: 

    Need help registering? Please let any of our team members know. We will be happy to help. Have a topic you want to learn about? Send us your suggestions at

  • 02 Jun 2020 11:36 AM | Working Women (Administrator)

    When the global pandemic hit a turning point in the United States in early March, life as we knew it changed practically overnight. As COVID-19 cases spread across the country, the disruptions to daily life were swift and dramatic. Many businesses, schools and organizations went dark, uncertain when they might open again, or were forced to adapt their operations.

    Working Women of Tampa Bay embraced the changing world with gusto. CEO and Founder Jessica Rivelli acted quickly to create a full calendar of virtual events, recognizing the importance of connecting with the organization’s base of professional women during this crisis. 

    “We chose to pivot to virtual events after the (Center for Disease Control & Prevention) recommended that events or gatherings of 20 or more were discouraged,” she said. “All of our events draw 20 or more. We were encouraged to pivot and because all of our events prior to COVID-19 were in-person events, this meant we had to completely change our business model and the way we operate.”

    Since mid-March, the organization has turned to Zoom, a video and audio conference call platform, to double the number of events it would typically host in a month. 

    Working Women of Tampa Bay held its first virtual event, a workshop entitled “Surviving & Thriving During Unsettling Times,” led by Beth Kerly, an associate profession of business and entrepreneurship at Hillsborough Community College, March 18.

    Two months later, by May 15, WWTB has hosted an astounding 50 virtual events with more than 550 attendees. While several of these events have had a networking component to them, such as the Coffee Connections or Happy Hours, the majority have focused on e-learning and workshops.

    “By far the Zooms that have a learning component are much more popular than just the traditional networking,” Rivelli said, which deviates from the norm for WWTB. “In the past, the needs of our members have been equal on the networking and education front. Now there is an increased demand for online education. You have a captive audience of women, particularly women businesses owners, who have this time to better themselves.”

    Educational topics have run the gamut with a focus on skills that are useful to business owners in these uncertain times, she added. Workshops have included “Take Your Business Virtual Using Zoom,” “Be Your Own Publicist,” “Apps for Creating & Curating Content,”  “SEO Tips & Tricks,” “What’s Your Plan B” and “Selling with Integrity and Ease.”

    The workshops have been met with rave reviews.

    Michelle Turpeau, founder and president of Social Vive Marketing who has taught Instagram workshops and attended several others, said she is impressed by the organization’s ability to change gears quickly in order to further its mission of supporting working women. 

    “WWTB is an organization where we are not only supporting and empowering women but also building relationships and educating ourselves,” she said. “During this pandemic it is super important to continue to do so virtually. We have to stay connected, continue learning, growing and keep some sort of normalcy…The value of these events is not only how we continue to keep our relationships strong but also for us to learn and share our own experiences on how we pivot our businesses for the benefit of others.”

    Theo Prodromitis, the co-founder and CEO of Spa Destinations who led workshops such as “Creating New Rituals & Routines” and “Online Selling Opportunities,” agrees.

    “It’s more important than ever for our WWTB community to stay connected,” she said. “Sharing many members’ expertise is an enormous gift. It provides us a chance to stay in touch, help each other, learn new and necessary skills, and stay positive.”

    While many organizations are figuring out how to navigate the new normal, WWTB is ahead of the game, said Michelle Turman, CEO for Catalyst Consulting Services. 

    “Out of all the organizations (membership-based and otherwise) in our Tampa community, WWTB really provided the best and almost immediately. They did not miss a beat in transitioning to a virtual platform for members to feel that their membership still had value,” she said. “Founder Jessica Rivelli also led by example in supporting women-owned businesses who were hurting during this time and encouraged others to do the same. The organization has always been about women supporting women and the support (emotional, financial, and mental) were very valuable to me and other women.”

    Rivelli is proud of what WWTB has accomplished during the pandemic. 

    WWTB will continue its digital programming while Rivelli monitors the CDC recommendations for events and gatherings.

    “Once social distancing recommendations relax, we’ll start to blend in some smaller group in-person networking,” she said. “We’ll continue our virtual programs until it’s completely relaxed.”

    A full schedule of upcoming workshops can be found here

    Rivelli strives to keep costs low for attendees – just $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

    During the first 30 days of online programming, half of the proceeds were donated back to the Working Women Foundation, WWTB’s nonprofit arm that has provided around $50,000 in seed money to women-run start-ups in five years. 

    Zoom programming proceeds were used to purchase about $5,000 worth of gift cards from women-owned businesses that shut down or had limited capacity because of COVID-19. These gift cards will be included in raffles at future fundraising events.

    “It was important to us that we also help women-owned businesses struggling. Some of the women on these Zooms were also the women who were not able to keep their business open,” Rivelli said. “There was a full-circle feel to it.”

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