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Member Benefits

Make a Splash. Learn why joining the HEC Network is a great decision for your business and career growth.

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Be Our Guest. Find a HEC Networking meeting near you and see why we are Florida’s premier resource for the Hospitality, Entertainment, and Cuisine industry.

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Find Your Peers. Search local business owners, managers, and professionals within the Hospitality, Entertainment, and Cuisine industry.


The HEC Network fills a need in the Tampa Bay Area by providing an affordable and high-quality networking association specifically designed for the Hospitality, Entertainment, and Cuisine industries.

Professionals within these industries are typically under-served in mainstream business networking groups and associations. Traditional networking meetings often do not have the right schedule, educational programs, resources, and contacts that are relevant to owners, Managers, and Professionals within the Hospitality, Entertainment, and Cuisine industries.

The HEC Network caters to Hospitality, Entertainment, and Cuisine industries and provides Owners, Managers, and Professionals a comfortable and convenient environment to meet, learn, and build strength at a local level.

Enjoy an interactive, educational networking organization where you can connect, build alliances, and grow your business with a unique group of seasoned professionals. Learn more About Us, then visit our Events page and select a meeting to attend as a guest or Join Now to gain access to full member benefits.

You are cordially invited to the first HEC Network and Habitat for Humanity Restore Business Expo! 

We are expecting a large turnout as invitations will be sent to 30k businesses and public figures in Tampa Bay!

HEC Network members benefit from:

  • Accessible and conveniently timed monthly networking meetings and events
  • Proactive networking and connecting with industry partners
  • Industry-related presentations and educational product demonstrations
  • Relevant industry news and events that affect our local market
  • Visibility and market exposure via events and online business directory

Not a member yet? Join Now or visit our Events page and select a meeting to attend as a guest.

Our meetings and events are structured as a resource for the Hospitality, Entertainment and Cuisine industries.

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Tracie Thompson, Airman FC

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SP4 Anthony J. Mortilla Jr., Retired Army

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