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Fun Tampa Holiday Events to Check Out December 2019

Fun Tampa Holiday Events to Check Out December 2019

With the holiday season upon us, we wanted to round up some exciting Tampa holiday events that are fun for the whole family. Hillsborough County has a lot to offer, and the holidays are no exception. Whether you’re looking to get an Instagram-worthy shot with the jolly guy, find swoon-worthy gifts, or just enjoy some family time, there’s a local event that fits the bill. Things to Do in Tampa: Holiday Edition Winter Village When: November 29, 2019 – December 24, 2019 Where: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park Website Enjoy shopping with the family at this sweet pop-up retail village. Featuring 10 different shops selling everything from toys (of course) to jewelry and dog accessories, you can make some quick progress on your shopping list while having a jolly time by the Hillsborough River. Holiday Movies at Citrus Park: The Grinch When: Friday, Decembe 6, 6 – 8 PM Where: Westfield Citrus Park Website Share the classics with your kids or a loved one. The first 50 kids will receive a free snack pack to munch on during the feature film. Pack a thermos of peppermint hot chocolate and a blanket for a fun, cozy time. This year, there will be two movies. The first is the 2018 version of The Grinch, one of the season’s best meanies (along with Scrooge, of course). Sylvan Ramble Light Show When: December 6th – 28th Where: Sylvan Ramble Lights Website By combining lights, music, water, and smoke, Sylvan Ramble Lights puts on a memorable show, all in the name of charity. It’s certainly a show that little ones will remember! With over 30,000...
Can You Be a Whistleblower?

Can You Be a Whistleblower?

Whistleblowing has been in the news lately, however, in our daily lives, we might not run into many instances where someone is whistleblowing at our company. That being said, whistleblowing happens more than we recognize. Most cases don’t get covered in the news like a national news story, but in Florida, whistleblower act claims occur every so often. As a principle, whistleblowing is an act that should not be taken lightly. Many fear the act of whistleblowing because they believe they might be at risk in a number of different physical, emotional, and financial ways. Understanding your rights helps to make sure you’re prepared to blow the whistle on any questionable activity occurring at your job. Here’s what you need to know about whistleblower act claims in Florida, and how to keep yourself protected under the law. What is Whistleblowing? Whistleblowing is the act of providing insider information to the public about something illegal happening within your organization or company. Whistleblowers like Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning are two examples of high profile individuals who recently made headlines. For example, Snowden worked at the National Security Administration and saw that the government was taking citizen’s information without a warrant or legal support. Feeling cheated by this act, Snowden provided the public, the media, and the world with information about how much of an abuse of power was happening. However, Snowden didn’t follow the appropriate whistleblower protocol, which has landed him in plenty of hot water. The act of whistleblowing doesn’t just happen at the national level or in governmental organizations. Companies that work with governmental organizations can also find...
How to File a Hurricane Irma Insurance Claim

How to File a Hurricane Irma Insurance Claim

The devastation brought on by Hurricane Irma has made international headlines. The vicious storm claimed the lives of nearly 50 people in the United States and the Caribbean. Additionally, recent reports show that an astounding 90% of homes within the Florida Keys were damaged by the storm. Many people are reading about the over $200 billion in damage caused by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. However, for others, the aftermath hits closer to home. In addition to trying to figure out when your power will be restored, locating lost items, and attempting to stay high and dry, you’ve also probably already thought about how to file a Hurricane Irma insurance claim. We understand that the last thing you want to do is spend hours on the phone or attempt to decode your insurance policy. We’re here to help. In this post, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about how to file a Hurricane Irma insurance claim. Step One: Contact Your Insurance Company The first thing you need to do when you’re ready to file a Hurricane Irma insurance claim? Reach out to your insurance company and let them know your situation. Keep in mind that depending on how hard the storm hit your specific area, your insurance company might not be able to get on the ground yet. This is due to issues like downed trees, fallen power lines, and flooding. Sometimes, an insurance company may even be barred from entry due to evacuation orders. No matter whether or not your insurance company can get to your home yet, contacting them and letting them know about your intention...