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Plant City Observer Thursday, May 10, 2018 5 months ago

Haps 5.10.18

YMCA to honor Jim Scott, The Manufacturing Alliance of Hillsborough County hosted “M-Pact: Informing and Connecting Manufacturers” and Parliamentary Procedure workshop coming to PC.

YMCA to honor Jim Scott

The Plant City Family YMCA has chosen to honor Jim Scott at its 16th annual Strong Leader Dinner on Thursday, August 23. Scott has dedicated much of his life toward giving back to the Plant City community, making him an ideal recipient of the award.

He has been on the Plant City Y Advisory Board for nine years and on the Tampa YMCA Governance Board for three years. Scott is currently on the Board of Directors for the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce, South Florida Baptist Hospital Foundation, Rotary Club of Plant City, Florida Strawberry Festival and East Hillsborough Law Enforcement Appreciation Association.

Scott began to forge his path when he took a job for Ford Motor Company in Michigan in 1995. Approximately one year later he was transferred to Orlando where he acted as a sales representative and called on dealerships throughout the state. It wasn’t long before he forged a relationship with the Jarrett family. By 1999 he joined their Ford business, which is now known as Jarrett-Scott Ford.

Scott, a partner of the dealership, runs the Plant City and Dade City locations and has received Ford’s President’s Award six times.

The dinner in his honor will be held at the John R. Trinkle Center from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Table sponsorships are available for $1,000 and include a table of eight. Individual tickets are $75 per person. All proceeds benefit children and families in Plant City through YMCA programs and services.

Have a lasting ‘m-pact’

The Manufacturing Alliance of Hillsborough County hosted “M-Pact: Informing and Connecting Manufacturers” at the Plant City Hillsborough Community College campus, which discussed pressing issues in the manufacturing industry. 

The Manufacturing Alliance is an organization that was created by Hillsborough County to raise awareness of manufacturing jobs and attempt to change the public’s perception of manufacturing. The event was held in conjunction with the Hillsborough County Government, Hillsborough Community College, Hillsborough County Public Schools, Career Source Tampa Bay and the Tampa Plant City EDC.

On May 9 local manufacturers flocked to the Trinkle Center from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. to hear industry experts discuss topics like workforce trends and bridging generational gaps. They also learned about free training grants and tax incentives for manufacturers. 

Parliamentary Procedure workshop coming to PC

The East Hillsborough Historical Society is hosting a Parliamentary Procedure workshop on May 22 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The workshop is designed for anyone who wishes to become a leader in an organization, whether that be club members, business professionals or community leaders.

The workshop will be led by professional registered parliamentarians who have proven their success over the years in both the business and nonprofit sector. 

Tickets are $20 per person and preregistration is required. You can register at


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