CEO of Celestar Corporation, Greg Celestan, featured in the Tampa Bay Times

In Tampa, two chamber leaders embrace collaboration, grapple with regional business brand.

By Robert Trigaux, Times Business Columnist
In Print: Sunday, October 28, 2012

You could say Chuck Black is today and Greg Celestan is tomorrow.

Black, 61 and former president of the Tampa Electric utility, now consults on energy issues. He is approaching the ninth inning of his year as chairman of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. Celestan, 50, a West Point graduate, started his own defense industry business after a military career. He will take on the Tampa chamber chairman’s duties for 2013.

There will be change, which is good, but also continuity. Says Celestan: “We set this up to be evolutionary, not revolutionary.”

Remember, chambers of commerce tend to be patient organizations.


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