On September 29th Tampa Bay Business Journal hosted their BizMix Networking Happy Hour. Where would the highly respected TBBJ choose to be the locale for such a business/social affair? Right here at PCI, of course! This totally free event included two complimentary cocktails, hors d’ ouevres, and so much more.

The garden was set with a generous buffet, including one of Beachwood’s famous roast pigs. Satellite bars were located in both the garden and pool areas, so shop talk did not have to be interrupted in search of a cold drink. In addition to food, drink, and fine company, our 300+ guests enjoyed amazing and unique entertainment!

One of Tampa Bay’s top cover bands, the one and only Anchor Atlantic, started and ended the evening at PCI Beach Bar. We cannot rave enough about this band! Whenever they play here, it’s a great time and the evening of this networking event was no exception. Our first special BizMix act hailed from the island of St. Pete Beach and brought that island feel with them. Professional hula dancers offered photos with guests (c’mon, great photo op- how often do you meet real hula girls!?) before taking the poolside stage  and impressing us all with their luau moves. Many were wondering how the next act could possibly be on par, but they definitely brought the heat! Over in our garden area, a duo of fire dancers wowed the crowd (who all took a step back in unison). This pair literally had no fear, juggling lit up clubs and spinning a hula hoop ablaze. This was seriously world class entertainment, right here at PCI!

BizMix brought together locals from from every business and background. We hobnobbed with  investors, cigar makers, hoteliers, photographers, hairdressers, and members of the community representing every occupation in between. The one thing that everyone seemed to agree on was what a great time they were having at PCI. Thanks to TBBJ and everyone who joined us!