AnswerFirst Communications, an industry leading telephone answering service and customer service solutions provider, announced this week that members of its Business Development team attended the Building Florida’s Future Summit.

AnswerFirst Business Development Coordinator, Teri Erickson, with Tampa Mayor, Bob Buckhorn.

AnswerFirst Business Development Coordinator, Teri Erickson, with Tampa Mayor, Bob Buckhorn.

AnswerFirst Communications, an international telephone answering service and customer service solutions company, announced this week that members of its Business Development team attended the Building Florida’s Future Summit at the Tampa Port Authority in Channelside on November 4, 2013.

According to its website, the Building Florida’s Future Summit was a one-day summit to discuss the future of West and Central Florida in addition to the release of the 2013 Florida Chamber’s Trade and Logistics Study, which lays out a strategic vision of Florida’s future. The summit featured presentations and panel discussions on transportation, infrastructure, economic development, workforce, education and trade by regional and national economic leaders. Speakers included Tampa Mayor, Bob Buckhorn, as well as the keynote speaker, former Governor of Pennsylvania, Ed Rendell. Governor Rendell is also a skilled author and a visionary that supports the development of a more aggressive American economic model. The BFF Summit is a partnership between the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Workforce Florida, Bank of America, Tampa Bay Partnership, Tampa Port Authority and Tampa Bay Trade & Protocol Council.

Teri Erickson, AnswerFirst Business Development Coordinator, stated, “The Building Florida’s Future Summit provided me with a great opportunity to learn about what local visionaries are planning for the growth and development of our city and state. The event was also an outstanding networking opportunity and it was great to meet Governor Rendell. ”

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