Getting out of the office and out in the community

Tampa Mayor’s lunch for United Way

One of the important factors that attracted me to my current job was chance the to take part in the community. The United Way, The St Petersburg Free Clinic, Pinellas Education Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Brookwood Home for Girls, Clothes to Kids, Lymphoma and Leukemia Society, The Boys and Girls Club, PARC, Hospice and The American Heart Association are just some of the Charitable organizations we work with at Valpak.
Having a corporate office well planted in the community provides an excellent opportunity for so many of our employees to make a difference.


About marsha strickhouser

Plate Girl, or Marsha, is not a girl, but a full grown woman who has been collecting dishes - yes, dishes - since I was a little girl. My grandmother was a newspaper food editor, my mother was a teacher and later an antiques dealer. I am guilty of reading Southern Living magazines ... just to look at the PLATES the recipes were served on.  I have more dishes than I need, and I promise I have given plates and sets of dishes to many, many people over the years. I believe setting a festive table makes the meal better and the day or night more memorable. I live in Tampa Bay were I set my table (and the tables of as many others who let me), as well as visit restaurants, hotels and beaches where I admire and photograph all things I think are pretty.  I have my degree in journalism from the University of Miami and have worked in public relations for more than 20 years. To contact me about about a blogging relationship, please email me at

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