Valpak wins Coolest Office Space – new space award from Tampa Bay Business Journal

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“At a Thursday night awards party in Tampa hosted by the Tampa Bay Business Journal (TBBJ), Valpak headquarters took top honors for Coolest Office Space in the bay area. Valpak received the first-place award in the New Space category.

TBBJ Deputy Editor Chris Wilkerson, who oversaw the awards competition, wrote an article in Friday’s TBBJ saying, “Valpak spent months with a design team talking with each department about how they communicate, how they meet with each other and how they can reach collaborative conclusions more quickly.”

Also, check out this terrific news segment WTSP-TV Channel 10 aired Friday after their visit to Valpak’s corporate office last week. The segment was called “How to make your boring office awesome.”

In January, just a few weeks after the 805 opened, TBBJ published this story about our new space and included a photo gallery of 29 pics.

“Within a week of moving in,” Wilkerson said, “Valpak had other corporations wanting a tour of their new space to help them make cool office space decisions.”


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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