Some of our reviews from visitors of ProjectWedding.com:
-Gus Shahin was wonderful to work with for our daughter's wedding transportation! He was helpful in every way and the result was a gorgeous white Rolls Royce, champagne and red carpet and a terrific chauffer who treated the Bride and Groom with TLC! They were delighted and there were many "oohs and aahs" from our guests. We would definitely use Ambassador again and highly recommend them. Gus was knowledgeable and very easy to work with which made lining up the transportation a breeze.
-I would definitely recommend this limo service to anyone in the area. The only hiccup we had was mainly due to the traffic because of spring break and st patrick's day. But other than that, we had an amazing driver and loooooved the limo!
-Highly recommend ambassador limo! They were easy to work with and were very professional on the day of the wedding! They were exactly where they needed to be at all times and they drivers were extremely friendly! We used a limo and a bus and it was perfect!
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Summer Offers Unforgettable Nights In Tampa
It’s summer and you’re in Tampa, which is a great combination that’s envied by our not-so-fortunate friends stuck in colder climates and plainer pastures. But how much of The Cigar City do you really take advantage of? If you’re doing these 4 things, you might really be missing out. (Have any other suggestions we didn’t include? Please tell us in the comments at the end of the post!)
You Overlooked This Downtown Dive
On 719 N. Franklin St. sits an iconic downtown dive bar with a reputation for serving some of the strongest but affordable cocktails in the city, and perhaps the whole state! It’s called the Hub, and you’ll find inside a mixed crowd of UT students, executives, Tampa Theater concertgoers, off-the-clock servers and much more. Why such an eclectic scene? Fast glasses of whisky, cheap beer, a popular jukebox and live music. You want a Tampa experience that’s a little less polished but nonetheless genuinely fun and exciting? The Hub’s the place to be.
You Avoided The Bull
On the skirts of East Tampa lives a bucking machine that rivals the Lone Star State’s best. It’s also Tampa Bay’s largest nightclub, at 31,000 square feet. Been there? No? You’re missing out. The Dallas Bull is honky-tonk heaven featuring 9 bars, roughly 20,000 visitors a month, and around $100,000 worth of liquor on hand on any given night. And don’t think the Bull’s just country bar; there’s an Ybor-esque Top 40 floor on the second level with a slightly different crowd.
You Didn’t Dress The Part
When you’re going out for a night on the town, know that many of the most fun places either have a dress code or a crowd that’ll let you know if you’re in the right gear. Always dress to impress. If you’re having trouble looking sharp while remaining cool in the warm summer weather, read this post on guidelines to summer business fashion.
You Don't Have A Safe Designated Driver
Not having a safe ride home at the end of the night is the biggest party pooper. All that fun of drinking and dancing and partying can dissolve the minute you get behind the wheel of your car. Not only is drinking and driving illegal -- and on weekends in Tampa, cops are ready to meet the violators outside of the city’s bars and clubs -- but it’s also extremely dangerous and puts your life, and the lives of others, at risk.
Don’t spoil anyone’s night, and don’t put yourself through the anxiety and worry of not being able to enjoy your night to its full potential. Hire a luxury vehicle from Tampa car service Ambassador Limousine and our professional chauffeurs will make sure you get home safely after having the time of your life. Click below to see our fleet of luxury vehicles for your next night out.
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Show Love Through Luxury
Dads often don’t get the credit they deserve. We invest a lot of time and energy to make mom feel special and loved on Mother’s Day, so why not do it for dad? But what is it that your father really wants? A new golf club, a new grill, a new TV? Those things can be saved for other holidays. On Father’s Day, show dad how much you love him and are grateful for all he’s done. Give him a wonderful experience that’ll sear an unforgettable memory in his mind. A professional Tampa car service can provide the safety, comfort and luxury he deserves on his special day. Ready to learn how?
Safe Father’s Day Transportation
Taking dad out to lunch, dinner or any other Father’s Day event deserves to be treated like the special day that it is. Whether it’s just the two of you or the whole family, it’s best to cut the stress of worrying about safe travel to your destination. Our professional chauffeurs will take you, dad and the family wherever you need to go so that you can just sit back and relax. Our chauffeurs are highly trained to provide a smooth, punctual and safe ride. If you plan on drinking during Father’s day festivities, don’t take any risks. Let our chauffeurs be your designated driver.
Luxury and comfort
Dad’s worked hard in his life. Let him enjoy the luxury and comfort of a chauffeured vehicle on his special day. When you book Tampa car service, you can share a seat next to dad and enjoy a conversation instead of navigating through traffic or looking for parking. Take a look at our diverse fleet of new and vintage luxury vehicles and find the right one to match dad’s personality. Pick from new cadillac sedans and SUVs to our vintage 1933 Packard Limousine. If you’re bringing the entire family along, check out our Mercedes-Benz Sprinter luxury vans.
Two Tampa Father’s Day Events To Consider
Father’s Day Boats & BBQ Lunch Cruise
Yacht Starship Dining Cruises presents a barbecue buffet lunch cruise on the water on a luxury yacht that’ll give dad a break from the grill and treat him to the best views in town.
Where: 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa
When: Father’s Day 2013 (June 16) 12 pm - 2:30 pm
Price: Adults - $44.95; Children - $29.95
Father’s Day Prime Rib Dinner Cruise
If dad enjoys the strawberry honey glaze of sunset sky, then consider and evening cruise. Yacht Starship Dining Cruises has your back. Enjoy a king cut prime rib on the open waters of Tampa Bay with their Prime Rib Dinner Cruise.
Where: 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa
When: Father’s Day 2013 (June 16) 5 pm - 8 pm
Price: Adults - $54.95; Children - $29.95
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Accessing Wi-Fi When You Fly Out of TPA
Constant connectivity is crucial in today’s business environment. There’s always an email to be sent, a social network to be updated or something to be researched on the Web. Plenty of business software can be accessed online via the cloud, so with an Internet connection, you can literally run your company from anywhere. But finding that connection can sometimes be a major headache, especially when traveling.
If you fly out of Tampa International Airport, however, you don’t have to worry. The airport itself generously offers free Wi-Fi access, and 9 of its airlines offer in-flight internet connections.
How To Connect To Wi-Fi At TPA
To use TPA’s complimentary Wi-Fi system follow these steps:
- Turn your laptop or tablet on and set your Wi-Fi card to its basic default settings
- Check to ensure the data encryption setting is disabled
- The network authentication should be set to open
- Verify your laptop is configured to automatically obtain an IP address and DNS. Check this through your TCP/IP settings.
- Set the network name (or SSID) to TPA or select it from the list of available wireless networks
- Open your internet browser and you should see the TPA splash page with the terms and conditions. Please read and accept in order to access the internet and your personal or business internet-based email services.
Airlines with in-flight internet at TPA
The following airlines at TPA offer in-flight Wi-Fi access, for a fee, on all or most of their flights:
- Air Canada
- Air Tran
- American Airlines
- British Airways
- Delta Air Lines
- Southwest Airlines
- US Airways
The most important connection
Having these internet-connection options at TPA is great, but only when you make it to the airport on time. If you’re late, not only does your mental and physical energy deplete from the stress, you also run the risk of missing your flight, which could mean missing a meeting and blowing a business opportunity. While successful entrepreneurs and executives take many risks, being late for your flight shouldn’t be one.
Trust your business with a reliable Tampa car service like Ambassador Limousine. We guarantee to get you to your destination -- whether it’s the airport, conference center or office -- on time, every time, or the ride is free. Let us help you lower your stress levels, increase your productivity and enhance your chance for success.
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Study Discovers Business Travel Is Profitable
The U.S. Travel Association recently revealed results of a study that discovered companies are more profitable when they invest in business travel.
Adam Sacks, managing director of Oxford Economics -- which conducted the study commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association -- said the data analysis showed that companies that invested the most in business travel tended to grow the fastest and posted higher revenues and profits.
The reason this investment works is because face-to-face interactions are crucial to acquiring new clients and retaining current ones.
Tampa car service is just one piece of the overall business travel puzzle, but it can boost your profitability in some pretty big ways. Here are three of them.
Increase your most valuable resource
There comes a point in a professional’s career when time becomes the most important resource. At the highest echelons of success, time is more important than money because time has the ability to make money multiply exponentially. When you invest in the chauffeured experience, you invest in more than a ride from A to B; you’re investing in precious pockets of time within your busy schedule.
Instead of wasting your time sitting in traffic, navigating the streets or looking for parking, why not use it to stretch your legs out and respond to emails, review notes for a meeting or close a deal? When you’re being chauffeured by Ambassador Limousine, you’ll be able to do all of that and more. We’ll take you to and from the airport, around town to different meetings, and out to dinner with your clients so you can focus on the most important thing -- your business.
Reduce stress, increase performance
Showing up late for a meeting can be harmful to negotiations, and missing a meeting can be an outright deal breaker. Riding in a chauffeured car will keep you on schedule. A professional car service is punctual and reliable. It’s also one of the safest forms of transportation because chauffeur are highly trained.
When you have less worries, your mind and body stay in better condition to deal with the rigors of business trips.
Pays for itself
A good investment pays for itself many times over. The accumulation of all the extra time and fewer worries will amount to a happy, healthy and successful executive. Trust your business with a Tampa car service who understands it. Ambassador Limousine guarantees you’ll be at the right place at the right time, every time.
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5 Steps To Strategically Focus & Be More Efficient
Every successful executive and entrepreneur knows what it’s like to burn through vats of midnight oil in the non-stop grind to profitability and the toll it takes on the body and mind. But by following a vital piece of advice from the late, great Steve Jobs, you can increase your profitability while reducing your workload and live the happy, balanced life you deserve.
We’ve all heard that the key to efficiency and success is to focus. A Japanese maxim even teaches that a “focused mind can pierce through stone.” But it’s easier said than done, right? It’s not always clear how to find that focus. That’s why we’ve found some practical steps to easily achieving game-changing focus (via Entrepreneur Magazine).
According to Steve Jobs, focusing isn’t deciding what to do, it’s deciding what not to do.
To achieve maximum efficiency, you want to invest your energy and time to the activities that are most important and have the highest impact. The key to this is by ignoring trivial tasks. So how exactly do you do that?
Here are 5 steps to tap the full power of your to-do list and work less hours while generating more profit:
1. Assign monetary value to each item on your list
Figure out how much each task is worth, then write it down next to the task. For example, if your task is to return the call of your number 1 client, and that client is responsible for $1 million of your annual sales, write “Call Johnny back ($1 million)” If the task is to submit a proposal worth $100,000, you would write “Finish and send proposal ($100,000)”.
2. Sort your tasks in order of descending value
The importance of your tasks should correspond directly with the dollar amount to which it’s attached, i.e. task #1 has the highest dollar value while the task with the lowest dollar value sits at the bottom of the list.
Draw a line to split the list in half, with the top half holding the most important tasks and the bottom half holding the least important.
3. Dedicate 4 days a week to the top half of the list
Focus on the #1 item and don’t move on to anything else until you finish it. Approach each task this way, with laser-like focus. Stick with a single task until it’s complete. The only exception is if the task cannot be completed without someone else taken action on it. In those cases, move on to the next item on your list.
4. Invest 1 day a week on bottom half of your list
Your less important tasks will often include things that seem urgent, but for this tactic to work, you must accept that you won’t get to everything on the bottom half. By working only one day a week on them, you deliberately cause some to roll over to the next week, and this is part of the process. It’s more important that the majority of your week is spent on the most financially valuable tasks. Some of your tasks will remain in the bottom half of your list, incomplete, for weeks a time, and this is okay.
5. Reevaluate worth of bottom half of list EVERY WEEK
Evaluating the bottom half of your list weekly will help you decide if a task should be moved up or stay where it is.
Tasks that become obsolete should be deleted immediately. We often write down tasks that aren’t all that important because we’re naturally averse to leaving things out. By using this method, you’ll be forced to procrastinate on some tasks and they’ll stay on your list week after week, which will help you realize how unimportant they are. If they were important, they’d be at the top of the list.
To find stone-piercing focus, you need to sacrifice good opportunities to spend time on great ones. After following this strategy for a long enough time, you’ll notice your bottom line getting bigger, which will give you the ability to hire people to whom you can delegate the bottom tasks on your list, perhaps even the bottom 75%, while you focus on the top 25, which will continue the cycle of earning you more money and freeing up more time.
Another great way to free up your time and be more profitable is by investing in a Tampa car service to take you on your business trips. Why drive to the airport, the conference center or meeting venue, dealing with the stress of traffic, when you can stretch your legs in the back of a safe, luxury vehicle and work on your most important projects?
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2013 Freddie Solomon Moral Courage Award Presented by DeBartolo. Kevin Garcia, recipient of the distinct honor, spent the evening with Tampa Bay Rays' managers Joe Maddon and gave Rays' ace David Price his Moment of the Year honor shortly before game time.
Be sure to keep an eye out for one of our excellent chauffeurs, John Graham while watching the video.
Dress Right By Dressing Light
Choosing business attire for the summer, especially in a hot and humid region like Tampa, can be a tricky thing. Balancing a professional look while staying cool is crucial. You don't want to be suited up but visibly soaked in sweat all day, do you? Putting forth the effort to find ideal summer business clothes will pay off when you find yourself cool and comfortable despite the heat.
Here are some guidelines to summer business fashion.
Being aware of the breathability of different fabrics is the most important step to finding the a great summer business wardrobe.
Stay away from: mohair and wool, because they're insulating and hot
Look for: breathable fabrics like cotton, linen, seersucker
Expert tip: Fabric make-up is only part of the equation for keeping cool. Look for weaves and weights that allow the cotton to transmit moisture and heat away from your body and into the environment.
Wear light colored clothing and select fabrics made with breathable weaves and natural fibers such as cotton, linen, Looser fits facilitate airflow, but do not take this to mean you should wear a full size larger than what your body size calls for. Remember that dark colors do not reflect light but instead absorb it and are hotter.
The Importance of an Undershirt
Always wear a 100% cotton undershirt beneath your cotton long-sleeve dress shirt, preferably a V-neck. Wearing two layers of clothing sounds warmer than wearing a single layer, but a cotton undershirt protects the outer layer from sweat and fabric-staining antiperspirants. If you're a heavy sweater, consider bringing an extra undershirt to change into.
The inner construction of a jacket plays a big role in retaining heat or reducing heat retention.
Unlined jackets: perfect for warm weather due to less layers of fabric, but less formal because they are unstructured and less regid.
Half-lined jackets: structure is retained in the linings and shoulder pads, but the lower half of the jacket does away with the lining. Choose one made with viscous Bemberg material instead of silk, because Bemberg does a better job of wicking away moisture. It's also more durable than silk.
The best dress pants for summer are those made of cotton or tropical wool (which is lighter and more breathable than regular wool).
Cotton is less expensive and more durable than tropical wool, but its stiffness makes it less flattering to a man's figure.
On the other hand, tropical wool resists wrinkling but is less breathable than cotton.
Few "cooling" remedies exist in dressy footwear, so instead switch to more breathable socks or wear cooling inserts. Bring a change of socks to work so you can swap out sweaty, damp ones in the middle of the day.
To stay cool when you travel, enjoy the air-conditioned luxury of a chauffeured car from Ambassador Limousine, the Tampa car service that promises to be on time or your ride is free.
What summer business attire tips do you have? Please tell us in the comments!
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Biz Travel Generates More Profit
A recent Oxford Economics report commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association discovered that companies that invested in business travel yielded higher revenues and profits than others.
Companies that reduced business travel spending were more likely to see a decline in profits.
When business travel happens, deals get done. So when you need to make sure that you're on time for an important business meeting, trust your travel with a professional Tampa car service.
A company's level of service is measured not just by the ride itself but the entire chauffeured travel experience, and that includes punctuality and reliability. Reliability is defined by quality over time. Busy, hardworking executives deserve the highest quality transportation experience each and every time, and Ambassador promises to deliver that.
Here are 4 ways using a Tampa chauffeured car service can increase your chances of completing a successful business meeting.
Chauffeured transportation is one of the safest ways to travel. Our chauffeurs use their expert training to create a smooth, stylish and comfortable ride experience for you. Our vehicles are newer models kept in pristine condition through routine maintenance and smart driving habits.
By riding in a chauffeured vehicle, executives can focus on things more important than driving, like working on a project or preparing for the meeting. Hiring a chauffeured vehicle to transport a team of executives allows them to discuss talking points in preparation for a meeting, and tie up loose ends at the end of the day during the return trip.
When executives are allotted more productive time, they become more efficient, do a better job of pacing themselves and have more chances to prepare for an important meeting.
Showing up late to a business meeting is not a good way to start things off. Missing a meeting entirely can deliver devastating damage to your business. You should never have to worry about your car service showing up late, but it does happen because there are many unreliable car services out there. Sometimes they don't even show up for a pick-up.
At Ambassador, we pride ourselves in our effectiveness at helping business travelers get to their destinations safely and on time. We guarantee our punctuality on every ride - if we are late the ride is free, and so is your next one.
We run newer luxury vehicles to provide the most comfortable ride for our passengers. Riding in a luxury sedan, SUV or limousine can create a peaceful, distraction free atmosphere for a busy executive.
When you hire a top Tampa car service to handle your ground travel, you're buying more than a ride -- you're buying time to invest in yourself and your career.
We guarantee our all-inclusive pricing is the best value in the area. If you find a lower price, we will match any written proposal for the same vehicle, same hours and same service level AND deduct 20% off your final bill.
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What Makes Ambassador Limo The Safe Choice?
When you travel, safety should be first and foremost in your mind. That's why the law says you need to buckle up, you mustn't drink and drive, and you should keep your eyes on the road instead of your cell phone. Nothing is more important than your health and safety. But busy people with busy lives often forget little details because other "important" thoughts occupy their mind.
That's why we want to explain to you the safety benefits of hiring a Tampa car service to take car of your professional travel needs, whether you need a ride to the airport, a conference or important business meeting.
Yes, reliability, punctuality and comfort are some of the benefits of relying on chauffeured transportation to get you to your destination. A lot of damage can be done if you miss an important flight or arrive late to meeting. But getting you to your destination safely is our primary goal.
Here is how we keep you safe when you travel with us.
New model vehicles.
Our fleet of luxury vehicles consists of new models with advanced safety features.
We offer luxury sedans, SUVs, executive vans, minibuses, motorcoaches and a variety of stretch limousines. Our limousines are built by reputable coachbuilders who are certified by the original vehicle manufacturers (e.g. Ford, GM) for high safety standards. Our vintage vehicles are kept in pristine mechanical condition so they're good as new. To view our fleet, click here.
Watch this video of our CEO, Ken Lucci, explain details about limousine safety on our 5-door limousines.
We keep all of our vehicles maintained and in exemplary running condition. We employ ASE-certified mechanics to ensure a high level of quality maintenance on all our vehicles.
Professional, expertly trained chauffeurs.
Safe, comfortable vehicles don't matter if they are driven by an unsafe driver. Our chauffeurs are trained in safe, smooth driving. They are experts at operating all of our vehicles in a professional manner to make sure you travel safely and comfortably. Our chauffeurs are employees that must adhere to our strict safety standards. When you ride with us, you never have to worry about your safety.
On top of that, we'll get you to your destination on time, every time, or your ride is free.
Our vehicles have GPS tracking so we can monitor them from the office. We know where all of our vehicles are at all times and can use this technology to respond to issues and re-route them in case of traffic.
We offer premium service to all of our business travelers and leisure clients, and this is backed by our pristine fleet of new model vehicles. Before you book with just any Tampa car service, do your research to make sure you are stepping into a safe vehicle with a safe driver.
Cheaper limo services might be appealing to your budget, but you should never put a price on your safety and health. Operators that charge less make less profit, and thus have less money to spend on new vehicles and vehicle maintenance.
To learn more about what makes Ambassador Limousine your best choice for car service in Tampa, click here: The Ambassador Difference.