Weaving around rush hour Tampa Bay traffic as best I could I made my way to The Westin Tampa Harbour Island ballroom to photograph the Daily Business Review Tampa Litigation Department Awards for 2014. Four awards were handed out, including the Editor's Choice award above to the Gray Robinson firm. I really like these kinds of events because it allows me inside a world I never would normally encounter.
Even though the winners were known before the event, as you can see, there was still a bit of anticipation waiting for the formal announcement and acceptance of the awards.
I had actually heard of a couple of the law firms due to their prominent TV ads. I did not mention to anyone though that their name recognition strategy was a success to someone like me who never even needed litigation services.
It was a somewhat intimate event held in a ballroom away from the other parts of the hotel so that it seemed like we were the only ones in this huge place. I was allowed to help myself to the buffet tables and to my surprise they had quite good vegetarian choices. I ate enough spring rolls and mac & cheese poppers to count as my dinner. I felt a little guilty though so I did two P90X3 workouts this morning as I normally do not eat such high calorie foods!