May 08, 2015
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Winn-Dixie No. 2417 Director Dan Kelly (center) makes it a priority for his store to be involved in the South Tampa community, and he was recognized for his efforts with the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s award for outstanding service and dedication.​

Dan Kelly, director of Winn-Dixie store No. 2417 in Tampa, Florida, believes in active involvement in his store customers’ South Tampa community.

And in addition to his store’s involvement efforts in the community, his commitment to representing the store to his community shows in a number of ways. He also serves as treasurer and board member for the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce and participates in the Chamber’s annual events, such as Taste of South Tampa and the South Tampa Health and Wellness Expo. Kelly has been a member since 2010 and is currently serving as the Treasurer.

Community awards and recognition plaques can be easily seen in Kelly’s office. Awards include the Hillsborough County Commissioners “You Make a Difference” award and the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Award for outstanding service and dedication, which he received this year.

Store No. 2417 partners with local schools throughout the year and is heavily involved with the Tampa Police Department and MacDill Air Force Base, which is right down the road from the store. Kelly said he believes the key to being successful lies in community outreach efforts.

“When a company creates a strong presence in its neighborhood, it produces a sound business partnership within the community that says ‘we’re here to stay,’” he said. “Giving back on an individual basis – as opposed to a company basis – we make our large company look a little smaller, more approachable, and we ensure to the community we care about our customers and neighbors.”

“Dan’s willingness to always go above and beyond and to get things done has made him a valuable member, volunteer, leader and mentor for both our staff and fellow members,” said Kelly A. Flannery, South Tampa Chamber president and CEO. “It is through the support and leadership of members like Dan that the South Tampa Chamber has been able to grow and evolve into a respected and valuable resource for our community.”

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