Weekly Meetings

If you are doing business in Tampa Bay, there is an RGA Meeting near you!  You can attend two (2) RGA meetings as our guest before joining.  While each group has its own unique personality, the format for RGA meetings is consistent.  You get the same great value at any meeting you choose to attend.

Here is what you can expect when you attend an RGA Meeting:

  • Meetings start promptly at the start time listed.
  • All attendees get to share a 30 second “informercial” or introduction with their name, name of business, best referrals, and the answer to the fun question of the day.  (Note: Late arrivals may not get to share their introduction.)
  • Each week, one member gets to make a 15 minute presentation.  The purpose is to learn more about our members and the value of their product or service.  Please see the Member Benefits page to learn how you can sign up to be a speaker at an RGA Meeting.
  • Attendees are divided into small groups to participate in a fun and educational “Business Builder” exercise.  This is a great way to sharpen skills and learn more about fellow RGA members.
  • Directors will encourage members to:   Have a MOM – a “meeting outside the meeting” with another member.  The purpose is to learn about each other and discover ways to contribute to each other’s success. Have a DAD – “Drinks After Dinner” or “Dessert After Dinner”.  The same as a MOM, but usually taking place after hours. Please note that these are collaborative meetings for the purpose of getting to know each other.  These are not sales appointments.
  • The meeting wraps up by sharing upcoming networking events and RGA University seminars.


If you are curious about RGA, but want more information before attending a meeting, please contact any of the directors listed below or call our founder, Mark O’Donnell at (727) 433-2774.


South Tampa
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm, Doors open at 11:30 am
Location: 717 South, 717 S Howard Ave. Tampa, FL 33606
Director: Marie Gregorio
Phone: 813-305-3830
Email: mariegregorio@c21be.com


Time: 11:30 Open Networking, Noon – 1pm Meeting
Location: Johnny Brusco’s New York Style Pizza, 10730 State Road 54, Trinity, FL


Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: The Alley at Southshore, 10221 Big Bend Road, Riverview, FL
Director: Rob DeFreese
Phone: 813-404-3072
Email: radefreese@verizon.net


Time: 8:00am – 9:00am, Open networking starts at 7:45am
Location: Acropol Family Restaurant, 1170 Starkey Rd Largo, FL 33771


New Tampa
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 12 -1:00pm, Doors open at 11:30 am
Location: Glory Days Grill, 17508 Dona Michelle Drive Tampa, Fl 33647
Directors: Arlene Hein
Phone: (813) 361-6197
Email: Arlene@CapturedbyArlene.com


Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm, Doors open at 11:30 am
Location: Village Inn, 3770 Lakeside Village Ct, Lakeland, FL 33803
Directors: Maureen Vrchota / Ed Cottrell
Phone: 813-659-0290
Email: mvrchota@gmail.com


Ft. Myers    Launching this summer, interested in attending please email info@RGANetwork.net
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Doors open at 11:30 am
Location: Olive Garden, 12870 Cleveland Ave., Ft. Myers, Fl. 33907


Day: Tuesdays
Time: Open Networking: 11:30, Meeting: 12-1
Location: Glory Days, 14457 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. Tampa, FL 33618
Directors: Melinda Turner / Matt McElwreath
Phone: (727) 858-0709
Email: Teamturnerlifearound@yahoo.com


11:30am – 12:45pm
Olive Garden, 29461 US 19 N. Clearwater, FL 33761
Jason Esterline / Brandon Fields
Phone: 813-508-7755
Email: jesterline@ipssite.com


St. Petersburg
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 11:30am -12:30pm
Location: Rib City, 1550 66th Street N. St Petersburg Fl 33710
Directors: Rick Griesheimer / Rita Obrochta
Phone: 727-394-2942 / 727-347-4669
Email: info@insidehomesinc.com / ritastars@aol.com


New Port Richey
Time: 1pm – 2pm
Location: Beef O’Bradys, 5546 Main St, New Port Richey, FL 34652
Directors:  Jody Daniels / Mark Karoftis
Phone: 727-843-0113
Email: storagecenterportrichey@gmail.com

Sabal Park
1pm – 2pm, Open networking at 12:30pm
The Brown Bag Deli, 3104 Cherry Palm Dr Suite 200, Tampa, FL  33619
Lisa Jordan


Day: Wednesdays
Time: 12pm – 1pm, Open networking at 11:30am
Location: Square One Burgers, 2042 Badlands Dr, Brandon, FL 33511
Director:  Gabriella McColeman
Phone: (813) 928-8555
Email: Gabriella@RiverviewMortgage.com


Day: Thursdays
Time: 7:30am – 9am
Location: Happy Hanger Cafe, 4241 Birdsong Blvd, Lutz, Fl. 33559
Director: Bill Meyer
Phone: 813-992-3370
Email: wmeyer10@gmail.com


Day: Thursdays
Time: 12 -1:00pm, Doors open at 11:30 am
Location: Mellow Mushroom, 11955 Sheldon Rd, Tampa, FL 33626
Director: Bryan Turner
Phone: (813) 545-4015
Email: turners2006@gmail.com


Time: 11:30am – 12:45pm
Location: Chili’s, 5430 East Bay Drive, Clearwater, FL
Directors: Mark O’Donnell / Melissa Mabe
Phone: 727-433-2774 / 813-918-2290
Email: info@RGAnetwork.net / melissalmabe@gmail.com


Wesley Chapel
Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm, Networking starts at 11:30am
Location: Los Vallarta Mexican Restaurant, 5335 Village Market Wesley Chapel, FL
Directors: Trisha De Hart / Yohousis Alvarez
Phone: 813-993-8018
Email: trisha@detailperfectinteriordesign.com


12 – 1PM
Location: Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, 4925 Cortez Road West Bradenton, FL 34210
Director: John Balestrieri
Phone: 727-534-8553
Email: Johnbalestrieri@Synovusbankfl.com


North St. Petersburg
Time: 8:00am – 9:00am
Location: Denny’s, 4999 34th St., Pinellas Park, FL
Directors: Tracie Thompson
Phone: 727-674-5081
Email: tracie@iam4fitness.com


Day: Fridays
12 – 1 PM
Location: McAlister’s Deli, 4410 W Boy Scout Blvd #150 Tampa, FL 33607
Director: Efrain Toro
Phone: 727-643-2411