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Weekly E-Connection - Membership Edition

  

We’re Chamber Strong! And we need you!

Your Chamber recently kicked-off a new initiative “We’re Chamber Strong!” to promote the essential role we play in assisting businesses while helping to grow our membership base. It’s in partnership with our friends…

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Weekly E-Connection - Advocacy & Economic Development Edition

  

The Chamber’s Government Advocacy Panel (GAP) and Economic Development Committee have recommended a NO vote on Amendment 2. While the question is straightforward, the decision on whether to support or oppose it involves unintended consequences. Mainly, having…

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Weekly E-Connection - President's Desk Edition

  

This month officially starts a new Chamber Program Year and we’re kicking it off with an initiative called “We’re Chamber Strong!”

-----It’s a pro-Chamber messaging and business recruitment campaign...

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce - BizReach

  

Updated for 9/25/2020. During these unprecedented times, your Chamber has implemented a 2nd weekly Newsletter entitled: BizReach. This is…

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce - BizReach

  

Updated for 10/9/2020. During these unprecedented times, your Chamber has implemented a 2nd weekly Newsletter entitled: BizReach. This is…

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce - BizReach

  

Updated for 10/2/2020. During these unprecedented times, your Chamber has implemented a 2nd weekly Newsletter entitled: BizReach. This is…

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Weekly E-Connection - Advocacy & Economic Development

  

Your Chamber will host a Largo City Commission Candidates Forum this Thursday, Sept. 24 at 8:30 a.m. It will be a live Zoom broadcast. The program will be available after the live event with a link on the Chamber’s website www.CentralChamber.biz and on our…

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Weekly E-Connection - Membership Edition

  

WELCOME LIBERATE PHYSICIAN CENTERS! COVID has delayed some of our outreach, so it was a pleasure to recently meet and officially welcome Debbie Imus of Liberate Physician Centers to the Chamber. Liberate provides customized cannabis programs to the community…

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Weekly E-Connection - Advocacy & Economic Development

  

Your Chamber President Tom Morrissette was among those who attended the "Rise to Shine" campaign kickoff last week at Pier 60. Rise to Shine is an effort to promote Pinellas County's mask and social distancing rules to visitors. Steve Hayes of Visit St. Pete…

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce - BizReach

  

Updated for 9/25/2020. During these unprecedented times, your Chamber has implemented a 2nd weekly Newsletter entitled: BizReach. This is…

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce - BizReach

  

Updated for 9/18/2020. During these unprecedented times, your Chamber has implemented a 2nd weekly Newsletter entitled: BizReach. This is…

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce - BizReach

  

Updated for 9/11/2020. During these unprecedented times, your Chamber has implemented a 2nd weekly Newsletter entitled: BizReach. This is…

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce - BizReach

  

Updated for 9/04/2020. During these unprecedented times, your Chamber has implemented a 2nd weekly Newsletter entitled: BizReach. This is…

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Weekly E-Connection - Week 5 Special Edition

  

The Chamber’s Government Advocacy Panel (GAP) recently held a forum for candidates in the one contested Largo City Commisioners race. For Seat 3, its three-term incumbent Curtis Holmes being challenged by Eric Gerard seen in photo with Chamber Chairman Rob…

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Weekly E-Connection - President's Desk Edition

  

September greetings!

As I’m sure is the case with everyone, 2020 continues to be a year of firsts. It’s the first time in my 34-years of association leadership for a “do-over” of our Program of Work – our annually adopted goals and strategies.

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce - BizReach

  

Updated for 8/28/2020. During these unprecedented times, your Chamber has implemented a 2nd weekly Newsletter entitled: BizReach. This is…

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Weekly E-Connection - Economic Development & Advocacy

  

A “VISIT” UPDATE: Steve Hayes, President/CEO of Visit St. Pete-Clearwater, reported on COVID-19 tourism trends and survey findings at a joint hybrid meeting of the Chamber’s Economic Development and Government Advocacy committee last week. By all indicators,…

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce - BizReach

  

Updated for 8/21/2020. During these unprecedented times, your Chamber has implemented a 2nd weekly Newsletter entitled: BizReach. This is…

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Weekly E-Connection - Membership Edition

  

Saluting Chamber Loyalty!

 

Our sincere thanks to the following businesses who renewed during the past four weeks. Their continued loyalty is inspiring! To learn more about them, please visit www.CentralChamber.biz

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce - BizReach

  

Updated for 8/14/2020. During these unprecedented times, your Chamber has implemented a 2nd weekly Newsletter entitled: BizReach. This is…

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Weekly eConnection - Advocacy & Economic Development Edition

  

The Chamber Economic Development Committee and Government Advocacy Panel presents

Pinellas County Tourism: COVID and Beyond

Thursday, August 20 - 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.

Guest: Steve Hayes, President/CEO of Visit St. Pete/Clearwater (VSPC).

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce - BizReach

  

Updated for 8/07/2020. During these unprecedented times, your Chamber has implemented a 2nd weekly Newsletter entitled: BizReach. This is…

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce - BizReach

  

Updated for 7/31/2020. During these unprecedented times, your Chamber has implemented a 2nd weekly Newsletter entitled: BizReach. This is…

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Weekly E-Connection - President's Desk Edition

  

There’s no denying we’re well into the dog days of Florida summer. And this year we get the added pleasure of hiding our misery under a mask. We’re living history folks!

To adapt to these new times, your Chamber is refining it programs and services to better…

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Weekly E-Connection - Economic Development & Advocacy Edition

  

It’s a fact – after the Great Pandemic of 1919 came the Roaring 20s! And Jeff and Ellen Petracco of Wealth Builders/Value Properties know the importance of being counted now for when the nation is fully recovered. The U.S. Census counts every person in the…

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce - BizReach

  

Updated for 7/24/2020. During these unprecedented times, your Chamber has implemented a 2nd weekly Newsletter entitled: BizReach. This is…

 

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Weekly eConnection - Membership Edition

  

Saluting Chamber Loyalty!

 

Our sincere thanks to the following businesses who renewed during the past four weeks. Their continued loyalty is inspiring! To learn more about them, please visit www.CentralChamber.biz

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce - BizReach

  

Updated for 7/17/2020. During these unprecedented times, your Chamber has implemented a 2nd weekly Newsletter entitled: BizReach. This is…

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Weekly eConnection - Economic Development & Advocacy Edition Edition

  

Among the Chamber’s first in-person meetings is our Pinellas Southwest Leads Team at Village Inn on Walsingham. Here Jeff Cross of Cross Signs talks to members on the meeting’s virtual platform along with Team Captain Karen Gonzalez of Business & Family…

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce - BizReach

  

Updated for 7/10/2020. During these unprecedented times, your Chamber has implemented a 2nd weekly Newsletter entitled: BizReach. This is…

 

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Weekly eConnection - President's Desk Edition

  

Is it July already?

Talk about a time warp! Does anyone else feel like it’s still around St. Patrick’s Day when this whole COVID mess began here?

Well I hope all of you got to enjoy the 4th holiday in some fashion during this scary…

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce - BizReach

  

Updated for 7/3/2020. During these unprecedented times, your Chamber has implemented a 2nd weekly Newsletter entitled: BizReach. This is…

 

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Weekly eConnection - Week 5 Special Edition

  

Last week, the Chamber’s Pinellas West Leads Team at Village Inn on Walsingham met both in person and virtually. It was a great time for the group, and many business leads were exchanged. Our other three teams are continuing to meet virtually, but will begin…

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce - BizReach

  

Updated for 6/26/2020. During these unprecedented times, your Chamber has implemented a 2nd weekly Newsletter entitled: BizReach. This is…

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Preview | Print Weekly E-Connection - Advocacy & Economic Development Edition

  

The Chamber’s Economic Development and Gov't Advocacy committees held a live and virtual hybrid session last week. It included a jobs report from CareerSource Pinellas and updates by representatives of several industry sectors and local/county governments. If…

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Weekly E-Connection - Membership Edition

  

Celebrate your return to business or your grand opening with a Chamber Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony. Cost is $150. Includes photo/video placement on Chamber social media platforms and a copy for your business to share. Call us to book a date/time today! Last week,…

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce - BizReach

  

Updated for 6/19/2020. During these unprecedented times, your Chamber has implemented a 2nd weekly Newsletter entitled: BizReach. This is…

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce - BizReach

  

Updated for 6/12/2020. During these unprecedented times, your Chamber has implemented a 2nd weekly Newsletter entitled: BizReach. This is…

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Weekly E-Connection - Advocacy and Economic Development Edition

  

Chamber COVID-19 Business Survey IV Findings

Thanks to everyone who responded to our COVID-19 Business Survey IV conducted last Thursday 6/4 thru Monday 6/8. It was distributed to 560 businesses and 48 responded, about 8.5%. Here’s what you told us...

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce - BizReach

  

Updated for 6/5/2020. During these unprecedented times, your Chamber has implemented a 2nd weekly Newsletter entitled: BizReach. This is…

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Weekly E-Connection - President's Desk Edition

  

Welcome to a “temporary” normal.

As we continue in a time like no other in recent history, it’s good to see business activity resume. It will be a bit before we’re back to where we were in February, but we will get back. Unlike 9/11 (shoes off, body…

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce - BizReach

  

Updated for 5/29/2020. During these unprecedented times, your Chamber has implemented a 2nd weekly Newsletter entitled: BizReach. This is…

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Weekly E-Connection - Advocacy & Economic Development Edition

  

Members of the Chamber’s Economic Development Committee and Government Advocacy Panel (GAP) met again virtually last week. There were 28 representatives on the call. Reports were provided from various community sectors including City of Largo, Pinellas County,…

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce - BizReach

  

Updated for 5/22/2020. During these unprecedented times, your Chamber has implemented a 2nd weekly Newsletter entitled: BizReach. This is…

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Weekly E-Connection - Membership Edition

  

The Chamber 801 West Bay Drive, Largo office has been open Monday thru Friday since the onset of COVID-19. We’ve assisted many member businesses and the general public in a wide variety of ways during this time.

 

Regrettably, to offset a decrease in the…

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce - BizReach

  

Updated for 5/15/2020. During these unprecedented times, your Chamber has implemented a 2nd weekly Newsletter entitled: BizReach. This is…

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Weekly E-Connection - Advocacy & Economic Development Edition

  

Chamber COVID-19 Business Survey III Findings

Thanks to everyone who responded to our COVID-19 Business Survey III conducted last Tuesday 5/5 thru Friday 5/8. It was distributed to 560 businesses and 76 responded, more than 13%. Here’s what you told us:

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce - BizReach

  

Updated for 5/8/2020. During these unprecedented times, your Chamber has implemented a 2nd weekly Newsletter entitled: BizReach. This is…

 

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Weekly E-Connection - President's Desk Edition

  

Relief. Restart. Recover. Reimagine!

It’s the progression path many chambers across the state – including ours – has adopted in response to the pandemic. And, as we begin the slow, methodical move to a new normalcy, I hope you continue to find…

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce - BizReach

  

Updated for 4/24/2020. During these unprecedented times, your Chamber has implemented a 2nd weekly Newsletter entitled: BizReach. This is business updates from Chamber members, including member offerings and more. Please take the time to review.

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce - BizReach

  

Updated for 5/1/2020. During these unprecedented times, your Chamber has implemented a 2nd weekly Newsletter entitled: BizReach. This is business updates from Chamber members, including member offerings and more. Please take the time to review.

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Weekly E-Connection - Advocacy & Economic Development Edition

  

Many Chambers and business associations in the region have united with a rallying call: “We are in this together! We are stronger together! Thank you for supporting local businesses! And we challenge you to do the same. Get your family, friends, employees,…

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Weekly E-Connection - Membership Edition

  

Chambers are Essential!

The following thoughts are from Shari Pash, who works with chambers across the country on best practices. In 2018, she facilitated your Chamber’s Board of Directors Planning Session. A strategic plan was established and continues to…

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Weekly E-Connection - Advocacy & Economic Development Edition

  

Thanks to everyone who responded to our COVID-19 Survey conducted last Wednesday 4/8 thru Friday 4/10. It was distributed to 348 businesses and 88 responded, about 39%.

 

As expected, when compared to our survey the week of March 23, there’s been a downward…

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Weekly E-Connection - President's Edition

  

Greetings from a strange new world!

I hope this message finds all of you and your loved ones healthy, happy and safe.

Hard to believe just five weeks ago I was telling you about all the great programs and events we had lined up for…

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Weekly E-Connection - Special Week 5 Edition

  

Business as Un-usual!

Your Chamber is working to keep us all engaged during this challenging time. We’ve gone Zoom with our four Chamber Leads Teams and have held a virtual Happy Hour and Coffee An’Networking just this morning. We’ll be introducing other ways…

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Jeff and Ellen Petracco of Wealth Builder and Value Properties know they count! And you need to be counted, too. You should have already received your invitation by mail to participate in the 2020 Census.

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Weekly eConnection - Membership Edition

  

Follow Facts, Not Fear.

Your Chamber and our partners at the Florida Chamber of Commerce urge you to be cautious but not fearful when it comes to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Florida Chamber is the official state chapter of the National Safety Council, and…

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Weekly eConnection - Advocacy & Economic Development Edition

  

Nate Cocco of State Farm/Team Cocco and Chamber Chairman-Elect knows he counts! And you need to be counted, too. Beginning this week, U.S. households will start receiving invitations in the mail to participate in the 2020 Census.

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Weekly eConnection - President's Desk Edition

  

We’re Just Right!

It’s the theme of this year’s Chamber Membership Growth Campaign from April 1 to May 20, and we’re looking for your help. We want to provide each new business to the Chamber with an incentives/benefits packet.

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Weekly eConnection - Advocacy & Economic Development Edition

  

Area high school students take part in the 4th annual “National Signing Day” ceremony last week at the Pinellas Technical College Clearwater Campus. They signed a letter of intent to enroll in a career technical training program at the school.

U.S. January…

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Weekly eConnection - Membership Edition

  

The Recent Wine Tasting presented by the Women's Leadership Committee raised funds for the Chamber's Education Foundation.

Are you a part of a Chamber Committee?

Not only are Chamber Committees great for networking, they are very active while keeping you in…

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Weekly eConnection - Advocacy & Economic Development Edition

  

“The first step toward a better future is the ability to envision it.”

Tony Dungy, NFL Coach, Player and Author

These words of inspiration grace our annual Economist of the Year trophy presented at the Chamber’s Focus on 2020: A Tampa Bay Economic Forecast…

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Weekly eConnection - Advocacy & Economic Development Edition

  

A Chamber delegation got plenty accomplished representing regional businesses last week in Tallahassee!

Workforce development programs and education services topped discussions...

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Weekly eConnection - Membership Edition

  

At our January WLC Meeting, committee Chair Pang Thao, Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway and Vice-Chair Tracy Hampton of Key Palm Insurance introduced Speed Networking. We recently made it to Urbaniak Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa and met with Dr. Ginger…

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Weekly eConnection - President's Desk Edition

  

A new beginning!

At this time each year we get a gift – 365 empty pages to fill with a chapter of our lives. And, in 2020 we even get a bonus day – February 29.

For the past 35 years, I’ve kept myself organized with one of those black…

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Weekly eConnection - Advocacy & Economic Development Edition

  

Wishing you all the best in 2020!

Your Chamber Team: Tom, Kelvin and Rezi

Chamber Holiday Hours:

New Years – Office closes 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31

All day Wednesday, Jan. 1

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Weekly eConnection - Holiday Edition

  

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you all the best in 2020!

Your Chamber Team: Tom, Kelvin and Rezi

Chamber Holiday Hours

Christmas –Closed Tue. Dec. 24 and Wed. Dec. 25

New Years – Office closes 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31

All day Wednesday, Jan. 1

 

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Weekly eConnection - Membership

  

It's for the Kids! 2019 Chamber Annual Holiday Luncheon

Last Friday, we celebrated the 2019 Chamber Annual Holiday Luncheon, a signature event presented by the Women's Leadership Committee (WLC). The event was hosted at the Holiday Inn Clearwater Beach…

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Weekly eConnection - Advocacy & Economic Development

  

The annual Chamber Business Survey has been distributed via email to all members of the organization. It will remain open through Friday, Jan. 3.

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Weekly eConnection - Presidents Desk

  

Tis the time of year when celebrations and family gatherings edge out meetings and late-night conference calls; when budget reviews take a back seat to a glass of cheer with good friends.

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Weekly eConnection - Membership

  

Celebrating 50 Years of Friendship between Largo, FL and Kami City, Japan.

Thanks to the following businesses that renewed their membership with us the past month. We appreciate the loyalty!

 

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Weekly eConnection

  

Happy Thanksgiving!

Our best wishes to you for a wonderful holiday and sincere thanks for all your support during the year!

Tom Morrissette, President, Kelvin Mack, Events & Community Outreach Director, Rezarta Marini, Receptionist-Visitor Desk Associate

 

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Pinellas County Business News

  

Pinellas Defense Contracting Forum

On February 19, Pinellas County Economic Development partnered with St. Petersburg College and General Dynamics to hold a Defense Contracting Forum. Roughly 150 attendees were able to take part in a discussion about national…

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Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Weekly eConnection

  

Labor shortages. Political strife. Trade tariffs. Election 2020. What will it mean for our economy in the year to come? Focus on 2020: A Tampa Bay Economic Forecast is Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 7:30 to 9:30a.m. Members making news…Chamber Trustee Valley…

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Your Monthly Business News & Updates from the City of Largo

  

Incentives have been renewed for the Sign Replacement Grant, and for the Housing Infill Program. City of Largo monthly update.

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St. Pete-Clearwater International (PIE) Monthly Passenger Report – June 2019

  

More people are utilizing the St. Pete-Clearwater International (PIE) Airport with the June Passenger report showing an increase of 5%.

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Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri named national sheriff of the year

  

LARGO — Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri has been named sheriff of the year by the National Sheriffs' Association. The Ferris E. Lucas Sheriff of the Year award is given to an active sheriff “who has made outstanding contributions to law enforcement and the…

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2nd Edition of the Regional Competitiveness Report is published

  

The Regional Competitiveness Report takes a comprehensive look at Tampa Bay’s strengths and weaknesses across a diverse set of indicators, and measures our performance against 19 benchmark communities nationwide.

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Construction on Largo's first mixed-use project to begin in June

  

LARGO — After more than three years of planning, construction will finally begin on Largo’s first mixed-use project, West Bay Lofts, on June 5.

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