Business Events Extra
 April 2017

The Entrepreneur Social Club (ESC)
Organization: The Entrepreneur Social Club (ESC)
Date: April 4 and every Thursday
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Almost always at NOVA 535, 535 Dr Martin Luther King Jr. St. N., St. Petersburg, 33701
Cost: FREE
Contact: Michael Novilla at
First Friday in Tarpon Springs (vendors wanted)
Tarpon Springs Merchants Association
Date:  April 7 and the first Friday of each month through November
Time:  6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location:  Downtown Tarpon Springs
Cost: Admission is free. Vendor fees start at $30
Contact:  Reggie Gibson (727) 543-1593 (cell)
TECH Talk - Diary of an Entrepreneur - Joy Randels
Organization: Tampa Bay Innovation Center
Date: April 11
Time:  8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location:  Microsoft, 5426 Bay Center Dr., 7th Floor, Suite 700, Tampa 33607
Cost: Free (but registration is requested)
23rd Annual Springfest Garden Art & Faerie Festival (vendors wanted) 
Organization: Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce
Date: April 14 - 15
Time:  10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (both days)
Location:  Clymer Park - 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport 3707
Cost: $150 Handmade / $200 Retail
Contact:  Suzanne King, (727) 322-5217,

Tribute to Teachers (sponsorship)
Organization: Seminole Chamber of Commerce
Date:  April 19
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: Community Center, Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Rd.
Cost: $12 per attendee Sponsor a teacher: additional $25
Contact:  Call or e-mail for reservation and business marketing opportunities: Gretchen Wells (727) 392-3245
Business 2 Business Over Easy Breakfast
Organization: Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce
Date: April 20
Time:  7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Location:  Banquet Masters, Inc., 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater 33762
Cost: $15 members, $25 non-members
Contact:  Cindy Paquin, Events Coordinator,, (727) 584-2321
Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce Manic Monday Mega Mixer!
Organization: St. Petersburg College Tour
Date: April 24
Time:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location:  (SPC) Caruth Education Building, 7200 66th St .N., Pinellas Park 33781
Cost: No Charge/Please RSVP so we know how many will be attending. There will be light fare available.
Contact: Holly McWeeney or Lisa Leath
Web link:
Phone #: (
727) 544-4777
Top Local Chef 2017
Date: April 30
Time:  5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location:  Aboard Sir Winston, Vinoy Basin, downtown St. Petersburg
Cost: $75 and up
Contact:  Ester Venouziou,, (727) 637-5586,
Meet the Clearwater Business SPARK Partners and explore the FREE and easy to use tools available at the Innovation and Media Studios
Organization: Clearwater Business SPARK
Date: May 24
Time:   5:45 p.m. registration. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. event
Location:  Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave. Clearwater 3755
Cost: Free. Food and refreshments provided.
Contact:  RSVP to Clearwater Business SPARK (727) 443-0217
Minority Certifications
April 11
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Get Certified! Learn the benefits of and how to become certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Small Business Enterprise (SBE) or Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) to best access government contracts and purchasing opportunities. Learn how to find and identify potential bids and improve your position in the bid evaluation process. 



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