Business Events Extra
 February 2017

The Entrepreneur Social Club (ESC)
Organization: The Entrepreneur Social Club (ESC)
Date: Feb. 2 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:  Feb. 3 and the 1st Friday of each month through Nov.
Time:  6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location:  DowntownTarpon Springs
Cost: Admission is free. Fee for vendors.
Contact:  Reggie Gibson (727) 543-1593 (cell)
SCORE: How to Write an Effective Business Plan - A Case Study
Organization: Clearwater Main Library
Date:  Feb. 7
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Clearwater Main Library - 1st Floor Meeting Room 100 N. Osceola Ave., Clearwater 33755
Cost: Free
Contact:  Pinellas County SCORE, register at
TECH Talk -Five Persistent Myths That Cause IP Havoc
Organization: Tampa Bay Innovation Center
Date: Feb. 14
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)
Understanding and Preparing Basic Financial Statements (New Class!)
Organization: The Greenhouse
Date: Feb. 16
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg 33701
Cost: Free
Contact: Registration is available online at:
For more info, contact The Greenhouse at (727) 893-7146
2017 Business After Hours Expo
Organization: Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce
Date: Feb. 16
Time:  4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location:  Central Park Performing Arts Center (formerly the Largo Cultural Center)
Cost: Free for attendees, call for exhibitor and vendor costs
Contact:  Cindy Paquin, Events Coordinator,, (727) 584-2321
Profit in the Digital Age 
Organization: Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce
Date: Feb. 23
Time:  11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location:  Postcard Inn on St. Pete Beach
Cost: $20 Member/ $25 Non-Member
Gulfport's Get Rescued (Animal Rescue Festival & Fundraiser)
Organization: Gulfport Merchant's Association (non-profit)
Date: Feb. 25
Time:  10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location:  3101 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport 33707
Cost: Booth Spaces run $90 - $140; Sponsorships starting at $500
SBA Loans & Services
Feb. 14
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Meet Robert Chavarria, SBA Senior Area Manager. Receive an overview of the Federal Small Business Administration's loans and services programs for small businesses.



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