Business Events Extra
 September 2017

First Friday in Tarpon Springs - vendors wanted
Organization: Tarpon Springs Merchants Association
Date:  Sept. 1, 2017 and the first Friday 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
17th Annual Geckofest (Woodstock Theme) - vendors wanted
Organization: Gulfport Merchant's Association
Date: Sept. 2
Time:  10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location:  3101 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, 33707
Cost: $165 and up
Contact:  Suzanne King, (727) 322-5217,
Entrepreneur Social Club (ESC)
Entrepreneur Social Club
Date:  Thursday, Sept. 7 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
Fall 2017 BB&T Entrepreneurial Academy
The Greenhouse & the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Date: Monday evenings, Sept. 11 - Nov. 13
Time:  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location:  The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 33701
Cost: $399, includes dinner each night and a complimentary Chamber membership upon successful completion*
Contact:  See FAQ & Register Online at
Additional Questions?
Contact Carly at (727) 388-2915

TECH Talk Diary of an Entrepreneur - Tony DiBenedetto, Tribridge, Chairman & CEO "From startup to public company: the strategic investments that fueled the growth of Tribridge."
Tampa Bay Innovation Center
Date: Sept. 12
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)
Chamber Golf Tournament
Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce
Date: Sept. 18
Time:  1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start
Location:  The Bayou Club, 7979 Bayou Club Blvd., Largo
Cost: $125 each; Sponsorships for holes, flags, golf balls, trophies available.
Learn@Lunch featuring Kahwa Coffee Founder, Raphael Perrier
Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce
Date: Sept. 28
Time:  11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location:  Don Cesar, 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 33706
Cost: $15 Member/ $20 Non-Member
Contact: Julianne Wilhelm, Events and Marketing, (727) 360-6957, ext. 102,
65th Annual Meeting & Awards Breakfast
Organization: Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce
Date: Sept. 29
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Location:  Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater
Cost: $48 single; $350 table of 8
Contact:  Tom Morrissette, , , (727) 584-2321
Government Contracting
Sept. 5 - 26

The Florida Small Business Development Center at PCED will feature a month of workshops designed to help small businesses grow through government contracting.
  View and register for the September workshops at



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