Volume 77 l June 2022
Weekly eConnection
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"In the Know" Edition
Speakers Panel Breakfast: Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace
Presented by the Women Leadership Committee
Last Thursday, the Chamber's Women Leadership Committee presented its Annual Speakers Panel. What an informative event! The three panelists covered aspects around Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace, and the importance of open dialogue among employees and employers.

Dr. Hawks from NSU spoke on Workplace Culture and "D&I in the Workplace", focusing on race. Steven Halstead from Senior Life Publications spoke on "Ageism & the Workplace and LGBTQ+ protection". Finally, Daniela Carrion, from Linesch Law, covered the legal aspect, speaking on "D&I and the Law".

Thank you to our awesome hosts, Michael Abraham and Racquel Khuri, at NSU - Tampa Bay Regional Campus for having us! Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors CareerSource and Kemco Systems (Shout out to Kemco for giving their sponsorship perks to a member non-profit, Learning Empowered!). Thanks everyone for coming out and supporting events on important topics such as this one.
Check out the video here.
Don't Be Unfollowed! Learn tips on using social media to its fullest.
Sign up for the two-session course here
PTC Student of the Month
A Chamber Education Fund Scholarship was presented to Donald Forbes II! Donald is enrolled in the Computer Systems and IT program at the Pinellas Technical College, and was chosen as Student of the Month. He competed in the SkillsUSA state level competition in Jacksonville in the Information Technology Services (ITS) competition and received a bronze medal! Donald is currently CompTIA A+ and Network+ certified, aiming to also obtain his Security+ certification. He says "Thanks to my experience here at Pinellas Technical College and the opportunities they have offered me... I will be starting my career within the IT field as an IT Support Intern for Clark & Associates!".
Congrats, Donald!
A popular free member "perc"... Coffee An' Networking
SPONSOR THIS EVENT for $150! Register as a Sponsor here
Thursday, June 30
7:45 to 9:00 a.m.
National Aviation Academy
6225 Ulmerton Road
Clearwater, 33760
Members register here |
Non-Members ($25) register here |
It was a full house at our recent event at Keiser University. The group question – “what was the worst job you ever had?” – generated plenty of laughs!
Don’t miss out on the fun at our next gathering.
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
State Farm Team Cocco Office Refurbishment Celebration!
THIS THURSDAY, June 16 at 5:30 PM
13498 Walsingham Road, Largo 33774

Confirm your attendance here.
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Let's celebrate the grand opening of Premier's Largo location!
Thursday, June 23 at 8:30 AM
13819 Walsingham Road, Ste C, Largo 33774
Confirm your attendance here.
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Tuesday, June 28 at 3:30 PM
10225 Ulmerton Road, 9A, Largo 33771

Confirm your attendance here.
Inspire Awards 2022: Download the nomination form here.
Email all forms, resumes, letters of support, etc. to membership@centralchamber.biz
Or mail the forms to the Chamber office: 801 W Bay Center, Ste 602, Largo, FL 33770 
Deadline: July 27th
Register as a Inspire Sponsor here.
With the state pouring millions of dollars into research and marketing efforts, Florida’s citrus industry is approaching the end of the 2021-2022 growing season with its lowest production since around the start of World War II.
Florida’s coronavirus death toll rose faster in the past week than any other state, though that increase was among the state’s smallest since the pandemic started.
While the insurance sector in Florida lies in limbo over how new reforms will shake out, the reinsurance side of the business is enjoying a growth spurt.
Astra Space suffered another failure in its attempt to perform a successful launch from the Space Coast on Sunday when its second stage could not put two NASA satellites into proper orbit.
Calling a special session would have required support from 60 percent of the overall members of the House and the Senate.
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