Volume 81 l July 2022
Weekly eConnection
801 West Bay Drive, Suite 602 Largo, FL 33770
Tel: 727-584-2321 Fax: 727-586-3112

Events Edition
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
The Chamber and the Ambassadors celebrated with Jennifer Ellis and her team at A1 Fingerprinting & Drug Screening - Largo! They are located on 11313 Starkey Road, Largo, 33773. Check out their business listing in our directory here. Shout out to Advanced Video Systems for the photos and video!
B2B Happy Hour at Serenity Funeral Home
Be our marketing sponsor for only $100! Includes logo placement on all promotions and time at the mic. Register here
Join us for some informal networking!
When: Thursday, July 28 at 5:30 PM
Where: Serenity Funeral Home & Serenity Gardens Memorial Park
13401 Indian Rocks Rd., Largo, 33774
Register here.
Nominations Open for Chamber Annual Awards
******It’s your chance to nominate someone for the Chamber’s highest honors!
******Throughout our community and within the organization are many individuals worthy of acclaim. To spotlight their contributions in helping to make our community a better place to live and work, the Chamber each year presents its “Citizen of the Year” and “Mac Norcross Small Businessperson of the Year” awards.
******These distinguished honors will be presented at our 69th Annual Meeting & Awards Breakfast on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. It’s with much pomp and circumstance that we add these two individuals to the celebrated company of past recipients.
******Use this link for an Awards Criteria, Nomination Form and list of past recipients: https://www.centralchamber.biz/annual-chamber-awards
Please take the time to consider if there is someone you know who embodies the characteristics of these honors, and submit your nomination by Friday, August 19. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give me a call at 584-2321 or email tom@CentralChamber.biz.
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 an Inspire Sponsor or reserve your tickets here.
People are coming to the office! Is your business card here?
Stop by the Chamber office and drop off a stack of your cards!
801 West Bay Center
Suite 602
Largo, 33770
While new businesses open, it’s been hard for other businesses to stay afloat between supply chain issues and inflation. Some popular small businesses are making waves, while others are downsizing.
Miami’s ‘teenage celluloid whiz kids’ are in their 40s. The state’s homegrown iconoclastic filmmakers are busier than ever as they pivot to Florida stories with wider import.
As a new strain of COVID-19′s omicron variant dominates the virus in Florida, the state’s statistics are showing mixed signals, leaving uncertainty about what’s to come for the remainder of the summer.
This November, you may be surprised to see more names on the ballot for governor than you expect.
Visiting hours to prisoners in Florida are a crucial way they connect with loved ones, but a new rule being proposed by the Florida Department of Corrections could cut those hours in half.
Thank you to our Trustees and Newsletter Sponsors
Bay Care/Morton Plant Hospital
Business & Family Insurors
Check Before Hire
Cloud Law Firm PA
Duke Energy
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital
Home Instead/Be a Santa
Jackson & Associates CPA
Melody Hunter, Charles Rutenberg Realty
National Aviation Academy
Nova Southeastern University - Tampa Bay
Piper Fire Protection
Platinum Information Services
Regions Bank
Spectrum Reach
The Palms of Largo
Valley National Bank
Village Inn
Wealth Builders
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