Volume 107 l January 2023

Weekly eConnection
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President's Edition

From the President's Desk

*******Happy 2023! It’s a brand-new year with 12 months of empty calendar pages to fill with memories.

*******As the weeks unfold, look for some fresh and exciting programs designed to grow your business. And remember, your Chamber membership covers all your employees. So, help broaden their horizons and bring them with you or send them on their own to an upcoming meeting or function. They’ll make new friends and new business contacts.

********This year, Chairman of the Board Jake Prokop proclaimed a “We Approach” to our efforts with a focus on membership enrichment and a celebration of the community partnerships we’ve forged. This includes strategies to heighten the Chamber’s visibility and relevance.

******You can help play a part simply by responding to our 2023 Business Survey. It takes just a few minutes to let us know how you’re doing so we can develop appropriate programs and services. Here’s the link, and thanks in advance: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CentralChamber2023BizSurvey

******All the best for a great month!

******Tom Morrissette

It's for the kids! Please show your support!

Purchase tickets for the Caribbean Nights Casino Party here

Coffee An' Networking

When: Thursday, January 19 at 7:45 AM

Where: Serenity Funeral Home & Serenity Gardens Memorial Park, 13401 Indian Rocks Rd., Largo 33774

FREE for Members: $25 for Non-Members

Register as a Sponsor here. (Sponsorships are $250! They include logo placement and time on the mic.)

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

When: Thursday, January 12

8:30 AM

Where: Any Lab Test Now - Largo

13847 Walsingham Road, Suite J,

Largo 33774

Register here.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Let's celebrate with our Trustee, Chair-Elect and Women Leadership Chair, Mia Cloud!

When: Thursday, January 26

8:30 AM

Where: Cloud Law Firm

2000 West Bay Drive, Largo 33770

Register here.

Moving to Florida could save you on taxes — but cost more overall

Ample job opportunities — evidenced by one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation — and the growth of remote work have made it possible for many Americans to move to the Sunshine State.

Rayonier Advanced Materials defies market

In an all-around awful year for the markets, two of the 20 public companies headquartered in the Jacksonville area managed to finish the year ahead, including one that has piled up losses in recent years.

OUC seeks storage for solar power. What about molten salt?

With its plan for phasing out climate-changing pollution, Orlando’s electric utility faces a conundrum: how to provide the city with solar energy after the sun goes down.

Florida taco chain teams up with wildlife officials to help feed manatees. Here’s how to help

Capital Tacos, originally from Tampa, will be providing lettuce to manatees during this winter for every salad purchased at its locations.

Oregon-based high-tech company seeks county, city tax breaks to expand into Palm Bay

An Oregon-based high-tech company is looking to expand its operations to Palm Bay, and is seeking property tax breaks from Brevard County and the city of Palm Bay as an incentive to locate there.

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National Aviation Academy
Nova Southeastern University - Tampa Bay
Piper Fire Protection
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