801 West Bay Drive, Suite 602 Largo, FL 33770
Tel: 727-584-2321 Fax: 727-586-3112

Updated for December 31, 2020
Happy New Year!
May your 2021 be merry and bright!
Your Chamber Team:
Tom, Kelvin and Karen

Chamber New Year Hours 
Closed Thursday, Dec. 31 and Friday, Jan. 1
Join us for the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting ceremony at Tommy's Express Car Wash - Missouri Avenue Thursday, January 7th at 12:00 p.m.!

Location: 1240 Missouri Avenue N 
-------------Largo, FL. 33770
Open daily, 7 AM-5 PM, including holidays!

Now accepting sponsorships for the brand new Children's Discovery Garden. Levels begin at $10-$1,000. Free gift with every donation! Help us build an oasis where our children can discover, learn and play. Visit for more information.
Join us for the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting ceremony at Buccaneer Glass & Mirror, Inc.
Thursday, January 7th at 5:00 p.m.!

Location:700 East Bay Drive, Suite 1 
------------Largo, FL. 34690
Considering a Changing Careers in 2021?
2020 has been a year of extreme change. Many have experienced a shift in employment or personal life. Reasons for change could be:

  • You need significantly more money
  • Your talents don’t match your field
  • You’ve had a change in perspective
  • You’ve been thinking about making a change anyway

During times like these, it’s important to observe how the landscape has changed for different industries and align your growth with skills that are in demand! 

What is the Current Demand in Aviation Maintenance?
Like most industries, it’s no secret that aviation has endured significant changes this year. With the onset of COVID-19, cargo transportation and passenger travel have been affected in a number of ways. 

However, Boeing’s 2020 Pilot and Technician Outlook Report outlines just how resilient the aviation industry truly is. The significant shortage is now only exacerbated by veteran mechanics retiring early and companies slowing down their hiring. In fact, Boeing estimates that 739,000 new aviation maintenance technicians will be needed globally in the next 20 years

Creating a Successful Career Change Action Plan
Changing careers presents new possibilities and opportunities to elevate your life and career! In addition to training for new skills, you may have to consider the logistics of going back to school. 

Our Student Services Department assists with relocation, transportation, housing, childcare, finding employment while in school, and other solutions to meet common student needs. Should you need support, Student Services will discreetly offer available resources. Additionally, your uniforms, books, and supplies for training are provided to you at no extra cost. Just show up on day one and let the training begin! 

Our Career Services Department serves current students and alumni with career placement. In fact, our ability to place students in careers in the aviation industry is a critical measure of our institution. During your training, you will receive assistance with: 

  • Resumes writing, applications, and other employer documents 
  • Mock interview techniques to help you know what to say, how to dress, and correspond with hiring employers 
  • Connecting with companies, scheduling interviews, performing post-interview follow-up 
  • Learning about industry opportunities and understanding your career options and all the possibilities with your A&P licenses 
Take the First Step Toward Your Future!
If you are looking to enter the aviation maintenance industry FAST, our 14-month Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program will prepare you to become a licensed Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic!  

However, airplanes and jets continue to evolve both mechanically and electronically. Level up and be ready for the next generation aircraft and even more career opportunities with our 21-month Aviation Maintenance Professional (AMP) program. Training includes your essential A&P Licenses and Advanced Aircraft Systems Certificates.

Aircraft Technicians are vital in keeping our skies and communities safe! Get started on your future today and prepare for a rewarding, in-demand career that also meets YOUR needs. 
Share info about your business…
Central Pinellas BizReach Connection
For a nominal fee of $35 per issue or $100 a month, you can highlight news about your business opening and specials. Here are the details.
One entry for $35, four entries for $100 (you can edit from week to week).

What: Central Pinellas BizReach
Who: All Chamber members are eligible to provide business updates and special member-to-member offers/discounts.
When: Central Pinellas BizReach is distributed weekly on Fridays. Provide information/updates by noon the Wednesday prior. 
How: Provide the following via email to Kelvin Mack at
1. Business Name
2. Current business operations (i.e. restaurant with take out only from 9a to 9p).
3. Member offerings/discounts etc. (i.e. 20% off for chamber members, free webinar series on working remote, 20% of for first responders, etc.).
4. Images in jpg or png format with offer will be accepted. Please keep the image 3" x 3" in respect to others.
Email or call 727-584-2321
Doing business during COVID-19? You don’t need to go it alone.
BayCare Employer Services, backed by the clinical guidance of the region’s largest healthcare provider, can help. BayCare offers one-on-one consultations to businesses to help identify risk levels in their workplace and to determine appropriate control measures to put in place, including how to respond when an employee tests positive. For more information, call BayCare Employer Solutions at (844) 420-8364 or learn more at

Piper Fire Protection & Electrical Services are here for you! We are fully staffed and ready to help should the need arise for your Fire Protection or Electrical needs including:
  • Security Systems/Access Control
  • Monitoring
  • Electrical Service
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Sprinklers
  • Fire Alarms and More!

Visit for a complete list of services or contact us at 727-581-9339 or by email at!

We miss seeing and networking with all of you and hope you are all doing well. 
Get the word out…
"We're Back" Ceremony
Schedule a We’re Back Ribbon-Cutting to celebrate your return with the world. Cost is $150. Includes photo/video placement on Chamber social media platforms and a copy for your business to share. Call us to book a date/time today! Here’s a look at our first!