Volume 117 l March 2023

Weekly eConnection
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Coffee An' Networking at SPCA Tampa Bay

Over 60 businesses joined us at our Coffee An' Networking event last Thursday! A big thank you to SPCA Tampa Bay for hosting us. Shout out to Piper Fire Protection and Cloud Law Firm P.A. for sponsoring. We got to present a certificate to our Education Fund Scholarship Recipient Deile Maldonado of PTC! Thanks to all of our members and prospects for coming out. Check out the event video on our YouTube Channel here.

Thank you to Advanced Video Systems for the photos.

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A Taste of Success! Chamber President Tom and 2022 Chairman Nate Cocco of State Farm Team Cocco discuss the benefits of Chamber membership at last year’s membership recruitment breakfast. Registration for this month’s Taste of the Chamber is now underway. Please take part!

Download and fill out the Taste of the Chamber form. Email it to [email protected] or Zoe at [email protected]

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Let's celebrate with Fifth Third Bank!

Tuesday, March 28 at 10 AM

2501 W Bay Drive, Largo 33770

Register here.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Let's celebrate with Source 1 Solutions!

Thursday, March 30 at 2 PM

16331 Bay Vista Dr., Clearwater 33760

Register here.


Purchase your tickets HERE and pick up your tickets/wristbands at the Chamber office.

Businesses interrupted as red tide, brown seaweed hits Florida

Residents are complaining about burning eyes and breathing problems. Dead fish have washed up. A beachside festival has been canceled, even though it wasn’t scheduled for another month. To add to the misery, a giant stretch of brown seaweed is coming soon to Florida’s spring-breaking beaches.

"We’ve lost another lion": Former lawmaker, lobbyist Sam Bell dies

Sam Bell, a former powerful member of the Florida House from Volusia County with a long record of legislation aimed at improving education and the lives of children, has died.

After a pandemic boom, Florida lawmakers seek to regulate 'ghost kitchens' and food trailers

When the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered restaurants, some entrepreneurs turned to this business model to provide takeout or delivery-only options by preparing meals in shared spaces or portable structures.

Tax breaks get green light

The Senate Finance and Tax Committee this week approved more than $70 million in proposed tax breaks that could become part of a package lawmakers will negotiate later in the legislative session.

Red tide is flaring up. How safe is it to eat fish and other seafood?

As red tide has returned to Southwest Florida, with dead fish and dead eels washing ashore on beaches, you may be wondering if you can still eat your favorite fish or seafood.

Thank you to our Trustees and Newsletter Sponsors

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Jackson & Associates CPA

Melody Hunter Homes

National Aviation Academy

Piper Fire Protection

Platinum Information Services

Regions Bank

State Farm - Team Cocco

The Palms of Largo

Valley National Bank

Village Inn

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