Volume 25 l June 2021
Weekly eConnection
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Community Outreach Edition
ChamberCARES - Christmas in July
The Board of Directors is seen here posing in front of the ChamberCARES Christmas tree.
Visit our tree at the Chamber office, as we celebrate Christmas in July for Be a Santa to a Senior! Pick out an ornament bulb, which has a senior's name, purchase their gifts, bring them back and place them under the tree. Gift collection will start in July and end in November. Let's show our seniors they have not been forgotten! 
Visit the ChamberCARES website for more information.
NEXT WEEK! Coffee An' Networking
When: Tuesday, June 29th, 7:45 - 9 am.
Where: NAA, 6225 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, FL 33760
FREE for Members; $25 for Non-members
Start your morning off with a cup of coffee and a leads exercise.
Register here: NAA Coffee An'
Thank you to our sponsors!
A visit to new member Kemco Systems
BUILT HERE IN CENTRAL PINELLAS! Don Springfield, Supply Chain Manager at Kemco Systems, conducts a tour of the company for the Chamber’s Economic Development Committee earlier this month. Kemco Systems designs and manufactures energy and water conservation systems and equipment for applications in wastewater reuse & recycle, heat recovery, water heating, and vapor energy. It has been the industry leader since 1969, in providing custom designed systems that are built to the highest standards of excellence. For more about the business, visit www.kemcosystems.com
Additional Copies Available
2021-2022 Go-To Guides
**Your Chamber’s 2021-22 Business & Community Go-To-Guide is being distributed around the region. We’re excited to have this publication to promote all our valued members who continue to support our efforts.
***A special thanks to all our advertisers!
*****If you would like additional copies, stop by the Chamber offices at 801 West Bay Drive, Suite 602, Largo daily between 9 and 2. They’ll also be available at upcoming Chamber events. 
Welcome, ITD Solutions!

Greg Hancock, owner of ITD, is a new Chamber member looking to assist your business with its data. Founded in Boston in 2005, ITD is a leading cloud, data, and telecom master agency, serving companies of all sizes across the globe. They specialize in finding the right cloud and telecom service providers to match company needs. You can reach Greg at 617-838-2855 or visit www.itdsolutions.net
12th Annual Inspire Awards Nomination Form!
To register as a Presenting or Marketing Sponsor, visit the Inspire Awards event page or contact the chamber at (727)584-2321.
A $300 federal unemployment benefit will end on Saturday for Floridians, and it’s sparking mixed reactions among those depending on the benefit and employers desperate to fill open positions.
While violent crimes were on the rise in 2020, overall crime in Florida fell for the 50th straight year, according to the 2020 Annual Uniform Crime Report.
A Black farmer with ties to doing business in Florida will be at the head of the line for a long-awaited batch of medical-marijuana licenses in an application process that state health officials will launch soon.
Florida’s average gas prices inched lower over the last week, dropping by 3 cents. After several weeks of rising prices, Floridians could continue to see declines.
Floridians are always on the lookout for creatures big and small, from alligators to pythons to disease-carrying mosquitoes. We can now add coyotes to that list.
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