February 1, 2018
Chamber News
Congratulations to our 2018 Business of the Year Winners!
As featured in the Tampa Bay Times
Congratulations to Mr. Clearwater, Ray Ferrara!
Please see the two Thank You letters below:
North Beach Parking Garage
Find a Parking Spot in the North Beach Parking Garage

Heading out to Clearwater Beach? Then park at the North Beach Parking Plaza, a new parking garage that opened on north beach last year. The garage is located at 483 Mandalay Ave. and offers 450 new parking spaces. Parking rates are $2 per hour. Public parking is located on levels 3 to 6. The garage is located near the stop for the Clearwater Ferry, and multiple Jolley Trolley stops are nearby. Beachgoers have quick access to the beach via Baymont Street, and the garage operates as pay-as-you-leave facility, so you can stay as long as you would like. Overnight parking is available, too.

As spring break approaches, city officials also encourage visitors to park in downtown Clearwater and take the Clearwater Ferry or Jolley Trolley to Clearwater Beach. Visitors can also bike or walk across Memorial Causeway to get to the beach. For information about beach parking, visit
myclearwater.com/parking . For ferry or trolley information, visit clearwaterferry.com or Clearwaterjolleytrolley.com .
Upcoming Events
Member News
WHO:           The Humane Society of Pinellas
WHAT :        PetFest 2018 Tailgate Pawty and Puppy Bowl Adoptions Event
WHERE:       Catalina Marketing, 200 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, FL.
WHEN :        Saturday, February 3, 2018, 9AM-1 PM
WHY:                   
The Humane Society of Pinellas' PetFest 2018 Tailgate Pawty and Puppy Bowl Adoption Event presented by Law Offices of Fran Haasch will take place Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 9am-1pm at 200 Carillon Parkway (Catalina Marketing), St. Petersburg. Guests will get the chance to visit adoptable pets, shop vendors, see demonstrations and engage in activities for you, your pet and your children!

NEW! LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE LUNCH & LEARN PROGRAM
Lunch & Learn Program: "Level 5 Leadership"
 February 9, 2018, 12:00pm – 1:30pm at SPC's Collaborative Labs


A new partnership between St. Petersburg College’s Workforce Institute and Leadership Pinellas brings the community our new Leadership Institute, Lunch & Learn program, which will feature short-term leadership certificates.

In the first Leadership Lunch & Learn, you will discover the importance of "Level 5 Leadership" which includes Self, Team, Process & Product Information, Culture & Market. Whether you are dealing with bosses, staff members or senior management, the ability to win respect, influence people and cultivate cooperation is essential to one’s career success.

Take advantage of these high-impact leadership development programs by attending in person or virtually while hearing from C-Level leaders who will share their leadership lessons with engaging exercises, assessment tools and group discussions.

Lunch & Learn Program Elements:
  • C-Level leaders who share their leadership lessons
  • Coaching cohort calls/accountability partners
  • Personal assessments & action plans for certificate completion
  • One-page tool to share the program "Golden Nuggets” with direct reports/teams
  • Service project opportunities to put learning into action for community impact

Here are some of the details about the programs:
  1. Each Program will include one power-packed Lunch & Learn Session (1.5 hours)
  2. Each Program will also include one lunchtime coaching cohort call with accountability partners (1 hour) scheduled one-month after the Lunch & Learn Session
  3. Participants will work on personal action plans and community impact projects between sessions/calls over the course of one to two months
  4. You may choose to attend with other leaders at the Collaborative Labs at St. Petersburg College or virtually from your office or team conference room


We are offering an Introductory Program Cost of $199 per person. You may register either individually or as a part of a team. Organizations will receive a 10% discount when registering 5 or more team members.

There will be new Leadership Certificate Programs offered bi-monthly.
For more information regarding the Lunch & Learn program, please contact Belinthia Berry with the Workforce Institute at 727-341-4279 or Berry.Belinthia@spcollege.edu .
Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce
600 Cleveland Street, Suite 200
Clearwater, FL 33755