Volume 137 l August 2023

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Community Edition

Congrats, Dr. Rosemary!

For her volunteerism to the Chamber, Dr. Rosemary DePasque of Belleair Bluffs Chiropractic, was recognized by our Ambassadors Team as Ambassador of the Month at the group’s meeting this week. Dr. Rosemary also supports us as Chair of the Ambassadors Team. If you would like to volunteer with us as a member of the Ambassadors Team, reach out to Emmy Strauss, the Chamber's Marketing and Membership Director. The group meets monthly on the first Wednesday at 8:15 a.m.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Coiffure Style in Belleair

Friday, August 18th 9-10 am

Register Here

Free for members. $25 guests.

Why do we need coral reefs? Here’s why they are so important.

Coral reefs’ economic impact goes beyond the commercial fishing industry. The total tourism value of Florida’s Coral Reef is estimated at $1.1 billion annually.

Florida regulators balk at EPA power plant plan

Florida utility regulators and other industry officials are objecting to a federal proposal aimed at reducing greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants, arguing the changes could drive up costs for consumers and hurt the reliability of the state’s electric system.

Is Florida failing its children? More babies are born early, at low weight and high risk of death

In 2021, 9% of babies born in Florida weighed less than 5½ pounds, an increase from 8.7% in 2019, a troubling trend considering birthweight is one of the strongest predictors of an infant’s health.

Industry group raises alarm that investment law could curb Florida growth

New legislation that went into effect July 1 seeking to curb the influence of the Chinese government on Florida’s affairs could hurt the state’s economy, the state is being warned.

Florida’s provision will block aspirations to practice law among certain immigrants

A new provision in Florida law that takes effect in November 2028 will block aspirations to practice law among certain immigrants. Its part of a new immigration law.

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