Volume 65 l March 2022
Weekly eConnection
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Economic Development & Advocacy Edition
On the topic of affordable/workforce housing…
Chamber hosts joint meeting to discuss a mounting concern
Arrow Woodard, City of Largo Housing Manager, reports on some of the programs the city is coordinating to assist those affected by soaring housing and rental costs. She led a discussion on the subject last week at a joint meeting of the Chamber’s Economic Development and Government Advocacy committees. The housing dilemma is a major concern by many of our employers in search of workers. We’ll be sharing more as efforts continue to address housing needs. For more information on Largo’s programs, visit www.Largo.com/Housing.
Let your leaders know what you think!
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Coffee An' Networking - Keiser University
Be our Sponsor for only $150!
Logo placement on promos and time at the mic. Register here.
Start your day off with some informal networking!
FREE for Members; $25 for Non-Members
When: Thursday, April 7 at 7:45 AM
Where: Keiser University, 16120 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33764
Thank you to our host & sponsors!
PTC Student of the Month
Our next Education Fund Scholarship is presented to Lorenzo Guerrero! Lorenzo was chosen as Student of the Month at the Pinellas Technical College. He is enrolled in the Web Development program. He says “Coming to PTC and choosing web development with no prior skills in the field, I've come to love everything about it. I still have a lot to learn, but thanks to the best teacher Ms. Shaffer I know that I am in great hands.” Once he completes the program, he’s planning on getting a job as a web developer and eventually start his own business.
2022-23 Business & Community Go-to-Guide
Email Zoe at membership@centralchamber.biz to reserve your ad today!
Email Zoe at membership@centralchamber.biz to reserve your ad or click on the image above to download the form.
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Let's celebrate the grand opening of Gulfside Home Health's new location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a plaque presentation!
When: Thursday, April 14 @ 8:30 AM
Where: Gulfside Home Health
13770 58th St., Ste 305, Clearwater 33760
Register here.
While gas prices are still higher than normal across the state of Florida, the average cost for a gallon of fuel is actually going down. The average cost is now $4.18 in the state, down 20 cents over a nine-day streak of declines.
Amid the rising tensions of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, many people don't want to talk about the money that helped fuel the Florida city known as "Little Moscow."
Through the years, Florida's Space Coast has seen rockets built, launches, new developments and the commercialization of space. But a new endeavor could be on the horizon.
More than 1 million recreational boats are registered in Florida, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. As the state passed the 1 million benchmark, the commission tried to highlight the importance of safety.
The 2022-23 touring Broadway season in Orlando will be the biggest to date, with a mix of eight classic and newer shows, including several rescheduled titles postponed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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National Aviation Academy
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