Volume 66 l April 2022
Weekly eConnection
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Events & Members' Promotions Edition
2022 Legislative Wrap Up & Happy Hour Recap
Last week, we partnered with the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber for a Florida Legislative session wrap-up reception at the Bilmar Beach Resort. Thanks to those in our Legislative Delegation who took part, and for all those who attended. Special thanks to the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber for coordinating the event.
Great places to work!
While we consider all our members “the best businesses,” several were recently celebrated as being among the Tampa Bay’s 101 Top Workplaces by the Tampa Bay Times. Congratulations to:
*******- Grow Financial Federal Credit Union, #3, Large Business
*******- Raymond James Financial, #17, Large Business
*******- BayCare Health System, #18, Large Business
*******- GTE Financial, #9, Midsized Business
*******- Achieva Credit Union, #21, Midsized Business
*******- Fifth Third Bank, #27, Midsized Business
*******- FrankCrum, #29, Midsized Business
*******- DITEK Corporation, #10, Small Business
Check Before Hire - Click here to contact Kay today!
NEXT WEEK - Coffee An' Networking at 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!
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.
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 request sizes/comps and to reserve your ad. Click on the image above to download the form.
International Tree Day - FREE Tree Giveaway
International Tree Day is on Sat. April 9, 2022. The City of Largo Parks Department is highlighting this day with a FREE tree giveaway program at McGough Nature Park, located at 11901 146th Street North, Largo 33774.
Our Parks Division is giving away 180 - 3 gallon trees on a first come, first serve basis between 9am-1pm.
Staff encourages early arrival for the best selection with a limit of two trees.
Types of trees that will be distributed are listed below:
Live oak, American elm, Simpson’s stopper, Red maple, Red cedar, Bald cypress, Slash pine, Gumbo limbo.
With midterm elections coming in 2022, the Legislature will need to return to Tallahassee for a special session to redraw the maps.
Florida has the second-highest number of Alzheimer’s patients over 65 after California: 580,000.
After nearly two years of pandemic restrictions on cruises, the industry is coming back as more travelers book trips with cruise lines.
The voracious appetite of the invasive Burmese python is causing Florida’s mammal and bird populations to plummet. But new observations suggest that the bobcat, a wildcat native to Florida, might be able to help.
The state of Florida, joined by 20 other states, has filed a lawsuit against President Joe Biden's administration to challenge mandatory mask mandates in transport hubs and on airplanes.
Thank you to our Trustees and Newsletter Sponsors
Bay Care/Morton Plant Hospital
Business & Family Insurors
Cloud Law Firm PA
Duke Energy
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital
Home Instead/Be a Santa
Jackson & Associates CPA
Melody Hunter, Charles Rutenberg Realty
National Aviation Academy
Nova Southeastern University - Tampa Bay
Piper Fire Protection
Platinum Information Services
Regions Bank
Spectrum Reach
The Palms of Largo
Valley National Bank
Village Inn
Wealth Builders
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