Volume 27 l July 2021
Weekly eConnection
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Events Edition
The Inspire Awards Nomination form is available for download here.
To register as a Sponsor, visit the Inspire Awards event page or contact the chamber at (727)584-2321. Tickets are $25 per person. They are available for purchase here.
NEXT THURSDAY... Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Let's celebrate a new member with a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony!
When: July 15th @ 5 pm
Where: 13819 Walsingham Road, Suite H, Largo 33774
Register here: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
2021 Annual Chamber Community Awards: Nominations now open!
Throughout our community and within the organization are many individuals worthy of acclaim.
*****To spotlight their contributions in helping to make our community a better place to live and work, the Chamber each year presents its “Citizen of the Year” and “Mac Norcross Small Business Person of the Year” awards.
*****These distinguished honors will be presented at our 68th Annual Awards Breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 30 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. It’s with much pomp and circumstance that we add these two individuals to the celebrated company of past recipients.
           Use this link for Awards Criteria, Nomination Form and list of past recipients: https://www.centralchamber.biz/annual-chamber-awards
           Please take the time to consider if there is someone you know who embodies the characteristics of these honors, and submit your nomination(s) by Friday, Sept. 3. If you have any questions, call Tom at 584-2321 or email tom@CentralChamber.biz.
Stop by the office and pick out an ornament!
The quest to learn why a Florida condo building collapsed has already moved to the legal system, even before rescuers finish searching for victims and possible survivors.
Both Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean set sail from Florida this past weekend for the first time with paying customers in nearly 16 months to join Celebrity Cruises as brands that have restarted from the Sunshine State.
The Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, though small in comparison with federally managed wilderness areas in South Florida, seems to have a knack for flying under the radar, then suddenly making big, out-of-the-blue headlines.
Florida’s plan to use federal COVID-19 relief money to give classroom teachers and school principals $1,000 bonuses may have hit a snag.
Thank you to our Trustees and Newsletter Sponsors
Bay Care/Morton Plant Hospital
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Duke Energy
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital
Home Instead/Be a Santa
Jackson & Associates CPA
Melody Hunter, Charles Rutenberg Realty
MidFlorida Credit Union
National Aviation Academy
Nova Southeastern University - Tampa Bay
Paradise Air
Piper Fire Protection
Platinum Information Services
Regions Bank
The Palms of Largo
Valley National Bank
Village Inn
Wealth Builders
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