Volume 46 l November 2021
Weekly eConnection
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Events & Members' Promotions
Annual Holiday Luncheon Gift Baskets Auction - It's for the kids!
Bring your gift cards, bottles of cheer and gift baskets today!
Individual luncheon tickets: $30, Table of eight: $240. Purchase HERE
Thank you to Kemco, National Aviation, GarrisonPro, First Citizen Bank, Melody Hunter Realty, GTE Financial and Sue Osborne for the gift donations! Proceeds from the Gift Baskets Auction benefit the Chamber's Education Fund.
Email membership@centralchamber.biz if you're planning to donate so you can be added to our donations list.
Visit St. Pete/Clearwater (VSPC), the county’s tourism division, is reporting that visitor spending this year is approaching that of 2019, which broke all records. Seen here, VSPC President/CEO Steve Hayes announced those figures and presented the agency’s upcoming advertising campaign at its Annual Marketing Meeting last week at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Your Chamber was among dozens of business and hospitality leaders that attended.
New Member Plaque Presentation
The Chamber and the Ambassadors Team welcomed Julie Drolshagen, commercial real estate director of Century 21 Commercial Coastal Alliance, as a new member! Seen here are Ambassadors Team Chairman Richard Boisvert of Oyova and Ambassador Wendy Swertfeger of LegalShield presenting Julie (center) with her member plaque. Check out Julie at her amazing office in the 1253 Business Center on 1253 Park Street in Clearwater. Visit our Business Directory for more information.
Last Call! Bring Back Senior Gifts
We're counting down to the final pick up day!
If you've taken a senior's wish list tag and purchased the gifts, make sure to bring them back! The Be a Santa to a Senior team will be stopping by soon for one final pick up. Let's show our seniors they haven't been forgotten this holiday season!
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's ChamberCARES program and dropped off their gifts.
Three months after the coronavirus ravaged Florida's unvaccinated and made the state the national epicenter of the pandemic, health officials logged the lowest COVID-19 positive test rate since the pandemic started.
Federal lawmakers say the passage of the bill will make a huge impact in Florida — modernizing transportation, fighting the climate crisis and creating jobs.
Florida is closing half its monoclonal antibody therapy sites, forcing COVID-19 patients to seek free treatment at state-run sites further away or go to nearby hospitals and medical centers where the treatment can be costly.
If South Florida motorists thought buying a new car is a tough act, their quest for a late-model used car alternative is likely to be just as challenging well into next year.
Florida-based supermarket giant Publix is suing an online business that uses a logo Publix calls “confusingly similar” to its own.
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
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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