Volume 151 | November 2023

Weekly eConnection
801 West Bay Drive, Suite 602 Largo, FL 33770
Tel: 727-584-2321 Fax: 727-586-3112

From the President's Desk Edition

A Call For Members...

   “It’s Great to Belong!”

   As a member, you know the value of the Chamber, how it supports local businesses and works to attract new ones to the area. But not every business out there knows about us – or the value of joining.

    With membership growth the top priority of this year’s Chamber Chairman Mia Cloud, I’m calling upon you for some help! On Thursday, November 30 we’re holding A Taste of the Chamber member prospect B2B breakfast at Pinellas Technical College.

    We’re looking for 40+ members to each bring a business guest, someone that would benefit from Chamber membership. The goal is to sign them up that morning. You must register with a non-member guest to attend. Here’s the link: Taste Chamber Prospect Breakfast

    And with the season of cheer now upon us, we are accepting reservations for our very popular Annual Holiday Luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 14 at Holiday Inn Harbourside, Indian Rocks Beach. It’s presented by the Women’s Leadership Committee and supports our Education Fund. Consider a donation of a gift basket, gift card, bottles of cheer, etc. to support the cause.

To register for these events and more, visit our website calendar here: https://www.centralchamber.biz/events

Wishing you all a healthy and prosperous month. And thank you for your continued Chamber support and loyalty!

           Tom Morrissette, President

Register yourself & prospect guest here:  Taste Chamber Prospect Breakfast

First Citizens Bank is making a difference in our community in its support of Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School, this years ChamberCARES! recipient. Here, Gamal Megherfi of the bank’s Belleair Bluffs branch, presents a check to school principal Ija Hawthorne. Please see below for ways you can support Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School through ChamberCARES!

Supporting ChamberCARES!

Click here to purchase tickets and sponsorships!

Rising cost of home insurance shows alarming trend: an increase in owners not insuring their homes

The rising cost of home insurance has prompted some families to leave Florida and also led to an increase in homeowners deciding not to insure their homes, citing the high price of premiums.

Officials say Florida faces health care provider shortage

Florida officials say that a health care provider shortage worsens as the state's population grows larger and older simultaneously.

New College of Florida asks state for almost half a billion dollars over next five years

New College of Florida President Richard Corcoran presented a business plan to Florida's university system Board of Governors on Wednesday that asks for a figure largely unseen by the small Sarasota liberal arts school.

2 more endangered Florida panthers struck and killed by vehicles, wildlife officials say

All 10 known panther deaths this year were caused by vehicle collisions, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Florida Supreme Court hears arguments over recreational marijuana amendment

Justices have until April 1st to decide whether the proposal should go before voters next year.

Thank you to our Trustees and Newsletter Sponsors

Bay Care/Morton Plant Hospital

Business & Family Insurors

Check Before Hire

Cloud Law Firm PA

Duke Energy

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital

HCA Florida Largo Hospital

Home Instead/Be a Santa

Jackson & Associates CPA

Melody Hunter Homes

National Aviation Academy

Pinellas Technical College

Piper Fire Protection

Platinum Information Services

Regions Bank

State Farm - Team Cocco

The Palms of Largo

Valley National Bank

Village Inn

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater

Wealth Builders

The Weekly E-Connection is made possible by the following generous sponsors:

Facebook  Linkedin  Twitter  Instagram  Youtube