Volume 67 l April 2022
Weekly eConnection
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President's Desk Edition
From the President...
*****It’s officially spring, and the signs are everywhere! Longer days, blooming jacaranda, and marshmallow peeps.
*****Keeping with this season of rebirth, we’re launching “NEW and reNEW in 2022,” a targeted campaign to grow the Chamber. And we need your help.
*****On Thursday, May 5, we’re holding A Taste of the Chamber & Art of Engagement complimentary business breakfast. We’re looking for 50 members to each bring a business guest, someone that would benefit from Chamber membership. The goal is to sign them up that morning.
*****We’ll be sending everyone a link to register in the next week. Please consider taking part. Thanks to our Campaign Patrons, the law firm McManus & McManus, Gulfside Wealth, Team Cocco State Farm, Check Before Hire, GarrisonPro and Centratel.
*****Don’t forget to add to your calendar our Business in Springtime Expo on Thursday, April 21. It runs from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Largo’s Central Park Performing Arts Center. Dozens of your fellow Chamber members will be participating, so please stop by to show your support. There’s still room available if you’d like a table. Just give us a call.
*****I hope to catch up with you soon at one of our events or committee meetings.
*****All the best for a happy and prosperous month!
*****Tom Morrissette 
Welcome New Member - Senior Life Publications
Last week, the Chamber and the Ambassadors Team welcomed new member, Senior Life Publications, with a Member Plaque presentation!
From left to right: Gamal Megherfi of First Citizens Bank, Sue Osborne of Elison of Pinecrest, Richard Boisvert of Oyova, David Moss & Steven Halstead of Senior Life Publications, Collin Bottolfson of Gulfside Wealth and Stacy Gillis of Advanced Video Systems.
For more information, check out Senior Life Publications in our Business Directory.
THIS THURSDAY - Coffee An' Networking at Keiser University
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.
Updates from the U.S. Chamber
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.
As the so-called “stealth omicron” coronavirus subvariant fuels another wave of infections across Florida and the nation, medical experts expect it to be milder than the surges that preceded it.
Come July 1, Florida employers who mandate diversity training programs to their workers would be well advised to take note of what those programs say — and how they say it.
NASA scrubbed a wet dress rehearsal on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center for the Artemis I mission to the moon Sunday because of concerns over the ability to safely fuel the rocket.
Florida scientists will study how farm pesticides called fumigants affect the soil in Hillsborough County, and the research results will apply across the state.
The companies showing off their wares are largely formal, private companies that were legalized only about six months ago — more than a half century after the Communist government banned nearly all private enterprise.
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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