Volume 76 l June 2022
Weekly eConnection
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President's Edition
From the President's Desk...
Greetings, all!
******We’re already into June, nearly halfway through 2022. I hope you’ve taken advantage of the many Chamber programs and activities that have taken place thus far. Rest assured, we have many more in the planning for the months ahead. 
******A personal thanks to those who helped make May’s Taste of the Chamber breakfast a great success. And welcome to the many businesses that joined the Chamber that day. They reflect a diverse group of industries from throughout our service area. We look forward to their participation.
******In the next couple of weeks, you should all be receiving by mail the Chamber’s
2022-2023 Business & Community Go-to-Guide. We distribute it to locations around the region. If you’d like additional copies to share with your staff or customers, please give us a call.
******Finally, please check out the next offering in our “ChamberSMART!” education series. It’s all about social media. More information and registration can be found below. 
******I look forward to seeing you soon at one of our events or committee meetings. All the best for a happy and prosperous month!
Tom Morrissette 
Sign up for the two-session course here
PTC Student of the Month
Our next Education Fund Scholarship is presented to Ferdouce Jhara Chowdhury! Ferdouce is enrolled in the Medical Administrative Specialist program at Pinellas Technical College and was chosen as Student of the Month. As a two-time breast cancer survivor, she has specifically chosen the MAS program in order to help people and make a difference in their lives. She says "With the help of this Scholarship check, I will be able to finish my program. I am filled with gratitude and humbled to have been recognized in this manner."
Congratulations Ferdouce!
A popular free member "perc"... Coffee An' Networking
Thursday, June 30
7:45 to 9:00 a.m.
National Aviation Academy
6225 Ulmerton Road
Clearwater, 33760
Members register here |
Non-Members ($25) register here | Sponsorships available here
It was a full house at our recent event at Keiser University. The group question – “what was the worst job you ever had?” – generated plenty of laughs!
Don’t miss out on the fun at our next gathering.
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
State Farm Team Cocco Office Refurbishment Celebration!
Thursday, June 16 at 5:30 PM
13498 Walsingham Road, Largo 33774

Confirm your attendance here.
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Let's celebrate the grand opening of Premier's Largo location!
Thursday, June 23 at 8:30 AM
13819 Walsingham Road, Ste C, Largo 33774
Confirm your attendance here.
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Tuesday, June 28 at 3:30 PM
10225 Ulmerton Road, 9A, Largo 33771

Confirm your attendance here.
The more transmissible BA.2.12.1 omicron subvariant became officially dominant in the U.S. last week, yet it already is being pushed out nationally by newcomers BA.4 and BA.5, both of which have arrived in Florida.
The financial-rating agency AM Best said Friday that changes passed during a special legislative session last month “are unlikely to alleviate immediate financial pressures” on Florida property insurers.
One in five of the wealthiest corporations in Florida paid zero corporate income tax in 2020, according to a report by the Florida Policy Institute.
As a national debate rages over gun laws after last month’s mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, proponents of “red-flag” policies point to a Florida law as a model for states seeking to strip deadly weapons from people who could cause harm.
Two Latina entrepreneurs — backed by a slew of investors — have negotiated a $60 million deal with TelevisaUnivision to buy 18 Spanish-language radio stations across 10 U.S. cities, including Miami’s Radio Mambi.
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
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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