Volume 103 l December 2022

Weekly eConnection
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President's Edition

B2B Holiday Happy Hour

TOMORROW, Dec. 7 - 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Clearwater Yacht Club

830 S. Bayway Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33767

$15 Members; $20 Guests - Register here: www.CentralChamber.biz

$100 Sponsorships - Gets your business 10x that in promo exposure, a marketing table and time at the mic to address the event crowd.

Email Tom@CentralChamber.biz or call 727-584-2321.

Lunch, entertainment, gift baskets drawing and silent auction. Over $2000 worth of gift basket donations collected!

WHEN: Thursday, December 15, 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM

WHERE: Holiday Inn Harbourside, 401 2nd Street, Indian Rocks Beach, 33785

Tickets: $30 | Table of 8: $240


Underground detection...

Chamber team visits McKim & Creed

Members of the Chamber’s Economic Development Committee were treated to a demonstration of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) that performs subsurface utility location. It was part of a recent business visit at McKim & Creed in Clearwater. The engineering and surveying firm has locations throughout the eastern, southern, and central United States. Joining in the program & tour, from left, Chris Defayette of Solid Rock Inspection Group, David Ardman of McKim & Creed, Robert Pergolizzi of Gulf Coast Consulting, realtor Melody Hunter, Melissa Ehrhardt of Career Source Pinellas, David Puckett of Achieva Credit Union, Joan Marchand of JOMAR Media and Wayne Guido of McKim & Creed. To learn more about the business visit: www.mckimcreed.com.

You told us what you wanted, and we listened!

We’re excited to be kicking off a new program year of ChamberSMART offerings with a dynamic session on PowerPoint presentations.

Purchase tickets for the Caribbean Nights Casino Party here.

Beach tourism could take years to rebound from damage by Ian

The biggest industry in Southwest Florida may be facing its toughest challenge ever: The re-opening after Hurricane Ian's catastrophic damage.

Disney battles to preserve the powers of its kingdom in Florida

Florida lawmakers may reverse the decision to strip Walt Disney of the right to govern the land that includes Disney World, restoring many of the provisions of the special governing jurisdiction.

COVID-19 cases spike across Florida after Thanksgiving holiday

Some Florida counties have seen a spike in COVID-19 cases following the Thanksgiving holiday, according to the Florida Department of Health. Across Florida, FDOH reported 18,761 new cases last week,.

Florida expected to be hotbed for wildfires in early 2023

The ingredients are aligning for parts of Florida to be active for wildfires in 2023, despite two hurricanes making landfall in 2022, leading to torrential rainfall.

Agents in drug war must walk a ‘fine line.’ In Florida, more than few have crossed it

Ever since the United States declared a war on drugs during the Nixon presidency, the federal agency charged with leading the battle — the Drug Enforcement Administration — has been dogged by scandals, more than a few of them with Florida connections.

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