Volume 105 l December 2022

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Holiday Edition & Members' Promotions

Annual Holiday Luncheon

This year's Holiday Luncheon, presented by the Women Leadership Committee, raised over $1,000 for the Chamber's Education Fund! Thank you to our generous Presenting and Marketing Sponsors: CareerSource Pinellas, Options Medical Weight Loss, Jackson & Associates CPA, Regions Bank, First Citizens Bank, Largo Glass, and Centratel. Thank you to all of the businesses that donated gift baskets and items, and participated in the drawing during the luncheon.

A big shout out to Advanced Video Systems for the photos and video.

ChamberCARES 2022 Program Success

Over 30 gift bags collected for this year's ChamberCARES program in support of Be a Santa to a Senior. Thank you to everyone who picked up a gift request tag, purchased the gifts and dropped them off at our Chamber office. The Be a Santa to a Senior team and all of us at the Chamber appreciate your support!

Coffee An' Networking

When: Thursday, January 19 at 7:45 AM

Where: Serenity Funeral Home & Serenity Gardens Memorial Park, 13401 Indian Rocks Rd., Largo 33774

FREE for Members: $25 for Non-Members

Register as a Sponsor here. (Sponsorships are $250! They include logo placement and time on the mic.)

Purchase tickets for the Caribbean Nights Casino Party here

Florida unemployment rate lowest in 10 largest states

Florida's unemployment rate dropped to 2.6% in November, the lowest of the 10 largest states in the U.S. and 1.1 percentage points lower than the national rate. It was also the 24th consecutive month that Florida’s unemployment rate remained below the national rate.

What you need to know about the new Florida laws that take effect on Jan. 1

Florida legislators and Gov. Ron DeSantis signed six bills into law that will take effect on Jan. 1, 2023. These laws are related to topics including money, health and legal codes.

2022 has been a deadly year for eating oysters in Florida

Those sweet shellfish may be tempting, but eating oysters in Florida has been dangerous this year. Oysters have sickened people in the Sunshine State with three different types of illnesses, at least one of them deadly.

Trulieve spending big on Florida recreational ballot measure

Marijuana company Trulieve is bankrolling a proposal to legalize the recreational use of its products for nonmedical purposes.

Ratings agency raises questions about future of Florida’s toll road rebates

Florida lawmakers should anticipate some “political and social” pressure at the end of a one-year program that will offer credits to frequent toll-road users, according to a financial rating agency.

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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