Volume 105 l December 2022

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Holiday Edition

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

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

With deadline looming, environmental groups push Florida to oppose expanding Gulf drilling

To win support for its climate-fighting Inflation Reduction Act earlier this year, the White House included a perk for the oil and gas industry: expanded new drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico.

Florida's jobless rate inches down in November following a brief Hurricane Ian surge in claims

The November rate of 2.6% was down from 2.7% in October. An estimated 280,000 Floridians qualified as unemployed in November.

Where is the red tide in Florida? What to know about the toxic bloom along the coast

The organism that causes red tide, Karenia brevis, was found in 88 samples over the past week in waters from Pinellas County south to Monroe County.

Baker Act exams among Florida children reach historic new high

While the total number of Baker Act exams performed on adults in Florida is down, more of these involuntary mental health exams were done on kids during the fiscal year 2020-2021 than ever before.

Amazon failed to record some warehouse injuries, including in Florida, says OSHA

Amazon failed to properly record work-related injuries at warehouses located in five states, a federal agency said Friday while announcing it issued more than a dozen citations during the course of its ongoing investigation of the company.

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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