Volume 42 l October 2021
Weekly eConnection
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It's Great to Belong! Edition
THIS THURSDAY - Coffee An' Networking
When: October 14th @ 7:45 a.m.
Where: Serenity Funeral Home, 13401 Indian Rocks Rd., Largo 33774
Start off your day with some informal networking and a fun
"get to know you" round robin. Free for members;
$25 for non-members.
Register here: Coffee An'
Thank you to our host and sponsors!
68th Annual Chamber Meeting & Awards Breakfast
The final round of photos from our Annual Meeting! From left, outgoing Chairman gift presented to Rob England, Chairman of the Year Award presented to Jim England of England Brothers Construction, Chamber Director of the Year Award presented to Jake Prokop of Pinellas Technical College and Business Member of the Year Award presented to Colin Castle - Home Instead Senior Care. Thank you to our Sponsors: Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Duke Energy, Home Instead Senior Care, Pinellas Technical College, Regions Bank, National Aviation Academy, Gulfside Wealth and Louis Haskel CPA. Thank you to Advanced Video Systems for the photos and video. Check out all of the photos on our website: Annual Meeting
The New Ambassadors Team
The Membership Outreach & Mentors Committee is now the Ambassadors Team! The new and improved committee, Chaired by Richard Boisvert (Oyova), had its first planning meeting last week. Chamber Chairman Nate Cocco (State Farm-Team Cocco) and Vice Chairman-Membership Division Ellen Petracco (Wealth Builders) are seen here discussing the Ambassadors Team Kick-Off Event.
Welcome New Member!
The Chamber Ambassadors Team welcomed Stacey Gordon (second from left), owner of S & L Financial Solutions as a new member! They offer credit consultations to help repair and maintain your credit. Check them out in our Business Directory. Seen here are Ambassadors Carly Beaulieu of Big T Printing, Wendy Swertfeger of LegalShield and Stacy Gillis of Advanced Video Systems.

Sponsor Our Next Happy Hour Networking Event for ONLY $100!
Register as a sponsor here: B2B Sponsor
When: Thursday, November 11 @ 5:30 PM
Where: Cove Cay Golf Club, 2612 Cove Cay Dr., Clearwater 33760
$15 Members; $20 Non-members
This informal networking opportunity includes appetizers and a cash bar. 
Register here: Happy Hour
The pandemic has sparked a boom in business relocations to South Florida and other parts of the state. Economic developers don't see a letup any time soon.
The deadly collapse of a 12-story condo tower in Surfside left urgent questions about the safety of similar buildings — and also the future of South Florida’s condo market, especially in older buildings.
Building a better python trap is less about mechanics and more about locating the harmful invasive species that effortlessly camouflages in the toothy sawgrass and tea-colored waters of the Everglades.
A state known for its famous cartoon mouse, pristine beaches and wild animal stories also served as the birthplace of some of the more popular restaurant and fast-food chains in the U.S. and beyond.
Florida drivers are feeling even more pain at the pump as the ripple effects from the pandemic continue to play out in the crude oil market, according to the American Automobile Association.
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
Paradise Air
Piper Fire Protection
Platinum Information Services
Regions Bank
The Palms of Largo
Valley National Bank
Village Inn
Wealth Builders
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