Volume 15 l April 2021
Weekly eConnection
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It's Great to Belong! Edition
There is still time to register for our upcoming events!
THIS THURSDAY! Chamber B2B Happy Hour
Thursday, April 15th - 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Holiday Inn St. Petersburg/Clearwater - 3535 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater FL, 33762
$15 Members; $20 Non-members
This informal networking event includes appetizers and a cash bar. The Holiday Inn enforces social distancing & masks are required.
Space is limited, register here: Event Registration
Coffee An' Networking
Thursday, April 22nd - 7:30 to 9 a.m.
Keiser University - 16120 U.S. Highway 19 N., Clearwater, Florida 33764
FREE for Members; $25 for Non-members
Masks are required; Keiser does temperature checks & provides a waiver that must be signed upon arrival.
Space is limited, register here: Event Registration
Welcome! TemperaturePro of Tampa Bay
Ryan Camp, owner of TemperaturePro Tampa Bay, is a new Chamber member who recently attended our Chamber 101 New Member Coffee. Ryan and his team are here to assist you with all your heating and air conditioning needs. Whether your HVAC system requires repair, replacement, maintenance, or a simple inspection, they are happy to help. For more, please call 727-234-8082 or visit https://temperaturepro.com/tampa-bay-fl/
The first ChamberSHOP! winner is...
Nate Cocco from State Farm - Team Cocco is holding the official ChamberSHOP! bowl of entries, while Carly Beaulieu from Big T Printing is showing off her winning entry!
You can win an ad placement in our BizReach newsletter and a promotion on all of our social media when you do business with a Chamber member! Our ChamberSHOP! page has all of the details on how to enter.
A Women’s Leadership Committee Program…
COVID & The Workforce: What’s Next?
As the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine continues across the country, how will it and relaxed pandemic measures affect the workplace and workforce? Will it offer a return to normal? What about the mental impact of COVID and harnessing mental wellness in the workplace? And why has it hit women in the workforce particularly hard? A panel of experts will provide answers to these questions and offer their insight to “What’s Next?”
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 7:30 to 9:15 a.m.
St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater
12600 Roosevelt Blvd. N, St. Petersburg
Sponsorships now being accepted.
Ticket sales starting soon.
Reach an audience of decision makers as a Panel Sponsor!

Presenting Sponsor $550
• Reserved Table w/Business Logo for Four Guests ($80 value)
• Hundreds of Impressions! Business logo on marketing materials, event announcements, social media platforms, etc. ($600 value)
• Logo in Lights! Business logo projected on screen during Registration & Coffee Welcome. ($150 value)
• Marketing Display! One six–foot table provided for business marketing display in the event banquet room. ($150 value)

Marketing Sponsor $200
• Two Reserved Program Tickets ($40 value)
• Logo in Lights! Business logo projected on screen during Registration & Coffee Welcome. ($150 value)
• Marketing Display: One six–foot table provided for business marketing display in the event banquet room. ($150 value)

To reserve your sponsorship, please contact Zoe Basheska, Chamber Membership Outreach & Marketing Director at Membership@CentralChamber.biz or call 727-584-2321
2021-22 Directory & Go-to-Guide
Ad slots still available!
Call Kelvin Mack at (727)584-2321 or email him at events@centralchamber.biz to discuss the details or request a fillable PDF to easily submit your information.
16+ can now book appointments…
Pinellas County COVID Vaccine Update
           Pinellas County residents 16 or older can now get vaccinated per the latest executive order from Florida’s governor. Appointments can be booked online at www.PatientPortalFL.com or by calling (844) 770-8548 The website and phone number are available 24/7.
           The only vaccine approved by the FDA for those under 18 is the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech, which is offered at all sites booked through the Patient Portal. Minors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult or caretaker during their appointment.
           Public sites operated by the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) and Pinellas County Government are adding appointments as additional shipments are received from the state.
Eligible groups may also check for vaccine availability at local pharmacies in Pinellas County, including Publix, Walmart, Sam’s Club and CVS or visit walk up sites in Palm Harbor and Tampa. Identification and proof of eligibility required at all appointments.
           For the latest information about all vaccination options in Pinellas County, visit https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/vaccines/
Florida will receive 554,370 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines from the federal government this week, a significant drop from the previous week as production issues all but halt shipments of Johnson & Johnson doses.
California surpassed Florida in a new estimate of orange production, the latest sign of continuing struggles in Florida’s citrus industry.
An influx of rainy weather has added millions of gallons of water to the leaky pond at the Piney Point industrial site in Manatee County that last week threatened the surrounding area with potential flooding and contamination.
Its request comes during one of the most high-stakes years for rate hikes in a decade.
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies
Chamber Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies are another great way to get your business noticed! For more, reach out to Zoe at Membership@CentralChamber.biz or call 727-584-2321
Share info about your business…
Central Pinellas BizReach E-Connection
For a nominal fee of $35 per issue or $100 a month, you can highlight news about your business opening and specials. Here are the details.
One entry for $35, four entries for $100 (you can edit from week to week).
For non-profits: One entry for $25, four entries for $50.

All Chamber members are eligible to provide business updates and special member-to-member offers/discounts. Central Pinellas BizReach is distributed weekly on Fridays. Provide information/updates by noon the Wednesday prior. Images in jpg or png format with offer will be accepted.
Via email to Zoe Basheska at membership@centralchamber.biz 
Thank you to our Trustees and Newsletter Sponsors
Bay Care/Morton Plant Hospital
Cloud Law Firm PA
Duke Energy
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital
Home Instead/Be a Santa
Jackson & Associates CPA
Melody Hunter, Charles Rutenberg Realty
MidFlorida Credit Union
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
Wealth Builders
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