Volume 68 l April 2022
Weekly eConnection
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"Out & About" Edition and Members' Promotions
Coffee An' Networking at Keiser University
Last week we had a Coffee An' Networking at Keiser University! Thank you to the wonderful team at Keiser for their hospitality. Thank you to our sponsors: Oyova, Piper Fire Protection, Jackson & Associates CPA & Cloud Law Firm.
Vanessa Oquendo, Student of the Month from Pinellas Technical College, was presented with her Certificate of Achievement at the event. Shout out to Advanced Video Systems for the photos!
Ambassador of the Month
And the Ambassador of the Month is... * Sue Osborne of Elison at Pinecrest!
Thank you, Sue, for all that you do for the Chamber. We appreciate your continuous support!
From left: Tom Morrissette, Chamber President, Ellen Petracco of Value Properties, Gail Holden of Office Services 101, Kay McKenzie of Check Before Hire, Sue Osborne, Richard Boisvert of Oyova, Melody Hunter of Melody Hunter Realty and Collin Bottolfson of Gulfside Wealth.
Showtime's approaching!
"Casino Night" Planning Committee
We Need You!
When: Thursday, April 28th @ 8 a.m.
Where: Chamber Conference Room

if you're interested in being a part of this committee.
2022-23 Business & Community Go-to-Guide
The deadline to submit your ad is April 29!
Thank you to the following businesses for reserving their ads (to date):
Signature Voices, Holiday Inn Express, Home Instead Senior Care, Pinellas Technical College, Business & Family Insurors, Inc., England Brothers Construction Company, Gulfside Home Health, Professional Systems Printing & Promotions, Fly High Business Builders, BayCare/Morton Plant Hospital, Melody Hunter - Charles Rutenberg Realty, Valley National Bank, Gulf Coast Consulting Inc., City of Largo/CPPAC, Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation, Fritts Marketing LLC, Centratel Business Telephones and McManus & McManus P.A.
Email Zoe at membership@centralchamber.biz to request sizes/comps and to reserve your ad. Click on the image above to download the form.
Most Florida banks are in good shape. There has been a lot of consolidation among banks over the past two years and smaller community banks have had some advantages over the larger banks.
After weeks of seeing a decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases in the state, Florida is once again experiencing a rise in cases.
The number of laborers willing to work in strawberry fields has been on the decline for years. The industry was ripe for innovation, and machines could soon mimic human hands to harvest the berries.
So far this year Florida has confirmed 21 cases of meningococcal disease, far outpacing annual averages, said state health officials.
Florida can be dangerous in many ways, but from mid-April to early May, health officials warn people in the state to avoid touching a fuzzy caterpillar.
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
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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