Volume 79 l July 2022
Weekly eConnection
801 West Bay Drive, Suite 602 Largo, FL 33770
Tel: 727-584-2321 Fax: 727-586-3112

Membership and Promotions Edition

Our sincere thanks to the following businesses who joined the Chamber during the past month. To learn more about them, please visit www.CentralChamber.biz
A1 Fingerprinting & Drug Screening Largo
Jennifer Ellis
11313 Starkey Road, Largo, FL 33773
Belleair Bluffs Chiropractic
Rosemary DePasque D.C.
490 Indian Rocks Road, Suite B, Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770
Kustom US
Stephanie Lynch
6186 126th Avenue N, Largo, FL 33773
Porter Development
Lester Porter
1281 S. Lincoln Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33756
Think IT AI
Charles Elliott
2529 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Winghouse Bar & Grill
Kyle Randolph
7369 Ulmerton Road, Largo FL 33771
Saluting Chamber Loyalty!
Our sincere thanks to the following businesses who renewed during the past month. Their continued loyalty is inspiring! To learn more about them, please visit www.CentralChamber.biz
BioLife Plasma Services, First Renewal
Check Before Hire, 4-Year Member
Ciarciaglino, Gell & Fiorentino, P.A. – First Renewal
Florida Seating – 4-Year Member
Hotho and Associates – 11-Year Member
Learning Empowered – 5-Year Member
Liberty Bowling Lanes – 24-Year Legacy Member
McGill Plumbing – 23-Year Legacy Member
McManus & McManus, P.A. – 49-Year Legacy Member
Midori Eco Salon – 7-Year Member
Raymond James & Associates – 24-Year Legacy Member
State Farm - Team Cocco, 12-Year Member
Sunshine ACE Hardware – 16-Year Legacy Member
Vacation Village RV Resort – 9-Year Member
Wagstaff & Pitelis, P.A. – 6-Year Member
(Legacy Member = 15 years or more)
A Happy 4th to all!
“One flag, one land, one heart,
one hand, one nation evermore!”
Oliver Wendell Holmes 

Chamber Holiday Office Hours
Closed Monday, July 4
Friday, July 1 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, July 5 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (regular hours)
Member Plaque Presentations:

Tides of Love Beach Weddings
Angela Russo of Tides of Love Beach Weddings was presented with a New Member Plaque by the Ambassadors and our Chairman, at our recent B2B Happy Hour event! Contact Angela for Beach & Park Wedding packages and engagement photoshoots at (727)455-6830.
Thanks to Advanced Video Systems for the photo.
Porter Development
New Member Plaque presented to Lester Porter of Porter Development! Lester's commercial real estate company is located in Clearwater, and focuses on development projects in Tampa and Pinellas County. Contact Porter Development at lporter@porterdev.com
Air Mavericks
The Ambassadors Team welcomed Daniel Villegas of Air Mavericks as a New Member and as our brand new Ambassador! Air Mavericks is a family owned business, specializing in air duct cleaning, air duct sanitization and AC cleaning. Contact Daniel at (727)431-5578.
Inspire Awards 2022: Download the nomination form here.
Email all forms, resumes, letters of support, etc. to membership@centralchamber.biz
Or mail the forms to the Chamber office: 801 W Bay Center, Ste 602, Largo, FL 33770 
Deadline: July 27th
Register as an Inspire Sponsor here.
Ambassador of the Month
Our next Ambassador of the Month is... Kay McKenzie of Check Before Hire! Thank you, Kay, for being an active member of the Ambassadors Team and for being a part of our events and ribbon-cuttings. Kay is also, our newest Silver Trustee! We appreciate your continuous support. Check out Kay under the Check Before Hire business listing in our Business Directory.
Additional Copies Available
2022-2023 Go-To Guides
****Your Chamber’s 2022-23 Business & Community Go-To-Guide is being distributed around the region. We’re excited to have this publication to promote all our valued members who continue to support our efforts.
****A special thanks to all our advertisers!
****If you would like additional copies, stop by the Chamber offices at 801 West Bay Drive, Suite 602, Largo daily between 9 and 2.
***They’ll also be available at upcoming Chamber events.
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Let's celebrate with new member A1 Fingerprinting
& Drug Screening!
NEXT Thursday, July 7 at 4 PM
11313 Starkey Road, Largo 33773
Confirm your attendance here.
There’s a silver lining to some of the hardship Florida citrus producers have faced over the past several years. Florida’s orange production is expected to surpass more than 40 million boxes in the 2021-2022 season.
Florida hasn’t seen a major hurricane make landfall in four years, yet a record number of property insurance companies have gone under and premiums for millions of homeowners are soaring.
Two years after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are signs of growing confidence in Central Florida’s commercial real estate market as businesses continue to bring employees back to the office and resume more normal operations.
While some funds around the country have paused or ceased collecting donations as they navigate legal hurdles that have arisen as a result of the Roe ruling, in Florida, abortion is still legal.
With indoor dining not available or extremely limited at brick-and-mortar restaurants during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, food trucks became hot commodities, soaring in popularity across the country — including Tampa.
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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