Volume 34 l August 2021
Weekly eConnection
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Membership & Members' Promotions
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies:
Largo Glass, Inc and Budget Blinds of Clearwater & Seminole
Last week we celebrated new members Largo Glass and Budget Blinds of Clearwater & Seminole with double-header ribbon-cutting ceremonies. A special thank you to Mayor Woody Brown for coming out to celebrate with us! Thank you to Advanced Video Systems for the photos and video!
Saluting Chamber Loyalty!
Our sincere thanks to the following businesses who renewed during the past seven weeks. Their continued loyalty is inspiring! To learn more about them, please visit www.CentralChamber.biz
Belleair Village Motel, 53-Year Legacy Member
Business & Family Insurors, Inc., 36-Year Legacy Member
Central Park Performing Arts Center, 8-Year Member
Community Dental Clinic, 2-Year Member
Copiers Etc., 15-Year Legacy Member
Culver's of Largo, 8-Year Member
Elmcroft of Pinecrest, 23-Year Legacy Member
Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation, First Renewal
Francis Wilson Playhouse, 15-Year Legacy Member
Girls, Inc. of Pinellas, 5-Year Member
gWiz Professional Technology Services, 10-Year Member
Habitat ReStore, 7-Year Member
Holiday Inn Harbourside, 11-Year Member
Home Instead Senior Care, 6-Year Member
Jackson & Assoc. CPA, PA, 12-Year Member
Louis Haskel CPA, PA, 12-Year Member
McManus & McManus, P.A., 48-Year Legacy Member
MicroType Engineering, 2-Year Member
Mutual Mortgage, 10-Yer Member
Oak Manor Senior Living Community, 19-Year Legacy Member
Oyova, First Renewal
The Palms Of Largo, 28-Year Legacy Member
Panera Bread - Belleair Bluffs, 7-Year Member
Paula Clair Smith, Colliers Intl. Real Estate, 8-Year Member
Pinellas County Housing Authority, 2-Year Member
Suncoast Hospice/Empath Health, 8-Year Member
The Fran Haasch Law Group, First Renewal
Transworld Business Advisors, 7-Year Member
Vacation Village, 8-Year Member
Wagstaff Law Office, P.A., 5-Year Member
(Legacy Member = 15 years or more)

To learn more about them, please visit www.CentralChamber.biz
Ameri-Tech Companies, Inc.
Tony Serrano
24701 US Hwy 19N, Suite 102, Clearwater, FL 33763
Ciarciaglino, Gell & Fiorentino, P.A.
Nicholas J. Fiorentino
10225 Ulmerton Rd, Suite 12b, Largo, FL 33771
Diagnostic Clinic Medical Group
Lynn Frain
1301 2nd Avenue South West, Largo, FL 33770
Danielle Hutchins
8560 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL 33761
Florida Climate Worx
Arica Netterville
801 West Bay Drive, Suite 312, Largo, FL 33770
Largo Glass, Inc.
Jerry Konstantatos
1471 Clearwater/Largo Road, Largo, FL 33770
Serafyn Salon
Niki Serafyn
13819 Walsingham Road, Suite H, Largo, FL 33774
Sodalis Largo
Michelle Abrahante
333 16th Avenue SE, Largo, FL 33771
Justin Marshlack
511 South US Hwy 301, Tampa, FL 33619
WCC Business Solutions
Marcus Milner
11533 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33764
Some Mortgage & Refi Tips
Maurice Waring of PenFed Credit Union was the presenter at a recent Chamber Leads Team meeting at Cove Cay Golf Club. He reviewed PenFed’s low interest mortgage programs and other services offered. To learn how Maurice can assist you, reach out to him at Maurice.Waring@PenFed.org. The Chamber currently has three Leads Teams in full swing. If you are interested in the program, reach out to Tom at 584-2321 or tom@CentralChamber.biz.
New Member - Florida Climate Worx
Florida Climate Worx is one of the latest businesses to join our Chamber. They just moved in our building, 801 West Bay Center, on the 3rd floor! We had the pleasure of meeting their general manager, Arica Netterville and learn more about them. For their contact information and website, visit our Business Directory.
NEXT WEEK - Coffee An' Networking
Register here: B2B Coffee An'
Boeing’s recent 2020 Pilot and Technician Outlook forecast estimates that 739,000 new aviation maintenance technicians will be needed globally in the next 20 years.
If you are looking for new beginnings, consider the in-demand opportunities in aviation maintenance! With National Aviation Academy’s (NAA) accelerated training options, you can enter the industry in as little as 14 months. 
Learn about the benefits of being an aircraft mechanic and request more information about training for your industry certifications, our services, and the rewarding, hands-on career possibilities in aviation maintenance!
2021 Annual Chamber Community Awards: Nominations now open!
*****Throughout our community and within the organization are many individuals worthy of acclaim.
*****To spotlight their contributions in helping to make our community a better place to live and work, the Chamber each year presents its “Citizen of the Year” and “Mac Norcross Small Business Person of the Year” awards.
*****These distinguished honors will be presented at our 68th Annual Awards Breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 30 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. It’s with much pomp and circumstance that we add these two individuals to the celebrated company of past recipients.
******Use this link for Awards Criteria, Nomination Form and list of past recipients: https://www.centralchamber.biz/annual-chamber-awards
******Please take the time to consider if there is someone you know who embodies the characteristics of these honors, and submit your nomination(s) by Friday, Sept. 3. If you have any questions, call Tom at 584-2321 or email tom@CentralChamber.biz.
ChamberCARES! in support of Santa to a Senior
Florida’s health officials say the number of COVID-19 deaths jumped significantly from 600, reported in the previous week, to more than 1,000.
A judge has ruled that a federal agency doesn’t have to revise its plans for how it operates dams along the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers.
For businesses that want to require vaccines, a Florida law based on an executive order by Governor Ron DeSantis stands in the way.
Southwest portions of Florida including Naples and the Florida Keys are in the potential forecast track of Tropical Storm Grace as it shifts farther toward the Gulf of Mexico, raising concern for the northern U.S. Gulf Coast.
Gym rats and exercise buffs are sustaining fitness centers in South Florida as the industry adds muscle during the pandemic at a time when many workout spots across the country have thrown in the towel.
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
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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