Volume 60 l February 2022
Weekly eConnection
801 West Bay Drive, Suite 602 Largo, FL 33770
Tel: 727-584-2321 Fax: 727-586-3112

Membership & Promotions Edition
President's Day Hours
Office Closed - Monday, February 21.

Office will reopen on Tuesday - regular business hours
Ambassadors of the Month
We have two Ambassadors of the Month this time around!
The Ambassadors of the Month are Gail Holden (left) of Office Services 101 and Christine Cook (right) of Regions Bank! They are seen here posing with Ambassadors Chairman Richard Boisvert of Oyova. Thank you both for your support and participation!
Saluting Chamber Loyalty!
Our sincere thanks to the following businesses who renewed during the past three weeks. Their continued loyalty is inspiring! To learn more about them, please visit www.CentralChamber.biz
Advanced Video Systems, 2-Year Member
Ametek, 11-Year Member
Britten Periodontics, 7-Year Member
CareerSource Pinellas, 20-Year Legacy Member
DITEK- Diversified Technology Group, 29-Year Legacy Member
Enclave on East, 3-Year Member
Infinium Medical, Inc., 15-Year Legacy Member
Largo High School, 31-Year Legacy Member
Nova Southeastern University-Tampa Bay Regional Campus,
Chamber Trustee, 3-Year Member
(Legacy Member = 15 years or more)
Register for the Intermediate Session here: Excel Workshop
Women Leadership Committee
The Women Leadership Committee Chair, Mia Cloud of Cloud Law Firm, is seen here presenting a $1,500 check donation to our Chamber's President Tom Morrissette, for the Chamber's Education Fund. This money was raised by the committee at the Annual Holiday Luncheon in December. This event, amongst other signature events, is now being planned by the committee for 2022.
The committee meets the second Wednesday of every month at noon. If you're interested in joining, contact Zoe Basheska at membership@centralchamber.biz
Email your artwork, completed entry form and short artist statement to marketing@psta.net no later than February 28, 2022 at 11:59 pm. The entry form and complete list of guidelines can be found here.

The Prize: $500 cash, PSTA-produced video feature, opportunity to speak at the bus reveal event and more!
Member Plaque Presentation
Kay McKenzie of Check Before Hire just received her updated 2022 member plaque, presented to her by the Ambassadors Team at the last team meeting! Kay reinstated her membership last year, after one-year break. She has been an active member of the Chamber since 2018!
Check Before Hire offers security screening services, such as employment screenings and drug screening for you and your company. For more information on Check Before Hire, and all of our other members, visit our Business Directory.
The Expo is Back! - Click here to register
Largo Lions Club
It's the backbone of Florida agriculture and the bright orange face of the Sunshine State. But the citrus industry is facing its worst crop in more than 75 years.
Florida has a lot of electric cars — the second-highest number in the nation — and for drivers on long trips or a stressful hurricane evacuation there is always one big question: Where is the next charging station?
Of the 10 men and one woman charged in a Jan 8, 2022, indictment with seditious conspiracy, the most serious counts yet lodged in the wake of the Capitol assault, four are Floridians, either Oath Keepers or affiliates.
Florida reported 8,915 new coronavirus cases on Saturday as the number of infected hospital patients dropped by more than half since the peak of the omicron surge.
Florida's latest surge of COVID-19 did little to scare away tourists and snowbirds, state data show, but the influx of visitors and the state's lack of public case tracking may exaggerate case counts reported elsewhere and undercount them here.
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
The Palms of Largo
Valley National Bank
Village Inn
Wealth Builders
The Weekly E-Connection is made possible by the following generous sponsors: