Volume 44 l October 2021
Weekly eConnection
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Membership & Promotions Edition
New Member 101 Meeting
Last week we met and welcomed our new members at the Chamber's 101 New Member Lunch Meeting. Nate Cocco of State Farm Team Cocco and Tom Morrissette, Chamber President are seen here (top photo) presenting the Chamber's Committees to the group.
New Members (from top left) J.R. Rudicil - NAI Skyway National Partners, Dottie Hemond - Compass Health and Ross Woodley - Premier Martial Arts. From bottom left, Matt Callero - Paint Blue Company and Kelly & Rob Decker - Decker Island Coffee.
Thank you everyone for choosing our Chamber. It's Great to Belong!
ChamberSHOP! Winner - MooreSocial

Our sincere thanks to the following businesses who joined the Chamber during the past four weeks. To learn more about them, please visit www.CentralChamber.biz
AGM Marketing
Manuel Suarez
1200 Starkey Road, #215A, Largo, FL 33771
888- 230-3339
Decker Island Coffee
Rob Decker
3350 Ulmerton Road, Suite 19, Clearwater, FL 33762
Flagship Bank
Nick Patel
3320 East Bay Drive, Largo, FL 33771
Joe's NY Style Pizzeria & Restaurant
Larry Wilmoth
2745 East Bay Drive, Largo, FL 33771
NAI Skyway National Partners
J.R. Rudicil
5426 Bay Center Drive, Suite 275, Tampa, FL 33609
Paint Blue Company
Matt Callero
10921 Endeavor Way, Suite A2, Seminole, FL 33777
Saluting Chamber Loyalty!
Our sincere thanks to the following businesses who renewed during the past four weeks. Their continued loyalty is inspiring! To learn more about them, please visit www.CentralChamber.biz
Anona United Methodist Church, 18-Year Legacy Member
Baxter Christenson, Inc., 2-Year Member
Clearwater Yacht Club, 2-Year Member
Corey's Ohio Auto Service/Auto Broker, 49-Year Legacy Member
Cove Cay Golf Club/Shriver Golf Academy, 5-Year Member
Cross Signs, 8-Year Member
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo, TRUSTEE, 28-Year Legacy Member
HD1PY, Inc., 2-Year Member
Health Aid Company, Inc., 2-Year Member
Just Add Power Cardware Company, Inc., 12-Year Member
Platinum Information Services, Inc., 11-Year Member
Sonnenberg Insurance Services, Inc., 27-Year Legacy Member
Source 1 Solutions, 8-Year Member
Suskey Consulting, Inc., First Renewal
VSL Computers, 2-Year Member
(Legacy Member = 15 years or more)
Register here: Happy Hour | Register as a sponsor here: B2B Sponsor
Gift donations for the Holiday Luncheon are now being accepted - It's for the kids!
Featuring a lunch and an auction for Holiday Baskets with proceeds benefiting the Chamber's Education Fund.
Gifts, gift cards, wine and gift baskets are now being accepted through Dec. 3
*Your donations are tax deductible.
Sponsorships are available for $300! Two tickets, logo placement on all promotional materials, marketing table and time at the mic.
To register as a Holiday Sponsor or purchase your tickets click HERE

Visit our Education Fund webpage for more information.
As Gov. Ron DeSantis calls legislators into special session next month, the quiet pushback of the powerful business industry is already being felt.
Florida's beloved palms are the least effective at carbon sequestration. The average palm in southern Florida only absorbs 5 pounds of CO2 per year.
Co-conspirators are being accused of transferring about $180 million through the U.S. banking system, moving funds into and out of South Florida to “promote the bribery scheme."
Florida’s state-run property insurer of last resort faces a crisis. What else is new? Florida has no helpful ideas for this crisis. What else is new?
Instead of submitting directly to federal regulations, Florida would create its own workforce safety program — an idea that could cost millions and make the state the first to withdraw from direct Occupational Safety and Health Administration oversight in nearly 40 years.
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
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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