Volume 69 l April 2022
Weekly eConnection
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Membership 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
Palm Garden Pinellas
Jarrod Sullivan
200 16th Avenue SE, Largo, FL 33771
JR World Travel
Jacqueline Skelton
12705 Castleberry Court, Hudson, FL 34667
Donald Prince
405 7th Avenue SW, Largo, FL 33770
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
Achieva Credit Union, 16-Year Legacy Member
Bender Chiropractic Center, 27-Year Legacy Member
Budget Blinds of Clearwater & Seminole, 1st Renewal
Dr. Craig Baker, DMD, 13-Year Member
Electric Motors Lift Station Service, Inc., 9-Year Member
England Brothers Construction Company, 15-Year Legacy Member
GTE Financial, 10-Year Member
Harbour Cay Apartments, 10-Year Member
Jersey College, 5-Year Member
Johns Hopkin's All Children's Hospital, 4-Year Member
Kemco Systems, 1st Renewal
Mangsen Law PLLC, 4-Year Member
Homeowners of Palm Hill, Inc., 30-Year Legacy Member
Paula Clair Smith, Colliers International Real Estate, 9-Year Member
Pinellas County Schools, 4-Year Member
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, 9-Year Member
Sean W. Scott Law Firm, 4-Year Member
Signature Voices, 6-Year Member
Slyce Pizza Bar, 9-Year Member
TemperaturePro of Tampa Bay, 1st Renewal
The Original Crabby Bill’s Family Brands, 8-Year Member
Winding Lane Homes, 11-Year Member
(Legacy Member = 15 years or more)
Signing for their future!
Your Chamber was represented at last week’s National Signing Day ceremony at Pinellas Technical College (PTC) Clearwater Campus. About 100 high school seniors signed Career and Technical Education (CTE) letters of intent to guarantee a spot to attend PTC’s highly competitive programs.
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Gulfside Home Health
The Chamber and the Ambassadors Team celebrated the grand opening of Gulfside Home Health newest location! Thank you to our Ambassadors Team Chairman, Richard Boisvert of Oyova, and all of our amazing Ambassadors for coming out and presenting Gulfside with their member plaque. Thank you Gulfside for having us!
Gulfside Home Health is located in the Icot Center on 13770 58th Street, Suite 305.
Check out the video of the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony here.
Shout out to Stacy Gillis of Advanced Video Systems for the photos.
Largo Library Butterfly Garden Reveal & Reception
Last week, the Largo Public Library celebrated the newly landscaped Community Butterfly Garden with the help of your Chamber! The ribbon-cutting and reception was followed by a chance auction, which raised over $500 for the Library Foundation! Thank you to the City of Largo, our members and Ambassadors for coming out.
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., Premier Martial Arts.
Email Zoe at membership@centralchamber.biz to request sizes/comps and to reserve your ad. Click on the image above to download the form.
Florida’s unemployment rate dipped to 3.2 percent in March, as workers shift away from gigs at hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues for higher-paying jobs in manufacturing, warehousing and logistics.
Florida’s COVID-19 infections and positivity rate are on the rise again across the state, and the highly contagious omicron BA.2 variant may be to blame.
In the House and Senate, lawmakers proposed 3,685 pieces of legislation, but only about 285 passed in both chambers, slightly higher than the number since at least 2016, according to legislative records.
Warm water acts as “rocket fuel” for hurricanes and water off the Florida coast is as much as four degrees warmer than average this April.
NASA tried three times to get through its launch pad dress rehearsal for the Artemis I moon rocket at Kennedy Space Center, but it’s not hanging around for the fourth.
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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