Welcome New Members!
TeamLogic IT is now open for business in Clearwater! Headquartered in The Icot Business Center, their mission is to make enterprise-quality IT support affordable and tailored to the needs of small and medium-sized businesses so companies can focus on growing their core business.
 
Owner Beth McCarty brings 35 years of business experience and dedication to excellence in customer service to the new venture. James Connor has joined the team as Lead Technical Engineer adding extensive technical expertise. As a franchise of a national corporation, TeamLogic IT brings local presence and community involvement to clients but also has all the resources of a large company at their fingertips. While they focus on serving clients right here in Clearwater/St. Pete, they are supported by talented professionals at corporate headquarters and over 150 sister companies across the nation, including the experience and expertise of over 400 technicians and engineers.
 
Beth’s background in HR and law plays directly into the new company’s scope. Beth said, “Cybersecurity and data protection and recovery are critical to most businesses today. Any downtime can really hurt your business. And the number one source of vulnerability is employees. We can help you teach employees security best practices as well as identifying any gaps in your system and security. We can help with remediation options to provide comprehensive protection so you are ready to recover quickly in case of a malware attack or data breach.” She also noted that in researching the needs of the local business community, “I heard often that there was a need for more high quality, reliable IT support services that were proactive support for future growth and technology changes as well as the ability to support day-to-day operations. TeamLogic IT’s resources are impressive and we can meet a wide range of IT support needs.”
TeamLogic IT’s capabilities include:
 
·          Managed IT services (full or partially outsourced IT support)
·          24/7 helpdesk services
·          Remote monitoring and patching to keep systems running and secure
·          Cybersecurity and network assessments and remediation
·          Employee training in cybersecurity best practices
·          HIPPA and PCI compliance audits and response
·          Network/system design and technology project support
·          Mobility and communication services, including telephony
·          Cloud services
·          Relocation and setup
·          IT assets repair and maintenance
·          Business continuity planning and execution
·          Hardware/software acquisition and set up
 
TeamLogic IT offers free consultations to explore whether they can help meet your company’s technology needs. Learn more about them or reach out on their website or on Facebook .
From the Chamber
We hope you purchased your ticket, because we're SOLD OUT ! Tonight is Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 97 th Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner. We will introduce your new board chair, highlight our accomplishments and where we are heading for 2019!
Please try your best to carpool with other attendees as Opal Sands is a Valet Only hotel. There are pay-per-hour parking lots nearby as well!

See you tonight!
We need your brochures!
It's that time of year when people start planning their vacations! As well as the time of year they're fed up with the cold and are looking for another place to call "home". That means we need YOUR brochures, rack cards, business cards, etc for the visitor/relocation packages! We're very low from 2018, please help us build our 2019 stock! Send a supply to Mimi Farley at our downtown location!
We can also pick up if you are a local business!
St. Matthias Lutheran Church , located on Sunset Point Road in Clearwater, was generous enough to donate the items they collected to the Chamber for the holidays. We then donated these items to the Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County homeowners in Clearwater! One of the families drew us a photo and baked us cookies! Thank you again St. Matthias for allowing us to give back!
National Chamber Program at Office Depot!


Open an Office Depot account through our Chamber and save BIG!

Contact
Larry Leal for more information!
Ribbon Cuttings and Open Houses
Daf & Dream Ribbon Cutting
Daf & Dream is new to downtown Clearwater, located right next to Second Century Studios (the future temporary home of Dreams of Dali). They're an Italian Boutique with the PERFECT gifts for that special someone. Welcome to downtown Clearwater!
Dreams of Dali Ribbon Cutting
There's a new pop-up at Second Century Studios, Dreams of Dali: Virtual Reality Experience. They will be there through June with different events throughout the months!
Labor Finders 25th Anniversary!
Join us February 13th for Labor Finders 25th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting!
In the News
Congratulations to Duggan Cooley, CEO and Suzanne Ruley, Director of Development, at the Pinellas Community Foundation. They created a win-win partnership for Pinellas by collaborating with Senior Citizens Services Inc. (SCS) to assume management of SCS’s $10 million in charitable fund assets. Celebrating its 50 th anniversary, the Pinellas Community Foundation manages over $100 million in assets and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Pinellas County residents.

TAMPA – Hill Ward Henderson is pleased to announce the election of five new shareholders: Roland S. Chase , Shane T. Costello, Stephen E. Kelly, J. Logan Murphy, and Jeffrey J. Wilcox. This election now brings the firm’s number of shareholders to 66, of 102 attorneys. Continue Reading...
2019 Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award
TAMPA – Hill Ward Henderson is proud to announce that attorney  Tori C. Simmons  is the recipient of the 2019 Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Pro Bono Service Award. This award recognizes a young lawyer who has performed outstanding public service or legal aid in Florida.  

Congrats to Big Cat Rescue for being recognized by Charity Navigator as a top 30 Charity Winner based on “ accountability is willingness by a charity to explain its actions to its stakeholders and transparency is their willingness to publish critical data about the organization. Financial health examines a variety of factors, including fundraising efficiency and administrative expenses.”


CLEARWATER, Fla., (December 21, 2018) — Smart phones can be used to order groceries, map out a trip, connect with old friends and much more. Now, patients and visitors to BayCare hospitals can use their smart phones to find the destination within the hospital. BayCare has completed the launch of BayCare Compass, an indoor mobile wayfinding app that provides “turn by turn” directions to publicly available locations.
CLEARWATER, Fla., (January 8, 2019) – Board certified neurologist Kamilia Nozile-Firth, MD, has joined BayCare Medical Group and Morton Plant Hospital’s medical staff. She is accepting new patients at Morton Plant Neurology, 430 Morton Plant St., Suite 402, Clearwater.


CLEARWATER, Fla. – Electronic waste, or e-waste, should never be placed in a blue curbside recycling cart. Instead, Clearwater residents may bring unwanted electronics to the city’s free monthly electronics collection and recycling event, hosted by the Clearwater Solid Waste/Recycling Department. In order to drop off electronics, participants must be city residents. Proof of residency is required.


CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, September 28, 2018 -- GovDirect is proud to announce that it has earned the position of 3065 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America. This is the fourth consecutive year GovDirect ranked on the Inc 5000, a mere one in six companies have made the list for the 4th time.
This is the only time it is good to be the biggest loser!
 
To kick off the new year the staff at Bayside Urgent Care Center has started our own biggest loser health challenge. This has been so successful for us, we were thinking the other day, we don't want to leave YOU out - OUR PATIENTS.
 
For just $120*, anyone can come in and get all of your biometric testing meaning your height, weight, blood pressure, pulse and a general physical exam and an EKG, as well as comprehensive blood work** such as your cholesterol and blood sugar levels. All of this will also include a follow up report on recommendations on improving your health.
Member Events
Tampa Bay Job Fair- Tuesday, January 29th 10am-2pm FREE ADMISSION- No pre-registration required
More than 50 Tampa Bay employers are ready to fill numerous positions at the Tampa Bay Job Fair on JANUARY 29 TH at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg. The Tampa Bay Job Fair is your opportunity to connect with employers who are ready to hire.
The event is from 10am-2pm, job seekers should bring resumes, dress professionally and be ready to interview! Careers in education, financial, marketing, health and hospitality will be hiring along with free resume evaluations available on site.

Date: Tuesday, January 29th
Hours: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: St Petersburg Coliseum 535 4th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
PlacementWorks Ribbon Cutting
Meet the PlacementWorks team and see their new facility! Live Music, Cocktails, and Appetizers. Ribbon Cutting with St Pete Chamber and St Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman.

Date: Friday, February 8th, 2019
Hours: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting at 5:00 pm
Location: 4422 Central Avenue St. Petersburg, FL 337711
It’s your chance to run or walk 3-miles on the beautiful Copperhead course at Innisbrook Resort prior to the Valspar Championship. Each participant receives a tech shirt, gallon of Valspar paint and a fun post-race reception featuring green beer and pizza. Spend your St. Patrick’s Day afternoon on a green course. Event benefits Veterans Alternative. To register, visit  www.copperhead5K.com.

Date: Sunday, March 17
Hours: 4:00 pm
Location: Innisbrook Resort 36750 U.S. Highway 19 North , Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Sunset Sip & Stroll
The Clearwater Arts Alliance presents
SUNSET SIP AND STROLL
In support of local emerging artists, the Clearwater Arts Alliance is hosting a “Sunset Sip and Stroll” event at the Clearwater Main Library. Guests can sip wine as they stroll by art displays, enjoy delicious appetizers and take in the lovely sunset views from the rooftop deck or library terrace. Live music by the Ruth Eckerd Hall/Clearwater Jazz Holiday Combo will add to the ambiance.
Held in conjunction with the Clearwater Main Library’s Indoor Art Walk, guests will be able to vote for their favorite artists amongst the exhibitors. The top three vote recipients will win the right to have their works exhibited for the month of February in the library’s Osceola and Carnegie galleries.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR A FUN HAPPY HOUR IN SUPPORT OF THE ARTS!
Advance tickets are available for $25/per person on our website 
Tickets will also be available at the door for $35/per person.
Sponsored in part by Clear Sky Cleveland, Gallery 1356, and the Ruth Eckerd Hall Education Dept.

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Hours: 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Clearwater Main Library
100 N Osceola Ave · Clearwater, Florida

Valspar Championship
At the official PGA TOUR golf tournament see the world’s finest golf professionals compete on the Copperhead Course. After-play on March 23, check out the Valspar LIVE concert presented by Chick-fil-A featuring country superstar Brad Paisley . For tournament tickets, purchase online at  www.valsparchampionship.com .

Date: Saturday, March 23
Location: Innisbrook Resort 36750 U.S. Highway 19 North , Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Located downtown Clearwater at 522 Cleveland Street!
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Clearwater Young Professionals
#LastTuesday Social
Join us for the first social of the year at Rumba's Island Bar & Grill!
From 6pm-8pm
Open Forum Meeting
February 7th is our first Open Forum Meeting of the year. We will discuss upcoming events, the year at a glance, as well as a brief overview of the Clearwater Chamber's 2019 Legislative Priorities from Darryl Henderson, VP of Government Affairs.
From 5:30pm-6:30pm
Talks & Testimonials with Homeless Empowerment Program
HEP was named 2017 Business of the Year from the Clearwater Regional Chamber. Join us on February 7th to find out why!
From 5:30pm-7:30pm

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Initiative Sponsors
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Economic Development Initiatives Sponsor
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Kind Regards,
Jeni Borrow
Vice President of Membership
727.461.0011 ext 226
jborrow@clearwaterflorida.org


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