Volume 59 l February 2022
Weekly eConnection
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Networking Edition and Members' Promotions
Coffee An' Networking - SPCA
What a great turnout! Thank you SPCA Tampa Bay for hosting our Coffee An' Networking event. Thank you to our sponsors Cloud Law Firm, P.A., Piper Fire Protection, The Haus Coffee Shop, and shout out to all of our members and guests for coming out.
Thank you to Advanced Video Systems for the photo and video!
The first session is NEXT WEEK! Register here: Excel Workshop
Register here: Excel Workshop
Calling All Artists: Have Your Work Wrapped Around a PSTA Bus
Contest to design bus wrap that encapsulates diversity
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!
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Last week, we celebrated Curaleaf's Grand Opening with a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony! Ambassador Gamal Megherfi of First Citizens bank, Ambassadors Team Chairman Richard Boisvert of Oyova and Chamber President Tom Morrissette presented Nicole Merangoli, Community Outreach Coordinator, with their New Member Plaque. Thank you everyone for coming out! Check out the video here, courtesy of Advanced Video Systems.
Summer Interns Available
to Chamber Businesses
Pinellas County Schools and CareerSource
Pinellas have partnered for this year's Summer
Internship Program

Internships will begin on June 6th for 6 weeks.
Qualified students will work part-time.
To enroll your business, or for more information, contact:
Mariana Leslie
Apprenticeships and Work-Based Learning Specialist Career, Technical and Adult Education
Pinellas County Schools - 301 Fourth Street SW, Largo, Florida 33779-2942
Office (727)588-6572 -- Cell (352)474-0342 -- Lesliema@pcsb.org
SAVE THE DATE - Business in Springtime EXPO
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Central Park Performing Arts Center
105 Central Park Drive, Largo, 33771
4:00 - 7:00 PM
B2B Happy Hour at Slyce Pizza Bar
Be our marketing sponsor for only $100! Includes logo placement on all promotions and time at the mic.
Register here
The Florida Legislature’s 60-day session reached its halfway point Wednesday. From redistriicting to health care to taxes, take a look at snapshots of 10 big issues in the session.
Surety Bank has found a niche serving clients like check-cashing firms and the marijuana industry that other banks shunned.
More than 547,000 people exchanged out-of-state driver’s licenses last year for ones with Sunshine State addresses. That’s a 40% increase from 2020 and nearly 20% greater than the five-year average between 2017 and 2021.
With a pandemic hitting hard at manufacturing facilities and shipping lines, consumers are learning hard lessons about the details — and vulnerabilities — of the nation’s supply chain.
Besides being Astra's first NASA mission, it will also be the first satellite deployment for the company and it's first launch from Cape Canaveral.
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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