Volume 94 l October 2022

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President's Desk & Members' Promotions

A new program year...

The "WE" Approach!

AT THE TOP: Your Chamber’s 2022-23 Executive Committee gathers for its first official meeting this week. They are, from left front, Melody Hunter of Charles Rutenberg Realty, vice chair Membership Division; Jake Prokop of Pinellas Technical College, Chairman of the Board; Mia Cloud of Cloud Law Firm, Chairman of the Board-Elect; Nate Cocco of State Farm Team Cocco, Immediate Past Chairman; Tom Morrissette, Chamber President; and David Puckett of Achieva Credit Union, vice chair of Government/Community Outreach Division. Missing from photo are Pam Van Sant of National Aviation Academy, Treasurer; and Joanie Vergo of Kemco Systems, vice chair of Economic Development Division.

From the President's Desk

*****Happy October!

*****Hurricane Ian definitely put a damper on some of our programs and events as we transitioned to this month. But we can’t downplay how fortunate we are!

*****Our Annual Meeting & Awards Breakfast was among the postponements. We’re delighted that we could reschedule it quickly to next Tuesday, Oct. 18 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. All reservations made for Sept. 27 are in stone! And we’ve reopened sales thru this week for those who had a conflict with the earlier date. See info/link below.

*****This month starts a new Chamber Program Year under the catchphrase “It’s Great to Belong – The WE Approach!” We’ll be working to heighten our visibility and relevance while expanding and celebrating our community partnerships.

*****This will be under the direction of our Chamber Board of Directors “Class of 2023” who we’ll officially welcome at the breakfast. My personal thanks to them for their commitment. I’ve included our Board roster below and you can always find it on our website.

*****Wishing you all a healthy and prosperous month. And thank you for your continued Chamber support and loyalty!

*****Tom Morrissette, President

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Florida bee colonies in the path of Hurricane Ian are smashed, drowned and starving

Experts say the number of bee colonies in the path of the Category 4 hurricane account for about 1 in 7 of the nation’s total. They represent a crucial pollination force.

Federal transportation money flows to Florida

Florida is slated to get $2.65 billion this fiscal year for transportation projects as part of a major federal infrastructure law.

As Miami targets lighted ad signs for parks, bigger signs sought elsewhere

Miami city commissioners are prepared to give final approval to a measure that will allow outdoor advertising signs in three of its premiere parks.

Local relief campaign to raise $1 million for the homeless in Central Florida

The Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida has partnered with Morgan & Morgan to raise $1 million to assist unhoused individuals and help families at risk of homelessness.

Pinellas County film commissioner to depart for job in Texas

Pinellas County Film Commissioner Tony Armer has announced his resignation, effective Jan. 1, 2023, from the role that he’s held since 2014.

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