Volume 49 l November 2021
 
Weekly eConnection
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President's Desk Edition
From the President
****It’s been another historic year, to say the least! And while we flip the last page of 2021 and look forward to 2022, it’s time again to start compiling a list of resolutions. Lose weight, read more, get to the gym, spend more time with the family, and so on.
****It’s also the time to begin planning for a new year rich with unknown possibilities and opportunities. Your Chamber is already in high gear for a year we believe will provide an even greater return on your membership investment. Our many committees of dedicated volunteers have a fantastic line-up of events and programs in the works.
****What better way to kick it off than some predictions from seasoned experts on what the future holds! Focus on 2022: A Tampa Bay Economic Forecast will provide an outlook on what businesses can expect for the year from a national, state and regional perspective. It takes place Jan. 25. See below for more information.
****As you’re contemplating New Years’ resolutions, I would like to challenge you to add one to the list that I’m sure will reap positive results − join a Chamber committee! We have something for every interest...Government Advocacy, Economic Development, Women’s Leadership, Ambassadors Team, Chamber Cup Golf Tournament as well as some special event planning committees.
****During the next couple of months, please make it a point to attend at least one meeting to see if it’s the right fit for you. There’s no commitment. I can promise you that your participation will prove to be the greatest return on your membership investment.
****My best wishes this holiday season to each of you and may you all enjoy a happy, healthy and prosperous 2022!
**************Tom Morrissette
THIS FRIDAY is the last day to turn in your gifts/baskets!
Purchase your luncheon tickets HERE. Individual $30 | Table of 8 $240
Your Voice Matters!
Start off your day with networking and a leads exercise. Registration in advance is appreciated. Click here: Coffee An Registration $25 for non-members.
*Presenting Sponsorships $200 (special pricing)
Includes logo placement on promos, marketing table at event and time at the mic to talk up your business. Register here or email/call Zoe at membership@centralchamber.biz 727-584-2321.
Thank you to our sponsors! (to date)
Chamber Cup Golf Committee
We Need You!
Golf Committee Meeting
When: This Friday, December 3rd @ 8 a.m.
Where: Chamber Conference Room

if you're interested in being a part of this committee.
Heading into Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping rush, Florida had its lowest four-week run of new unemployment claims since before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A federal district court judge late Wednesday rejected the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s request to put a temporary hold on the ruling invalidating the tribe’s online sports betting operation, leaving the games in legal limbo.
In today’s economy, local businesses create nearly three out of four new jobs and contribute roughly 44 percent of the state’s entire GDP.
This fall marks the long-awaited return of Broadway. But Broadway isn’t the only industry celebrating the return of live entertainment with new shows.
The city of Homestead is in talks to welcome a $15 million Bitcoin mining plant with thousands of computers that would use 10 megawatts of power — the equivalent to demand from at least 2,000 homes.
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