Volume 67 l April 2022
Weekly eConnection
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President's Desk & Members' Promotions
From the President...
*****It’s officially spring, and the signs are everywhere! Longer days, blooming jacaranda, and marshmallow peeps.
*****Keeping with this season of rebirth, we’re launching “NEW and reNEW in 2022,” a targeted campaign to grow the Chamber. And we need your help.
*****On Thursday, May 5, we’re holding A Taste of the Chamber & Art of Engagement complimentary business breakfast. We’re looking for 50 members to each bring a business guest, someone that would benefit from Chamber membership. The goal is to sign them up that morning.
*****We’ll be sending everyone a link to register in the next week. Please consider taking part. Thanks to our Campaign Patrons, the law firm McManus & McManus, Gulfside Wealth, Team Cocco State Farm, Check Before Hire, GarrisonPro and Centratel.
*****Don’t forget to add to your calendar our Business in Springtime Expo on Thursday, April 21. It runs from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Largo’s Central Park Performing Arts Center. Dozens of your fellow Chamber members will be participating, so please stop by to show your support. There’s still room available if you’d like a table. Just give us a call.
*****I hope to catch up with you soon at one of our events or committee meetings.
*****All the best for a happy and prosperous month!
*****Tom Morrissette 
Welcome New Member - Senior Life Publications
Last week, the Chamber and the Ambassadors Team welcomed new member, Senior Life Publications, with a Member Plaque presentation!
From left to right: Gamal Megherfi of First Citizens Bank, Sue Osborne of Elison of Pinecrest, Richard Boisvert of Oyova, David Moss & Steven Halstead of Senior Life Publications, Collin Bottolfson of Gulfside Wealth and Stacy Gillis of Advanced Video Systems.
For more information, check out Senior Life Publications in our Business Directory.
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Let's celebrate the grand opening of Gulfside Home Health's new location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a plaque presentation!
When: Thursday, April 14 @ 8:30 AM
Where: Gulfside Home Health
13770 58th St., Ste 305, Clearwater 33760
Register here.
It’s two weeks until showtime!
Updates from the U.S. Chamber
2022-23 Business & Community Go-to-Guide
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.
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 population is growing faster than its physician workforce. Filling the gap will require a range of responses. Hospitals have roughly doubled the number of residency slots in the state over the last six to seven years — but they’ll need to pick up the pace.
Thousands of cryptocurrency enthusiasts are gathering in Miami as the city builds its reputation as one of the key locations to develop the blockchain technology despite its underdog status.
Over the past three weeks, on average, 21 more cases were logged each day in Florida, showing an increase in trends. This is the first increase in over a month.
Following a U.S. House vote legalizing marijuana, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said Florida has a chance to lead on weed.
The state of Florida recently passed a new law requiring financial literacy education to graduate high school, with support from leaders, lawmakers and the community.
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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