Volume 98 l November 2022

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President's Edition & Members' Promotions

From the President's Desk

*****Welcome to November, the month of giving thanks! And I’m sure I speak for most in thanks that this election cycle will be over soon. Hopefully!

*****Whatever the outcome, we’ll all continue with our day-to-day. Plus, we’ll get some added time with family and friends to celebrate the holidays.

*****Your Chamber has some fun events to enjoy the season, including our inaugural Caribbean Nights Casino Party on Nov. 12 at Cove Cay Golf Club. This is a fundraiser that supports our Chamber Education Fund, a 501c3 non-profit. We’re in need of prize donations, sponsors and guests, so please do what you can to help make it a success. There is more information below.

*****On Dec. 7, we will be toasting the holidays with a special B2B Happy Hour at Clearwater Yacht Club. We’re looking for a few sponsors to offset the costs. $100 gets your business 10x that in exposure and time at the mic to address the crowd that night. Reach out to me if you’re interested.

*****Also on tap is our very popular Annual Holiday Luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 15 at Holiday Inn Harbourside, Indian Rocks Beach. It’s presented by our Women’s Leadership Committee, and it too supports our Education Fund. Consider a donation of a gift basket, gift card, bottles of cheer, etc. to support the cause.

*****To register for these events and more, visit our website calendar here: https://www.centralchamber.biz/events

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

*****Tom Morrissette, President

Casino Night is Saturday November 12!

A great employee and customer appreciation event!

More than $2K already in prizes. A silent auction for early holiday shopping.

Make reservations here: www.ChamberCasino.org

Coffee An' Networking at Girls Inc of Pinellas

Thank you to Darla Otey of Girls Inc of Pinellas for hosting our Coffee An' Networking event last Thursday! Thank you to our Sponsors Piper Fire Protection and Cloud Law Firm, and a big shout out to Coffe Amor for providing the delicious coffee. What a fun morning, all about business-to-business networking! And there was some great Halloween trivia, too. Who’ll ever forget the state where it’s against the law to wear a priest, rabbi, or nun costume even today. Jail time and a big fine!

Provide Hurricane Relief w/ Piper Fire Protection

Piper Fire Protection has partnered with Ending Hunger All Faiths Food Bank to provide hurricane relief for our neighbors in the Sarasota and Ft. Desoto areas.

Follow this link to make a donation.

A new horizon...

Largo breaks ground for milestone development

Largo city leaders did the ceremonial shovel in the ground to celebrate the start of the Horizon West Bay project at West Bay Drive. The $80-million mixed-use complex will be home to Largo City Hall, 18,000 square feet of retail/commercial space and covered parking for 350 vehicles. Its plan to open in late 2024. To see more, visit www.HorizonWestBay.com

*****Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

*****When: November 11 at 1 PM

*****Where: AMA Medical Group

*****1280 Missouri Avenue, Largo 33770


*****Let's celebrate with AMA Medical Group -*****Register here.

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Polls show inflation, economy driving factors in midterm elections

With the election less than a week away, the big question is: can the candidates change voters' minds with the economy at the forefront?

Hurricane Ian’s deadly toll on Florida seniors exposes need for new strategies

Coming up with better strategies to boost older adults’ ability to cope with disasters should be a national priority, not one specific to areas beset by hurricanes, because lack of preparedness is widespread.

Non-farmers bumped from Florida's soil and water conservation district boards

Soil and water are the origin of what we eat and drink — linchpins of Florida's future growth. How we manage them winds up in front of the state's 55 unsung soil and water conservation districts.

Florida researchers get funding to help tomato growers and breeders fight bacterial spot

Florida scientists received a grant to investigate strategies to control bacterial spot in tomatoes. The disease creates major challenges for commercial production throughout Florida and across the United States.

Florida loses satellite factory project with thousands of jobs to California

Terran Orbital Corp. has scrapped plans for the $300 million satellite production facility it planned to build on Florida's Space Coast, which the Boca Raton-based company instead will build in California.

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