Volume 62 l March 2022
Weekly eConnection
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President's Edition & Members' Promotions
From the President’s Desk…
*****My car has green layer of pollen, and the air conditioner is kicking on more frequently. Yes, spring is here!
*****And with it, we have a very active season in the planning. This includes our Business in Springtime Expo on April 21. There’s more information below including an Early Bird special that’s running through March.
*****As our state Legislators conclude this year’s session, we’re coordinating a Session Wrap-Up Reception on March 24 with the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber. It will take place at the Cambria Hotel St. Petersburg-Madeira Beach. We’ll have the registration info out to everyone within the next week.
*****Our working committees are engaged on several fronts. Government Advocacy and Economic Development are holding a joint session this month to address the workforce housing dilemma facing our region. It’s on March 16.
*****And our Ambassadors Team is leading the way in Chamber growth and retention. This includes work on our “NEW & reNEW in 2022” membership campaign also under the direction of the Board of DirectorsWe’ll have much more about it in our E-Connection Membership Edition in a few weeks.
*****If you’d like to become more active in serving your Chamber, please reach out to me. There are many opportunities.
*****Wishing you all a prosperous and enjoyable month. And, as always, thank you for your continued Chamber support and loyalty. It’s great to belong!
*****Tom Morrissette, President 
Ambassadors' Happy Hour at Joe's NY Style Pizzeria
The Ambassadors Team enjoyed delicious pizzas at Joe's NY Style Pizzeria last week! Thank you Larry, owner of the pizzeria, for hosting the Happy Hour for our awesome Ambassadors. Check out Joe's NY Style Pizzeria located on 2745 E Bay Dr., Largo.
Visit our Business Directory for more information.
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Last week we welcomed new member SiteOne Landscape Supply with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a plaque presentation! Visit our Business Directory for more information about them, and make sure to stop by their Largo location on 13065 S Belcher Road. Thank you to our Members and Ambassadors for coming out to celebrate.
Thank you Advanced Video Systems for the video - check it out here.
PSTA Returns to Full Service
The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority has returned to pre-COVID 19 levels of service on all routes. This includes the bus-on-shoulder program, where, if conditions are met, buses may use the shoulder to by-pass slow moving traffic on I-275 shoulders.
           Masks are still required for every passenger, regardless of vaccination status, in accordance with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) guidelines and federal law.
           Please visit psta.net for updated schedules, maps, and route information.
Looking for employees? Register for this upcoming Job Fair!
The Florida wildlife commission lifted a 32-year ban on killing goliath grouper Thursday, in a decision that received strong support from the fishing community and intense opposition from environmentalists.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Florida Thursday morning, sending the company's newest batch of Starlink internet satellites to low-Earth orbit and completing the company's first launch of March.
State wildlife experts say they think efforts to feed lettuce to starving manatees in the Indian River Lagoon are showing signs of providing relief after a record number of deaths last year of the sea cows.
Looking for Russian vodka? You won’t find it at Publix. The Florida-based supermarket chain has removed Russian-made vodka from its liquor store shelves in support of Ukraine amid Russia’s invasion of the country.
Women’s History Month is starting off with some Murray Hill entrepreneurs seeing early success in their new businesses.
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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