Volume 48 l November 2021
Weekly eConnection
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Tel: 727-584-2321 Fax: 727-586-3112

Special Thanksgiving Edition
TWO WEEKS LEFT FOR BASKET DONATIONS - The last day to turn in your gifts and baskets is December 3rd!
Individual luncheon tickets: $30, Table of eight: $240. Purchase HERE
Botanical Gardens Lights
It’s that time!  The annual Holiday Lights in the Gardens is back at Florida Botanical Gardens. A special premier was held Monday. It opens to the public this Friday, Nov 26 at 5:30 p.m. Another light spectacular starts Thanksgiving night – Holiday Lights in Largo Central Park. Here are links to both locations: FL Botanical Gardens  Largo Central Park
Happy Thanksgiving!
Our best wishes to you for a wonderful holiday and sincere thanks for all your support during the year!
Tom Morrissette, President
Zoe Basheska, Marketing & Membership
Karen Waterkeyn, Receptionist & Visitor Desk Associate
Chamber Thanksgiving Week Hours
Wednesday, Nov. 24 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Office Closed - Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25 & Friday, Nov 26.
Ambassadors Team Training
The Ambassadors earned their Ambassador badges last week after completing their
team training, courtesy of Patrick Leask, Certified Business Coach at ActionCOACH. Thank you to the Ambassadors Team Chairman, Richard Boisvert of Oyova, for organizing the training, and thank you to our Ambassadors for their continued support and participation. Go A Team!
Government Advocacy Panel Meeting
A Largo Update: Mayor Woody Brown met with the Chamber’s Government Advocacy Panel (GAP) last week to discuss city development projects and legislation he hopes Tallahassee will address at this year’s session. To join GAP or another Chamber committee, give Tom at a call at 727-584-2321.
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.
New Member Plaque Presentation
The Ambassadors Team welcomed Fritts Marketing, LLC, represented by owners Alesia & John Fritts (center), as a new member! Seen here are (from left) Ambassadors Team Chairman Richard Boisvert of Oyova, Ambassadors Wendy Backes Swertfeger of LegalShield, Christine Cook of Regions Bank, Collin Bottolfson - Wealth Advisor - Gulfside Wealth, Carly Beaulieu of Big T Printing and Stacy Gillis of Advanced Video Systems. Check out Fritts Marketing in our Business Directory for more information: Business Directory
Chamber Cup Golf Committee
We Need You!
Golf Committee Meeting
When: December 3rd @ 8 a.m.
Where: Chamber Conference Room

if you're interested in being a part of this committee.
Gov. Ron DeSantis credits the trend to policies that ‘put Floridians and businesses first.’
Florida’s story is one of resilience, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Disney halts coronavirus vaccine requirement for workers at Walt Disney World after Gov. DeSantis signed legislation last week restricting such mandates for workplaces.
Demand from homebuyers across the nation, historically low mortgage rates, and rising equities for homeowners has allowed the real estate market to flourish in new ways following the uncertainty of the pandemic.
Republicans from statehouses to Congress are pushing legalization bills.
Thank you to our Trustees and Newsletter Sponsors
Bay Care/Morton Plant Hospital
Business & Family Insurors
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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
Paradise Air
Piper Fire Protection
Platinum Information Services
Regions Bank
The Palms of Largo
Valley National Bank
Village Inn
Wealth Builders
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