Volume 92 l September 2022

Weekly eConnection
801 West Bay Drive, Suite 602 Largo, FL 33770
Tel: 727-584-2321 Fax: 727-586-3112

Storm Edition & Members' Promotions

POSTPONED! Annual Meeting & Awards Breakfast 

The Chamber’s Annual Meeting & Awards Breakfast has been postponed until Tuesday, October 18. All reservations for that date will be honored. The Chamber office will be closed starting September 27 and will reopen when conditions allow. 

Please heed all recommended precautions and be safe!


Here’s a link to the Pinellas County Storm Center to monitor Ian: https://storm.pinellascounty.org/

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for AMA Medical Group

Postponed until November 10.

For more information, and to register, visit centralchamber.biz/events

Florida under watches and warnings as Hurricane Ian expected to rapidly intensify

A large swath of Florida’s Gulf Coast is under hurricane and storm surge watches Monday from Hurricane Ian, which whipped up overnight and is expected to turn into a major storm as it heads toward a potential first landfall in western Cuba.

U.S. Sugar deal gets go-ahead

A judge Friday rejected an attempt by federal antitrust officials to block U.S. Sugar Corp. from purchasing another large player in the sugar industry.

‘Bleisure’ travelers give some Fort Lauderdale hotels a lift by lingering for longer stays

So-called “bleisure” visitors — business travelers who extend their trips for a few extra days so they can take in local attractions — are making their presence felt as companies again underwrite the cost of sending employees out of town on business.

St. Pete bank, citing economic uncertainty, pulls plug on mortgage lending

St. Petersburg-based BayFirst National Bank, formerly known as First Home Bank, has made moves toward significantly scaling back its mortgage lending business.

Backed by rapper Diddy, REC Miami set to nurture aspiring music professionals

With REC Miami’s upcoming launch in Little River, local creative professionals will have resources and opportunities in their own backyard to help them chase their entertainment-business dreams.

Thank you to our Trustees and Newsletter Sponsors
Bay Care/Morton Plant Hospital
Business & Family Insurors
Check Before Hire
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
The Weekly E-Connection is made possible by the following generous sponsors:

Facebook  Linkedin  Twitter  Instagram  Youtube