Volume 70 l April 2022
Weekly eConnection
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Thank You! Edition & Members' Promotions
Taste of the Chamber Registration: https://form.jotform.com/220655466059057
2022 Business in Springtime Expo
Thank you for being a part of our Expo!
Some of the awesome feedback we received:

"Amazing event and can't wait to participate in the next one! Thanks to our Chamber staff for all the hard work putting this together." - Premier Martial Arts

"It was so wonderful to connect with the community. Top notch event!" - Learning Empowered

Shout out to Advanced Video Systems for the photos! Check out the Expo video on our YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/ZwGr4_Zf8LQ
We Convene: Arts and Tourism
Visit St. Pete/Clearwater is partnering with Creative Pinellas to Co-Host the upcoming May 12 We Convene meeting focused on Arts and Tourism. Keynote speakers include Stephanie Barkow, Account Planning Director at BVK and Malinda Horton, Executive Director of Florida Association of Museums, with Steve Hayes as the moderator. Learn more about our destination strategy, travel trends and how art connects to travel. We look forward to the conversation and collaboration and encourage all those interested to RSVP.
FACP Regional Meeting
Your Chamber was in attendance at the FACP West-Central Regional Meeting. There were some great discussions about membership, events and regional issues. Thank you to the Sarasota Chamber for hosting and providing a delicious lunch!
Save the Date!
2022 State of the City of Largo Breakfast
"Community is based on Partnerships"
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - $20.00
Registration 7:30 a.m. - Program 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Pinellas Technical College, 6100 154th Avenue N., Clearwater
Join us for this informative GAP event! It’s designed to provide information about city projects and plans, and to establish dialogue between city management and business representatives. Mayor Woody Brown and other city leaders will offer commentary. Presentations/demonstrations will include the new Horizon West city hall complex, new Public Safety technologies (drones, body cams), Workforce Housing Initiatives, and more.
2022-23 Business & Community Go-to-Guide
Thank you to the following businesses for reserving their ads:
Gulf Coast Consulting, Fly High Business Builders, Centratel Business Telephones, Holiday Inn Express, Business & Family Insurors, England Brothers Construction, Home Instead Senior Care, City of Largo, Signature Voices, Pinellas Technical College, McManus & McManus P.A., Professional Systems Printing & Promotions, Premier Martial Arts, First Citizens Bank, Melody Hunter Realty, BayCare/Morton Plant Hospital, Florida Botanical Gardens Foundations, Gulfside Home Health, Elison at Pincrest, Valley National Bank, Fritts Marketing and Kemco Systems.
Rents, which are rising by double-digits nationwide, are positively ballooning across Florida, fueled by a surge of people who relocated to the state during the pandemic.
Focusing on a North Florida district that has become a legal and political battleground, voting-rights groups and other plaintiffs are asking a judge to block a congressional redistricting plan pushed by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
With offices reopening their doors and many employees returning to work, the South Florida office market remained promising given its performance in the first quarter of 2022.
Orlando was ranked as the best large city to start a business in the nation with Miami right behind it in second place. Five cities from the Sunshine State placed in the top 20.
A Florida shipper is hoping its new state-based program will offer new opportunities for Florida mango and dragon fruit growers.
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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