Volume 154 | November 2023

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Welcome, D.O.D. Coffee Roastery!

   Jon and Cody Whiteside, of D.O.D. Coffee Roastery, were presented their official Chamber membership plaque by Chamber Ambassador, Bonnie Schroder, of Tampa Bay Newspapers.

    Located at 12543 Ulmerton Road in Largo, D.O.D. Coffee Roastery has 35+ years of coffee knowledge and experience that goes into every bag of their specialty coffee. Stop in for a coffee, brewed just the way you like it, or try out the lotus all natural plant based energy drink. Also offering panini sandwiches, breakfast bagels, and baked goods.

   Learn more by visiting dodcoffeeroastery.com.

Reminder: Taste of the Chamber on November 30th has been merged with the below event. Please invite guests to attend with you.

Welcome, StretchLab Clearwater!

   Deanna Geisel, of StretchLab Clearwater, was presented her official Chamber plaque by Chamber Ambassadors, Stacy Gillis of Advanced Video Systems and Carolyn Jones of Cruise Planners.

    StretchLab Clearwater offers one-on-one assisted stretching focusing on improving range of motion, flexibility, and reducing pain and tension.

   Learn more and experience the benefits at Stretchlab.com/location/clearwater.

Water Shortage Order issued for Pinellas County

Southwest Florida Water Management District order goes into effect Dec. 1

• Southwest Florida Water Management District has declared a modified Phase I Water Shortage Order for three counties including Pinellas.

• Order goes into effect on Dec. 1, 2023

• One-day-per-week watering restrictions issued countywide.

• Customers should reduce unnecessary water use to conserve resource

Get more information here: https://pinellas.gov/watering-schedule-and-rules

Storm season ends, but recovery to take time

For a second consecutive hurricane season, Florida took a direct hit from a major storm. But while the 2023 season will end this week, restoration efforts will continue for years.

Florida ranks No. 1 in U.S. for population migration

Florida had the highest positive net migration of any state for the second year in a row, adding over 249,000 people to its population.

Yes, some of Florida's airports are more crowded

As the busy holiday travel season dawns, Florida airports have helped lead the way in the sharp snapback of travelers returning to the air.

3 million Floridians started college but didn’t finish. Some need a push.

Roughly 3 million Floridians have attended some college but never earned a degree or certificate. Often referred to as “noncompleters,” they make up roughly 18% of the state’s population age 25 and over.

The Sunshine State continues to be a produce winner in fall and winter

Florida’s agriculture sector has more than a $132 billion economic impact across the state, while providing more than 2.2 million jobs and local sources of food.

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