Volume 47 l November 2019
 Weekly eConnection
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Central Pinellas Chamber Upcoming Events
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11/20 - Chamber B2B Happy Hour - 5:30p - 7:30p    
12/13 - Chamber Annual Holiday Luncheon - 11:45a - 1:15p   
Celebrating 50 Years of Friendship between Largo, FL and Kami City, Japan
A delegation of 22 representatives from Kami City, Japan visited Largo, FL this past week in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the original Sister City proclamation in 1969. Saturday, the 9th of November, officials from both cities re-signed the covenant and enjoyed a celebratory dinner.
Tuesday, November 12th, your Chamber hosted the group for a day that included business tours, a luncheon and a farewell reception. The day began at Pinellas Technical College for coffee and a tour of the campus. From there the group went to Flutter Fetti for a facility tour, sushi and a product demonstration. It was an incredible display and we believe Flutter Fetti gained new customers from the experience. The luncheon was hosted by the Palms of Largo which included a talk on the facility, musical performance and lunch at the Royal Palms. After lunch was a brief tour that concluded at The Plaza with a Country Western performer.
Chamber Day concluded with a farewell reception at the Largo Golf Club. Thank you to everyone that participated in the milestone event.

Our friends from Kami City, Japan began their travels home Wednesday morning and arrived home safely. Thank you for the four days of friendship that will last forever!
The Chamber presented each honored guest a gift bag with items that represent our region. Thank you to our member businesses that donated items:

AAA Belleair
Duke Energy
First Citizen’s Bank
Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
Largo Medical Center
Mary Kay – Penny Jackson
Morton Plant Hospital
National Aviation Academy
S.S. White Technologies, Inc.
The Silver Queen, Inc.

Thanks to the following businesses that renewed their membership with us the past month. We appreciate the loyalty!
Centratel Services International
City Of Largo
GP&M Advisory Services
Hampton Inn & Suites
Hunters Green Electric
Kathyrn Welsh, PA
Lithium Battery Power
National Aviation Academy
Oak Manor Senior Living Community
Ohana Coffee Kava Tea
Sonnenberg Insurance Services, Incorporated.
Suncoast Osteopathic Foundation
TECO Tampa Electric
Vernon Sales Promotion
Weisner Insurance, Incorporated
Welcome to the following businesses that joined your Chamber during the past month. We look forward to their engagement!
ActionCOACH Tampa Bay
Bardmoor Oaks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center
Blue Atlas Marketing
HD1PY, Inc.
Health Aid Company, Inc.
Marleta Black Coaching, LLC
Pinellas County Council PTA
U.S. Army Recruiting Station
Ribbon Cutting Rehash
Congratulations to the following businesses on their recent celebrations!

If you couldn’t attend, here’s a quick rundown on your Chamber's recent Ribbon Cuttings.  Click here  to view our monthly calendar to make sure you’re a part of the next ribbon cutting.
Your CBD Store, Largo FL
Congratulations to Your CBD Store, Largo FL on their grand opening. Visit them at 1901 West Bay Dr, Largo, FL 33770.

Visit them sometime and learn from the knowledgable staff.
The Joint Chiropractic
Congratulations to Perry and Richard for the grand opening of their East Bay Drive facility at: 5020 East Bay Drive, Suite 500, Clearwater, FL 33764. Check them out sometime and see all they have to offer.

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings
U.S. Army Largo Military Recruiting Office
The United States Army Largo Military Recruiting Office cordially invites you to their official Grand Opening on Thursday, 21 November, 2019 at 3PM. "We are a US Army of opportunity. We want to help future Soldiers achieve their highest potential while serving their country. All you have to do to get start is send us a message or visit us!" The Ribbon Cutting will be at 5PM. Refreshments are provided.

Bardmoor Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Join us and fellow Chamber members in celebration at the New Name Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Bardmoor Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center! The Ribbon Cutting will take place at 3:00pm on Tuesday, the 3rd of December. Refreshments will be provided. It's great to belong! 

Brightway Insurance
Join us and fellow Chamber members to celebrate 10 years of Brightway Insurance doing business in Largo! They will be having an open house from 3:00p to 7:30p with the Ribbon Cutting at 5:30p. Refreshments and holiday fare will be provided. We'll see you there

We’re about Value!

A new Chamber program year is upon us! And we’ll be continuing to tout our five “value” principles and how each relates to being part of the organization.
            Value of Investment - The Chamber brings members valuable cost-savings resources that directly impact their bottom line. From member-to-member discounts to affinity partnerships - all are designed to lower the cost of doing business.
            Value of Information – The Chamber brings members unique resources. Roundtable discussions, workshops, advocacy on local and state issues, contacts, reference to other businesses, expertise, etc. Information that is timely and relevant to the success of all business operations.
            Value of Influence – The Chamber represents the interests of its members and communities. Whether at the local, state or federal level, it is the advocate on all issues of importance to business.
            Value of Interaction – The Chamber provides its members opportunity. People want to do business with people they know, like and trust. Networking events, B2B programs, and partnerships foster relationships that encourage leads, referrals and more business for our members.
            Value of Impact – The Chamber is one of the few, if not the only, organization that can impact the three main pillars in its service area – government, citizens, and businesses. We deliver results that directly benefit our members.
If you would like to assist in volunteering on a committee to help influence these values, just give us a call. It’s another sure way to build business connections. It really is great to belong!
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