TD Dolphin Unveiling
On Saturday we welcomed TD Bank and their dolphin, Pinellope to Clearwater! They are located on Gulf to Bay at the Clearwater Mall!

Trustees Luncheon on August 14th!
Trustees Luncheon registration is now open! If you are a Board Member, Trustee or Division Partner, please join us! Want to attend but you're not any of the above? Become a Trustee or Division Partner soon! Email Jeni at jborrow@clearwaterflorida.org
Spaces are limited!
Clearwater Marine Aquarium Team
Assists with Stranded Pilot Whale Rescue
On July 29, 2019, five pilot whales stranded in the shallow water off Redington Beach, on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Rescue Team responded along with wildlife agencies and local authorities, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and other partner organizations. After careful assessment from veterinarians and marine biologists on scene, it was determined that three of the pilot whales were healthy enough to be released back into the Gulf of Mexico. The other two pilot whales required more attention and were taken to Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s new rehabilitation facility located in Tarpon Springs.
Clearwater Featured on TripAdvisor List
TripAdvisor recently published the article "15 Unbeatable Florida Family Vacations with Kid-Friendly Activities." This article outlined how Clearwater Beach is one of "America's absolute favorite sandy stretches" and highlights local attractions, accommodations, and the things to do in downtown Clearwater.

FRLA Marketing & Operations Summit
Held August 13-14 in Tampa
FRLA’s Marketing + Operations Summit is back for our 6th annual premier Florida hospitality event held August 13 – 14, 2019 at the Tampa Marriott Water Street. We are thrilled to partner with  Results Thru Strategy , a diverse group of entrepreneurial and executive-level hospitality experts, for the second year in a row. Bringing you leading industry trends, best practices, top-notch speakers and unparalleled networking, we’ve made sure there’s a seat for everyone at our table.
Register for the Governor's Conference on Tourism
The annual Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism (GC) is the premier educational conference for the Florida tourism industry. This event brings together tourism industry professionals, advertising agencies, travel experts and state leaders to explore the latest trends and opportunities for the industry. The conference takes place September 4-6, 2019.
Become an Ocean Ally!
Ocean Allies consist of individuals, businesses, and communities that uphold ocean friendly practices. Ocean friendly practices include discontinuing single-use plastics, choosing more reusable, biodegradable, or compostable items, recycling properly, conserving water and energy, and being mindful of marine life.

Thankfully, there are some easy steps we each can take to stop contributing to the world’s plastic problem and Ocean Allies is here to help. Learn more about becoming an Ocean Ally!
Expansion is happening!
Beachside Hospitality Group is very prominent on Clearwater Beach and beyond, now they are expanding AGAIN! This time it's to Daytona Beach.

Why Should Businesses Support Early Childhood Education?

St. Petersburg hops on e-scooter craze, looks to start pilot program by 2020


St. Petersburg leaders have been taking notes on the  failures and successes of e-scooters  so they can create a plan for their city.

The city that's known for its downtown walkability and designated bike paths wants to hop on the e-scooter trend that sister cities in South Florida and Tampa have adopted.

Last week, St. Pete's housing, land use and transportation committee unanimously voted to move forward with implementing an e-scooter pilot program, which will now be moving on to city council for a decision. The council is expected to have first and second readings on the items in August or September. The goal would be to issue out the request for proposals in September and to have the program in place by late fall or early winter.


Upcoming Public Meetings
Click on links below for meeting agenda and location details.

Government Affairs Committee Meeting
Tuesday August 20 - 7:45 am

Presentation:
Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County - Kate Bauer-Jones

Discussion:
2020 Legislative Priorities
Please join us as we continue the conversation around our 2020 Legislative Priorities.

Transportation Committee Meeting
Tuesday August 20 - 9:00 am

Presentation:
"Connecting our Community: Using transportation to link people to jobs, housing and training"
- Barry Burton, Pinellas County Administrator

Location:
"The Ring" Workspaces
600 Cleveland Street Suite 300 Clearwater, FL 33755

Questions?
Call: 727.461.0011 ext. 222
KnowBe4 Dolphin Unveiling!
Friday, August 2nd, 2019
10:30am
601 Cleveland Street Clearwater, FL
in front of The Atrium at the corner of Cleveland & Garden!
Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
7:10pm
Price options available
@Tropicana Field
Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
11:30am-1pm
Free To Attend
@ Pisces Sushi & Global Bistro
Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
11:30am-1pm
Free To Attend ( MUST BE BOARD MEMBER, TRUSTEE OR DIVISION PARTNER )
Thursday, October 10th, 2019
11am-7pm
$150/Player
$600/Team
@ Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
Rent office space for $500 per month!
Move-in special! Receive your 1st months rent FREE!
Schedule a tour with Joe Santolucito at 727-481-3194

Division Partners
Kind Regards,
Jeni Borrow
Vice President of Membership
727.461.0011 ext 226
jborrow@clearwaterflorida.org


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