Last week we welcomed HeFluence to Clearwater! They opened an office in The Ring!
Follow this link to learn more.

Our first ribbon cutting on Friday was US Auto Sales who opened a branch in Clearwater off of US 19! Welcome to Clearwater!

Our second ribbon cutting on Friday was welcoming SPCA Tampa Bay to Palm Harbor! They have opened a satellite location to serve Upper Pinellas on US 19

It's been a great week of Ribbon Cuttings for anniversaries and openings! Last night we celebrated Residence Inn Clearwater Downtown's 5th year open and 3rd year under the Scarlett Hotel Group!

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

Dolphin Tale Stars Visiting Clearwater Marine Aquarium
July 17-22
Three stars of the Dolphin Tale movies will be making appearances at Clearwater Marine Aquarium starting this Wednesday. Cozi Zuehlsdorff (Hazel Haskett), Nathan Gamble (Sawyer Nelson) and Austin Highsmith (Phoebe) will do a public Q&A each day and be available to sign autographs and take pictures with CMA guests.
Human Trafficking: Training is Required in Florida
On June 26, Gov. DeSantis  signed  HB  851 , which requires training regarding human trafficking for certain hospitality workers by January 1, 2021. FRLA currently offers free online training designed specifically to educate Florida's hospitality workers about the signs of trafficking and what to do when trafficking is suspected. We encourage you to take  this training  and help keep Florida safe for all who come here.
Update Regarding Area Water Conditions
The Chamber offices and visitors centers have been receiving an increased amount of inquiries related to area water conditions including Flesh Eating Bacteria, Blue/Green Algae, and Sargassum (Brown Seaweed). At this time, no restrictions have been issued for Clearwater's Beaches but we will continue to monitor the situation. The link below provides you with some resources to keep up-to-date on these issues and be able to answer guests questions related to these topics.
All-New International Visitor Data Now Available!
VSPC is excited to debut all-new international visitor research from Tourism Economics, the leading global travel data provider, on our industry site, . The data, which will be updated twice annually, covers the top source markets for St. Pete/Clearwater, along with production from 10 years ago and a look into the future 10 years from now.
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.
Florida Chamber 2019 Legislators Report Card & Legislative Summary!

How do you think we should solve the transportation and land development issues of today and tomorrow?

Forward Pinellas is partnering with the  Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority  to launch Advantage Pinellas – a strategic plan to improve mobility and economic opportunity countywide – and we need your feedback.

Advantage Pinellas is Forward Pinellas’s new Long Range Transportation Plan that links land use and economic development strategies with major transportation investments. This is a core product that our agency produces every five years; the plan will guide transportation decision making, which will directly affect how our communities grow into the future. Any transportation project in Pinellas County will need to be in the Advantage Pinellas plan to receive state and federal funding. Advantage Pinellas also includes PSTA’s Community Bus Plan, pairing transportation and transit planning to ensure we have a clear, comprehensive and integrated vision for the ways people can travel. In addition, with the Forward Pinellas mission of integrating land use and transportation planning, we can plan for how growth will occur and where to support planned redevelopment with transportation improvements.

In order to make the best possible decisions for Pinellas County and its residents, we have a survey to gauge priorities and desires for the county’s evolving transportation network and land uses. You can   take the survey  any time before the end of July, but that isn’t your last opportunity to give input. We will be taking the plan to the public at multiple stages before it is adopted in late 2019.

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

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

Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County - Kate Bauer-Jones

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

Commute with Enterprise - Arlinda Karuli

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

Call: 727.461.0011 ext. 222
Saturday, July 27th, 2019
Dolphin Unveiling at 11am!
Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
Free To Attend
@ Joe's Crab Shack
Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
Free To Attend
@ Tampa International Airport
Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
Free To Attend
@ Pisces Sushi & Global Bistro
Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
Thursday, October 10th, 2019
@ Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
Welcome to the Team!
Ariana Pinkney,
Special Event Coordinator
Natalie Melillo,
Development Manager, Corporate Partnerships
Haley Wilber,
Marketing Specialist
Ashley Williams,
Site Supervisor Apprentice
Innovation Labs Introductory Course this weekend!
An Introduction to Creative Thinking
This foundational course identifies your personal innovation strength(s) (scaffolded by FourSight) and offers an introduction to creative thinking and the tools and methods used by the top creativity scholars and practitioners in the world to boost creative problem solving skills and confidence. This course will ensure that you feel more comfortable and capable with creative thinking and primed for more effective creative problem solving in the workplace. This half-day course can be followed by An Introduction to Creative Problem Solving for those who want to dig more deeply into the creative problem solving process.

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

An evening of Empowerment was hosted at The Ring last Thursday July 11. It featured Tony Robbins’ top business strategist, Anthony DeMario & Lorna Blake, a mindset & business growth coach. Lorna who is a new member of the Ring & Clearwater Chamber spoke on “How to Bounce Back From Setbacks” & Ant presented on “How to Turn Your Actions Into Results”. The MC Stacey Spencer did a fantastic job. The event was made possible with the amazing collaboration of The Clearwater Chamber & The Ring Workspaces. Food was provided by Pour Yours. Some lucky attendees went home with great prizes and giveaways. Feedback from attendees suggest it was an inspiring and empowering event. 
Division Partners
Kind Regards,
Jeni Borrow
Vice President of Membership
727.461.0011 ext 226

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