On Monday we welcomed Irish 31 Pub House & Eatery to Clearwater Beach and the Chamber!
They're located on Poinsettia Ave below the North Beach Parking Garage in the Pelican Plaza!
Welcome to Clearwater and we look forward to the impact you will make on our tourists and locals!
CYP Outstanding Member:
Berny Jacques, BBBS of Tampa Bay
Development Director

Why did you get involved with CYP? To be more involved with the business community and to spread awareness about Big Brothers Big Sisters.
How long have you been with your current company?  What makes it a great place to work? I’ve been with Big Brothers Big Sisters for a year and a half. It’s a great place to work because community involvement is encouraged, and I get to work with great people who make a positive impact in the lives of local at-risk kids.
If you have one piece of advice to give to other young professionals, what would it be? Find ways outside of work to serve your community!
What do you enjoy doing in your free time? Reading, spending time with friends, and watching sporting events.
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.
Get Your Barrier Island Re-Entry Pass
The Barrier Island Re-Entry Program was established to keep beach areas safe in the aftermath of a hurricane or tropical storm. We want only those people who own property on the beach to be able to access the area after such an incident. All Clearwater Beach residents and business owners, including Sand Key and Island Estates, need to register with the program to receive their assigned Emergency Access permits.

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, Partners.VisitStPeteClearwater.com . 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.
State funding promises to turn up volume on regional transit solutions

After more than a decade in operation, the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority is now emerging as a key player in the region’s efforts to fight congestion with public transportation.

The agency, known as TBARTA, is currently overseeing the planning processes for two significant initiatives: The proposed bus rapid transit system along Interstate 275 from Wesley Chapel to St. Petersburg and Envision 2030, a 10-year plan of priority transit improvements across Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, and Pinellas counties.


State regulators float new rules in hospital wars

Eliminating the certificate of need program for hospitals may have been the easy part, but how to license them in the future may be more complex.

Tallahassee health-care regulators on Wednesday started the layered process of reshaping the state’s certificate of need program, moving ahead to focus it on nursing homes, hospices, and institutions for individuals with developmental disabilities.

But the proposed changes to the CON rules are only the beginning of a two-step process for Florida hospitals, as the Agency for Health Care Administration simultaneously moves to change the licensure requirements for hospitals .

The Ring Workspaces
“The natural environment inspired the work space we built, our personal and professional life experiences shaped the way in which we wanted to work.”

The Ring is a space of distinct perspectives, where nature, people and technology converge to form a balanced, shared and efficient ecosystem. Co-founders Daniels and Simee Ikajevs envisioned an eco-friendly and integrated work environment that would improve the overall health, performance and roductivity of working professionals. The logic was simple, if you feel great, you can accomplish anything.

We are creating a community and building spaces where businesses thrive and determination separates the good from the great.
For more information, click the link below:

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

Government Affairs / Transportation Committee Meeting
Tuesday July 16 - 7:45 am

Presentation/Discussion:
2020 Legislative Priorities

For July, the Government Affairs and Transportation Committees will have a combined meeting to discuss our 2020 Legislative Priorities.

Please join the discussion as we begin the process of determining our Legislative Goals and Objectives for the upcoming Legislative Session.


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

Questions?
Call: 727.461.0011 ext. 222
Friday, July 12th, 2019
12pm-2pm
Ribbon Cut Time Coming Soon!
Friday, July 12th, 2019
3pm-5pm
Ribbon Cuts at 3:30pm!
Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
5pm-7:30pm
Ribbon Cuts at 5:30pm!
Saturday, July 27th, 2019
10am-2pm
Dolphin Unveiling at 12pm!
Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
6pm-8pm
Free To Attend
@ Joe's Crab Shack
Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
5:30pm-8pm
Free To Attend
@ Tampa International Airport
Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
11:30am-1pm
Free To Attend
@ Pisces Sushi & Global Bistro
Thursday, October 10th, 2019
11am-7pm
$150/Player
$600/Team
@ Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
Division Partners
Kind Regards,
Jeni Borrow
Vice President of Membership
727.461.0011 ext 226
jborrow@clearwaterflorida.org


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