The Word Is Out!
It's the moment you've been waiting for! Beginning October 1, the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce will be joining forces to strengthen our voices in advocacy, promote our destination and unite our community from Bay to Beach. We are excited to share we will be known as  Amplify Clearwater!

A Spotlight On... Clear Sky on Cleveland
The global bistro Clear Sky on Cleveland was opened by Dan Shouvlin in July of 2017, and Chef Bobby Shirley has been the talented resident Chef at Clear Sky Restaurants for the past 8 years. Clear Sky on Cleveland brings a culinary experience with a world class menu and unique décor to downtown Clearwater. They have a lot going on outside of their astounding quality, ambiance, and menu.
For starters they have the best Happy Hour around: Monday through Sunday 2PM-6PM with ½ off drinks! They are also expanding their drink menu to include a full bar, and celebrating Hospitality Month in September by offering 25% off to individuals in the hospitality industry. Their lunch specials can't be beat (you gotta try the 'pick 2' option)! Don’t forget your tickets to their comedy show on September 23 at 8:00 (tickets can be bought at Clear Sky on Cleveland)– the last two shows have sold out! Consider renting the Garden Room event venue for your next shower, rehearsal dinner, birthday, anniversary, meeting, seminar, or charity event. Enjoy their impeccable menu with distinguished service while surrounded by Mediterranean décor and a soothing water fountain. Accommodations for up to 70 guests during breakfast, lunch, or dinner. See their full menu at www.clearskyoncleveland.com, and enjoy cuisine from around the globe! Make Clear Sky your 'Go-To' place after a LONG Monday at the office!
Promote your business through the
Clearwater Vacation Guide
And the winner is...
The Pier 60 Sugar Sand Festival was awarded 1st Place/ Educational Program & 3rd Place/ Promotional Poster for the SUNsational Awards presented by the Florida Festivals and Events Association! Congratulations to all of the award winners!

Preparing For the Storm
The threat of tropical storm or hurricane conditions impacting Florida from Dorian has increased as the disturbance heads for Puerto Rico. We encourage you to take time to prepare before the storm and know where to go for critical updates during storm season.
Minimum Wage Adjustments Proposed
There is a push to increase minimum wage to $15 an hour on several fronts. The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association opposes such a drastic increase as it would be devastating to the hospitality industry, which is critical in the Sunshine State.
Best of St Pete/Clearwater!
The polls are open! Visit St Pete/Clearwater's awards are just around the corner! (2020 seems so close) Follow the link below to vote for your favorite. You can vote once a day!

Voting continues through September 6th.

Buccaneers Home Opener September 8
Earlier this week, your Chamber co-hosted the 2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Luncheon as regular season football is right around the corner! The  Buccaneers home opener will be against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, September 8 and Grammy Award-winning artist Tim McGraw will play a free concert at Raymond James Stadium prior to the game.  
Upcoming Public Meetings
Click on links below for meeting agenda and location details.

Government Affairs / Transportation Committee Meeting
Tuesday, September 17th

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

Location:
"The Ring" Workspaces
600 Cleveland Street Suite 300 Clearwater, FL 33755
Questions?
Email: Don Ewing, Chair of Government Affairs Committee
don@flbss.com
Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
5:30pm-6:30pm
Free To Attend
@ The Ring Workspaces
Friday, September 6th, 2019
8:15am-9:30am
Free To Attend
@ Chamber Board Room
Friday, September 13th, 2019
11:30am-1pm
$25 Member/$30 Nonmember
$10 CYP/Ambassadors
@ Holiday Inn & Suites Harbourside
Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
6pm-8pm
Free To Attend
@ Hooter's Original
Thursday, October 10th, 2019
11am-7pm
$150/Player
$600/Team
@ Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
5pm-7pm
$20 per Attendee
@ Pour Yours
Calling all volunteers! Jazz Holiday has volunteer opportunities for EVERYDAY of the festival!
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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