KnowBe4 Dolphin Unveiling!
Last Friday we welcomed KnowBe4's dolphin, Stuni to Clearwater! Be on the lookout for Stuni while you're in downtown Clearwater!

A thank you from CYP!
What an amazing turnout for our 2nd Annual YP Summit with Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay and St Pete Young Professionals. Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to Tampa International Airport for this event. In next week's newsletter we will have some takeaways and words of wisdom from our panelists.

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!
Environmentalism as a marketing tool: Clearwater Beach nonprofit shows how
'Ocean plastics are an international scourge. According to  National Geographic , some 18 billion pounds of plastic enter the oceans from coastal areas every year. Those plastics directly harm wildlife and take decades or centuries to fully decompose. Ocean Allies, which formed in 2018, offers local businesses a simple trade. The group certifies businesses as ocean friendly if they meet criteria stipulated by the nonprofit. So far, 33 local businesses have been certified, according to the  Ocean Allies website . Founder Sheri Heilman of Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber restaurant says that number is increasing all the time.' - Tampa Bay Times Feature 8/2
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.
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!
Polls close on September 6th.
Cross Bay Ferry Season One Summary

What actually happens to your recycling? We toured a Tampa Bay plant to find out.


Welcome to Florida Wonders, a series where readers submit their questions about the Tampa Bay area and  Times journalists find answers.

Three readers wrote in wanting to know more about recycling. What happens to the plastic bottles and aluminum cans you put in bins left at the curb? And what about the foam egg trays and plastic bags you leave at those bins at Publix? Is everything just going to landfills anyway? And ultimately, is it even worth it to try recycling?

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

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

We are combining the two committees into one meeting to accommodate schedules.

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

Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County
- Lindsay Carson and Kate Bauer-Jones
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?
Call: 727.461.0011 ext. 222
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, August 15th, 2019
5pm-7pm
$25/ticket, includes headshots!
@ Radiance Medspa
Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
12pm-2pm
$50 Member
Friday, September 13th, 2019
11:30am-1pm
$25 Member/$30 Nonmember
$10 CYP/Ambassadors
@ Holiday Inn & Suites Harbourside
Thursday, October 10th, 2019
11am-7pm
$150/Player
$600/Team
@ Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
American Cancer Society
ACS will be holding an open house on Monday, August 19th for those interested in participating on their Event Committee.

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


To submit content to future Membership Newsletters, please email to Jeni