Last week we celebrated Jessica McKnight Photography's Ribbon Cutting! They are located off South Fort Harrison and do headshots, maternity shoots, weddings, engagement photos, and the list goes on and on!
Join us for our Chamber House Dedication on June 19th at 10am!
Clearwater Regional Chamber Aligns with Smartguy.com
Our chamber has aligned with SmartGuy.com to bring our Chamber Members added benefits. They're great at getting your business exposure on line through their SEO!

Clearwater Craft Beer Festival Downtown this Saturday
The third annual Clearwater Craft Beer Fest is coming to downtown Clearwater Saturday, June 1st 11 am to 11 pm. This block party features the best local craft beers from Dunedin’s House of Beer along with food trucks, live art demonstrations, kids' entertainment, and interactive games. PLUS live music from Chris McCarty, The Rectifiers, JahFarI and more! For more information visit ClearwaterDowntownPartnership.com
INPUT REQUESTED: Survey for Smoking Ban on Beaches
This is a survey on the proposed legislation to prohibit cigarette smoking on Florida public beaches. While it was not reviewed in 2019, it will likely be a topic during the 2020 session. Survey results will be shared with Florida legislators and media. Thank you for completing the survey, which will take approximately 5 minutes.

Tampa Airport in the Market for $3 Million in Public Art
As part of its continuing $2 billion expansion, Tampa International Airport is about to go shopping for more public art, and its budget is $3.1 million.

Airport officials are in the market for nine new pieces of public art, with commissions ranging from a little under $100,000 to $520,000.

Senate Bill 824/House Bill 987 - Would have preempted regulation of short-term rentals to the State, including inspection, licensing and occupancy limits.

Senate Bill 1748/House Bill 3 - Very broad preemption as originally filed. Would have preempted the regulation and licensing of occupations and professions to the State. Final House Bill language instead only preempted local government requirements not expressly authorized by law, which is still very vague.

Senate Joint Resolution 74/House Bill 53 - Would have prohibited the Constitutional Revision Commission from bundling multiple topics onto a constitutional amendment proposal.
Hurricane Tax Holiday Starts Friday, One Day Ahead Of Hurricane Season

TALLAHASSEE — A little nudging for storm prep shouldn’t be necessary after Hurricane Matthew battered Florida’s east coast in 2016, Irma essentially drenched the entire state in 2017, and Michael ground up a chunk of the Panhandle last year.

Still, Floridians will have seven days to build a hurricane-season stockpile — including batteries, flashlights and radios — free of sales taxes, beginning Friday.

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

Government Affairs Committee Meeting
Tuesday June 18 - 7:45 am

Presentation: BayCare Health System
BayCare offers a wide range of programs and services to meet the health care needs of individuals and communities throughout Florida. Our goal is to offer exceptional service at every level and in many forms. Whether you require emergency surgery, prenatal counseling, or outpatient imaging, you can always turn to BayCare as your single trusted source for comprehensive care. We are proud to be known throughout the Tampa Bay area for 15 not-for-profit hospitals, in addition to more than 300 facilities that offer a wide variety of additional medical services and more.

Transportation Committee Meeting
Tuesday June 18 - 9:00 am

Presentation: Florida Department of Transportation District 7

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

Questions?
Call: 727.461.0011 ext. 222
Thursday, May 30th, 2019
5:30pm-7:30pm
Ribbon Cuts at 6pm!
Friday, June 7th, 2019
5pm-7pm
Ribbon Cuts at 5:30pm!
Friday, June 21st, 2019
5pm-7pm
Ribbon Cuts at 5:30pm!
Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
5:30pm-6:30pm
Free to Attend
Thursday, June 6th, 2019
5:30pm-7:30pm
$15/Person
Friday, June 7th, 2019
7am-8:30am
$35/Person
$60 for you & a First Responder
Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
4pm-5:30pm
Free to Attend (SPC Clearwater)
Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
3pm-5pm
Free to Attend
Friday, June 14th, 2019
11:30am-1pm
$25 Member/$30 Non-Member
$10 CYP Member
Thursday, June 27th, 2019
11am-1pm
$50 Member/$55 Non-Member
Thursday, October 10th, 2019
11am-7pm
$150/Player
$600/Team
40% off 3D Tours for your business!
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On-location headshots for $85!
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Division Partners
Kind Regards,
Jeni Borrow
Vice President of Membership
727.461.0011 ext 226
jborrow@clearwaterflorida.org


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