Chamber event to honor top marketing items
The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce invites area businesses to showcase promotional marketing items at its annual Logo/Marketing Competition luncheon from 11:45 am to 1:15 p.m. March 15 at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd., Seminole. Judges will honor the best business message, most creative specialty item and best in show. The best in show prize is a free exhibit space, valued at $300, at the 2011 Mid-Pinellas Business Showcase expo on June 15 at the Largo Community Center. Competitors will also be awarded a 30-second audience business spotlight presentation. Cost for the luncheon is $20 for chamber members and $25 for nonmembers. To register, call (727) 584-2321 or e-mail email@example.com.
Tyrone mall hosts kids' reading event
Kidgits Book Blast, which celebrates reading and uses activities and giveaways to bring children's stories to life, takes place from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Tyrone Square Mall, 6901 Tyrone Square, St. Petersburg. Bring new or gently used books to benefit the Florida Department of Education's "Just Read, Florida!" initiative. Call (727) 345-0126 or visit simon.com/kidgits.
St. Pete Beach
Chamber hosting candidates forum
The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce hosts a candidates forum for the city of St. Pete Beach at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Warren Webster Building, 1500 Pass-a-Grille Way. Candidates will discuss platforms and answer audience questions. Call Amanda Page at (727) 360-6957.