Luncheon topic is crisis in finance, real estate
"The Financial/Real Estate Crisis: Causes & Solutions" is the topic of the Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Business-to-Business Luncheon on Tuesday. It takes place from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Palms of Largo Royal Theater, 200 Lake Ave NE, Largo.
Guest presenter Ben Hillard, a business and real estate attorney at Hillard & Rogers, P.A., and Castle Law Group, P.A., will explore the triggers behind the crisis and its impact on business and personal real estate and loans. How the crisis is currently being addressed, and what to expect in the months ahead, will also be discussed.
Hillard conducts business and real estate litigation, mergers and acquisitions, personal guaranty and foreclosure and deficiency judgment defense, business purchases and sales and banking law. He has an MBA from the Stetson School of Business and J.D. degree from the Stetson University School of Law.
Cost to attend is $20 for chamber members, $25 for nonmembers. To register, call (727) 584-2321 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with Business Luncheon in the subject line. No-shows will be billed.
SCORE offers expertise to new, growing firms
The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce is hosting business counseling services provided by SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) at its offices by appointment every first and third Thursday monthly. SCORE counselors represent working and retired business executives who volunteer their lifetime experience providing assistance for people looking to start a business and for owners/managers of existing businesses. Call (727) 584-2321 for a free appointment.
Use phone technology to increase business
"How Your Telephone Can Ring in Business: The Low Cost of Sounding Big!" is the topic of an upcoming business workshop presented by the Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce.
It takes place from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Feb. 18 at the chamber's 151 Third St. NW offices in downtown Largo. Registration, coffee and networking starts at 7 a.m.
The program, designed specifically for business owners and managers, will highlight ways to increase business with affordable telephone technology. Practical ideas on how to create a solid, professional impact over the phone will be demonstrated. It will involve interactive discussion based on ideas presented by seasoned professionals in the telephone communications and technology fields.
Presenters are Kathy Pabst Robshaw of Telephone Effectiveness, who helps companies use telephone technology to attract and retain business, and Gary M. Scarsbrook of Centratel Services, a 14-year veteran of telecom communication solutions.
Cost is $30 for chamber members and $40 for nonmembers. Space is limited to allow for group interaction. To register, call the chamber at (727) 584-2321 or send e-mail with "telephone workshop" in the subject line to email@example.com. No-shows will be billed.
Networking session set for Bascom's Chop House
The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Business After Hours networking event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Bascom's Chop House, 3665 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. The event is $10 for chamber members and $20 for nonmembers. Advance registration is recommended. To register, call (727) 584-2321 or e-mail events@largochamber.