Gather for coffee, exchange of leads
The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Coffee An'Networking, a business leads program, from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday at Beef O'Brady's, Pinellas Shopping Center, 841 West Bay Drive, Largo.
A networking exercise and door prizes will be featured. The event is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. To register, contact the chamber at (727) 584-2321 or e-mail email@example.com.
Meet Olympic medalist Brooke Bennett at lunch
"From Gold Medals to Newsroom: Meet Brooke Bennett" is the program for a Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Business-to-Business Luncheon on March 9. It takes place from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Tucson's Southwest Grill, 13563 Icot Blvd., Largo.
Guest speaker Brooke Bennett burst onto the world scene when qualifying for the 1994 World Championships in the 800 meter freestyle. After finishing third behind Janet Evans, Bennett returned two years later. Facing off again with Evans at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, Bennett won gold and began her four-year reign as the top distance swimmer in the world.
She won two more gold medals at the 2000 games in Sydney. Her 800 meter freestyle victory was an Olympic record.
After being interviewed by newspaper and television journalists from around the world, Bennett is pursuing a new goal, a broadcasting career. This month, she started as a member of Bright House Sports Network.
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.
Group to meet with officials in Tallahassee
The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce is spearheading its 4th Annual Tallahassee Mission for Pinellas County business leaders April 20-21.
It will include a social reception and a series of meetings with the county's elected state delegation. Roundtables with elected officers and business associations will also be featured.
A special briefing with representatives of the Florida Chamber of Commerce will round out the itinerary.
Cost to attend is $350 per person for a single hotel room or $250 per person for those who double up, and includes the cost of most meals. Space is limited to 30 people. For more information or to register, call (727) 584-2321 or e-mail tom@ largochamber.org.