Annual Meeting Salutes Business/Community Leaders: The 58th Annual Meeting of the Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce will be held on Friday, Sept. 17 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. The breakfast event begins with coffee and registration at 7:30 a.m. followed by the program from 8 to 9:30 a.m.
It will include a review of the chamber's 2009/2010 milestones, a look at what's ahead, and the presentation of the organization's annual awards including its Citizen of the Year, Small Business Leader and Silver Hammers. A salute to outgoing officers and recognition of new leaders will be featured as well.
Cost of the meeting is $35 a person with tables of eight available for $260 (a savings of $20). You can place your reservations in advance by credit card by calling the chamber at 584-2321.
Chamber Cup Golf Tourney Early Bird Extended: Early bird registration of $100 per golfer has been extended until Sept. 17 for the Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce 7th Annual Chamber Cup Golf Tournament.
The event takes place on Friday, Oct. 8 at Belleview Biltmore Golf Club, 1501 Indian Rocks Road. Registration begins at 11 a.m. The shotgun start is at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $125 per golfer after the early bird deadline.
Highlights of the day include contests, giveaways, raffle prizes and barbecue lunch. Following play, the Chamber Cup 19th Hole Reception will feature chamber member restaurants and food providers offering delicious food samplings.
To register individually or as a team, or to learn more about the many event sponsorship opportunities available, contact the chamber at (727) 584-2321 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Build Your Brand on a Budget is workshop topic: "How to Build Your Brand on a Budget" is the title of a Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at the chamber, 151 Third St. NW, Largo. It begins with registration at 7:45 a.m. and program from 8 to 9:30 a.m.
The program, presented by Mandalay Solutions Inc., will examine ways to develop and promote a business "brand." This presentation will touch on the use of social media, improved customer relations, the creation and use of powerful graphics and problem solving to generate a more positive perception of your business and the people in it.
Mandalay Solutions has been serving the Tampa Bay area helping its clients build brands for more than 10 years. The business covers every aspect of marketing and brand development, including website design and Inte.
Cost is $20 for chamber members and $30 for non-members. To register, e-mail email@example.com or call 727-584-2321.
SCORE Business Counseling Available at Chamber: The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce hosts business counseling services provided by SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) at it 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. There is no cost involved. Counseling appointments can be made only by calling 584-2321.