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Briefs: St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce leads nation in growth


Chamber tops the nation in growth with 20 percent

The St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce leads the nation in adding new members, growing by 20 percent. The national average is 1.5 percent, according to the American Chamber of Commerce Executives.

The chamber ranked second nationally for retaining members with a 90 percent rate as compared to an average of 82 percent. The group scored seven national honors and is up for consideration for the National Chamber of the Year.


Kids, here's chance to toss your own pizza

Bella Brava, New World Trattoria, will host a Kids Pizza Toss on Sunday, which is Father's Day, at the restaurant. Kids 12 and under will be able to toss their own pizza, put sauce and cheese on it, and watch it bake.

The pizza will be served free to the family's table. Each kid pizzaiolo (pizzamaker) will receive a paper chef's hat and apron as a souvenir.

Chef Brack May and other kitchen staff will supervise the pizzamaking. For safety, baking will be done by the Bella Brava staff.

Bella Brava, at 515 Central Ave., will be open Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. Reservations can be made at (727) 895-5515 or online at Bella

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Briefs: St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce leads nation in growth 06/10/08 [Last modified: Saturday, June 14, 2008 9:44pm]
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