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Fifth annual Largo/Mid-Pinellas Business Showcase is open to the public

Networking event is free, open to public

More than 50 businesses and organizations will take center stage during the fifth annual Largo/Mid-Pinellas Business Showcase at the Largo Cultural Center from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Food and beverage vendors also will be featured at this networking event, which is free and open to the public.

It's sponsored by the Largo Leader, Bright House Networks, Hampton Inn & Suites-Largo Central Park, Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Largo Central Park, More2Life, Salon West and Progress Energy.

Featured exhibitors include CPS Promotional Products, Human Resources Factor/B.J. Dandro MBA & Associates, Derri Davisson-Realtor, Hampton Inn & Suites-Largo Central Park, Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Largo Central Park, Bay Star Hotel Group, Centratel Services International, Progress Energy, Bright House Networks, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Knology, Moss Feaster Funeral Home & Cremation Services, the Palms of Largo, Colonial Bank, Firehouse Subs, Largo Medical Center, Delectable Edible Gifts & Pudge's Chocolate Confection, Balla's Steak House, Sonnenberg Insurance, Company Care, McManus & McManus, P.A., Clairmont on the Green and the Thirsty Marlin.

Also, Le Bouchon Bistro, Grand Villa of Largo, city of Largo, Joto's, Pinellas County Economic Development, Midori Spa & Salon, Largo Cultural Center, Costco, More 2 Life, Largo Leader, Panera Bread, AAA Belleair Travel, Heron House Indian Rocks ALF, Welcome Home Relocation, Freedom Square, Salon West, Main Street Chiropractic, Authentic Martial Arts, Largo Rehabilitation Center, Aflac, state Rep. Jim Frishe, Escot Bus Lines, Central Florida College, East Bay Rehab & Nursing Center, Selling Edge Home Staging & Redesign, St Petersburg College Corporate Training Center and Texas Cattle Co.

For more information about this event or chamber membership, call (727) 584-2321 or visit

Shake, Rattle & Bowl scheduled July 22

The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce will hold its fifth annual Shake, Rattle & Bowl from 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 22 at Liberty Bowling Lanes, 11401 Starkey Road, Largo. This networking event will feature bowling, summertime picnic treats and prizes.

It costs $250 to sponsor a lane, which includes a team of four or five bowlers, company name advertised on bowling lane, food and beverages, name and logo on commemorative program and prize contests. Basic team registration is $125 and includes food and prize contests.

Space is limited to 16 teams. To register or for more information, call (727) 584-2321 or e-mail

Nominations sought for women 'Inspirers'

The Women in Business Council of the Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its first "Inspire" awards.

Presentations will take place during the Inspire Awards Luncheon on Aug. 11 at the new Holiday Inn & Express & Suites, 210 Seminole Blvd.

Nominees can be women of any age who have provided inspiration, education and encouragement to others in the workplace or the community.

They must reside or work in the greater Largo/Mid-Pinellas region and be affiliated with a chamber business/organization member in good-standing.

Nominations must be submitted in writing (not to exceed 500 words) along with any supporting documentation at the chamber by 2 p.m. July 10. The Women in Business Council will select a minimum of three for the honor.

For more information, visit the chamber Web site at or call Cindy Paquin at (727) 584-2321.

Fifth annual Largo/Mid-Pinellas Business Showcase is open to the public 06/13/09 [Last modified: Saturday, June 13, 2009 2:13pm]
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