HSN chief to talk at gathering of businesswomen
Mindy Grossman, chief executive of HSN, will be the keynote speaker Friday at the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce Women's Symposium. In 2009, Forbes ranked Grossman one of the world's 100 most powerful women.
The chamber's Women's Council will also present the Women of Distinction Awards. Each year a businesswoman and community service woman of the year are honored. This year there are 33 finalists. For information, visit stpete.com or contact Denise Davis at (727) 388-2918 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ferg's party will go to bat for the Rays
The Clutch Hitters, a group of Pinellas County business leaders, is hosting a party at 8 p.m. Saturday at Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill. The group gets corporate support for the Tampa Bay Rays by encouraging the purchase of season tickets.
In addition, Ferg's will host the grand opening of the Rays Room, with music by Fat Tractor. Ferg's is at 1320 Central Ave.
Chamber lunch, talk on hurricanes set
The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce is hosting a lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Blvd., to discuss how to prepare for hurricanes. The cost is $15 for chamber members and $20 for nonmembers. To reserve, e-mail RSVP@TampaBay Beaches.com with the event name, "Learn@Lunch," in the subject line.