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Largo briefs: State leaders, Pinellas chambers of commerce members to meet

Business, community needs topic at luncheon

Largo city administrators will provide a State of the City Update at the Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce business luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at Pinecrest Place, 1150 8th Avenue, SW.

The impact of property tax cuts on the city's budget, new development and redevelopment opportunities being studied and ongoing efforts by the administration to address the needs of businesses in the community are among the topics to be addressed. Participating in the discussion will be City Manager Norton "Mac" Craig and Assistant City Managers Henry Schubert and Mike Staffopoulos. Questions from audience guests will be welcome during the presentation.

The luncheon will also feature a report on Pinellas County's proposed inclusionary housing ordinance by Bruce Bussey of the Pinellas County Planning Department. The controversial plan would mandate that affordable housing units be included in any residential or mixed-use development throughout the county.

Cost to attend the luncheon is $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. To register, contact the chamber at 584-2321 or e-mail info@

largochamber.org.

Workshop focus: Web site marketing tactics

"Web Site Marketing: Basic Do's & Don'ts" is the topic of a Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce workshop 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the chamber's 151 3rd Street NW offices.

Presenter Robert Radez will share an overview of how Web sites work, and what to know about owning one and Dan Lewis will answer all questions about Web site construction and search engine marketing.

Some of the subjects discussed will be ways that a Web site can help a business grow, how often a Web site should be updated, how search engine marketing works and knowing the basic criteria for a successful Web site. How to not only find your Web site, but how to get on page one of Google, will also be addressed.

Cost to attend is $20 for chamber members and $30 for nonmembers. Space is limited. Call 584-2321 or e-mail info@largochamber.org to register.

State leaders to meet with chamber members

Join the second annual Tallahassee mission for Pinellas County chambers of commerce on Tuesday, April 15 and Wednesday, April 16. It will feature a social reception and a series of meetings with the county's elected state delegation. Special sessions with Florida CFO Alex Sink, State Attorney General Bill McCollum, Tallahassee freelance reporter Mike Vasilinda and insurance lobbyist Mark Delegal are also scheduled.

A special briefing with lobbyists at the Florida Chamber of Commerce will round out the itinerary.

Cost to attend is $375 per person or $600 to double-up in a hotel room. This includes transportation, lodging and most meals. Space is limited to 30 people. For more information or to register, call 584-2321 or e-mail tom@largochamber.org.

Largo briefs: State leaders, Pinellas chambers of commerce members to meet 04/05/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 10:23am]
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