Make us your home page
Instagram
Chamber Notes

Chamber notes

Largo chamber of commerce events

Luncheon will feature new vote machine demo

One of the two candidates vying for Largo City Commission Seat 1 and a demonstration of the new optical scan voting machines will highlight the Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Business Luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday. The chamber meets at East Bay Country Club, 702 Country Club Drive, Largo.

Business and community leader Joe Falanga, the commission candidate, will present his platform to the business audience. He faces incumbent Mary Gray Black, who is unable to attend the luncheon.

Deborah Clark, Pinellas County supervisor of elections, will demonstrate the new optical scan voting devices, which debuted at the August primary. Attendees will have the opportunity to cast sample ballots in preparation for Election Day.

Cost to attend is $15 for chamber members, $20 for nonmembers. To register, call the chamber at 584-2321 or e-mail events@largochamber.org.

After Hours event scheduled for Thursday

Plenty of networking and a chance to win a bedroom makeover will highlight this month's Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. It takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Plantation Gardens Apartments, 5501 110th Ave. N, Pinellas Park.

This special After Hours program is sponsored by the Creative Design Team. Owner Marya Flurnoy wants to show her appreciation to fellow chamber members with food and beverages, door prizes, goody bags and a grand prize raffle for a bedroom makeover valued at $1,650.

Proceeds will benefit the Greater Largo Chamber Education Fund. Raffle tickets are $5 each or three tickets for $10. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the chamber or at any upcoming chamber event.

Cost to attend Business After Hours is $5 for members who register in advance, $10 for nonmembers. To register, call the chamber at 584-2321 or e-mail info@largochamber.org.

Site adds information on candidates statewide

The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber is offering Vote for Florida, a nonpartisan Web site that offers access to information about the 2008 election. It's produced in association with the Florida Chamber of Commerce and is available as a link on the chamber's main Web site: www.largochamber.org. With a presidential race, 25 congressional seats, 140 of the 160 Florida legislative seats and countless local elected officials up for election in November, the chamber is encouraging voters to learn more about candidates.

This site provides that information in addition to links to locate precinct sites, contact elected officials and more. Advocacy components also have been added to allow visitors to independently contact legislators on issues important to them.

Survey aims to gauge needs of business

The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber and St. Petersburg College have partnered on a survey to gauge the attitude of regional businesses on a variety of issues including the economy and job growth. It was developed and will be monitored by the chamber's Economic & Small Business Development Committee and the college.

Findings will assist both organizations in developing programs that meet the current needs of businesses. The chamber is looking to hold a minimum of four such assistance workshops/seminars in its next program year. All businesses and associations, including nonchamber endorsed entities, are invited to take the survey. Visit the chamber's Web site at www.largochamber.org and hit the survey link on the home page toolbar.

Largo chamber of commerce events 10/11/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 3:24pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Water Hogs: During drought, hundreds of Tampa Bay homes guzzled a gallon of water a minute

    Drought

    When Amalie Oil president Harry Barkett plunked down $6.75-million for his Bayshore Boulevard mansion, he picked up 12.5 bathrooms, a pool, a hot tub, an elevator and a deck bigger than some one-bedroom apartments.

    During one of the worst droughts in the Tampa Bay region's history, hundreds of houses used more than a gallon of water a minute. ALESSANDRA DA PRA  |   Times

  2. Gov. Scott's tough talk on Venezuela may not turn into economic action

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — To show his solidarity with Venezuelans, Gov. Rick Scott held a rally in South Florida and repeatedly promised to punish companies that do business with the Nicolás Maduro regime.

    Gov. Rick Scott held a rally July 10 at El Arepazo restaurant to show solidarity with Venezuelans. Scott has said he wants to punish companies that work with the Nicol?s Maduro regime.
  3. Pinellas licensing board asks Sen. Jack Latvala for $500,000 loan

    Local Government

    The troubled Pinellas County agency that regulates contractors wants Sen. Jack Latvala to help it get a $500,000 lifeline from the state to stay afloat.

    State Sen . Jack Latvala, R- Clearwater, is being asked to help the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board get $500,000 from the state so it can stay open beyond February.  [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
  4. In advertising, marketing diversity needs a boost in Tampa Bay, nationally

    Business

    TAMPA — Trimeka Benjamin was focused on a career in broadcast journalism when she entered Bethune-Cookman University.

    From left, Swim Digital marketing owner Trimeka Benjamin discusses the broad lack of diversity in advertising and marketing with 22 Squared copywriter Luke Sokolewicz, University of Tampa advertising/PR professor Jennifer Whelihan, Rumbo creative director George Zwierko and Nancy Vaughn of the White Book Agency. The group recently met at The Bunker in Ybor City.
  5. Tampa Club president seeks assessment fee from members

    News

    TAMPA — The president of the Tampa Club said he asked members last month to pay an additional assessment fee to provide "additional revenue." However, Ron Licata said Friday that the downtown business group is not in a dire financial situation.

    Ron Licata, president of the Tampa Club in downtown Tampa. [Tampa Club]