Chamber recognizes six Students of the Month
The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce presented its Students of the Month recognitions at the monthly Chamber Business Luncheon last week.
Christine Regan, of Sylvan Learning Center at Largo Mall and chairwoman of the chamber's Business/Education Partnership Committee, made the presentations.
November Students of the Month from Largo High School are seniors Colby Lisetor and Jessica Urban and representing Pinellas Technical Education Center is Vanessa Cespedes, enrolled in the school's practical nursing program.
December honorees from Largo High are seniors Desiree Crespo and Christian Thomas and representing PTEC is Samantha Hubbell, enrolled in the culinary arts program.
The luncheon also featured a raffle of holiday gift baskets. More than $500 was raised benefiting the chamber's education fund, which provides scholarships to Largo students.
Thanks to the Women in Business Council for coordinating the effort and to all the businesses and individuals who contributed.
Office to close twice during the holidays
The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber office will close for the Christmas holiday on Dec. 23 and reopen for business at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 29. It will close for the New Year's holiday at 2 p.m. Dec. 31 and reopen at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 2
Program provides business assistance
The Largo Business Assistance Program, a partnership between the Largo/Mid Pinellas Chamber of Commerce, city of Largo and Pinellas County Economic Development, provides free help to dozens of businesses each day.
Services range from guidance in developing business plans, obtaining permits and licenses to financing options, training programs and employment searches. Business assistance specialist Charlie Cronk is trained to provide technical help to those looking to start a business as well as existing businesses considering expansions or relocations.
For an appointment with Cronk, call the chamber at 584-2321 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.