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Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce holds networking program

Coffee An'Networking meets Thursday

The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Coffee An'Networking, a business leads program, from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday at Beef O'Brady's, Pinellas Shopping Center, 841 W Bay Drive.

A networking exercise entitled "Two Truths and a Lie" and door prizes will be featured. There is no cost for members; there is a charge of $10 for non-members. To register, contact the chamber at (727) 584-2321 or send an e-mail to events@largochamber.org.

Build your business plan with free workshop

The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce and S.C.O.R.E. (Service Corps of Retired Executives) will hold a free session entitled "Planning for Your Business" from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Jenkins Wing at the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive.

This workshop is intended for aspiring entrepreneurs and for business owners who have never prepared a business plan. Attendees will learn what the planning process involves and will each receive a business plan worksheet package.

Although the program is free, advance registration is required. Contact Charlie Cronk at the chamber at (727) 584-2321 or e-mail ccronk@largochamber.org.

Submit marketing items to yearly logo luncheon

The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce invites its member businesses and organizations to display their best marketing items at its annual Logo Marketing Luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. March 10 at East Bay Country Club, 702 Country Club Drive. There will be a contest for the most innovative entry. Each person who submits a marketing item will also have the opportunity to promote their business/organization.

Cost is $15 for members who pre-register by Friday and $20 after deadline and for all non-members. To register, call (727) 584-2321 or e-mail events@largochamber.org.

Free services available to small businesses

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 include help with developing business plans, obtaining permits and licenses, financing options, training programs and employment searches. Largo's business assistance specialist Charlie Cronk is trained to provide technical assistance to those looking to start a business as well as existing businesses considering expansions or relocations.

To schedule an appointment with Charlie, call the chamber at (727) 584-2321 or send an e-mail to ccronk@largochamber.org.

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