Legislators to discuss situation in Tallahassee
The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce will pose the question "What Happened in Tallahassee?" to representatives of the Pinellas legislative delegation at its upcoming chamber business luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday. It will meet in the main dining room at Pinecrest Place Retirement Community, 1150 Eighth Ave. SW.
Agreeing to take part in the discussion are State Sen. Dennis Jones (R) and State Reps. Jim Frishe (R), Bill Heller (D) and Janet Long (D). The regional impacts of the recently signed state budget and ongoing scrutiny of legislative practices surrounding the ouster of House Speaker Ray Sansom will be among the topics addressed.
Cost is $15 for chamber members and $20 for nonmembers. Advance registration is required. Call the chamber at (727) 584-2321 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business council seeks inspirational women
The Women in Business Council of the Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its first "Inspire" awards. Presentations will take place during a special Inspire Awards Luncheon on Aug. 11 at the new Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 210 Seminole Blvd.
Nominees can be women of any age who have successfully provided inspiration, education and encouragement to others in the workplace or the community. They must reside or work in the greater Largo/Mid-Pinellas region and be affiliated with a chamber business/organization member in good standing.
Nominations must be submitted in writing (not to exceed 500 words) along with any supporting documentation at the chamber by 2 p.m. July 10. The Women in Business Council will select a minimum of three to receive the honor.
For more information, visit the chamber Web site at www.largo chamber.org or call Cindy Paquin at 584-2321.
Local businesses to take spotlight at free expo
More than 50 businesses and organizations will take center stage during the fifth annual Largo/Mid-Pinellas Business Showcase at the Largo Cultural Center from 4 to 7:30 p.m. June 18. A variety of food and beverage vendors will also be featured at this special networking event, which is free and open to the public.
Limited exhibit spaces remain. Cost is $325 for chamber members and $400 for nonmembers. To reserve a space, call Charlie Cronk at 584-2321.
The event is sponsored by Bright House Networks, Holiday Inn Express-Largo Central Park , Hampton Inn & Suites-Largo Central Park, Largo Leader, Salon West and More2Life.