Make us your home page
Instagram
Chamber notes

Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce hosts legislators at luncheon

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 events@largochamber.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.

Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce hosts legislators at luncheon 06/06/09 [Last modified: Saturday, June 6, 2009 2:00pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. 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]
  2. 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.
  3. 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]
  4. Under Republican health care bill, Florida must make up $7.5 billion

    Markets

    If a Senate bill called the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 becomes law, Florida's government would need to make up about $7.5 billion to maintain its current health care system. The bill, which is one of the Republican Party's long-promised answers to the Affordable Care Act imposes a cap on funding per enrollee …

    Florida would need to cover $7.5 billion to keep its health care program under the Republican-proposed Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.  [Times file photo]
  5. Amid U.S. real estate buying binge by foreign investors, Florida remains first choice

    Real Estate

    Foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate recently skyrocketed to a new high with nearly half of all foreign sales happening in Florida, California and Texas.

    A National Association of Realtors annual survey found record volume and activity by foreign buyers of U.S. real estate. Florida had the highest foreign investment activity, followed by California and Texas. [National Association of Realtors]