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Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce kids off membership campaign

Chamber to embark on membership drive

The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce will kick off its annual monthlong membership campaign entitled "Your Business Wealth and Fitness Source" on May 20.

Chamber member volunteers are needed to help with the recruitment effort and with prize donations. Debra Jones of Regions Bank is chairing the drive and David Puckett of Allstate Insurance is vice chair.

Highlighting the campaign will be a two-day, four-session phone-a-thon at the chamber's offices June 9-10 sponsored by Knology and Centratel Telephones.

Volunteers will be competing for the title of "Recruiter of the Year" and prizes including a cruise and three-day beach get-away.

To volunteer for the campaign or to donate a prize for volunteers, contact Sheryl Rodgers at (727) 584-2321 or e-mail

Vendor slots available at business showcase

Space is now available to area businesses and organizations for the Sixth Annual Mid-Pinellas Business Showcase at the Largo Cultural Center on June 30 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. A variety of food and beverage vendors also will be featured at this business-to-business networking event, which is free and open to the general public.

Cost for an exhibit table is $265 for chamber members before June 4 and $425 for nonmembers. Showcase sponsorships are available for $800. Sponsorships feature a variety of special benefits, including placement Bright House Networks advertising for the event.

To reserve a space, or for more information, contact Tom Morrissette at (727) 584-2321 or

Chamber networking event set for May 20

The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Business After Hours networking event May 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Greektown Grille, 1230 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

The event is $10 for chamber members and $20 for non-members.

Advance registration is recommended. To register, call (727) 584-2321 or e-mail

Score some advice for your small business

The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce hosts business counseling services provided by SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) at it offices by appointment every first and third Thursday monthly.

SCORE counselors represent working and retired business executives who volunteer their lifetime experience providing assistance for people looking to start a business and for owners/managers of existing businesses. There is no cost involved.

Counseling appointments can be made only by calling (727) 584-2321.

Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce kids off membership campaign 05/11/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 4:52pm]
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