Business After Hours networking is Dec. 17
The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual holiday Business After Hours networking event 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at Greektown Grille, 1230 Cleveland St., Clearwater.
Admission is $5 for chamber members and $10 for nonmembers.
Advance registration is recommended.
To register, call (727) 584-2321 or e-mail events@largo chamber.org.
Industry leaders discuss 2010 economic forecast
Hear what some industry leaders predict next year has in store when the Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Largo Library Foundation present "Focus on 2010: A Tampa Bay Economic Forecast."
This business-to-business breakfast takes place Jan. 14 at Sheraton Sand Key, 1160 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater.
Coffee and registration is at 7:30 a.m., and breakfast/program from 8 to 9:30 a.m.
The program features a panel of business experts who will share predictions and provide insight on global, national and regional issues expected to impact the Tampa Bay economy.
Highlighting the presentations will be a keynote national economic prospective by Susan McManus, professor of Public Administration and Political Science at the University of South Florida and political analyst for WFLA News Channel 8.
Panel topics and speakers include economics and finance with Steve Raney, president/CEO of Raymond James Bank; state and regional economic perspective by Stuart L. Rogel, executive director of the Tampa Bay Partnership; and the impact of Amendment 4 (Hometown Democracy) on business by Ryan Houck, executive director of Floridians for Smarter Growth.
Stacey Schaible of WFLA will be the program moderator
Admission, including breakfast, is $35 a person; reserved tables of eight cost $240.
Tickets are available at the Chamber or Largo Public Library or online at www.mygreaterlibrary foundation.org.
For more information, call (727) 586-7398.
SCORE offers free business counseling
The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce is hosting business counseling services provided by SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) at it offices by appointment every month on the first and third Thursday.
SCORE counselors represent working and retired business executives who volunteer their time to help people looking to start a business and for owners/managers of existing businesses.
There is no cost involved.
Counseling appointments may be made by calling (727) 584-2321.