Business Success through Social Media is topic of Workshops: The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce will hold a two-session "Business Success through Social Media" workshop series. The first, a 101 beginner's course, will take place July 28, with an intermediate 201 course to follow Aug. 25. Both sessions will run from 7:45 to 9 a.m. at the chamber, 151 3rd Street NW, Largo.
Presented by CEA Marketing Group of Clearwater, the programs will educate and demonstrate the strategies and objectives for utilizing social media in today's business climate. In addition to an overview of the social media phenomena, it will provide hands-on demonstrations in maximizing use on social media sites including Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.
"Thousands of businesses are using social media to make new connections, to find new clients, employment and to keep current," said Tom Morrissette, chamber president. "To be successful in these times, utilizing these sales and marketing tools is essential. If you're not using them, rest assured that your competition is."
Cost is $30 per session for chamber members and $50 to attend both sessions. Non-members are $40 a session. To register, contact the chamber at (727) 584-2321 or e‑mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Shake, Rattle & Bowl: The chamber will hold its sixth annual Shake, Rattle & Bowl on July 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Liberty Bowling Lanes, 11401 Starkey Road, Largo.
This business networking event will feature bowling, summertime picnic treats and a variety of great prizes.
Cost is $200 to sponsor a lane, which includes a team of four to five bowlers, the company's name advertised on a bowling lane, food and beverages, name and logo on commemorative program and prize contests. Basic team registration is $125 for a team of four to five players, food and prize contests.
Space is limited to 16 teams. To register or for more information, please call the chamber at (727) 584-2321 or e-mail email@example.com.
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Women Inspire Awards: The chamber will present its second annual Women Inspire Awards Luncheon on Aug. 10 from 11:45 am to 1:15 p.m. at the Greektown Grille, 1230 Cleveland St., Clearwater.
Presented by the chamber's popular Women In Business Council, the event will celebrate several women in mid Pinellas County who have made a difference in the region and workplace. Nominations for the awards were submitted to the council by individuals, organizations and businesses from throughout the area.
The luncheon is sponsored by Allstate Insurance-David Puckett Agency, DEX Imaging, Hampton Inn & Suites-Largo, Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Largo Central Park and Yoga4All Serene Body Massage. Cost is $20 for chamber members, $25 for guests. Registration deadline is Aug. 6. To register, please call the Chamber at (727) 584-2321 or e‑mail firstname.lastname@example.org. No shows will be billed
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SCORE Business Counseling Available: The chamber hosts business counseling services provided by SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) at its 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.