Networking event seeks vendors
Space is now available to businesses and organizations for the Sixth Annual Mid-Pinellas Business Showcase from 4 to 7:30 p.m. June 30 at the Largo Cultural Center. A variety of food and beverage vendors will be featured at this business-to-business networking event, which is free and open to the public.
Presenting sponsors to date include Bright House Networks, Tampa Bay Business Journal and Innovative Mobility Solutions.
Cost for exhibit space is $265 for chamber members before June 4 and $425 for nonmembers. Contact Tom Morrissette at (727) 584-2321 or e-mail tom@largo chamber.org to purchase space or for more information.
Nominate women who inspire others
The Women in Business Council of the Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its second annual "Inspire" awards. Presentations will take place during an Inspire Awards luncheon on Aug. 10 at the Greektown Grille, 1230 Cleveland St., Clearwater.
Nominees can be women of any age who have successfully provided inspiration, education and encouragement to others in the workplace or 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 8.
The Women in Business Council will select a minimum of three to receive the honor.
Corporate sponsors of this year's awards are David Puckett Allstate Insurance, Yoga 4 All & Serene Body Massage, Hampton Inn & Suites-Largo and Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Largo Central Park.
For more information, visit the chamber website at www.largochamber.org or call Cindy Paquin at (727) 584-2321.
Counseling service is free for startups
The Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce 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 are 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. Counseling appointments can be made only by calling (727) 584-2321.
Offices to close for holiday weekend
In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, the Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce will close its offices at 3 p.m. Friday and reopen at 8:30 a.m. June 1.
Businesses requiring notarization for Certificates of Origin or other documents should plan accordingly.