Volume 77 l June 2022
Weekly eConnection
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"In the Know" Friday Edition
Don't Be Unfollowed! The first session is NEXT WEEK, register below.
Register for the two-session course here
Speakers Panel Breakfast: Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace
Presented by the Women Leadership Committee
Last Thursday, the Chamber's Women Leadership Committee presented its Annual Speakers Panel. What an informative event! The three panelists covered aspects around Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace, and the importance of open dialogue among employees and employers.

Dr. Hawks from NSU spoke on Workplace Culture and "D&I in the Workplace", focusing on race. Steven Halstead from Senior Life Publications spoke on "Ageism & the Workplace and LGBTQ+ protection". Finally, Daniela Carrion, from Linesch Law, covered the legal aspect, speaking on "D&I and the Law".

Thank you to our awesome hosts, Michael Abraham and Racquel Khuri, at NSU - Tampa Bay Regional Campus for having us! Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors CareerSource and Kemco Systems (Shout out to Kemco for giving their sponsorship perks to a member non-profit, Learning Empowered!). Thanks everyone for coming out and supporting events on important topics such as this one.
Check out the video here.
Inspire Awards 2022: Download the nomination form here.
Email all forms, resumes, letters of support, etc. to membership@centralchamber.biz
Or mail the forms to the Chamber office: 801 W Bay Center, Ste 602, Largo, FL 33770 
Deadline: July 27th
Register as a Inspire Sponsor here.
PTC Student of the Month
A Chamber Education Fund Scholarship was presented to Donald Forbes II! Donald is enrolled in the Computer Systems and IT program at the Pinellas Technical College, and was chosen as Student of the Month. He competed in the SkillsUSA state level competition in Jacksonville in the Information Technology Services (ITS) competition and received a bronze medal! Donald is currently CompTIA A+ and Network+ certified, aiming to also obtain his Security+ certification. He says "Thanks to my experience here at Pinellas Technical College and the opportunities they have offered me... I will be starting my career within the IT field as an IT Support Intern for Clark & Associates!".
Congrats, Donald!
A popular free member "perc"... Coffee An' Networking
SPONSOR THIS EVENT for $150! Register as a Sponsor here
Thursday, June 30
7:45 to 9:00 a.m.
National Aviation Academy
6225 Ulmerton Road
Clearwater, 33760
Members register here |
Non-Members ($25) register here |
It was a full house at our recent event at Keiser University. The group question – “what was the worst job you ever had?” – generated plenty of laughs!
Don’t miss out on the fun at our next gathering.
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony: RESCHEDULED for June 29th
Let's celebrate the grand opening of Premier's Largo location!
Wednesday, June 29 at 8:30 AM
13819 Walsingham Road, Ste C, Largo 33774
Confirm your attendance here.
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Let's celebrate with new member Reliable Claims Adjusting!
Tuesday, June 28 at 3:30 PM
10225 Ulmerton Road, 9A, Largo 33771
Confirm your attendance here.
Increasing prices are hitting nearly every consumer category, but your bill at the grocery store may be more painful than anything else except gas and energy.
It’s been two years since businesses had to shut down because of the pandemic, and that hit many black businesses pretty hard.
As tourism skyrockets in Orange County, there’s another trend that isn’t something to celebrate: COVID-19 cases have been creeping up for months in Central Florida, health experts say.
Potential mid-term matchups are taking shape as this year’s candidate qualifying period gets underway. Anyone planning to run this fall has until Friday to submit their paperwork.
A rare bipartisan gun reform deal struck by a group of U.S. senators following the mass shooting in Texas that killed 21, could bring less change to Florida than other states.
Thank you to our Trustees and Newsletter Sponsors
Bay Care/Morton Plant Hospital
Business & Family Insurors
Check Before Hire
Cloud Law Firm PA
Duke Energy
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital
Home Instead/Be a Santa
Jackson & Associates CPA
Melody Hunter, Charles Rutenberg Realty
National Aviation Academy
Nova Southeastern University - Tampa Bay
Piper Fire Protection
Platinum Information Services
Regions Bank
Spectrum Reach
The Palms of Largo
Valley National Bank
Village Inn
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