Volume 88 l September 2022

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"What's Ahead" Friday Edition

It's Great to Belong! The "WE" Approach

*****Your Chamber directors, committee leaders and staff met last week to celebrate successes from this program year and to lay out plans for the next. Our sincerest thanks to these volunteer leaders and all our committee members for their support and loyalty! The session was hosted by Pinellas Technical College-Clearwater (PTC), where incoming Chairman of the Board Jake Prokop is executive director. Current Chairman Nate Cocco of State Farm Team Cocco will officially hand over leadership to Jake at the Chamber’s 69th Annual Meeting & Awards Breakfast on Sept. 27.

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*****Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

*****When: September 29 at 1 PM

*****Where: AMA Medical Group

*****1280 Missouri Avenue, Largo 33770

*****Register here.

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Coffee An' Networking at CareerSource Pinellas

Thank you everyone for coming out to our Coffee An' Networking event last week. What a great turnout! A huge thank you to CareerSource Pinellas for hosting, and our sponsors Piper Fire Protection and Cloud Law Firm for making these events possible.

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Citizens coverage cap eyed as insurance crisis worsens

As Florida’s property-insurance market has crumbled and home values have soared, many homeowners have been dropped by private insurers and cannot qualify for Citizens coverage because of the $700,000 cap.

Florida sues U.S. Food and Drug Administration over plan to import prescription drugs from Canada

The state is suing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over a plan Gov. DeSantis says will save Floridians hundreds of millions of dollars on prescription drugs.

The health of honey bee colonies in Florida

A world without bees would be bleak; there would be less food for human consumption, less variety among the fruits, vegetables, and nuts that remain, and the impacts of their absence would ripple throughout the food web.

Ban on ‘woke’ investments could hurt state pension fund, experts say

The move against investment policies that take “Environmental, Social and Governance” issues into consideration comes as Florida’s pension fund dropped from a high of almost $200 billion a year ago to $179 billion in June.

Florida monkeypox cases continue to climb

Monkeypox cases in Florida have more than tripled since the beginning of August, as an upward trend in infections continues.

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