Volume 58 l February 2022
Weekly eConnection
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President's Desk Edition
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Focus on 2022: A Tampa Bay Economic Forecast Recap
Top photo, from left to right: Jake Prokop of Pinellas Technical College, Seckin Ozkul of USF's Muma College of Business, Chamber's President Tom Morrissette, Economist of the Year Aubri Shauger-Haley, Sean Snaith Ph.D. of UCF's Institute of Economic Competitiveness, Dr. Cynthia Johnson of Pinellas County's Economic Development and Susan MacManus Ph.D. of USF's Department of Government and International Affairs.

What an insightful event! Thank you to our wonderful speakers for their informative presentations on the economic and political issues set to impact our region. Congratulations to Aubri on her Economist of the Year award! Thank you to our host the Sheraton Sand Key Resort and to all our sponsors for making this event possible! A big shout out to Advanced Video Systems for the photos and videos.
PTC Student of the Month
Our next Education Fund 2021 scholarship is presented to Sarah Brown! Sarah was chosen as Student of the Month at the Pinellas Technical College. She is 26 years old and is currently enrolled in the Practical Nursing program to obtain her LPN license.
She is set to finish the program in April and continue with her education to obtain her BSN upon completion. Congratulations Sarah!
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Florida voters won’t have a chance to decide whether to legalize sports betting after supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment backed by major online gambling companies acknowledged they lack the required signatures to make it on the 2022 ballot.
While weather dealt SpaceX three days of delays for its attempt to send a Falcon 9 rocket up from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, it was a cruise ship down range that caused a Sunday scrub. The company will try again on Monday.
Florida home insurance customers could get a substantial break from rising rates — saving about $150 a year — if they no longer had to pay into the state’s hurricane insurance reserve fund and if insurance companies could access those reserves more easily — with fewer overall claims losses.
Florida’s omicron infection wave is on a steep decline, but the death count is soaring and fewer Floridians are seeking the protection of vaccines and booster shots.
Florida’s theme parks are plunging into a record year for roller coasters. At least four of the rides will debut in 2022, the most active period in almost two decades.
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