Volume 182 | June 2024

Weekly eConnection
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It's Great to Belong! & Members'

Promotions Edition

ChamberSMART! hears experts on being well...

Mental Health & Workplace Wellbeing was the topic of a ChamberSMART! Lunch & Learn program last week. Guests were educated on physical and mental wellness in addition to navigating through our disconnected healthcare system.  A special thanks to our speakers who each did a fantastic job.  Seen above, from left, Dr. Rosemary DePasque of Belleair Bluffs Chiropractic, Carmen Bales of Empath Suncoast Hospice, and Claudia Cometa of Peace Advocacy Group.

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A new owner at Largo Auto Center!

Largo Auto Center on the corner of West Bay and Clearwater Largo Road has a new owner, Shaun Slovek! On national donut day last Friday, the Chamber celebrated both with donuts and a ribbon cutting honoring the occasion. Get your car repaired at the choice for honest, reliable car care in our community since 1996. Find them on Facebook here!

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Enhancing Partnerships...

Chamber President Tom Morrissette joined chamber execs from throughout Pinellas County for a working retreat last week presented by Visit St. Pete Clearwater. Its goal was identifying new ways Visit can partner with chambers to heighten the visitor experience and educating residents on the major economic impact visitors bring to the County.


Visit St. Pete-Clearwater will be promoting to and offering residents special deals and discounts for 727 Day (Saturday, July 27) on the VisitSPC website. It’s seeking offers from participating businesses that leverage 7-2-7 in some way (e.g., A discount of $7.27, buy one get a second for $7.27, admission just $7.27).

There is no cost to participate. Just fill out this 727 Deal Form with all pertinent information about your offer or event by Friday, June 14, and Visit St. Pete-Clearwater will handle the rest, including promotion of a special 727 Day webpage and coordinating with local media for coverage.


Thanks in advance for helping make 727 Day Deals a special treat for our locals!

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Welcome, Generational Transitions!

   Christopher and Benjamin Pooler of Generational Transitions were presented their Chamber membership plaque by Chamber Ambassadors, Wendy Swertfeger of LegalShield/IDShield and Stacy Gillis of Advanced Video Systems.

    At Generational Transitions, they make senior transitioning smooth and easy by assisting with many components of the change. These include senior living placement, decluttering and downsizing, moving, budgeting and financial planning, professional cleaning, and house listing/sales. Learn more about how Generational Transitions is not just a referral agency, but senior advocates at GenerationTransitionsofFlorida.com.

Florida campaigns raise millions to try to sway voters on proposed amendments

Nearly $16 billion will be spent on this year’s presidential election. Statewide races in Florida are expensive too, especially for proposed constitutional amendments.

Judge blocks Florida law requiring local elected officials to disclose detailed financial info

A federal judge has blocked a 2023 Florida law that required municipal elected officials to disclose detailed information about their personal finances, ruling that the law likely violated First Amendment rights.

Clinic at Tampa port to expand health care access for ‘hidden’ industry

A new clinic at Port Tampa Bay aims to expand access to treatment for seafarers, many of whom make low wages and come from countries such as the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Russia and Ukraine.

Boeing to open new engineering facility in Florida

Initial plans for the facility in Daytona Beach include employees performing engineering work for military aircraft programs and advanced technology capabilities, with a focus on engineering design, research, development and prototyping capabilities.

Miami-Dade mission to Spain nets 14 hot prospects to come here

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council continues to pave the way for the county’s future with an economic development mission to Spain.

Thank you to our Trustees and Newsletter Sponsors

Acropol Family Restaurant

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Melody Hunter Homes

National Aviation Academy

Pinellas County Housing Authority

Piper Fire Protection

Platinum Information Services

Regions Bank

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Valley National Bank

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