• Every month, our weekly community newspaper, the Pinellas Park BEACON, prints our Chamber newsletter to help us reach beyond our membership. Click the name of the paper for the most recent BEACON edition and click anywhere on the newsletter below for a full-size PDF version of our newsletter.

  • COME VISIT US!
    5851 Park Blvd. Pinellas Park, FL 33781
    Phone: 727-544-4777 Fax: 727-209-0837

     

  • Teams Forming to Shoot for Success

    Teams are forming NOW for the Shoot for Success Trap Shoot, set for 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 3, at the Skyway Trap and Skeet Club, 3200 – 74th Ave., N. Named sponsorships are just $350 for a 5-member team, team sponsorship is $250 for 5 shootists, and pairs ($100) or singles ($50) can sign up on their own. Visit the Chamber’s website and register soon!
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  • BREAKFAST CLUB

     

     

    Billie Jo Grassinger (Tampa Bay Natural Health), Elise Gribnitz (Drew Roofing), Cheryl Atkinson, LMT, Kent Irving (Tampa Bay Hosting), and Sherry Alvarez (Government Development Center) accepted renewal certificates and new member plaques at the August 15 breakfast. —Photo by Billie Noakes


     

  • August Breakfast Notes


    The Chamber’s August 15 breakfast meeting brought 72 members and guests together to learn about a proposed partnership with LocalShops1.com. Mario Farias talked about this Social Media driven way to help locally owned retailers, eateries, service providers, and entertainment spots attract more traffic.

    The first 50 Chamber members to sign up to participate will pay $70 for their first year (regularly $100) in LocalShops1.com. They’ll get 5 customized screens on the LocalShops1.com website, a supply of discount cards to sell or give away, and recognition on the company’s and the Chamber’s websites. Deadline to commit and pay is September 1, so if you’re interested, call the Chamber office at 727-544-4777.

    Chamber members (in bold)—and even some guests—provided us with a cornucopia of great door prizes! Business guest J & S Cleaning donated a $25 gift certificate, won by Almer Hargrave of A&J Technology Services, Inc., while business guest Ven-Tel Plastics donated an ice-in pitcher won by Kip Kollmeyer of the Tampa Bay Times. Writer/Storyteller Billie Noakes donated a set of 3 children’s books won by Crystal Yatsenko of Pet Supplies Plus; and P.J. Geiger of Busy Hands, Warm Heart/66th St. Flea Market donated an embroidered Chamber logo T-shirt won by Renee McInnis ofGirls Incorporated of Pinellas. The Pinellas Park Art Society donated two artworks: a pen and ink drawing, “Artist’s Palette,” by Diann Franks, won by visitor Sharon Williams of  J & S Cleaning, and a laser print of Richard Jansen’s “Ruins on Egmont Key,” won by Richard Ardavany of Exhibit Display Systems Int’l.  Frances Wolf from Weight Watchers donated Weight Watchers Magazines won by Helen Fizell of Affordable Senior Resources, Nichole Tenderholt of Lowe’s Commercial Painting, and Everett Farris of Crosspointe Church.


     

  • Sharpening Our Image


    Chamber treasurer Nancy Hodges of Optek is heading the drive to raise funds for the Chamber’s newly upgraded website. For a $250 sponsorship, a company’s logo (with a hyperlink to their company’s website) will appear on the front page of the Chamber’s website for a full year, and we’ll recognize them in this newsletter, too. So far, sponsorships have come in from:


     

  • Medical District kick-off)


    200 AND COUNTING. The August 11 Back-to-School Health Fair that introduced the Pinellas Park Medical District to area residents drew more than 200 families with children needing school and sports physicals, immunizations, and vision and hearing screenings. Sponsored by the Pinellas County Osteopathic Society, the fair was held at the St. Petersburg College Caruth Health Education Center.


     

  • After Hours Mixer


    SMILING FACES were much in evidence at the After Hours Mixer hosted by Bill Jackson’s on July 26. Hot dogs, sangria, soft drinks, chips, and plenty of high spirits abounded!


     

  • After Hours Mixer

    Fun times at our After Hours Mixer


    Adventurous entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, managers, and friends of the Chamber turned out in good number for our July 26 After Hours Mixer hosted by Bill Jackson’s.

     Helen Fizell (Affordable Senior Resources) and Stacey Ducker (Healthy Vision) won $25 gift certificates to Bill Jackson’s donated by Terry England of  England Brothers Construction. Julio Marquez of First Home Bank won an Airtech Sport Watch, Paul Ziegler of BB&T won sunglasses, and Kim Scardaccione of Tampa Bay Newspapers/Pinellas Park BEACON won a bamboo water bottle, all donated by Bill Jackson’s. Ethel Mudd of Mainlands Real Estate donated a bottle of French wine that was carried home by Jacob Valintine of Unique Dream Promotions.

     We needyour help: the good times were rolling on and on, and we lost track of who donated the income planning won by Jerry House from the German American Society (hosts of our September 20 Pre-Oktoberfest After Hours Mixer). We’re also looking for the winner of 15 penny auction bids donated by Sue Riling (Healthy Vision) on behalf of Bids for Kids.


     

  • KNOW-HOW FOR SALE!


    The Chamber’s Social Media and Success in Business Series classes resume at Park Station in September! Check our calendar for dates/times/topics.

  • Office Hours
    Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: Closed

    Call us for information about after hours mixers and events! 

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