Advocate For Our Future

We advocate on behalf of our members at the city, county, state and national levels. Get involved with one or more of our committees to help us continue to drive public policy that will continue to make St. Pete the best place to live, work, play, and visit.

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CANDIDate Conversations

CANDIDate Conversation events provide a unique way to establish meaningful connections with the candidates seeking to represent St. Pete on the local, state, and federal level. Offered in a virtual Speed Dating format, guests will meet with Candidates in rotating breakout rooms to learn more about the issues that matter before hitting the polls on Primary and Election Day.

Public Policy Council

The Public Policy Council focuses on building and supporting the relationship between the business community and the public sector. It operates through a well-developed task force and committee system, advocating for issues affecting the economic growth and community vitality of St. Petersburg.

Committees and Task Forces

The Public Policy Council operates effectively through a well-developed Committee and Task Force system which studies each issue and informs the Council, with recommended positions.

The Chamber Political Action Committee (PAC)

The Chamber PAC provides members an opportunity financially support chamber initiatives. Funded through individual contributions, the Chamber PAC has a separate board governing its efforts.

Legislative Agenda

The Chamber sets a legislative agenda to identify areas of focus for the growth of our city.

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Advocacy Events

Coffee Chats – These events are exclusive opportunities for Chamber members to engage with elected officials and governmental leaders in informal conversations.

Popcorn & Politics – At Popcorn & Politics, Chamber members are invited to network and learn about candidates before casting their vote.

St. Pete Day and Tallahassee Trip – The Chamber brings the best of St. Pete to the Florida Capitol to tell our story and lobby the legislature in support of our legislative priorities.

Now Trending – Members and non-members are invited to attend quarterly Now Trending lunches to help keep up with the current, on trend topics of St. Petersburg.