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Meet our Spring EA Graduates!

Meet Our Spring EA Grads! Last week, the Greenhouse celebrated the graduation of 19 Entrepreneurial Academy students! Friends, family, Chamber staff, and Community leaders came out to Zoie’s Restaurant to celebrate the graduates, where each student was able to share their stories and entrepreneurial journeys with the crowd.   This semester, we had students from…

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Guest Blog: How CodeBoxx’s Symbiotic Relationship Drives Innovation in Software Development

How CodeBoxx’s Symbiotic Relationship Drives Innovation in Software Development At CodeBoxx, we pride ourselves on our dual-pronged approach to software development excellence. Our Learning and Development division empowers individuals from diverse backgrounds and technical proficiencies to become adept, industry-ready software developers in as little as 16 weeks. We achieve this through our immersive, simulation-based training…

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Annual Meeting Recap: Way to Rise & Shine! ☀️

Event photography: Ryan McGibbany, Tampa Bay Photographer 2023: The year to Rise & Shine On Wednesday, January 25, the St. Pete community showed up to Rise & Shine with the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce as we revealed a new morning format for our 124th Annual Meeting Presented by the Tampa Bay Rays &…

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Get to Know: Torchy’s Tacos

Member Spotlight: Torchy’s Tacos The Torchy’s Tacos Chain was founded in 2006 by Chef Mike Rypka, who started his company in a food truck in Austin, TX before opening his first brick and mortar location. Sixteen years later, Torchy’s Tacos is in 13 states and the new location in St. Petersburg will be the first…

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Guest blog: About the Sunken Gardens Foundation

Guest Blog: The Historic Sunken Gardens About The Sunken Gardens Forever Foundation The Sunken Gardens Forever Foundation (SGFF) is a private, not-for-profit fund-raising corporation whose mission is to support the City of St. Petersburg’s Sunken Gardens and preserve its legacy as a historic landmark through education and philanthropy. We raise money from our community to…

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Leadership St. Pete Class Project

Apply to be the Leadership St. Pete® 2024 Class Project Beneficiary Each year, The Leadership St. Pete class gives back to our community through the Class Project, a civic-engagement, community service project that is completed during the term of the program — a cornerstone of the LSP experience. A typical Class Project requires the class to…

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Get to Know: Enchant Christmas

The Shine’s On: Enchant Christmas From November 25 to January 1, Enchant Christmas invites you to experience a world of adventure with awe-inspiring animated light sculptures. Discover their charming Village offering ice-skating, live entertainment, interactive games, dining, holiday shopping, Santa & Mrs. Claus, and so much more. Start your adventure in a spectacular, new, story-themed…

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Get to Know: Expedia Cruises of St. Petersburg

The Shine’s On: Expedia Cruises What started as a dream to be the source for cruise travel, has grown to be a multi-national travel agency arranging not only awesome cruise experiences, but all kinds of vacations. Expedia Cruises is St. Petersburg’s very own travel center in the heart of downtown (909 Central Avenue), offering a…

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Get to Know: Star Trolley

The Shine’s On: Star Trolley You’ve seen them around town, and hopefully taken a drive with them! Whether it’s for a wedding, party, employee engagement, or just a night on the town, Star Trolley is the best way to tour St. Pete in style. With a fleet of all white, open air or enclosed trolleys,…

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