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Entrepreneurial Academy: Mattie’s Story to Success

Fall 2023 Entrepreneurial Academy Graduation Mattie Velasco’s Story: Struggles – The Entrepreneurial Academy – Success Introduction to Mattie & The Spring Entrepreneurial Academy As we look forward to the Spring 2024 Entrepreneurial Academy, we’re inspired by stories of transformation. Mattie Velasco’s journey, in particular, stands out. From her battles with addiction to founding Open Forum Strategy,…

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Egmont Key: Past, Present and Future

Egmont Key Lighthouse

Tara Hubbard giving a tour to The St. Pete Chamber and our members during their ribbon cutting. Egmont Key: A Legacy of Conservation, History, and the Hubbard Family’s Dedication Introduction We recently did a Ribbon Cutting for the Egmont Key Ferry at Fort Desoto. That is where we learned so much. Nestled at the mouth…

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Recap of the Mash-Up: 2023 St. Pete Pitch Night & Good ‘Burger Awards

Photo credit: Mayor Ken Welch (Instagram) / City of St. Pete The Mash-Up Recap St. Petersburg, FL — The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce Celebrates the business community in first-ever Pitch Night + Good ‘Burger Mash-Up event. —- Last night, we hosted over 600 of our Chamber members, leaders and St. Pete community at…

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Fall Entrepreneurial Academy Class Graduates!

We graduated another Entrepreneurial Academy class! To see the album of photos, please click here. Photos by Sunkissed Moments Monday night at COhatch we celebrated the Fall 2023 Entrepreneurial Academy graduates for their dedication, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit. EA, made possible through the generous sponsorship of LMCU, marked a significant milestone in the journey of these emerging entrepreneurs.…

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Meet our Five Pitch Night Finalists!

Meet Our Five Pitch Night Finalists! Martika Brianne Jones is CEO and Co-Founder of BŪP®, a trailblazing B2B SaaS networking solution. Leveraging a decade of sales experience and a Master of Science in Entrepreneurship, Martika co-created BŪP® to revolutionize the way businesses connect, facilitating the seamless exchange of information and automatic lead nurturing. Through her keen understanding of…

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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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5 Reasons Why Entrepreneurial Academy is Meant For you

There are 5,10,15 reasons why The Entrepreneurial Academy is a great idea for small business development and growth. The Entrepreneurial Academy is an eight-week course; teaching current and future entrepreneurs’ actionable strategies to start and grow their business. Some of the best business leaders in St. Pete come together offering practical steps and solutions for business success,…

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