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The St. Pete Chamber’s Guide to Localtopia!

The St. Pete Chamber’s Guide to LOCALTOPIA Localtopia is St. Petersburg’s largest community celebration, dedicated entirely to local businesses and non-profits. This unique event, the only one of its kind to exclusively feature St. Pete-based entities, will showcase over 300 of our city’s favorite independent businesses and community organizations. More than just a festival, Localtopia…

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Gas Plant District: Mixed-Use Development Essential for Transformative Success

Gas Plant District: Mixed-Use Development Essential for Transformative Success By: Jessica Icerman – Stearns, Weaver, Miller Chair | Housing, Land Use & Development (HLUD) Committee St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce         No question—we all want the Gas Plant District redevelopment to be a success in equity. The Rays/Hines Proposal includes various methods…

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Annual Meeting Recap: All in for all.

All In: A Recap of our 2024 Annual Meeting  Missed our 125th Annual Meeting? Here’s some of our favorite moments.   January 29, 2024 Last Friday, January 26, The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated it’s 125th Annual Meeting presented by the Tampa Bay Rays, and hosted at the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg…

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Uncovering the Science of Joy in the Sunshine City

Uncovering the Science of Joy in the Sunshine City By: Julianna Kinser Happiness Project Intern & Eckerd College student       The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce is collaborating with the St. Pete Center at Eckerd College to initiate a survey that delves into the well-being of St. Petersburg residents and workers. Can…

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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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Final Mortgage Payment

Celebrating 13 Years of Community Support and Financial Triumph After 13 years of help and support from our community, we are so proud and excited to say that the Chamber has officially paid off a large debt that once seemed insurmountable. This picture of our President & CEO, Chris Steinocher, handing over our last mortgage…

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Co-Working Space Options for Hurricane Idalia Victims

Co-Working Businesses Offer Options for Hurricane Idalia Victims   Although Hurricane Idalia remained 100+ miles off the coast of Pinellas County, the timing of the tides and full moon caused many homes to suffer damage that will leave residents displaced for weeks or even months. A damage assessment of St. Petersburg found more than 1,400…

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New Legislative Policies Affecting Businesses – Informative Webinars

New Legislative Policies Affecting Businesses – Informative Webinars   The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and strategic partners presented a series of webinars introducing and discussing new legislative policies passed during the 2023 Session. These webinars highlight new legislative changes and how they may impact business operations in Florida.   E-Verify Webinar Listen as…

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What To Know: Expanding E-Verify Requirements

What To Know: Expanding E-Verify Requirements By: Sarah Michael, Florida State University student St. Petersburg Chamber Intern 2023           How does E-Verify work? “E-Verify is an internet-based system that compares information from your Form I-9 and Employment Eligibility Verification to records available to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social…

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