125th Annual Meeting
Early 2024 - Date TBA
Center for Health Equity (The Foundation for a Healthy St. Pete)
RISE & SHINE, St. Pete! Kick off the new year at the St. Pete Chamber’s 125th Annual Meeting where we’ll bring together our business members, community leaders and emerging newcomers for a morning of connections, conversations and meaningful work over coffee, mimosas and lite bites.
Join us to learn about what was done in 2023 and what we’re doing together in 2024.
ABOUT OUR HOST: THE FOUNDATION FOR A HEALTHY ST. PETE
The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg is a private foundation formed in 2013 following the sale of the nonprofit Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. It is the steward of $170 million in assets to support health equity in Pinellas County. The Foundation achieves health equity through race equity by listening humbly, learning fearlessly, and leading courageously impacting systems change. In 2019, it opened the Center for Health Equity, to invite people to learn, connect, and create together in order to advance racial equity and transform our communities. To learn more, visit https://healthystpete.foundation/
Good 'Burger Awards
Fall 2023 – Jannus Live
In honor of a former mayor who referred to his citizens as “burgers” (as in St. Petersburgers), the Good ‘Burger Awards were established to honor Chamber members who contribute in a positive way to make our community special.
2022 Award Categories
- Arts & Culture
- Eats & Treats
- Makers & Creators
- MVB (Most Valuable 'Burger)
- The Sunshine Award
- New Biz on the Block (Small: 1-50 Employees) (Businesses opened since Jan 2022)
- New Biz on the Block (Large: 50+ Employees) (Businesses opened since Jan 2022)
- Community Conscious: Grassroots (Budget under $250K)
- Community Conscious: Large (Budget $250K+)
- Growing Smarter Businesses: Small (1-50 Employees)
- Growing Smarter Businesses: Large (50+ Employees)
Thinking Outside the 'Burg
Thinking Outside the 'Burg is the Chamber's annual benchmarking trip to discover successful strategies to bring home and grow smarter.
2023 Trip: Monday, April 24 - Wednesday, April 26
Early Bird Price: $1,895 per individual (SOLD OUT)
- 2-night hotel accommodations
- Ground transportation
- All scheduled meals, sessions and activities
Business & Community
One Million Cups
Time: 9 am
Location: The Greenhouse
A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in St. Pete.
St. Pete Pitch Night
St. Pete Pitch Night is a bi-annual celebration of our business community that focuses on showcasing, elevating and seeding community-based startups through a friendly pitch competition for a chance to win $5,000.
Join us for a night of entertainment, entrepreneurship and competition. Don’t miss out on a fun and effective opportunity to make a connection and hear ideas in a city that fosters and supports a strong entrepreneurial community!
- Innovative pitches from five participants
- Q&A from local expert judges
- Winner presentation with cash prizes: $5,000 overall grand prize and $500 audience choice award
FREE to attend. Registration recommended.
Spring 2023: TBA
Time: 6 – 9 pm
Location: The Greenhouse
The Entrepreneurial Academy® is an eight-week in-person course that teaches existing and future entrepreneurs the essentials of starting and owning a business.
The weekly content is practical, applied and resource-rich. Over 8 weeks, students have an opportunity to learn through compelling stories of entrepreneurship, resilience, and innovation.
These instructors and business leaders share one thread in common– they’re connections for life. These relationships don’t end when the program does.
Cost: Tuition for the program is $499.
Upon successful completion of Entrepreneurial Academy®, participants will receive a free 1-year Startup membership to the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce
New Member Orientation Presented by CastNet
Every other month; second Wednesday.
First in 2023 on 2/9
Time: 11:30-1 pm
Location: The Chamber Boardroom
New Member Orientation Presented by CastNet is a great way to not only meet the Chamber staff learn about your Member Portal and other benefits, but it's a great way to meet other business owners and fellow members.
Chamber Community Connection (3Cs) Presented by Valley Bank
Every second Thursday of the month.
Time: 5-7 pm
Each month, Chamber Community Connection brings together our members in one central location for a night of connections and conversations. CCC is held at a different location every month to provide opportunities to spotlight our members in the hospitality industry throughout the St. Pete community.
Coffee Chat with the CEO
Every fourth Thursday of the month.
Time: 9-10 am
Location: Foxtail Coffee
Join us for a cup of tea or coffee and a roundtable discussion with other Chamber members. Led by our President and CEO, Chris Steinocher, Coffee Chat allows you to hear and discuss the lastest community updates, developments, and what's happening now in a casual setting.
Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings
Our Ribbon Cutting celebrations are a great way to support our growing business community and small business owners accomplishing a huge milestone in their entrepreneurial journey.
Our Ribbon Cuttings are held for St. Pete Chamber members only and are open to the entire community. Our Members and Chamber Ambassadors are strongly encouraged to attend. Check our events calendar for upcoming celebrations.
CANDIDate Conversations are your opportunity to engage in an informal conversation with candidates running in the upcoming election. Chamber members are invited to network and learn more about each candidate before casting their vote.
St. Pete Day Tallahassee Trip
Early Spring 2023 | Date TBD
Join the Chamber as we head to Tallahassee to lobby the legislature with our Legislative Priorities and connect with state leaders on hot button issues.