“Your Community Doorway”

FOCUS St. Pete is a community orientation program for professionals who are eager to establish civic relationships and learn more about the inner workings of the community with a minimum expenditure of time. The program is sponsored by the Leadership St. Pete Alumni Association and the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce®.

FOCUS 2019: Thursday, June 20 - Friday, June 21, 2019

Thursday, June 20th: 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Bilmar Beach Resort
Friday, June 21st: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM - SPC Midtown

5:00 PM  Welcome to FOCUS St. Pete
5:30 PM  St. Pete History
6:30 PM  Dinner
7:00 PM  Healthcare/Social Services
8:00 PM  Closing *
*Attendees are welcome to enjoy the sunset at the Bilmar Beach Cafe or Sloppy Joe’s on the Beach
 8:30 AM   Welcome and Breakfast
 9:00 AM   Local Government
10:00 AM   Sustainability/Coastal Environment
-Break-
 11:15 AM   Education Panel
 12:15 PM   Lunch
12:45 PM   Arts & Culture Panel
  1:45 PM   Economic Development
-Break-
 3:00 PM   Guided Tour of St. Pete
 5:00 PM   Closing & End of Program

OBJECTIVES

Broaden professionals’ working knowledge of the community in a 13-hour program
Acquaint participants with formal and informal decision-making
Inform participants about the issues and challenges facing the city
Provide direction for participants to become engaged in community affairs

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Professionals (and their spouses/partners) from both the private and public sectors. Candidates generally occupy key positions in their organizations and are new to the area or have accepted new or expanded responsibilities.

THE PROGRAM EXAMINES

  • The history of the St. Petersburg area
  • The issues and challenges of the present and future
  • The leadership of our community
  • The opportunities facing our community

FOCUS St. Pete is limited to 35 participants. The cost is $300 per participant and $100 for a spouse/partner. The fee includes all meals and tours. Spouses/partners are encouraged to enroll.

For further information contact: Courtney Smith (727) 388-2910 or csmith@stpete.com.

FOCUS Spotlight

“FOCUS St. Pete is as much for locals as it is for professionals new to the market. I am a St. Petersburg native, and I learned more about my city in those three days than a lifetime of living here.”

– Ginger Reichl
President, Pinstripe Marketing