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The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce shall be the preeminent leader of business in order to ensure the economic growth and vitality for all in our community.

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Thinking Outside the ‘Burg – Atlanta Edition (2024)

Thinking Outside the ‘Burg – Atlanta  Thinking Outside the ‘Burg is the Chamber’s annual benchmarking trip to discover successful strategies to bring home and grow smarter. For the 2024 trip, we’ve chosen to visit Atlanta, GA where more than 60 of St. Pete’s greatest leaders from a variety of backgrounds and industries will convene to…

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2024 Good ‘Burger Awards

2024 Good ‘Burger Awards Presented by the Bank of Tampa and Compass Land & Title About Good ‘Burger 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 large and small business owners, and community leaders who contribute in a…

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Advocacy

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

February 1, 2024

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…

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A Grand Slam for St. Pete: Why the Tampa Bay Rays’ New Stadium and Gas Plant District Redevelopment Is A Win for the Entire Community

January 23, 2024

A Grand Slam for St. Pete: Why the Tampa Bay Rays’ New Stadium and Gas Plant District Redevelopment Is A Win for the Entire Community The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce enthusiastically supports the Tampa Bay Rays’ plans to build a new stadium and, in partnership with Hines, redevelop…

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Uncovering the Science of Joy in the Sunshine City

December 14, 2023

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.…

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Business

The Ribbon Cutting at The Barn UPT

Celebrating: The Barn UPT’s Ribbon Cutting

April 1, 2024

The Ribbon Cutting at The Barn UPT The Barn UPT: Ribbon Cutting and Beyond  Introducing The Barn UPT: This past week, the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce had the privilege of commemorating a significant milestone for one of our cherished community gems, The Barn UPT. Celebrating its first anniversary with…

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Entrepreneurial Academy: Mattie’s Story to Success

March 25, 2024

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…

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Egmont Key Lighthouse

Egmont Key: Past, Present and Future

March 25, 2024

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…

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