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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

State Representative Linda Chaney visits and presents check to PARC Adult Day Training Center

July 21, 2022

This week, State Representative Linda Chaney visited and toured the PARC Adult Day Training and Employment programs.  Representative Chaney presented the organization with a check representing the 1.5-million-dollar appropriation awarded to PARC Center for Disabilities. This appropriation will cover expenses related to PARC’s Adult Community Life Skills Inclusion Center for…

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Mayor Ken Welch Announces New RFP Process for Tropicana Field Site Redevelopment

June 29, 2022

June 29, 2022 — Today, Mayor Ken Welch announced that the City of St. Petersburg has canceled the current RFP process for the Tropicana Field site redevelopment and will launch a new one in mid-August. At the press conference, Welch committed to having a developer selected by the end of…

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TBARTA is accepting applications for city reps to its Citizens Advisory Committee.

June 21, 2022

TBARTA (Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority) is accepting applications for a St. Petersburg City representative to its Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC is made up of residents and businesses from across the five-county TBARTA region.  Meeting 9 times a year, CAC members volunteer their time to advise the TBARTA Board on a range…

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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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