As part of the 4R’s framework, in concert with the Florida Chamber of Commerce (Relieve, Reopen, Recover, and Reimagine), the Chamber is leading efforts to strengthen businesses, their employees, and their families by providing immediate relief needs and  preparing for a safe reopening.

For the latest news, public health and business resources, as well as financial and business relief programs stay up to date with our Resource Guide for COVID-19 at stpete.com/prepare.

The Florida Scorecard – Pinellas County Metrics

Keep track of Florida’s key economic metrics and COVID-19 data with The Florida Scorecard™.  Updated regularly.

Chamber “Reopen the St. Pete Way” Support

While we practice social distancing, our Chamber and community partners are still working to bring you opportunities to get connected and stay informed as we navigate our current circumstances. We invite you to stay engaged virtually while we are unable to convene in person.

To view our upcoming events or watch recordings of past events, click here

Additional Documents & Resources from our Events:

Let the people of St. Pete know that your restaurant or retail business is Open the St. Pete Way with the St. Pete Chamber’s Pelican poster.  

Open the St. Pete Way means you have created unique COVID 19 returning guidelines for keeping your customers and employees safe. 

We’ll deliver your poster and promote throughout our media channels if you simply send the following info to Montana deKuyperMembership Services Coordinator, at mdekuyper@stpete.com: 

  • Contact name 
  • Business name 
  • Address 
  • Website address 
  • A PDF of your Open the St. Pete Way Safety Plan or a link to where it appears on your website 
  • Your email and phone number so we can coordinate delivery 

We will post your plan on our website (below), so please keep it customerfriendlyKey items to include are topics like your facility cleaning proceduresthe expectations of customer interactions and employee safetyassurance of understanding social distancing requirements, etc.

Click here to learn more

 

PLEASE NOTE: The St. Pete Chamber is providing this information as a service to our members and the community to highlight businesses with COVID-19 safety guidelines. While we reserve the right to reclaim the poster if a business is not operating in the “St. Pete Way,” we are not responsible for enforcing these their guidelines. Patronizing one of these businesses is an individual decision made at the customer’s sole discretion. We care about your health and theirs. Stay safe

The Business Resiliency Team program is a partnership between Grow Smarter St. Petersburg, the St. Petersburg Greenhouse, the Greater St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation,  and St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. Our Business Resiliency Navigators will:

  • Establish relationships with you to understand your business needs.
  • Connect you with information, resources, and volunteer professionals to help your business survive and thrive.
  • Follow up and provide guidance along the way.

You can get in touch with our team by calling (727) 351-3249 or emailing BRT@growsmarterstpete.com.

More Business Resiliency Team Info:

Give Us 5: Business Resiliency Volunteers

We are looking for Business Resiliency Volunteers; attorneys, accountants, bankers, business consultants, marketers, tech experts, etc. who are willing to provide their time, free of charge, to our business community. If you would like to donate your time, skills, and resources please reach out to brt@growsmarterstpete.com. 

Pinellas County Emergency Management has provided a vendor list for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) vendors. This list will be updated as the information is received.

As of April 23, 2020: Pinellas County PPE Vendor List

Digital Analytics Association: COVID-19 Resources

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“Open the St. Pete Way” – St. Pete Community’s Business Safety Guidelines