Resilient St. Pete: Chamber Member Offers

Posted On 03/27/2020 by St. Pete Chamber

The following Chamber Members are offering their services as we work through this time together. Please review new member benefits, services, and our Organizational Status Survey on our Resilient St. Pete Page.

Visit our Resource Guide for all COVID-19 related federal, state, and local information as well as business resources.

Free Webinars & Business Consulting

  • Greenhouse-Sandler Training: In light of this, Sandler Training of Tampa Bay has offered to support the St. Petersburg Chamber members by offering complimentary 90-day access to their online virtual SalesMastery training, as well as 90-day access to their online virtual Sandler Management Solutions training.

  • Everyone Needs a Coach, Barry Foster, has offered FREE counseling/business advice | phone #: (727) 688-2613

  • Ethos Coaching Group is offering 10 business leaders two (2) complimentary 30 minute coaching sessions to delve into the effect of COVID 19 on their business operations, client relationships and management and Managing Remote Employees Video .
    Please reach out to Kristen Ehrlich, Esq. at k.ehrlich@ethoscg.com for all inquiries, limited spaces available.

  • The Largo Group, in partnership with restaurant expert, David Scott Peters, has created and online community for hospitality and small businesses offering free weekly calls for the group focused on cash flow planning and strategizing to get through the next 30 days.
    Click here to sign up.

  • Jeffery Fehlauer, CPA & CEO of U.S Business Engineering, LLC is offering FREE  “ Virtual CFO on Call Service ” to help St. Pete Chamber of Commerce business owners apply for Federal and State Grants, Loan Programs and as well as to help them develop a Financially Anchored Business Strategy aimed at surviving today and prospering in the future.  Call Jeff Fehlauer at 301.448.8543 or email at Jeff@USBusinessEngineering.Com.  Replace Fear with Facts, Courage, Strategies & Actions.

  • TeamLogic IT/Central Pinellas: Get free consultation and advice on remote work set ups and any issues you might be having.  Have an expert walk you through set up and ongoing execution. Get a checklist on things to consider to support remote employees.  Also free recorded webinar for your employees on cybersecurity best practices or join live sessions held weekly. Contact us to learn more at bmccarty@teamlogicit.com or by phone at 727-275-2752

  • Brad Sugars, the Founder and Chairman of ActionCOACH: FREE 10-Day 5-Hour Program to Help Your Survive and Thrive Through the Economic Crisis


  • Charactership Lean Consulting is providing a free 30-minute phone consultation to provide guidance on crisis management and steps for business sustainability. Click here for a collaborative whitepaper – Business Survival Guide in a Crisis – COVID-19


  • Destination Better, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability experts, have 2 offers: 1) free online step-by-step guides and two Coronavirus podcast episodes that walk through the guides:
  • Information Guide for the following financial programs: Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan and/or SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan.

  • Tucker/Hall, Inc.: Management & Communications Resources

  • Get Beyond: Paycheck Protection Program Assistance – As a part of the CARES Program the government is offering SBA loans equal to 2-1/2 times a business’ monthly payroll costs to help them with expenses over the next 8 weeks. AND if they meet certain conditions may be able to have 100% of that loan forgiven as a grant. No personal guarantee required and No collateral needed. We are helping business owners to navigate the application process of estimating the amount they qualify for and are then, if interested, assisting them with the reporting and record keeping requirements necessary to have that loan forgiven. Click here to contact.

  • The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has created the Nonprofit Needs List, a centralized list of local nonprofits’ greatest needs during the pandemic and the specific dollar amounts needed to fund each project. Donors are encouraged to contact nonprofits directly to make a donation.  Submit a need or see the list of needs: https://cftampabay.org/response/
    Contact: Jesse Coraggio, PhD, Vice President of Community Impact, jcoraggio@cftampabay.org, 813-609-4867

  • Alpha UMi is offering FREE and discounted leadership courses to help professionals during difficult times.  Use code POWERHOUR in the month of May for a free pass to their lunch and learn series including How to Adapt in Difficult Times, Setting Healthy Boundaries, and Using Emotions as a Resource. They’ll also offer a 40% off exclusive member discount using code SPCMAY40 on our other courses Leading Your Remote Teams, CEO Survival Skills, and Thriving in a Remote Environment.  Register at https://5gpowerskills.com/5g-academy/

    Contact with any registration questions at info@5GpowerSkills.com

  • A Facebook group dedicated to helping small to medium sized businesses use their data to make better business decisions. This will include advice on tools, how to ask questions that data answers, and offer resources that show how other businesses used data to get better business results

Legal Assistance

Banking & Loan Assistance

  • PNC Bank: Chuck Catanese, Vice President | Commercial Banking Division
  • Valley is an SBA-approved lender who can work with local businesses on state and federal programs like the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)
  • The Bank of Tampa:  K. Owen LaFave, Pinellas County Market President
    • Commercial and Personal Relationship Banking, Wealth Advisory, and Trust

Financial Advisors & Services

  • Doyle Wealth Management: offers a free second opinion and portfolio review. These are trying times, let’s make sure you are still on course. Get in touch with them now by clicking here.
  • Sherpa Wealth Partners: Free consultation to review personal financial planning topics.  Including (but not limited to): CARES Act and impact on personal finances, 401(k) and retirement plan changes, tax planning and cash flow strategies. 
  • SpotOn: Software and payment solutions to fit any sized business, offering packages and special offers. Contact Sales Executive: Eurich Griffin III, via email at eurichg@spoton.com.

Education

  • SPC offers free and discounted courses to businesses
    St. Petersburg College Workforce Institute would like to provide businesses with a FREE “Today’s Technology Essentials” online/self-paced class. You will receive basic training in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud and Google products. Register at http://stpe.co/techessentials
    Exclusive Member Code: spring50
    Businesses will also receive an exclusive 50% member discount on most online IT courses at http://stpe.co/ITOnline and most online Business courses at http://stpe.co/BusinessOnline
    Need help registering or have questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us at (727) 341-4445 or workforce@spcollege.edu

Restaurant Take Out & Delivery

Food Resources

Virtual Experiences

  • Dali Museum: The popular Midnight in Paris: Surrealism at the Crossroads exhibit, originally scheduled to close on April 9, will not return. In its place, the Dali has created an online version for perusal Museum director Hank Hine appeared in a 60-second video announcing the closure, extolling the virtues of the Dali’s numerous virtual experiences, and promising to be back as soon as possible.

  • The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art offers numerous ways to stay engaged and enriched with newly curated weekly content available online for free. Every Tuesday, “The James Museum from Home” will release a new theme related to the collection and post interactive content for audiences to enjoy. The theme for this week is Cowboys.

  • The Florida Holocaust Museum is pleased to announce that a virtual tour of the Museum’s permanent exhibition History, Heritage and Hope is now accessible online at TheFHM.org/learn/virtual-tour.

  • St. Pete Second Saturday Virtual ArtWalk: Many ArtWalk studios/galleries celebrate the opening of brand new exhibitions during ArtWalk but because of the “Stay at Home” order due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is impossible to do. Instead, many ArtWalk venues created virtual galleries and exhibits featuring ALL of their amazing art that is available for browsing and purchasing.
  • School of Rock St. Pete has rolled out School of Rock Remote lessons, where students can take live, one-on-one private lessons with their instructors, over the internet from the safety and comfort of their homes.  Our students still have weekly band rehearsal online check-ins where they can interact with their band members and instructors, and they can participate in Artists Series, where big name artists,give a live Q&A online exclusively for School of Rock Students.  

  • Museum of American Arts and Crafts Movement is in final stages of construction and has shared an exciting video on the museum by MG McGrath .

Hotels, Motels, & Resorts

  • Working from home and looking to get out of the house? The Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg Downtown is available for comfortable day-use office space or affordable overnight accommodations. Rates starting at $89.00 plus tax. With high speed internet and functional desk space, earn Marriott Bonvoy Points while working. For more information contact Jackie.Ericson@interstatehotels.com or Kathy.Cablish@marriott.com

  • Howard Johnson St. Pete Beach: Offering travelers of nurses, doctors, cleaning crew, etc, a rate of $69.00 per night until we are through these times. Includes:
    • Room with Balcony and either one or two beds
    • We have in house laundry (coin operated) machines
    • We are cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting every touchable area every day and every 3 hours at the maximum
    • Free parking
    • We have a private beach so our in house guests have the opportunity to actually enjoy the sunshine on the beach while practicing the stay safer rules of 6’ distance, parties of no more than 3 people at our beach
    • No resort fee
    • We do have suites with full kitchens for extended stay guests
    • All of our rooms have a mini fridge and microwave
    • Several restaurants near us that provide take out and delivery options
    • Grocery store less than a mile away

Office & Administration

  • All Administrative Solutions is able to provide up to 10 hours a week of virtual administrative support during this time. This can be:
    • Answering Service
    • Appointment Setting
    • Staff Engagement and Oversight
    • Virtual Social Media Oversight
      Reach them via email by clicking here or phone at (727) 304 – 4060
  • GilDewey’s would like to offer Free Graphic Design services for any small business project printed and delivered through the end of May 2020. Businesses can consider a mailing to their current clients, a flyer for take out and curbside offerings or anything project that will help them stimulate business. Contact Joan Patterson at joan.patterson@gildeweys.com, 727-642-6684.

  • Florida Print Solutions, Inc.: Free Pickup & Delivery
    Call 727-327-5500 or email: orders@flprintsolutions.com

Miscellaneous

  • Bayprint: FREE Open in St. Pete Signs for pickup and “Stop the Spread” commanding floor graphics for essential businesses still open

  • Tombolo Books: It’s called “no-touch delivery.” Once an order is placed, over the phone or online, it’s packaged using the strict CDC sanitizing guidelines.

  • Unsure if your home or business is safe from Coronavirus? JAPOSID Cleaning Services offers deep cleaning services utilizing EPA Grade disinfectants to help mitigate the risk of contacting COVID-19 in your home, business, or workspace.

  • St. Pete Innovation District’s COVID-19 Resources for Kids, Families, and Businesses.

  • 2 Hungry Dogs Productions is offering “Pay-What-You-Can” video production. Videos can be produced using existing images, footage you capture while being remotely directed by us, or stock footage and graphics.  In limited cases new footage can be acquired if it can be done within the CDC guidelines.  If you are open for business, your customers need to know you can still help them, and how you can help them.

Health & Wellness

  • Glenda Sparrow Coaching & Consulting is offering no cost support for Chamber Members and their teams on: Health, Fitness, Mindset, Stress Management, Work From Home Strategies & Career Development. Contact Glenda at 734-740-2422 or info@GlendaSparrow.com

  • Dr. Laurel Geise, founder of The Geise Group is offering a free one hour online Zoom session to companies who want to learn simple mindfulness tools you can use at work and at home to reduce your stress, anxiety and overwhelm while enhancing your personal wellbeing.  Please call Dr. Laurel Geise at (727) 501-6675 for your free session for your team.
  • Trulieve is offering COVID-19 resources for patients