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Celebrating: The Barn UPT’s Ribbon Cutting

The Ribbon Cutting at The Barn UPT

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 a ribbon-cutting ceremony, they have…

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Entrepreneurial Academy: Mattie’s Story to Success

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 to founding Open Forum Strategy,…

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Egmont Key: Past, Present and Future

Egmont Key Lighthouse

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 much. Nestled at the mouth…

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Sunshine City Happiness Survey: First Two Months Results

Sunshine City Happiness Survey: Quarter One Results By: Julianna Kinser Happiness Survey Intern & Eckerd College student         April 12, 2024 | Greetings, St. Petersburg! Here’s the latest update from the Happiness Survey regarding the wellbeing of our community. Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a steady rise in the average…

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

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 Rays/Hines Proposal includes various methods…

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Uncovering the Science of Joy in the Sunshine City

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. Petersburg residents and workers. Can…

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Co-Working Space Options for Hurricane Idalia Victims

Co-Working Businesses Offer Options for Hurricane Idalia Victims   Although Hurricane Idalia remained 100+ miles off the coast of Pinellas County, the timing of the tides and full moon caused many homes to suffer damage that will leave residents displaced for weeks or even months. A damage assessment of St. Petersburg found more than 1,400…

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New Legislative Policies Affecting Businesses – Informative Webinars

New Legislative Policies Affecting Businesses – Informative Webinars   The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and strategic partners presented a series of webinars introducing and discussing new legislative policies passed during the 2023 Session. These webinars highlight new legislative changes and how they may impact business operations in Florida.   E-Verify Webinar Listen as…

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What To Know: Expanding E-Verify Requirements

What To Know: Expanding E-Verify Requirements By: Sarah Michael, Florida State University student St. Petersburg Chamber Intern 2023           How does E-Verify work? “E-Verify is an internet-based system that compares information from your Form I-9 and Employment Eligibility Verification to records available to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social…

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