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St. Pete welcomes Florida's first electric car dealership

St. Pete welcomes Florida's first electric car dealership

St. Petersburg, FL -- Florida's first green city marks another first: the opening of the state's only all-electric car and truck dealership.

On Friday, Jan. 21 at 1:30 p.m., city and county leaders, along with representatives from the offices of Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Tampa) and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Florida), will gather for ribbon-cutting ceremonies at Suncoast Electric Vehicles, 2401 Fourth St. N.

The public is also invited to attend the opening of one of Florida's greenest retail businesses.

"We live in St. Petersburg and want to be a part of moving our community forward with green, zero emission vehicles."

The opening of Suncoast Electric Vehicles is the result of many years of research, the result of which makes St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay area the ideal location for Florida's first all electric car and truck dealership.

Meet and mingle at tomorrow's networking luncheon

Meet and mingle at tomorrow's networking luncheon

Palm Harbor, Florida -- Join fellow business people and interested networkers for a working luncheon tomorrow in Palm Harbor. The event, which will take place at 11:30 a.m. at Longhorn Steakhouse at 35645 US 19 N, will be an opportunity to meet and mingle with a variety of individuals from the Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

Interested attendees are encouraged to bring a door prize to share, and maybe even win one, too. RSVPs are also welcomed, and can be sent to : mbohr@tampabay.rr.com.

New way to Network in Pinellas Park

New way to Network in Pinellas Park

PINELLAS PARK, FL— TampaBayNetworkers (TBN) has joined forces with the Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce to present Connections @ Park Station, a free business networking meeting held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month at 8:45 a.m. Meetings last an hour, and are held at Park Station, 5851 Park Blvd., in  Pinellas Park (33781).

“We held our first meeting on January 14, expecting only the seven participants who had told us they’d be here,” said TBN/Connections @ Park Station director Billie Noakes. “Instead, twenty-seven active networkers showed up to see what was up. That was really encouraging.”

Pinellas legislators ask, "How can we help create jobs?"

Pinellas legislators ask, "How can we help create jobs?"

PINELLAS COUNTY, Florida - Local business owners are invited to come and share their ideas with the legislators regarding ways the State of Florida can assist businesses in job creation and job stability. 

State Sen. Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater), State Rep. Ed Hooper (R-Clearwater), State Rep. Jim Frishe (R-Belleair Bluffs), State Rep. Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg), and State Rep. Larry Ahearn (R-St. Petersburg) are hosting an "open mic" jobs-creation summit.

"We all ran on the platform of job-creation," said Brandes, who added he gets e-mail suggestions every day from consituents, but many are regarding federal regulations, not state.

Clearwater OK's outdoor alcohol at special downtown events

Clearwater OK's outdoor alcohol at special downtown events

Clearwater, Florida -- The City Council today approved the outdoor sale, possession and consumption of alcohol at special permitted events in the downtown Cleveland Street District.


The vote was unanimous.


The ordinance expands the number of public locations within the city where alcohol is allowed -- if a permit is granted.


The new law allows alcohol on city property where the city is a co-sponsor of, or at a special event taking place on, Cleveland Street between Myrtle Avenue on the east and Osceola Avenue on the west.

2011 Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce Annual Installment Dinner

2011 Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce Annual Installment Dinner

St. Pete Beach, FL -- TBBCoC's Annual Dinner and Installation of the 2011 Board this Thursday is an event the Chamber says is not to be missed.

The event is one of the Chamber's largest networking events of the year and they will announce their Business of the Year and Volunteer of the Year winners.

The emcee for the event is Jen Holloway of Bright House Networks and the keynote speaker is U.S. Senator Bill Nelson.

The event is a pre-paid event and is restricted to Members or invited guests.

Clearwater Chamber gears up for its 89th Annual Meeting

Clearwater Chamber gears up for its 89th Annual Meeting

Clearwater, FL -- The Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce is finishing up last minute details to make tomorrow night's Annual Chamber meeting at the Sheraton a memorable one.

The meeting will include 400+ of Pinellas County's top business leaders and members of the Chamber.

The event runs from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Sheraton on the south end of the Sand Key Bridge.  

The agenda for the evening will include the Business of the Year awards recognizing the leading businesses that have demonstrated best practices to build their business and service their clients and community.