Business Events Extra
 March 2016

The Entrepreneur Social Club (ESC)
Organization: The Entrepreneur Social Club (ESC)
Date: Every Thursday beginning March 3
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Almost always at NOVA 535, 535 Dr Martin Luther King Jr. St. N., St. Petersburg, 33701
Cost: FREE
Contact: Michael Novilla at
1st Friday in Tarpon Springs (vendors wanted)
Organization: Tarpon Springs Merchants Association
Date: March 4 & the 1st Friday of each month through Nov.
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Downtown Tarpon Springs
Cost: Admission is free. Vendor space starts at $20
Contact: Reggie Gibson at (727) 543-1593 (cell) or
TECH Talk: "Show Me the Money...How Banking Really Works"
Organization: Tampa Bay Innovation Center
Date: March 8
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Microsoft, 5426 Bay Center Dr., 7th Floor, Suite 700, Tampa, 3607
Cost: Free (but registration is requested)
Experts in Residence Series - Wade Carlisle Raymond James Financial
Organization: Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce
Date: March 15
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave. Clearwater 33755 - Computer Lab
Cost: No Charge - Registration Required
Contact: Catherine Berry at (727) 461-0011 ext. 233 or Register at: click on calendar
Spring 2016 Entrepreneurial Academy
Organization: The Greenhouse/ St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce
Date: Monday nights, March 21- May 23
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg,  33701
Cost: $299
Contact: Learn more online at
For questions, please contact Carly at
Learn@ Lunch - Workplace and Armed Violence-What You and Your Business Should Know
Organization: Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce
Date: March 22
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Hilton Clearwater Beach, 400 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater Beach
Cost: $20 Members/$25 Non-Members
Julianne Wilhelm at (727) 360-6957 or

Monthly After Hours Business Networking
Organization: Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce
Date: March 24
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Gators Café & Saloon; 12754 Kingfish Dr, Treasure Island 33706
Cost: all welcome $10 at the door which includes free first drink and nibbles
Contact: Ellen at (727) 360-4121,;
Entrepreneur and Small Business Open House
Organization: Clearwater Business SPARK
Date: March 31
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola Ave., Clearwater, 33755
Cost: free to attend
Contact: To learn more call (727) 443-0217
Visit to register through events calendar on website. Register early to be entered into event drawing. Registration not required.
Top Local Chef + Tampa Bay Marketplace - Call for Sponsors, Vendors & Competing Chefs
Organization: LocalShops1
Date: April 24 (accepting sponsors/vendors/contestants now)
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd, Gulfport, 33707
Cost: $20 general admission, $60 VIP seat
Contact: Ester Venouziou, or (727) 637-5586
Selling to Pinellas County Government
 March 8
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Get an overview of the Pinellas County Purchasing Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program. Learn how to register to do business with County Government. 



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