Business Events Extra
 May 2016

St. Petersburg Business Expo presented by Printers Plus, LLC.
Organization: St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Date: May 3
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Coliseum, 535 4th St. N., St. Petersburg, 33701
Cost: FREE for Chamber members who pre-register at, $10 for all at the door
Contact: Natalie Fisher, Event Coordinator at (727) 388-2910 or
2016 Tourism Luncheon at Tradewinds
Organization: Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce
Date: May 5
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Networking & Expo, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Program & Lunch
Location: TradeWinds Island Grand Resort ,5500 Gulf Bl., St. Pete Beach, 33706
Cost: $40 Members/ $50 Non-Members (Full table sponsorships available)
Contact: Julianne Wilhelm at (727) 360-6957, ext. 102 or
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The Entrepreneur Social Club (ESC)
Organization: The Entrepreneur Social Club (ESC)
Date: May 5 and every Thursday
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
2016 Tampa Bay International Town Hall, an update for the business community
Organization: Tampa Bay Export Alliance
Date: May 6
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Port Tampa Bay, Terminal 2, 651 Channelside Dr., Tampa, 33605
Cost: $35 with discount code PCED
1st Friday in Tarpon Springs (vendors wanted)
Organization: Tarpon Springs Merchants Association
Date: May 6 & 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
7th Annual Clearwater Beach Taste Fest
Organization: Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce
Date: May 6
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Beach Walk Promenade and So. Gulfview Blvd.
Cost: $250 for Beach Chamber Members/ $500 for Non- Beach Chamber Members
Contact: Cierra Gooding at (727) 447-7600 or
Ice House Entrepreneurship Program
Organization: The Greenhouse
Date: 6 Saturdays: May 7, 14, 21, and June 4, 11, & 18
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: SPC Midtown (1300 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg)
Cost: $179, discounts available for SPC & Eckerd College Students as well as St. Petersburg Chamber members
Contact: Dick Pierce,
Registration Website:
TECH Talk        
Organization: Tampa Bay Innovation Center
Date: May 10
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)
Fun Shoot - Manic Monday Mega Mixer
Organization: Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce
Date: May 23
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Wyoming Antelope Club, 3700 126th Ave., Pinellas Park
Cost: $20 in advance,  $25 at  the door
Contact: Holly McWeeney (727) 544-4777
TAFFIE PROworking Series
Getting "Social": Media & Marketing in the Digital Age
Organization: Technical Arts Facility For Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Date: May 25
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: TAFFIE in iDatix, 1499 Gulf to Bay Bl., Clearwater [Main entrance to iDatix Bldg off of Hwy 60/Court Street]
Cost: Free & open to the public
Elaine Mann, Exec Dir (727) 270-7971 or
Business 2 Business Happy Hour       
Organization: Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce
Date: May 26
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Roosterfish Grill, 776 Missouri Ave. N., Largo, 33770
Cost: $10 chamber members, $20 for guests
Contact: Cat Bosko or Cindy Paquin at (727) 584-2321 or
SBA Disaster Recovery Loan & Preparedness
 May 31
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Learn about Disaster Preparedness by developing a plan to mitigate your risk. Educate yourself on preparedness as well as learning about the SBA Disaster Recovery Loan: when and where disaster loans are made, eligibility requirements, and the process to apply.



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