Business Events Extra
 November 2016

Largo Business Networking Night
Organization: City of Largo
Date: Nov. 2
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Parkview Room, Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Dr., Largo
Cost: Free
Contact: Visit to download the flyer. RSVP by emailing or by calling (727) 586-7360 x 7206.
The Entrepreneur Social Club (ESC)
Organization: The Entrepreneur Social Club (ESC)
Date: Nov. 3 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
Antique and Treasure Sale (vendors wanted)
Tarpon Springs Merchants Association
Date: Nov. 5
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Parking lot at the corner of Tarpon Ave.and Pinellas Ave. (Alt. 19), Court St. and Hibiscus St., Tarpon Springs
Cost: Admission is free. Vendor space starts at $35
Contact: Reggie Gibson, (727) 543-1593 (cell)
3rd Annual Greater Pinellas Country Fair
Organization: Pinellas Country Fair Association
Date: Nov. 10 - 13
Time: Nov. 10 & 11, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.; Nov. 12, 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.; Nov. 13, 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: England Brothers Park, 5010 81 Ave. N., Pinellas park
Cost: Sponsors $1,000, $500, $250; Vendors $150
Contact: Shannon Coughlin, (727) 369-5618 or Amanda Conte, (727) 369-5619
Member Appreciation Trade Show
Organization: Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce
Date: Nov. 13
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Treasure Island Community Center Park, 1 Park Place & 106th Ave., Treasure Island, 33706
Cost: Free admission. Free display space for members. $300 for non-members (includes 1 year membership)
Contact: Vito Musante,, (727) 360-4121,
Be Thankful Breakfast
Organization: Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce
Date: Nov. 15
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Courtyard St. Petersburg Clearwater/Madeira Beach
Cost: $15 Member, $25 Non-Member, $75 Table Sponsor
TECH Talk: TEC Garage Showcases its Startup Entrepreneurs
Organization: Tampa Bay Innovation Center
Date: Nov. 15
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: TEC Garage, St. Petersburg College Downtown Campus,
244 2nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 33701
Cost: Free (but registration is requested)
Business 2 Business Happy Hour
Organization: Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce
Date: Nov. 17
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Jimmy Guana's at The Holiday Inn and Suites Harbourside
Cost: $10 members, $20 Guests
Contact: Cindy Paquin
Cindy or Cat (727) 584-2321
Shopapalooza Festival Vendor + Sponsor Opportunities
Organization: LocalShops1
Date: Nov. 19 and 26
Time: 10:00 a.m. to sunset
Location: South Straub Park, downtown St. Petersburg
Cost: $100 and up
Contact: Ester Venouziou,,, (727) 637-5586
26th Annual Thanksgiving Art & Craft Festival (Small Business Saturday)
Organization: Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce
Date: Nov. 26 - 27
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: 111 E. Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs, 34689
Cost: Booth Fees from $225 / Sponsorships available from $750
Minority Certifications
Nov. 22
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Learn the benefits and how to become certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Small Business Enterprise (SBE) or Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) to best access government contracts and purchasing opportunities. Learn how to find and identify potential bids and improve your position in the bid evaluation process. 



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