Bevan Rogel of www.EncoreTampaBay.com is all about making connections and re-igniting the passion for entrepreneurs, for Baby Boomers it could be starting a new career upon retirement, or for anyone, looking at life with a renewed enthusiasm. Please join us Thursday, Feb. 27, 8 a.m. at the Seminole Chamber office for the monthly Women's Leadership Council meeting. All are welcome.
CBRE Hotels is pleased to present the fee-simple interest in a prime 2-acre hotel development site within a 60-acre mixed-use development at Bay Pines Blvd. & 100th Way N. In addtion to the prosed 120-unit hotel, the mixed use development project includes apartments, single-family homes, retail and restaurant. For more information go to:
On Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 7:30 a.m. to noon, the Chamber hosted the program put on by the Oliver Group LLC, from Punta Gorda. Rob and Kate Oliver are professional marketing and training experts, who travel the country, conducting meetings and seminars to a wide variety of businesses, groups and organizations. The seminar, attended by 40 Seminole business people, kicked off a month’s long membership drive with more than $3,000 worth of free goods and services offered to businesses that join between Jan. 14 - Feb. 27. The theme is "All Aboard the Member Ship - Full Sale Ahead." For more information, call the Chamber at 392-3245.
American Woman Fitness Center Anniversary
On Saturday, March 15, the American Woman Fitness Center, 9699 Bay Pines Blvd., will have an "Anniversary Celebration" from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Fitness instructors will be available to explain the many classes offered. There also will be great door prizes and snacks!
All Chamber Members are invited to come check out the best "ladies only" gym in the area! Visit: www.AmericanWomanFitnessCenter.com for more informantion or call 727-322-4600.
Good Time Had By All!
The Seminole Chamber of Commerce officially cut the ribbon on Feb. 11 at Sombra Coffee Roastery & Cafe, 9342 Oakhurst Rd.
Mark Your Calendars Now for Seminole's 46th Annual Pow Wow!
The 46th Annual Pow Wow Festival & Parade is set for the weekend of March 7 – 9 at Seminole Recreation Center. The festivals kick off on Friday evening, March 7, with performances from live local talent. Join us Saturday morning for the Kiwanis Breakfast Club’s Pancake Day, beginning at 7:30 a.m., and Waste Management Pow Wow Parade, stepping off at 10 a.m. New this year to the parade is the Bow Wow dog parade, our four-legged friends kick off the parade at 9:50 a.m. The festival opens on Saturday at 11 a.m. and ends with a bang with Sounds of Soul and fireworks slated for the evening. Sunday is the Children’s Extravaganza with community performances on stage, Kiwanis Truck Pull and discounted carnival wristbands. Mark your calendars for this annual community event. Sponsorship spots still are available. For information visit www.powwowfestival.com or contact the Seminole Recreation Dept. at 391-8345.
Resolution for 2014: Keep walking, start running! The Seminole Stampede 5k and 1 mile family fun run is an incentive to be more active and healthier in the new year. You can save $5 with early registration. Just follow the link:
- photo by David Hanko
Installation of Seminole Chamber Board 2014
Timothy C. Schuler, General Magistrate, 6th Judicial Circuit for the State of Florida, did the honors of installing the Seminole Chamber Board for 2014..
Nancy Giles is now the immediate past chairman after turning the gavel
over to the incoming chair Victor Adamo. They are joined in
leadership by current Board members Dr. Jim Olliver (treasurer), Don Bates,
Marianne Fisher, Sandy Hartmann (secretary) and Eva Jones (chair-elect); and recently-elected Phil Crow, Dean Doulou, Paul King, Diane Luttmann and Gary Malanowski.
Victor Adamo said he is looking forward to a very productive year
ahead with a goal of increasing membership and providing membership
Attention shutter-bugs, this one's for you!
Taxation and E-Fairness
For more information on the Marketplace Fairness Act, go to
For a report card of the Florida Legsilative Session go to