February 25, 2014 | St. Petersburg, FL – St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce® and the Leadership St. Pete Alumni Association have selected the dates for FOCUS St. Pete – April 2nd, 4th and 5th, 2014. FOCUS St. Pete is a community-orientation program for executives who are eager to establish civic relationships and learn more about the inner workings of the community with a minimum expenditure of time.
The program examines the history of the St. Petersburg area, issues and challenges of the present and future, the leadership of the community and the opportunity for community involvement. The objectives of the FOCUS St. Pete program, which is offered in a 13-hour platform, are to broaden executives’ working knowledge of the community; acquaint participants with formal and informal decision-making; inform participants about the issues and challenges facing the city; and provide direction for participants to become engaged in community affairs.
Executives (and their spouses/partners) from both the private and public sectors may apply. Class space is limited to 35 participants. The cost is $300 per participant and $100 for a spouse/partner. Spouses/partners are encouraged to enroll. The fee includes all meals and tours. For more information or to enroll, please contact Ivory Blackwood at the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce® at 727.388.2914, FocusStPete@stpete.com, or sign up online at www.stpete.com. Application deadline is March 14, 2014.
About the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce®
The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce® originally founded in 1899, now serves over 900 member businesses. Finding ways to create and enhance opportunities to do business in St. Petersburg, the Chamber works to improve the local economic climate and to build a thriving business environment. The Chamber is the voice of local business in St. Petersburg, providing leadership on important business and community issues.