St. Pete Chamber will celebrate the 2nd annual Small Business week May 1st – May 5th
APRIL 25, 2017 | St. Petersburg, FL – The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce® is prepping to celebrate its second annual Small Business Week celebration, in alignment with National Small Business Week. Small Business Week, presented by Regions Bank, will begin on May 1st with a kickoff celebration and ribbon cutting for the newly renovated St. Petersburg Greenhouse. The rest of the week is full events, mostly free, for the entire community, with a Business Showcase, an Economic Outlook Reception, Get Your Business Online workshops in partnership with Google, Growing Business Seminars and a Member Appreciation Party.
“Our small businesses are a key element of the special buzz surrounding St. Pete right now, and we are proud to celebrate them again after a successful inaugural event in 2016”, said Chris Steinocher, President & CEO of the Chamber. “We designed this week to appreciate and help these businesses grow. Through partnerships with Google and our members, we have events throughout the week to help local business leaders grow smarter, both professionally and personally.”
New this year, the Chamber has designed a showcase for the many businesses that make up the community, to be held on May 4th at the Historic Coliseum. At the Best Businesses in the ‘Burg Showcase, attendees will have a unique opportunity to take a tour around the Coliseum and discover the unique organizations, businesses, districts and neighborhood flare that make St. Petersburg the best place to live, work, and play.
Find the week’s full schedule below and online at stpete.com/SmallBizWeek.
Monday, May 1st | SMALL BUSINESS WEEK KICK OFF + ST. PETERSBURG GREENHOUSE RIBBON CUTTING
St. Petersburg Greenhouse, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM / FREE to attend
Tuesday, May 2nd | FREE SMALL BUSINESS WEEK WORKSHOPS
USF St. Petersburg College of Business, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM / FREE to attend, lunch available
Tuesday, May 2nd | ECONOMIC OUTLOOK RECEPTION
Staybridge Suites Downtown St. Petersburg, 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Chamber Member $20 / Non-Member $25
Wednesday, May 3rd | 1 MILLION CUPS – ST. PETERSBURG
St. Petersburg Greenhouse, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM / FREE to attend
Wednesday, May 3rd | CHAMBER & ST. PETE STORE POP UP
Regions Bank at 510 Central Ave, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Thursday, May 4th | THE BEST BUSINESSES IN THE ‘BURG SHOWCASE
The Coliseum, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM / FREE to attend
Friday, May 5th | GET YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE WORKSHOPS
St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM / FREE to attend
Friday, May 5th | MEMBER APPRECIATION PARTY presented by Wallace, Welch & Willingham, Inc.
St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Courtyard, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Find more information at stpete.com/SmallBizWeek.
About the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce®
The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce®, originally founded in 1899, now serves over 1,300 member businesses and organizations. Continually identifying 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 represents perspectives of local business in St. Petersburg, providing and fostering leadership on important business and community issues. Information is available at stpete.com.