|COVID-19: Key things to know about getting a vaccine from Florida’s Department of Health in Pinellas CountyCurrently, only healthcare workers and residents 65 and up are eligible per the State of Florida. Vaccine supply is very limited, and you must be a full-time or part-time resident to be vaccinated in Florida. Important Note: The State of Florida determines vaccine allotments for each county. Pinellas County government does not determine local vaccine distribution channels.
Register on the CDR Health Patient Portal, PatientPortalFL.com, or by phone at (844) 770-8548 and you will be contacted to schedule your appointment as appointments become available. Also sign up with a participating pharmacy — their appointments do not go through PatientPortalFL.com. Monitor for news and notifications about availability. Visit covid19.pinellascounty.org/vaccines for updates.
Pinellas COVID-19 Vaccine Information: https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/vaccines/Pinellas COVID-19 Dashboard: https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/dashboard/Pinellas COVID-19 Testing: https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/testing/Pinellas COVID-19 Signs for Businesses: https://covid19.pinellascounty.org/sign
Visit St. Pete Clearwater helps ensure Travelers Enjoy Pinellas Safely & Responsibly
As part of its pre-travel strategy, Visit St. Pete Clearwater (VSPC) has launched the “Rise to Shine” pledge, which encourages consumers to commit to four simple actions: mask up, spread out, wash your hands and be patient and kind. By taking the pledge, consumers are entered to win the Ultimate Beach Day Getaway. In addition to communicating expectations to visitors before they arrive, VSPC is also rewarding visitors in destination who are following appropriate safety protocols. VSPC’s spring efforts have already been highlighted in this New York Times story “Spring Break’s New Look: Older and Socially Distant.” VSPC also shared the latest COVID sentiment research from Destination Analysts and spring visitation forecasting data. You can watch the full webinar and access materials here. Learn more about how to visit Pinellas responsibly at: https://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com/info/st-peteclearwater-travel-awareness
|Pinellas County Virtual Finance FairMarch 30, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. on ZoomEntrepreneurs and business owners – meet dozens of different lenders from across the region who are ready to help finance your business! Our mission is to fuel businesses growth and expansion throughout Tampa Bay by providing business owners and entrepreneurs one stop to compare lending options in a no-pressure environment.Free | Virtual event on ZoomVisit www.PCED.org/financefair for details and to register
|Business of Biotech 2021, March 25 – 26Join Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa for a free virtual conference. Business of Biotech is a signature event that attracts 400 biotech executives, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors and researchers from across the U.S. and is a unique opportunity to meet and collaborate with the innovators of our age. Click here for more information and to register. Information on sponsorship opportunities can be found here.
|Employment Sites Program: Applications Due by March 11Pinellas County’s Employment Sites Program can assist in the construction or redevelopment of industrial (manufacturing & flex) and office buildings that provide growth opportunities for target industry employers hoping to create new jobs. Allowable capital expenditures related to development include: site preparation; vertical construction; infrastructure development; and site acquisition. Find details and a link to the online application portal at www.PCED.org/esp for full details and to apply. The application period is open until 5:00 p.m. March 11, 2021.
|CareerSource Pinellas Board of Directors and Audit Committee Opportunities for Business Owners & Executives
|The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for appointments to the CareerSource Pinellas Board of Directors for one and two-year volunteer terms in the “Business” category, as well as the CareerSource Pinellas Audit Committee. CareerSource Pinellas delivers workforce solutions designed to meet the needs of businesses and job seekers. The ideal applicants will have an executive or owner-level position with a company located in Pinellas County. Read the entire announcement here.
To apply for CareerSource Pinellas Board of Directors positions:Complete the mandatory online application here: www.pinellascounty.org/boardsAll business applicants must upload a letter of nomination from a local Chamber of Commerce, industry or professional organization with the online application.The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners will review all applications and make selections at a future meeting.Applications must be received Friday, March 31, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
|Navigating the CMMC Ecosystem cybersecurity webinarMarch 18, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.Are you unsure whether CMMC applies to your organization? Have you received a compliance request from the DoD or your prime contract holder? Are you wondering how your current NIST 800-171 or DFARS 252.204-7012 capabilities transfer to the CMMC practices and processes? A panel of experts from the Florida PTAC, ScySec, Cyber Security Solutions, and Gathol Gates will help answer these questions and interpret the impact of CMMC in your business environment.
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|Have You Heard the News? St. Pete Beach is the #1 Beach in the U.S.!St. Pete Beach was just named Tripadvisor’s #1 Beach in the U.S. in 2021! Known for its friendly, laid-back vibe, soft white beaches and stellar accommodations, this beautiful beach is no stranger to awards. In fact, it was named Tripadvisor’s #2 Beach in the U.S. in 2020, and the #1 Beach in 2012. Find out for yourself why you should make this your next Florida vacation destination, and then talk to one of our Business Development Managers about why Pinellas County is the Ideal Business Climate for your business!