In the annual Chamber of Commerce business expo, the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce works with 7 area Chambers to help bring awareness of business opportunities in the Tampa Bay area at their Summer B2B Expo.
Clearwater, FL, July 7, 2009 — The Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce (CRCC) announced its 2009 Summer Business to Business Expo coming up this Thursday, July 9th. Sponsored by the St. Petersburg Times and Homeowner’s Choice Insurance, and represented by 7 local area chambers, the B2B Expo will showcase local area businesses in order to provide our member businesses an opportunity to display their services to other chamber area members. Our philosophy is “ABC” (Always Buy Chamber). The event will be held Thursday, July9th from 5-7:30 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.
Bob Clifford, President of the CRCC, was recently quoted in the St. Pete Times saying that being involved in the Chamber means looking for new strategies to carry out the chamber’s core job of fostering business opportunities. To Clifford, that means offering seminars and tools that will really be useful to businesses struggling through a recession.
“We have to go outside the box. It’s no longer just cocktails and networking,” Clifford said. Clifford went on to say that making business contacts is more crucial than ever. “This is not the time to bury your head in the sand,” he said. “You need to be visible in the community. [Chambers] are more important today than we were five years ago.”
The event will be hosted by the Chambers of Commerce from Clearwater; Clearwater Beach; Dunedin; Palm Harbor; Safety Harbor; Tarpon Springs and Upper Tampa Bay/Oldsmar. Some, but not all, of the other presenting sponsors are: Regions Bank, Carlisle Fields, Bright House and Ruth Eckerd Hall.
For more information, contact VP Community Relations at the CRCC at 727.461.0011 ext. 223 or via email at [email protected].
About the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce:
Established in 1922, the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce set out with the vision to be the premier Voice of Business in the Clearwater region. Representing more than 1,700 member businesses, the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce (CRCC) is one of the largest chambers in the Bay area and has become a large and powerful voice for its members through its ability to partner with other agencies and advocate on behalf of business and its members. CRCC’s mission is to enhance the business environment and promote economic health and growth in the Clearwater region. Visit www.clearwaterflorida.org