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3/9/2016 Chamber News
St. Petersburg Chamber preps to celebrate National Small Business Week


Contact: Morgan Brochetti  

St. Petersburg Chamber preps to celebrate National Small Business Week
Series of events, May 2-6, will highlight and empower local small businesses

MARCH 9, 2016 | St. Petersburg, FL -- In alignment with
National Small Business Week, the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce® is planning a week of events (May 2-6) to shine light on some of St. Pete’s many small business success stories; and to offer resources, info, and ideas to help create many more.

Presented by
Ceridian HCM and Regions Bank, some highlights of the Chamber’s Small Business Week include a business expo, support and partnership opportunities with the St. Petersburg Greenhouse, and special Google workshops to put local businesses on the map.

“We have big-deal small business stories in St. Petersburg – past, present, and future. We can’t wait to spotlight some of those stories during small business week, and do all we can to help create many more,” said Chamber President & CEO, Chris Steinocher. “The week is a prime time to learn about innovation and opportunities within St. Pete’s robust, compelling small business scene.”

Some opportunities for members to get involved include: submitting your small biz story, member discounts/coupons, and member-led seminars to learn from professionals around town across a range of industries.
Some participation and sponsorship opportunities are available. Events include:

Monday, May 2nd | Think Small Kickoff Webcast
At Your Desk, 9:00AM – 10:00AM | FREE to Tune-In

Tune in to a live webcast to kick off the week! Hear small business success stories and find out all that’s in store to celebrate small businesses in St. Pete.

Tuesday, May 3rd | Business Expo
The Coliseum, 4:00PM – 7:00PM I FREE to Attend

In its third year, the Business Expo attracts over 500 business professionals who are committed to improving their businesses and looking for products and services to accelerate their growth!

  • Chamber Member Exhibitor: $350
  • Non-member Exhibitor: $450

Wednesday, May 4th

1 Million Cups
St. Petersburg Greenhouse, 9:00AM - 10:00AM I FREE to Attend
Enjoy Kahwa Coffee and learn more about early-stage startups as they present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors.

Get Your Business Online Workshop
Chamber Boardroom, 10:30AM – 11:30AM & 1:00PM – 2:00PM | FREE to Attend

We’re partnering with Google to help every business in our community increase their web presence – starting with yours! Find out how to help your business succeed online.

Member Appreciation BBQ
Chamber Courtyard, 11:30AM – 1:00PM | FREE to Attend

Take your lunch break with the Chamber! Drop in for a bite to eat, fun giveaways and a chance to connect with your Chamber staff and other members.

Thursday, May 5th | Growing Business Seminars
Various Locations, Various Times | FREE to Attend

Grow smarter with professional and personal development sessions led by Chamber members.

To learn more about events and sponsorship opportunities, visit

About the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce®
The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce®, originally founded in 1899, now serves over 1,100 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