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Hayes, CEO at VSPC, Speaks at Banquet

Hayes, CEO at VSPC, Speaks at Banquet

The Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce annual Installation and Awards Banquet is scheduled for Thursday, January 23, and Steve Hayes, president and CEO of Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater, is the keynote speaker.

Steve Hayes, President and CEO of Visit St. Peterburg/Clearwater, is the keynote speaker at the Chamber’s annual banquet

Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater serves as Pinellas County’s Convention and Visitors Bureau. Hayes was recruited to head the agency in late 2019, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge about ways to build tourism. He joined Visit Pensacola in 2013, and developed the Destination 2020 tourism strategy for the Greater Pensacola Bay Area before accepting his position with VSPC. Prior to working with Visit Pensacola, Hayes spent more than 25 years working for Visit Tampa Bay in various management and leadership roles. The Chamber looks forward to the insights Hayes brings to the future of tourism along our beaches.

The Installation and Awards Banquet will be held at the The West Events, 13435 Gulf Boulevard, Madeira Beach. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner, the installation of the 2020 Board, business awards, a silent auction, and entertainment to follow starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available online HERE.

New to the Board for 2020 are Louis Hatzipetrakos (Dag Bros., Inc.), Erik Remmel (Life Improvement Media), Laurie Davidson Smith (6West Beach Cottages and Sunset Beach Cottages), and Marcus Winters (Caddy’s Restaurant Group).

“We’re looking forward to taking our banquet to The West,” said Chamber president Missy H. Hahn in announcing the event. “The West offers a unique event venue with an industrial-chic motif surrounded by the unmistakable feel of Old Florida.”

Tickets are $65 per person, and several levels of sponsorship are available. Tickets and sponsorships can be registered online HERE.

The Presenting Sponsor is $2,000 and includes tickets for two tables of eight, table signage, logo and links on event page and social media.

Table sponsorships ($600) include tickets for a table of eight, table signage, and recognition in the program. Entertainment, Centerpiece, Dessert, and Program sponsorships are each $500.

The Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation. The office, located at 12601 Gulf Boulevard, is open Monday through Friday, 10 am – 4 pm. For further information, call 727-360-4121.

Golf Tourney Benefits Youth Program

Golf Tourney Benefits Youth Program

For the third consecutive year, the Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce has helped drive the success of youth programs in its two namesake beach communities. The third annual benefit golf tournament, sponsored by Caddy’s Treasure Island on Friday, October 11, at the Seminole Lake Country Club was so successful that the Chamber… Continue Reading

First Impressions that Last | Advertising Concepts of Madeira

First Impressions that Last | Advertising Concepts of Madeira

It’s not often that your life’s work is thrust upon you, but that’s what happened to Tina Morrison, owner of Advertising Concepts of Madeira. Like a lot of college students, Tina served an internship to get some on-the-job training before she graduated and had to look for work. “I interned at an ad agency,” Tina… Continue Reading

It’s a Sign! Come Celebrate!

It’s a Sign! Come Celebrate!

Rowland Family Dentistry is celebrating the installation of its new sign, and you’re invited to the party! “Our original sign came down in a storm about six months ago,” says Dr. Judy Rowland. “People wondered if we’d closed our practice! Once our new sign was installed, we wanted to do something to reassure people that… Continue Reading

Invested in Small Business Success!

Invested in Small Business Success!

It’s no secret that small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and in many ways membership in a Chamber of Commerce is the backbone of small business success. Small businesses provide our communities not only with products and services, but also with jobs. According to the Small Business Administration, the country’s 30.2-million small businesses… Continue Reading

Drawn to his Calling

Drawn to his Calling

Growing up in central Florida, a young Jason Miller didn’t know his career would start calling to him when he was on his high school swim team. “I dove into the pool, turned my neck, and before I’d swum twenty-five yards the pain hit,” says Jason. “My neck was so stiff that I couldn’t move… Continue Reading

Pirates in Pink Beach 5K is October 13

Pirates in Pink Beach 5K is October 13

“It started as a general conversation about how the city could support breast cancer awareness month,” says Treasure Island Police Officer Lauren Styles. “We thought a 5K run in October would be a good way to involve our Police and Recreation Departments, and involve the community, too.” In short order, a partnership was forged with… Continue Reading

Your Pets, Their Passion: Animal Hospital of Treasure Island

Your Pets, Their Passion: Animal Hospital of Treasure Island

Since 1986, Animal Hospital of Treasure Island has cared for the furred and fanged residents of our beaches with conscientious compassion. Doctors Charles Allen and Joci Forkner acquired the practice in 2015, and continue the hospital’s tradition of exemplary veterinary service for pets on Treasure Island and in the surrounding area. Both of these dedicated… Continue Reading

Sweet Brewnette Brews Coffee, Memories

Sweet Brewnette Brews Coffee, Memories

Whether it’s a quick cup o’ joe to start your day, or a leisurely lunch with friends, Sweet Brewnette brews up more than coffee here on Madeira Beach. Sweet Brewnette is a neighborhood coffeehouse inspired by people, cultures, and culinary adventures from the world we live in. They pride themselves on the importance of offering… Continue Reading

Celebrating National Small Business Week

Celebrating National Small Business Week

Every May, the National Small Business Administration recognizes the contribution that small businesses make to our economy and our communities. This year, that recognition runs from May 5 to May 11, and we’ve been encouraging residents to SHOP LOCAL and support the small businesses that not only provide jobs, but also support a wide range… Continue Reading

Leave Your Mark Here! We’ll help!

Leave Your Mark Here! We’ll help!

One of the most important benefits of membership in the Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce is our ability to speak for our members in a variety of ways. First is through our website’s Member Directory, where we present a quick look at your business, either garnering information from your company website, or… Continue Reading

Paradise News: Still Serendipitous After All These Years

Paradise News: Still Serendipitous After All These Years

In many ways, Paradise News, now in its twenty-fifth year of publication, is the embodiment of serendipity. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “serendipity” as “the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for; also : an instance of this.” This phenomenon was at work well before Paradise News made its debut in… Continue Reading

Easter Events/Services

Easter Events/Services

For our faith-based communities, Spring marks a time of spiritual renewal and festive celebration. To help you connect with these events, here is a list of what our local churches have planned to celebrate the Easter season. Our member Church By The Sea (495 – 137th Avenue Circle in Madeira Beach) begins the season on… Continue Reading

Earth to Autism promotes sustainable business

Earth to Autism promotes sustainable business

Local businesses looking to become more eco-friendly can turn to the non-profit Earth to Autism for help. Incorporated in July 2017, Earth to Autism exists to help adults living with autism to find and maintain meaningful employment opportunities in green industry jobs. Founder and Board chair Leanne Scalli, PhD, says the organization serves two of… Continue Reading

Health Fair & Trade Show April 18

Health Fair & Trade Show April 18

TREASURE ISLAND ­­— The 3rd  Annual Health Fair and Trade Show, sponsored jointly by the Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce (TIMB Chamber) and Revenue Generating Activities Network (RGA) is set for Thursday, April 18, from 10:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m., at the Treasure Island Community Center, 154 – 106th Avenue, Treasure Island.… Continue Reading

Madeira Beach Election Results (Unofficial)

Commissioner, District 3 **Doug Andrews – 53.02% J. Roger Pryor 0 46.98% Commissioner, District **John E. Douthirt – 50.47% Steve Kochick – 49.53% Charter Amendments #1 Simple Majority Vote To require a simple majority vote of a quorum of Commissioners present and eligible to vote, instead of three affirmative votes for most actions of the… Continue Reading

William Karns Installed as Chairman

William Karns Installed as Chairman

It was truly a “night to remember” January 31, when William Karns (William Karns Enterprises) accepted the Chamber’s chairmanship for 2019 from outgoing chairman Joe Dise (Dise Wealth Management) during the Chamber’s Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet at the Bilmar Beach Resort. The gala also saw the installation of the 20019 Board of Directors:First Vice-Chair… Continue Reading

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