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Member Highlight | Baby’s Away

Member Highlight | Baby’s Away

Owner: Debbie Fisher 727-316-1233 / 800-252-0254   Keeping Vacations Carefree! Your ideal Florida vacation is in peril: You’re flying to the Sunshine State with an infant, a toddler, and a six-year old. “What were we thinking?” you ask your spouse. Three children in six years? And a trip to visit your parents on the… Continue Reading



RGA Network Founder and Chief Idea Officer: Mark O’Donnell 727-433-2774   Wall Street Marketing at Main Street Prices When Mark O’Donnell laid the groundwork for Revenue Generating Activities, he introduced a fresh approach to professional business networking in Pinellas County. “I’d had years of networking experience,” says Mark, “but most of the groups… Continue Reading

Beach Access is now more accessible

Beach Access is now more accessible

Beach visitors who use wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers will now have easier access to Treasure Island’s white sand beaches. “We finished putting the MobiMat® Recpath™ in place at about eleven this morning,” said Justin Tramble of the City Recreation Department on April 27. “I went later in the afternoon and there were hundreds of people… Continue Reading

Florida CraftArt presents: “Dia de los Muertos – A Celebration of Life”

Florida CraftArt presents: “Dia de los Muertos – A Celebration of Life”

Exhibition dates: April 6 to May 29, 2018 Florida CraftArt opened the exhibition “Dia de los Muertos – A Celebration of Life” — to a crowd of 400 people. Forty-two artists from around the country were judged by Dirk Armstrong, Assistant Curator for the Dali Museum, who presented the awards. The works represent a variety… Continue Reading

Treasure Islettes Fundraiser a Success!

Treasure Islettes Fundraiser a Success!

  TREASURE ISLAND–The Treasure Islettes, the women’s club of Treasure Island, held its twelfth annual fashion show and luncheon on Saturday, March 17, at The Club at Treasure Island. More than 240 women attended and enjoyed watching club members model spring fashions courtesy of Dillard’s Department Store. Sharen’s Flowers and Gifts provided the centerpieces in… Continue Reading

Board Chairman Joe Dise Attended Governor’s Dinner

Board Chairman Joe Dise Attended Governor’s Dinner

TREASURE ISLAND | MADEIRA BEACH – Early in March, the Chairman of the Board of the Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce, Joe Dise (Dise Wealth Management), and his wife, Erin, attended Governor Rick Scott’s Leadership Dinner at the Governor’s mansion in Tallahassee. “The evening was an intimate gathering,” said Dise in describing… Continue Reading

Sikorski Joins Engel & Völkers Madeira Beach

Sikorski Joins Engel & Völkers Madeira Beach

Engel & Völkers Madeira Beach  anounces te addition of  Richard Sikorski to its shop as a Real Estate Advisor, dedicated to serving the specialized, residential property needs within the area. “Mr. Sikorski brings over 25 years of experience and a passion for international real estate to our team,” stated Cherie Pattishall, License Partner of Engel… Continue Reading

Health Fair | Trade Show | Car Show

TREASURE ISLAND ­­— The 2nd Annual Health Fair and Trade Show, sponsored jointly by the Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce (TIMB Chamber), Revenue Generating Activities (RGA) Network, the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Seminole Chamber of Commerce, is set for Saturday, April 21, from 10:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m., at… Continue Reading

TIMB Chamber Presents Mayors’ Prayer Lunch

Treasure Island, FL ­­— The Treasure Island & Madeira Beach (TIMB) Chamber of Commerce presents the 14th Annual Mayors’ Prayer Lunch at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 23, at The Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway. Current Mayor Bob Minning and former Mayor Mary Maloof have presided over the event for the past… Continue Reading

Chamber President at Visit Florida Summit

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL — Missy H. Hahn, president of the Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce, attended the Visit Florida Tourism Leadership Summit in West Palm Beach December 11-13. The summit was “designed to explore insights, issues, and trends facing the travel and tourism industry and encourage meaningful dialogue among Florida tourism industry… Continue Reading

SBA Continues Commitment to Florida Hurricane Irma Recovery With Disaster Loan Outreach Centers and Hours of Operation

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved almost 30,000 disaster loans totaling over $1 billion for disaster survivors of Hurricane Irma in Florida, and SBA’s assistance is still available. Customer Service Representatives are stationed at 12 locations throughout Florida to answer program questions, assist in applying for an SBA disaster loan and help… Continue Reading

McDole Joins Chamber Board

TREASURE ISLAND, FL — The Treasure Island & Madeira Beach (TIMB) Chamber of Commerce announces the appointment of Kathleen McDole to its Board of Directors. McDole is president of Friendly Fisherman, L.L.C. and treasurer of Hubbard Enterprises, and brings a strong background in business and community service to the Board. She is one of the… Continue Reading

Meet Our New Ambassadors

Our Chamber is fortunate to have terrific members who get involved in a wide range of activities, both in the community and on behalf of the Chamber. Among them are the members of our Ambassadors Committee, members who reach out to current and prospective members. They find out what our current members are doing, remind… Continue Reading

Treasure Islettes Holly Fest a Success

Treasure Island –  On December 2, The Treasure Islettes, the women’s club of Treasure Island held its annual fall fundraising event. The annual luncheon and holiday bazaar had member contributions of crafts, jewelry, baked goods, plants and gift baskets in addition to a silent auction. President Toni Hawkins was delighted with the outcome of the… Continue Reading

Chamber Hosts Business Forum

Treasure Island, FL ­­— The Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce invites Treasure Island businesses to meet with Board members on Monday, December 4, from 6 pm till 8 pm at the Treasure Island Community Center, 154 – 106th Avenue, Treasure Island. “Our businesses often turn to the Chamber with issues that affect… Continue Reading

Emergency Bridge Loan Program 
Application Deadline November 30th

Citrus Growers, Small Businesses Physically and Economically
Injured by Hurricane Irma Encouraged to Apply Florida SBDC Network Headquarters (Pensacola, Fla.) – Small businesses and citrus growers located in Florida that suffered physical and/or economic injury from Hurricane Irma have through November 30, 2017 to apply for the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program and Citrus… Continue Reading

Top Artists win Awards at CraftArt Festival 2017

St. Petersburg, FL–– The nation’s top contemporary craft artists came from 19 states to display and sell their creations at Florida CraftArt’s 20th Annual CraftArt Festival. The two-day festival, presented by RE/MAX METRO, was held on November 18 and 19, at Central Avenue and 5th Street in downtown St. Petersburg, kicks off the Holiday shopping… Continue Reading

Holiday Happenings on Treasure Island

Santa’s Mailbox – December 4 through December 15, Santa will personally answer letters from all boys and girls who drop off or mail letters to his mailbox located in front of the Treasure Island City Hall at 120 108th Avenue. Santa’s elves remind everyone to have a return address on their letters. An Afternoon at the North… Continue Reading

Florida CraftArt Festival Sure to Please

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Janie Lorenz Business and Craft Show Manager Florida CraftArt’s 20th Annual CraftArt Festival will be held on Saturday, November 18 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and Sunday, November 19 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.), just outside the doors of Florida CraftArt Gallery, at the crossroads of Central Avenue and 5th… Continue Reading


SANDING OVATIONS November 15-19, 2017 on the beach at 104th Avenue & Gulf Boulevard Now in its 9th year, SANDING OVATIONS is Treasure Island’s Master Cup Sand Sculpting Competition and Music Festival, a four day competition of ten sand sculpting masters from throughout North America, Europe and Asia, who create astonishing works of art using nothing but… Continue Reading

And the Winners are …

Our inaugural Golf Tournament on October 23 was a resounding success, with more than 100 golfers in foursomes competing for great prizes. We served a box lunch, had beverages and food throughout the course, and the rain that stopped in didn’t put a damper on the enthusiasm. We had an awards dinner to recognize our… Continue Reading

Admiral Farragut Academy Goundbreaking Nov. 3

Saint Petersburg, Florida – The Admiral Farragut Academy community breaks ground on its most ambitious building project and fundraising campaign in its history. The event will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017, at 1:30pm on the Admiral Farragut Academy campus (501 Park Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33710)  between the Michel and Duke Buildings,… Continue Reading

Gators Café & Saloon Donates $21,175 for MobiMat® Recpath™ Beach Access Mat

TREASURE ISLAND, FLORIDA — Gators Café & Saloon, a subsidiary of HCI Group, Inc., donated $21,175 to the City of Treasure Island for the purchase of a MobiMat® Recpath™ to be installed at Treasure Island Gulf Front Park, 10400 Gulf Blvd. Paresh Patel, Chairman and CEO of HCI Group, Inc., presented the check on behalf… Continue Reading

Friday Morning Market seeks Vendors

Treasure Island, FL ­­— The Friday Morning Market, sponsored by the Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce, enters its tenth season on December 1 with a variety of crafts, produce, art, collectibles, foods, jewelry and live music. Vendor applications are now being accepted. The Friday Morning Market is open from 9 a.m. till… Continue Reading

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