Category Archives: Chamber News

Member’s Electrostatic Spray Defends Against COVID-19

Member’s Electrostatic Spray Defends Against COVID-19

Right now, essential services all face the same quandary: how can we be sure our surfaces remain free of the novel coronavirus while we’re fulfilling our responsibilities? Most surface disinfectants begin accumulating germs, bacteria, and viruses as soon as the liquid dries. The stronger ones offer protection for about 24 hours, providing you can apply… Continue Reading

Carrying on Despite COVID-19

Carrying on Despite COVID-19

Like everyone else in the country, the Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce is keeping watch on the news, trying to determine the most prudent course to chart in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. At this writing, with the CDC and WHO suggesting to gather in groups no larger than 10, we’re… Continue Reading

Filling a Need by Filling Seats

Filling a Need by Filling Seats

When C.J. and Kaitlyn Gustafson got married in December 2018, the couple knew they wanted to start their own business. “We both come from families of small business owners,” says C.J. “My background is in finance, and Kaitlyn’s is in marketing. We felt confident that we could build a good business.” When the couple went… Continue Reading

Hautmann Installed as Chamber Chairman for 2020

Hautmann Installed as Chamber Chairman for 2020

Madeira Beach, FL ­­— “Teamwork” was the word when members of the Treasure Island & Madeira Beach Chamber of Commerce gathered on January 23 to see Ken Hautmann accept the Chairman’s gavel from retiring Chairman Bill Karns. Keynote speaker Steve Hayes, President and CEO of Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater, emphasized the importance of teamwork in attracting… Continue Reading

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. Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater serves as Pinellas County’s Convention and Visitors Bureau. Hayes was recruited to head the agency in late 2019,… Continue Reading

Looking back, looking ahead

Looking back, looking ahead

We had a great 2019, and we’re looking ahead to a great 2020! First, we settled into our new office at 12601 Gulf Blvd., just south of the John’s Pass Bridge. This gives us a more visible location for visitors, residents, and our member businesses alike, and even gave us a few extra offices that… Continue Reading

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

Ads They’re Happy to See Coming!

Ads They’re Happy to See Coming!

You know how they say, “necessity is the mother of invention”? Peter Crampton, co-owner of Pizza Top Ads, knows it’s true. Peter’s background in marketing landed him a job with a chain of fitness centers in Las Vegas that needed a boost in attendance. “You can have a great gym, be a Mr. Universe and… 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

GuestWings™ Extends Your Hospitality

GuestWings™ Extends Your Hospitality

Living in Florida means more than hot summer nights and dazzling days at the beach.  It means house guests, and how to accommodate them! GuestWings offers an interesting way to host your guests, and keep everyone’s privacy (and sanity) intact. GuestWings delivers a fully equipped Airstream to your yard, so guests have real beds to… Continue Reading

PSTA Partnership: Driving Away Hunger

PSTA Partnership: Driving Away Hunger

In Pinellas County, known as an upscale tourist destination the world over, more than 135,000 people struggle to stave off hunger. PSTA and Feeding Tampa Bay have partnered to help bring these people, many who rely on public transportation, some much-needed help. “Driving Away Hunger” is a program coordinated by the Leadership PSTA Class of… 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

Diny’s Diamonds Florida Sparkles!

Diny’s Diamonds Florida Sparkles!

Listening to Beverly Diny of Diny’s Diamonds Florida talk about the gems that are “a girl’s best friend,” you can’t help but be sure she grew up steeped in the fine jewelry trade. “No!” she will tell you. “I was a sharecropper’s daughter, growing up in rural Wisconsin. I had six brothers and a sister,… 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

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