Calendar of Events
June 10: Insurance concerns: The Longboat Key-Lido Key-St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce will hold a meeting to address state insurance issues. The speakers include Jeff Grady, president and chief executive officer of the Florida Association of Insurance Agents, and Michael Carlson, director of legislative affairs for the office of Chief Financial Officer of Florida. For reservations call 941-383-2466 or email [email protected].
June 10: Green building: Dennis Church, the vice president of planning and development for residential developer Bonita Bay Group, will be speaking about "green" building at a luncheon meeting of the Real Estate Investment Society in Fort Myers. The luncheon will begin at 11:45 a.m. at Pelican Preserve on Colonial Boulevard. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for guests. To reserve go to www.reis-swfl.org.
June 12: CoolTech 2008: The Tampa Bay Technology Forum will host an event to highlight the coolest new technologies including smart phones, self-driving cars, real time speech translation and robotics. The event will run from 3 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa. The keynote speaker is Russell Romanella, the director of the International Space Station at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. For more information and to register, e-mail Kimberly Kelley at registrat[email protected] or visit tbtf.org and click on the events calendar.
June 17: Mayor meets developers: Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio will meet with commercial real estate executives who belong to the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, Tampa Bay Chapter, at 7 a.m. at the law offices of Fowler White, 501 E. Kennedy Blvd., in Tampa. Cost is $50 for nonmembers; free for members.
JUNE 18: Legislative Breakfast: The Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce will hold a legislative breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel & Convention Center, at 12600 Roosevelt Boulevard, St. Petersburg. Six state legislators will summarize the most recent legislative session and forecast the 2009 legislative session. RSVPs are required. For more information or to register visit chambermaster.com and click on the events calendar or call Donna Lofgren at 727-544-4777.
June 25: Economic Outlook: The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce will hold a breakfast meeting with Bob Allsbrook, chief economist for Regions Bank. The meeting will run from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at The Westin Tampa Harbour Island Hotel, 725 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa. Cost is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Online registration is open until June 19. For reservations or more information visit tampachamber.com and click on the event calendar.
July 10: Boost employee performance: The CEO Council of Tampa Bay will present a program designed to help CEOs inspire their employees from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Centre Club, 123 S. Westshore Blvd. in Tampa. The speaker will be Charles Lowery, CEO of the Lowery Institute for Excellence. For information visit www.ceotampa.com.
July 10: Eggs, bacon and politics: The Economic Development Corp. of Sarasota County will host a breakfast with State Sen. Michael Bennett from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort, 1620 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. For more information or to register e-mail Tammy Lindemuth at [email protected] or visit edcsarasotacounty.com and click on the events calendar.