Thursday, July 30, 2009

2009 Summer Youth Volunteer Guide

2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares, Inc. has updated its Summer Youth Volunteer Guide

Volunteering is the perfect way to bring about meaningful change within yourself and your community. The summer is a great opportunity for youth to volunteer. The 2009 Summer Youth Volunteer Guide is a listing of non-profit organizations throughout Pinellas that need assistance, enthusiasm and energy from the youth throughout the summer months and the school year. This guide will make the search for a perfect opportunity even easier. To view or print a copy of the guide, visit our website at Click on “Guides”, "Pinellas County", and under “Volunteering” click on 2009 Summer Youth Volunteer Guide.

Pinellas County School Physicals - FREE

Free School Physicals for Pinellas County Students


WHO: Any school age child playing sports or entering a Pinellas County school.

WHERE: Northeast High School Clinic
5500 16th St N
St Petersburg, FL 33703

Phone: (727) 570-3025

WHEN: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
June 9, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, & 25
July 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, & 30
August 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20

TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Please bring a physical form signed by a parent or have a parent present at the time of your physical. Also, if you are registering for entry into a Pinellas County school, please bring a copy of your shot record.

Summer Fun for the Kids: Free Movies

This summer will be full of cinematic fun for parents, children and babies, too!

For free family fun, bring blankets and snacks to watch movies outdoors. Fourth Fridays in Safety Harbor at the Gazebo. Third Saturdays at the Pier in St. Petersburg. The Dunedin Fine Arts Center will show flicks on Second Sundays that are free to members, followed by a kid's activity.

For cool escape with the little ones that is easy on the pocketbook, The Cobb Theater in Wesley Chapel will show free kids movies this summer on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. Groups are welcome. See the schedule.

We don't want to leave out the moms with babies! Pack up the bambino and get some needed time out of the house together. Enjoy a morning of pampering, a movie and some lunch at Cinebistro at Cobb Theater on scheduled Mondays at 10 a.m., starting June 22.

For the hottest info on fun family flicks all summer long, go to our Ongoing Events page at for schedules and details.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce Expands Reach to Not-for-Profits

Through its grassroots movement to help businesses, the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce (CRCC) is reaching out to not-for-profit organizations as awareness of their needs rise to the forefront.

In a recent study of their membership, the
Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce (CRCC) found close to 100 not-for-profit members on their roster. The Chamber then created a council to address the specific needs of these charitable organizations and after surveying the not-for-profit member organizations, it was determined that “Awareness with other Not-For-Profit organizations” was a top priority. In response to this request, the CRCC is announcing its first Introduction & Awareness Event for not-for-profit business organizations. The event will be held on Thursday, July 30th from 5:30-7:30pm at the Clearwater Community Sailing Center.
  • To talk about issues concerning them in today’s business climate,
  • To start to develop relations that can be mutually beneficial.

“We have to go outside the box. It's no longer just cocktails and networking,” Chamber President Bob Clifford said. Mr. Clifford encourages all business, for profit or not-for-profit, to reach out and make contacts. “Making [business] contacts is more crucial than ever today,” he said. The CRCC says all not-for-profits organizations are welcome. If you would like to attend you
MUST RSVP before the Monday July 27th deadline as space is limited. Please contact Cathy Germer, VP Business Assistance for the CRCC by calling 727 461-0011 ext 233 or via email at Established in 1922, the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce set out with the vision to be the premier Voice of Business in the Clearwater region. Representing more than 1,400 member businesses, the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce (CRCC) is one of the largest chambers in the Bay area and has become a large and powerful voice for its members through its ability to partner with other agencies and advocate on behalf of business and its members.CRCC’s mission is to enhance the business environment and promote economic health and growth in the Clearwater region. Visit