• News for Chamber Connections

    Thursday, May 28, 2020
    Payroll Protection Program UpdatesLate last week, rulemaking on the loan forgiveness provisions were released. Initial businesses that received the Paycheck Protection Program funding can soon apply for loan forgiveness and the loan forgiveness application is now live. Also, check out the U.S. Chamber’s PPP Guide to Forgiveness by clicking here. The latest data shows that the U.S. Small Business ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Connections, Press Release, General News Article
    Friday, May 15, 2020
    UPDATE: Florida’s Full Phase 1 begins Monday, May 18th as we continue to implement the Safe Smart Step-by-Step Plan for Florida’s Recovery. You can view the full powerpoint slides from the Governor's presentation here.   Restaurants may go to 50% capacity with continued social distancing and/or physical partitions Retail may go to 50% capacity with continued social distancing and CDC ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Chamber Connections
    Sunday, March 01, 2020
    Members: We are officially in strawberry festival season! The festival started last week and I couldn't be more thrilled. This year is extra special for me with my daughter Emma being a court member. Seeing this piece of our community from this new perspective has been a true blessing and I am so proud of Emma and all of girls on the court for representing our Plant City community so well. As soon ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Connections
    Friday, January 31, 2020
    Members: We are less than ONE WEEK out from our annual Chamber Gala! We are so excited to share with you what has been months of planning and a true labor of love. This year's Chamber Gala is going to be bigger and better than ever before, continuing to build on the legacy of leadership here at the Chamber. You could even say that Thursday, February 6th is sure to be a "roaring 20s" great time! ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Connections
    Monday, January 06, 2020
    Members: The new year brings a lot of exciting changes. First, I would like to thank our 2019 Board Chair, Karen Kerr, for her dedication to leading the Chamber this past year. Under her leadership, we launched several new Chamber events (including the high-energy Schmoozapalooza) and created our comprehensive strategic plan to guide the organization for years to come. Courtney Paat has taken the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Connections
    Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    That's a wrap: planning for the new yearMembers: Thank you to each of you that came out to the Plant City Pig Jam! Aside from being a whole lot of fun, Pig Jam is the largest fundraiser for the Plant City Chamber of Commerce and helps us raise funds to continue to serve you. With thousands of attendees, BBQ as far as the eye could see, and fireworks on Friday night sponsored by Poppell ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Connections
    Tuesday, October 01, 2019
    A Message From The President Do I smell BBQ? Plant City Pig Jam set for Nov. 22 & 23 Members: I hope you're ready for some BBQ! Planning is well under way for this year's Plant City Pig Jam and we're excited to open up the gates on Friday, November 22nd and Saturday, November 23rd. While the competition teams' grills will be busy cooking for most of the two days there will also be live music, ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Connections
    Tuesday, July 09, 2019
    Members: Happy July! I hope you're enjoying your summer so far - many of you have scheduled some wonderful vacations and I hope that you come back refreshed, ready to tackle the second half of this year. The annual July 4th Celebration will be held at the stadium on the 4th from 6pm-9:30pm with fireworks, vendors, and more for the whole family to enjoy! The annual New Teacher Coffee will be held ...read more
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    Monday, June 03, 2019
    The Cows Are Coming Home ... Well, Sort Of.We are happy to announce our new partnership with Lunar Cow Publishing, a firm specializing in destination marketing, for the production of our annual Plant City Magazine. We are excited about the opportunities this new publication will offer you. The Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce Plant City Magazine is our premier promotional piece and it is the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Connections
    Wednesday, May 01, 2019
    A Message From The President:Members:  May always marks the start of graduation season and then subsequently summer vacation. My oldest is graduating from Plant City High School this year and is going on to pursue his dreams at the University of Florida - my how time flies! My youngest also graduates from VPK this year. It's hard to believe that all three of my children have grown up so quickly! ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 03, 2019
    Spring Cleaning: New Chamber Event Launching Next Month Members: As a team we are always working to bring relevant, impactful programming to you, our members. We're excited to announce that on Tuesday, May 21st we will be launching a new Chamber event - the annual Chamber Seminar. This year our featured speaker at the Chamber Seminar will be author Dillon Kalkhurst. With over two decades ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Connections