Saturday, March 23, 2013
Special thanks to Bob Schlesinger for uploading several photos from the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce's mixer Thursday night.
The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce gave former Mayor Mike Yakes a warm send-off during their mixer Thursday night at Tomlinson Park. Special thanks to Bob Schlesinger for sharing photos from the big celebration with your neighbors on Gulfport Patch! Want to share photos from an event? Add them in our "Pics & Clips" gallery on Gulfport Patch. Sign up for the Gulfport Patch email newsletter to stay connected to your community.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers to represent the City of Gulfport at the Pinellas County Fair, March 20 - 24.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Want to help with a chamber event or volunteer at the office? The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers.
The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce is gathering volunteers to represent the City of Gulfport at the Pinellas County Fair, March 20 - 24. That's not all, the chamber is also seeking volunteers for multiple year-round tasks. If you are retired and looking to use your business acumen in helping local business start ups; if you have skills in bookkeeping or administrative management, or just looking to meet new people, the chamber wants to hear from you. If you wish to have scheduled hours manning the Chamber office or just providing your expertise when needed please contact the chamber via email at email@example.com. The Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors many events and festivals in Gulfport including …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Organizers are inviting local artists to create a three-part mural representing Gulfport; it’s history and the community.
The official announcement of the project will be in December, however, organizers want to get the word out now to encourage artists to get involved and invite more sponsors to join. The project will consist of three murals located on the north and west walls of Liberty Tax and Piranha Graphix Signs in the Gulfport Square Business Center off 49th St. and Gulfport Blvd. The mural will welcome visitors to Gulfport and also bring awareness to the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce’s new location. The South 49th St. Business Association, Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce, Gulfport Merchants Association, Liberty Tax, Piranha Graphix Signs and J DeFoe Suncoast Properties are co-sponsoring this project. Artists who live or have a studio in Gulfport…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Huge thanks to Rob Fowler for sharing some amazing photos of people trying their luck at the fundraiser "Casino Royale on the Bay!"
Gamblers didn't have to fly to Las Vegas to hear the chims of slot machines and rolling the dice among a cheering crowd! The Historic Gulfport Casino Ballroom turned into a Vegas-style casino on Thursday, Nov 8 as part of a fundraiser for the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce and Gulfport Senior Center. Gulfport resident Rob Fowler stopped by the event, snapped some amazing action shots and uploaded them in our neighborhood photo gallery, "Gulfport Pics & Clips!" We . . . well, I am ever-so-excited to see the photos in the photo gallery! Huge thank you to Rob Fowler for sharing your experience and what you saw through your camera lens with all of us at Gulfport Patch! Want to share your photos of the event and/or the other benefits during…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
That's right! There will be Las Vegas style gambling at the Historic Gulfport Casino Ballroom tonight starting at 7:30 tonight.
On Thursday, November 8th, the Gulfport Casino Ballroom will turn into a high-stakes gambling casino with Vegas style games including poker, blackjack, roulette, craps, slot machines and Texas hold'em. Buy ins include $1000 each in "funny money" and can be increased. Enjoy auctions, hors d'oeuvres, a full cash bar and live music. The event begins at 7:30 with doors opening at 7 p.m. The price is $20, $35 a couple in advance and $25 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Small Business Mentor Program at the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce and the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center Foundation. Veterans with I.D. cards get an extra $500 in ‘play money’ at the door. There will also be a table shared by the American Legion/vets and the red …
Friday, October 19, 2012
A new program will provide free advice and counseling for new business owners and potential business owners at the Gulfport Public Library starting next week. That and more in "5 Things to Know Today."
Free Advice for Business Owners: The Gulfport Public Library is joining the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce and SCORE to help provide face to face counseling for small business owners and potential business owners. SCORE will hold hourly appointments on the fourth Tuesday of each month starting on October 23. If you're interested in participating contact the Gulfport Public Library at (727) 893-1074. Join the Chamber: Learn more about the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce by visiting their newly designed website. Their website includes a business directory, visitors information and relocation resources. Haunted Houses: You don't have to go far to get spooked! There are two haunted houses on the 5600 block of Newton Avenue. The Sanitarium…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
A spooky chamber mixer awaits for members and guests tonight! That and much more in "5 Things to Know Today."
Chamber Mixer: Everyone is invited to the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce mixer tonight at 5:30 p.m. at A Life Tribute Funeral Home, 5601 Gulfport Blvd. S. The mixer has become the annual Halloween Party for chamber members! CERT Meeting: The monthly Gulfport Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Gulfport Senior Center. Are you interested in joining CERT? Contact Bob Worthington at 916-8014. Council Workshop: The Gulfport City Council will discuss referendum issues at today's council workshop at 3:30 p.m. at Gulfport City Hall. If you can't make it to the workshop, watch the session online on the City of Gulfport's website. Halloween Pics: Share your Halloween photos! C'mon, I've seen some …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Soon, you can swing by the Gulfport Fresh Market on your way home from work or dinner on the town.
Stop by Beach Boulevard on any given Tuesday morning and you'll notice vendors setting up tables, musicians entertaining the crowd and artists showcasing their talents at the Gulfport Fresh Market. For more than six years the market has lured people downtown with as many as 3,000 stopping by the market during peak months. Now, by popular demand, organizers are extending the hours on the first Tuesday of the month to 8 p.m. starting in October; current hours are from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. “I think it’s the next stage in the evolution of the success of our market,” Fresh Market Coordinator Daniel Hodge said. Hodge believes the longer hours will give even more residents and visitors a chance to shop after work. "We get comments very frequently from…
Friday, June 22, 2012
Looking for something to do this weekend? Stop by a Tampa Bay Rowdies Game, Aquamania or the 4th Friday Food Truck Festival! Watch our video to learn more about your weekend options in Gulfport, St. Pete and the beaches!
Welcome to this week's Patch Minute! We want you to have a blast this weekend, rain or shine! Let's start off with a free family event in Gulfport! Gulfport The first annual Aquamania will be packed with kayak races, a water balloon toss, water color section for kids, recycle regatta and dunk tank. Yes, there will be plenty of "local celebrities" for you to soak in the dunk tank including Gulfport Patch Editor Cherlene Willis (who will be in the tank from 1 - 1:30 p.m.) There will also be live entertainment and craft vendors all day from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. There will be beer and wine sales at The Point, which is behind the Gulfport Recreation Center. For more information check out the "Aquamania Survival Guide" by Lori Rosso, President of …