Dear SouthShore Chamber Members,
We have been making contact with as many members as possible just to check-in and see how you are doing. If we haven't gotten to you yet, be patient with us- we will! Although there seems to be no magic wand that we can wave to make it all better, it is nice just to speak with all of you and hear what you are doing to get through this ever-challenging time.
We started an open community Facebook page called "Open for Business SouthShore". I'd like to encourage you to "like" this page and keep your info updated on it. If you do not have Facebook, we will gladly post your information for you. This page will serve as a resource for the community to keep them updated, in real-time...of what is still open in the SouthShore area. For businesses and non-profits, it's a great way to stay connected with the community as well.
During the first two weeks of this craziness, we featured the status of the food/beverage industry members but this one is for ALL service industries in our community. We also ask that you SHARE the page so we can get maximum exposure for the content on there.
We will continue to email out any information we feel may be of value for our members.
I am participating in a "chamber specific" COVID-19 Statewide conference call tomorrow. I'm really looking forward to this call as it will be nice to hear what is going on in other business communities around our state and what other chambers are doing to help their members. I will definitely update everyone with what I learn on this call.
This is a crazy, uncertain time and I want to make sure we do not slowly "disconnect" from our members.... please be assured that we are working for you. Without our members, we have no purpose so we are here for YOU! As all of you know one of our main specialties at the SouthShore Chamber are our awesome EVENTS..... trust me when I tell you we are going to have the most AMAZING, wonderful event just as soon as we are cleared too! You can count on that! It will be a huge celebration day in SouthShore once this is behind us. Hang in there, we are all in the same boat! We are SouthShore STRONG and we got this!
Covid-19 Informational Links
- Small Business Association, SBDC Florida – Covid-19 Business Disaster Recovery Assistance - CARES Act
- The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program
- Facebook Small Business Grants (TBA)
- Hillsborough County Covid-19 News for Business
- CareerSouce Tampa Bay Covid-19 Tool Kit
- GrowFL Covid-19 Business Resources
- Business Damage Assessment Survey
- CDC Covid-19 Public Information
- CDC Covid-19 Business Response Guidance
- Florida Health Covid-19 Statistics
The SouthShore Chamber merged two historic Chambers in July of 2011, combining Apollo Beach and Ruskin. The Apollo Beach Chamber was founded in 1985 originally as an all volunteer Welcome Center. the Ruskin Chamber goes back to 1928 and was the very first chamber in Southern Hillsborough County.
These two communities of SouthShore offer the ideal blend of natural beauty, relaxation and recreation. The area combines both waterfront and rural communities which are fast becoming business destinations as the Tampa Bay area grows.
The mission of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce is to commit ourselves to growth through proper planning, new membership acquisition and servicing of existing members through value-added projects.
We seek continuous improvement in our ability to provide the leadership needed for effective economic development.
Our vision is to preserve our historic heritage while meeting the changing business needs of our community.
Come discover the excitement of SouthShore!
SouthShore Chamber of Commerce
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