News from around the Clay County business community and Chamber of Commerce.
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The Florida House passed Florida Chamber-backed legislation that will curb Assignment of Benefits abuse that is driving up the cost of insurance and threatening the affordability of home ownership for many Floridians. The Florida Chamber, and its Consumer Protection Coalition, thank Rep. Jay Trumbull for leading efforts to stop AOB fraud and abuse with his bill, HB 7015, and we urge the Florida Senate to follow suit and send a signal that these abusive practices have no place in Florida.
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VISIT FLORIDA has extended the application period forthe new 2017-18 Targeted Marketing Assistance Program (TMAP).The application deadline isFriday, December 15, 2017.
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Help us finalize the slate for 2017-2018.
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Both the North and South prongs of Black Creek are expected to at least enter action stage, if not flood stage tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 2. No emergency actions are expected at this point, but please monitor the local media and the creek very closely.
In essence of safety, due to the weather conditions, debris operations in Clay County have been suspended today, Sunday, Oct. 1. Operations will resume Monday, Oct. 2.
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On this episode of the Florida Chamber’s Bottom Line, Keiser University’s Vice Chancellor Belinda Keiser explains the importance of participating in Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission (CRC). Taking place once every 20 years, the CRC is an opportunity for “citizens of Florida to weigh-in” on Florida’s constitution.
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Clay County Emergency Management
Hurricane Irma PSA #23
September 21, 2017 3:15 p.m.
Call Center - 904-284-7703
We ask that any Clay County residents with unmet needs (other than electricity), contact the call center between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Food and other commodities are available. If you are still without electricity, we ask that you contact your power company.
Mosquito Control Efforts
Based on feedback we have received from the public, Clay County will NOT move forward with using the EPA approved chemical Naled for aerial mosquito control that was scheduled for this evening Thursday, September 21, 2017. However, in keeping with our current practice, ground-based mosquito control trucks from Clay County, contractors, and our state partners will be dispatched throughout the county to spray using low-volume mist and EPA approved Permethrin and Malathion-based products. Our goal is spray the entire county over the next few weeks to control the mosquito population and protect public health. Should you have any concerns please reach out to mosquito control at 904-284-6335.
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The Florida Chamber of Commerce continues working with members and local chamber partners to help ensure Florida recovers from Hurricane Irma. Thanks to your support, Florida is getting back to business. If you’ve not yet had a chance to support ongoing efforts, please consider:
Here are two ways you can help:
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Hurricane Irma forced OneBlood to suspend operations for three days and as a result, there is an urgent need to replenish the areas blood supply. Donors should visit www.oneblood.org for donor center hours and blood drive locations.
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Today’s relief parallels that granted last month to victims of Hurricane Harvey. This includes an additional filing extension for taxpayers with valid extensions that run out on Oct. 16, and businesses with extensions that run out on Sept. 15.
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SBA representatives at the Centers can provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and assist businesses in completing the SBA application. The Centers are located as indicated below and will operate until further notice.
Beaver Street Enterprise Center
The EpiCenter-Pinellas County
Economic Development Center
728 Blanche Street, Bldg. 2
13805 58th Street North
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Clearwater, FL 33760
Opens Monday, Sept. 18 at 9 a.m.
Hours: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Saturday