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Clay Business Connection

News from around the Clay County business community and Chamber of Commerce.

Keeping You Informed: Florida Chamber Releases Small Business Index Survey Results

The Florida Chamber of Commerce recently revealed the results of our second quarter Small Business Index Survey, which shows  “Workforce Quality” and “Government Regulations” as the top issues Florida's job creators are concerned about.

Tobacco Free Florida Week (TFFW)

This week we recognize Tobacco Free Florida Week (TFFW) and the theme of, “The Cost of Smoking.” TFFW is not only a time to recognize the great work we’ve been doing here in Clay County but throughout the state as well as we continue to educate our community.

Florida Coastal Management Program Annual Meeting

The Florida Coastal Management Program (FCMP) is a network of state agencies implementing 24 statutes that protect and enhance the state’s natural, cultural and economic coastal resources. 

Florida Legislature Misses Opportunities to Make Florida More Competitive

While the Florida Chamber believes the 2017 Legislative Session could have been worse, but should have been much better for local businesses and the jobs they support. See below for a look at The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

DANGEROUS FIRE POTENTIAL

NOAA Upgrades the Fire Weather Watch to a RED FLAG WARNING

North Florida Land Trust 6th Annual Fish Fry

Elevated to Critical Fire Danger Today

Hopefully you were on the receiving end of some much needed rainfall with yesterday's system.  Here's an estimate from our radars of how much rain fell:

A few possible strong to severe thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening

A few possible strong to severe thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening

Potential Thunderstorm Hazards: 

·  Strong gusty winds of 45-65 mph, with best storms of these storms over interior SE Georgia and Suwannee Valley. 

·  Isolated Tornado

·  Dangerous Lightning





First Lady Ann Scott Kicks Off 2017 Summer Literacy Adventure in Tallahassee

First Lady Ann Scott Kicks Off 2017 Summer Literacy Adventure in Tallahassee

First Lady Ann Scott welcomed more than 30 students from Springwood Elementary School to the Governor’s Mansion on May 1 for the seventh annual Summer Literacy Adventure kick-off. The Summer Literacy Adventure challenges students to pledge to read as many books as possible over the summer, with the goal of students maintaining and improving upon the skills they gained during the previous school year. 

Snook Season Ends May 31

Snook Season Ends May 31

Snook is open to harvest in Atlantic state, federal and inland waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, through May 31, closing June 1.