Past Events

Year 2021

Thursday, February 25th at 6:00pm
TOPIC: Black-Owned Businesses in St. Petersburg – Past, Present & Future
ONECOMM WILL CREATE RSVP LINK (a Zoom link and passcode will be emailed to you after you RSVP).

Purposefully timed for Black History Month, this Zoom Panel & Open Mic Dialogue will unveil a new study by The 2020/One Community team. The study will feature a narrative timeline of black entrepreneurship (from the year 1870 to the present), along with time-phased data maps that illustrate the number and strength of black-owned firms over five decades, and major trends in their industry grouping and size. The Dialogue is co-hosted by 2020/One Community, the City of St. Petersburg Urban Affairs division, Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corporation, the Florida SBDC at Pinellas County, the St. Petersburg Greenhouse, Pinellas County Urban League, and Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg.

Invited panelists & discussants include:

  • Carl Lavender, Jr. (as emcee), Foundation for a Healthy St. Pete
  • Gypsy Gallardo, 2020/One Community (Principal Investigator)
  • April Harley, Co-Chair of the Inclusive St. Pete Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee
  • Nikki Capehart, City Urban Affairs division
  • Albert Lee, Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corporation
  • Cynthia Johnson, Florida SBDC at Pinellas County
  • Chris Steinocher, St. Petersburg Area Chamber

Thursday, February 4th at 6:00pm
TOPIC: African Americans & COVID Vaccination in Pinellas County – Why More of Us Are Reluctant & What You Should Know

This Zoom Panel & Open Mic Dialogue is on the timely and urgent topic of African Americans’ aversion to COVID vaccination. Learn about facts vs fears and myths re COVID vaccination for African Americans as one of the hardest-hit communities.

Invited panelists include:

  • Carl Lavender, Jr., Foundation for a Healthy St. Pete
  • Watson Haynes, Pinellas County Health Equity Council
  • Dr. Nichelle Threadgill, Community Health Centers of Pinellas
  • Dr. Shameka Jones, Florida Blue
  • Ulyee Choe, Pinellas County Health Department.

Hear the latest data rolling in from across the country, on African Americans’ reluctance and resistance to vaccination, and find out when you can be vaccinated as well as facts on the effectiveness and side effects of vaccines.

Wednesday, January 27th at 11:00am
City of St. Petersburg State of the Economy Address

The work of The 2020 Plan/One Community Plan will be spotlighted (again this year) in the City of St. Petersburg State of the Economy Virtual Presentation, taking place on Jan. 27 at 11 a.m.CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE PRESENTATION

Year 2020

TOPIC: “Fitting Technology into Worship – Improving Your Virtual Presence

Check out the flyer to learn more.   

Tuesday, December 13th at 6:00pm-7:00pm

TOPIC: “Pay It Forward Presentation-Prospering During the Pandemic”
Exclusively for Beauty Salon & Barber Shop Owners

Facilitated by Lolita Dash, Faye Watson, Latifah Jackson and Kelly Sims
Time: Dec 13, 2020 6:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 924 0889 8750 | Passcode: 195272 | Call In: +1 301-715-8592

Thursday, December 10th at 12noon-1:30pm

TOPIC: “Get Your House In Order By The New Year – Financial, Spiritual & Physical
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Tuesday, December 8th at 6:00pm-7:00pm – Session 1

TOPIC: “Fitting Technology into Worship – Improving Your Virtual Presence

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Thursday, November 19th at 6:30-8:00pm

TOPIC: “Managing Our Lives During Twindemics”
Join us on FBLive Inclusivity, LLC Facebook

Moderated by: Dorothy Myles
Featuring: Andrea Peaton Health Department, Representative from Florida Blue, Representative from Black Nurses Rock
Hosted by One Community in partnership with Inclusivity, LLC and community partners

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 1:30pm-3:00pm

Webinar  – Community Development Corporation (CDC) Training
Time:  1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Meeting ID: 850 6466 0322 | Passcode: 724333 | Call In: +1 301-715-8592

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Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 6pm – 7pm

RSVP – Celebrating 9 Women Making History

Join us for a brief ribbon cutting and celebration of the 1Pier Stall at the New Pier Marketplace – share the flyer
Time:  6:00 PM to 12:30 PM EDT
Click here to RSVP now!

Pinellas CARES Webinar Series: Applying for a Local Business Grant

Need help applying for the Pinellas CARES Local Business Grant? Join Pinellas County for a series of informative webinars on Zoom to get answers to your questions about eligibility, documents and the application process.   Share the flyer

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Webinar  – Session 1: Program Overview & Eligibility
Time:  12:00 PM to 12:30 PM EDT
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Friday, September 11, 2020

Webinar  – Session 2: Documents You Need to Apply
Time:  2:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Webinar  – Session 3: Submitting a Complete Application
Time:  10:00 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
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Webinar Session Details

All three sessions will last 30-45 mins. You can join each of them at this Zoom link: or see other options to attend below.

Session will be recorded and posted on the Pinellas County’s YouTube channel.

You can find more information about the Pinellas CARES Local Business Grants, including FAQs and customer support contacts at:

Zoom Meeting Details

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +13126266799,,84954393215#  or +16465588656,,84954393215#Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 9128  or +1 253 215 8782

Webinar ID: 849 5439 3215
International numbers available:


April 24, 2020

Applications DEADLINE#StrongerTogether Microgrant Program

April 22, 2020

Applications Open #4StPeteCreatives Microgrant Program

April 21, 2020

WebinarRace Equity and Covid-19: Strengthening Community at a Time of Crisis – A Virtual Town Hall
Time:  12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

April 17, 2020

Applications Open #StrongerTogether Microgrant Program
Time:  5:00 PM today

April 17, 2020

Webinar  – #PayItForward Microgrant Recipients
Time:  12Noon today