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Rowdies stars announced for St. Pete Chamber’s annual lunch

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The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce has announced which players will be on hand for the group’s annual Rowdies Lunch. Rowdies coach Stewart Campbell and midfielders Juan Guerra, Michael Nanchoff and Keith Savage will be on hand to greet attendees at the event next month.

Tickets for the annual Rowdies meet and greet are $50 for individuals and $500 for a table of eight. The lunch is sponsored by Florida Print Solutions.

The event is Thursday, March 31st at Al Lang Stadium where the Rowdies play. Networking and registration starts at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon.

Registration for the event is on the Chamber’s website.

The Rowdies Spring season opener is Saturday, April 2nd at Al Lang Stadium. The team plays nearly every Saturday through June 11th with home games April 16th and 23rd, May 14th and June 3rd.

All home games kick off at 7:30 p.m.

Janelle Irwin has been a professional journalist covering local news and politics in the Tampa Bay area since 2003. She also hosts a weekly political talk show on WMNF Community radio. Janelle formerly served as the sole staff reporter for WMNF News and previously covered news for and various local neighborhood newsletters. Her work has been featured in the New York Daily News, Free Speech Radio News and Florida Public Radio and she's been interviewed by radio stations across the nation for her coverage of the 2012 Republican National Convention. Janelle is a diehard news junkie who isn't afraid to take on big names in local politics including Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, the dirty business of trash and recycling in St. Pete and the ongoing Pier debacle. Her work as a reporter and radio host has earned her two WMNF awards including News Volunteer of the Year and Public Affairs Volunteer of the Year. Janelle is also the devoted mother to three brilliant and beautiful daughters who are a constant source of inspiration and occasional blogging fodder. To contact, email

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