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Manatee Chamber of Commerce

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Our mission is "To build a positive business environment while enhancing the community's quality of life."  Please click on the links below to learn more about what the Manatee Florida Chamber of Commerce can do for your organization.


Recent News

Anna Maria Island Privateers News - July 27, 2021

The Anna Maria Island Privateers are proud to announce our Black-Tie Gala in November at IMG Academy Golf Club. We will feature some of our past scholarship recipients as they tell a brief story on how we have helped them through college financially…

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Florida Clerks Recognize Senator Jim Boyd as Legislator of the Year

Bradenton, FL -- The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller and 2021-22 Florida Court Clerks and Comptroller (FCCC) President Angel Colonneso gathered together with fellow Clerks and Comptrollers on Tuesday, July 20, in the…

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Manatee Chamber of Commerce News - July 15, 2021

The Manatee Chamber will be hosting a seminar on Wednesday, July 28 from 3:00 to 4:30 PM at the Chamber’s Bradenton Office in the Air & Energy Board Room. The first scheduled increase following Florida's passage of the $15.00 minimum…

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Goodwill Receives Funding To Bolster Financial Literacy For Workers

Grant of $55,000 from United Way Suncoast will fund GoodPartner Coach program to help team members achieve financial stability SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – One of the key mission goals of Goodwill Manasota is to provide employment as well as…

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Entech Will Host Cyber Liability Insurance 101 Live Stream on June 15, 2021

Fort Myers, FL -- Entech will be hosting a live stream panel on Cyber Liability Insurance 101. The event is focused on educating the community on cybersecurity and Cyber Liability Insurance, which covers financial losses that result from…

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Celebrate Father’s Day at Mattison’s on Sunday, June 20th; Enter to Win a Father’s Day Giveaway

Sarasota and Bradenton, FL -- All three Mattison’s Restaurants will be open on Father’s Day serving special Brunch and Dinner Menus, featuring chef inspired creations and guy inspired fun! Anyone who dines at Mattison’s or gets…

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Goodwill Receives Funding to Assist Individuals with Barriers to Employment

Largest-ever grant from Ralph S. French Charitable Foundation will support Goodwill Manasota’s GoodPartner Coach program SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota recently received a grant of $85,920 from the Ralph S. French…

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Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Welcomes New Public Information Officer

Jennifer Linzy has been named Public Information Officer for the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller. BRADENTON - The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller's office welcomes Jennifer Linzy as its new Public…

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Ellenton Urgent Care to Celebrate the Grand Opening of its Second Clinic, Bayshore Urgent Care Services

BRADENTON, FL – Ellenton Urgent Care is opening a second facility to expand its services and provide high-quality medical care to the residents of East Bradenton. The grand opening and open house for the new clinic Bayshore Urgent Care…

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Objective Consultant Offers No-Risk Business Expense Savings Schooley Mitchell Expands in Florida

Businesses are bombarded with offers on the latest technology, service or application every day. Now businesses in Florida have an independent, objective place to turn for business optimization advice. We are pleased to announce Schooley Mitchell…

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Manatee Chamber Announces Hiring of Tara Poulton as Vice President, Public Policy and Workforce Partnerships

Manatee County, FL -- The Manatee Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Tara Poulton will join its staff as Vice President, Public Policy & Workforce Partnerships, beginning on June 21, 2021.  Ms. Poulton’s focus will…

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Manatee Chamber of Commerce News - Employee Announcement

We are proud to announce a new stylist at our organic salon, troo organic hair and wellness studio, Sarah Gallagher! Sarah has been a hairstylist since 2019. She is very passionate about hairstyling, cutting, color, especially organic. Her forte'…

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Manatee Chamber of Commerce News - April 22, 2021

Manatee County, FL – This week, Discover Bradenton launched their new job board! Job seekers can view current openings by visiting https://discoverbradenton.com/jobs-in-bradenton-fl/. Once on the page, it’s easy to sort by category,…

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Winner of Award

Florida based, Gettel Automotive Group has made the TOP 150 Dealerships Groups in the U.S. nudging ahead in the 2020 ranking to 57, from 63 in 2019 in the latest rankings complied by Automotive News. The Dealerships are ranked based on the number…

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The Law Offices of Kenneth J. Nota, PA, Held its Grand Opening on April 1, 2021

The Law Offices of Kenneth J. Nota, PA, held its grand opening on April 1, 2021. The law firm will focus on helping clients with business and commercial needs, estate planning, real estate transactions and condo/homeowner association law.  As…

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We Care Manatee News - April 14, 2021

Manatee, FL -- The single most effective way to reduce the effects of breast cancer is early detection. We Care Manatee is partnering with Manatee Diagnostic Center and Breast Health Sarasota, to provide free mammograms to uninsured women in Manatee…

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Anna Marie Island Privateers News - March 17, 2021

This year the Anna Maria Island Privateers, one of the oldest Not For Profit 501(C)(3) organizations in this geographic area, is celebrating its 50th year providing support and services to our community!! In recognition of this accomplishment, we…

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Keller Williams On The Water News - Employee Announcement

Keller Williams On the Water is excited to welcome our new business partners who joined in the month of February! We look forward to achieving great things together: Paula McCabe, Ryein Weber, Barbara Ricci, Ashley Goldstein, Kevin Gerry, Rob…

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Be A Part Of The First Ever Bradenton Magazine!

Bradenton Magazine is now accepting advertisers! Get on board early and receive our Partnership Pricing! 20% Off - Deadline April 15th First Print Issue: July 2021  Bradenton Magazine's mission is simply to support local. The Magazine will…

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Manatee Chamber of Commerce :Business Event Announcement

(Manatee County, FL) – The Manatee Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Pancakes & Politics event on Monday, February 22 from 8:00 to 9:30 AM via Zoom. Manatee County's Florida House and Senate members will join the online event for a…

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Manatee Chamber of Commerce :Business Event Announcement

(Manatee County, FL) – The Manatee Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Pancakes & Politics event on Monday, February 22 from 8:00 to 9:30 AM via Zoom. Manatee County's Florida House and Senate members will join the online event for a…

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Manatee Chamber of Commerce :Business Event Announcement

(Manatee County, FL) – The Manatee Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Pancakes & Politics event on Monday, February 22 from 8:00 to 9:30 AM via Zoom. Manatee County's Florida House and Senate members will join the online event for a…

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Dr. Stephanie Peabody Will Be Special Guest of Manatee Chamber

Manatee County, FL -- The Manatee Chamber will host Dr. Stephanie Peabody, Executive Director of the Brain Health Initiative located in Lakewood Ranch, on Thursday, February 11 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM via Zoom. Dr. Peabody will share an overview…

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Manatee Chamber of Commerce News - January 14, 2021

As part of National Mentoring Month, the Manatee Chamber will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM via Zoom. This webinar will provide information about the positive impacts of employee volunteer mentoring in…

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Dr. Jerry Parrish with the Florida Chamber Foundation Will Be Special Guest of Manatee Chamber

Manatee County, FL -- The Manatee Chamber will host Dr. Jerry Parrish for a presentation on the “State of Small Business: COVID, 2021, and Beyond” on Wednesday, January 13 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM via Zoom. Dr. Parrish will present on…

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Pittsburgh Pirates President Travis Williams Will Be Special Guest of Manatee Chamber

Manatee County, FL -- The Manatee Chamber will host Pittsburgh Pirates President Travis Williams, on Thursday, November 12 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM via Zoom. Mr. Williams will provide an update on the conclusion of the 2020 Major League Baseball…

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Superintendent Cynthia Saunders Will Be Special Guest of Manatee Chamber

Manatee County, FL - The Manatee Chamber continues the Headliners Summer Series, which is designed to provide relevant and timely information on important policy matters as well as business and community issues.  The third of this series will…

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Manatee Chamber Offers Free Face Masks to Local Businesses

Bradenton, FL - The Manatee Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Florida Department of Health in Manatee County to distribute free, reusable, cloth face masks to local businesses. The intent is for businesses to distribute the masks to their…

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Florida Secretary Halsey Beshears Will Be Special Guest of Manatee Chamber

Manatee County, FL -- The Manatee Chamber continues the Headliners Summer Series, which is designed to provide relevant and timely information on important policy matters as well as business and community issues. The second of this series will…

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Manatee County Administrator Headlines Chamber Program

The Manatee Chamber is excited to announce a Headliners Summer Series designed to provide relevant and timely information on important policy matters as well as business and community issues  The first of the Headliners Summer Series, featuring…

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Manatee Chamber Launches RecoverManatee.com

Manatee County, FL - As  businesses navigate welcoming back employees and customers, the Manatee Chamber remains committed to being a trusted source for accurate, timely information and guidance from official sources. With a daily focus on this…

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Leadership Manatee Applications Now Available

Applications for the 2020-2021 Leadership Manatee class are now available online. Since its launch in 1982, Leadership Manatee has been considered a premier leadership development program designed to give participants an in-depth look into the…

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Manatee Chamber Announces Launch of RecoverManatee.com

Manatee County, FL -  As many businesses navigate aspects of welcoming back employees and customers, the Manatee Chamber remains committed to being a trusted source for accurate, timely information and guidance from official sources.  Our…

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Business Organizations Seek to Connect Displaced Workers with Job Openings During Pandemic

Business organizations in Manatee and Sarasota counties have joined forces to connect displaced workers with employers who need to fill staffing demands brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Employers can post jobs and workers can search for…

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Congratulations Leadership Manatee Graduates Class of 2019-2020

The Board of Governors of Leadership Manatee congratulates the graduates of the 2019-2020 Leadership Manatee class. Leadership Manatee, a program of the Manatee Chamber Foundation in partnership with Bradenton Kiwanis Club, is designed to expose…

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Showcasing Local Career Opportunities for Area College Students

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce is partnering with three post-secondary schools to offer students an opportunity to see a “day in the life” of career options in Manatee County. During a half-day job shadow event, students from State…

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Manatee Chamber Announces Hiring of Amy Farrington as Vice President, Public Policy and Small Business

(Manatee County, FL) -- The Manatee Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Amy Farrington will join its staff as Vice President, Public Policy & Small Business, beginning February 3.  Ms. Farrington’s focus will include the…

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Manatee Young Professionals Honored at Awards Ceremony

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners for the inaugural Manatee Young Professionals (MYP) MVP Awards. The awards program was designed to recognize and celebrate professionals in Manatee County ages 21-40 who demonstrate…

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2020 State and Federal Policy Priorities Adopted by Manatee Chamber

Manatee County, FL -- The Manatee Chamber of Commerce has adopted their 2020 state and federal legislative priorities to guide advocacy for the business community. When the Manatee Chamber’s Legislative Committee volunteers visit the state…

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Manatee Chamber of Commerce Announces Nominees for theInaugural MYP MVP Awards

Manatee County, FL – The Manatee Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the nominees for the inaugural MYP MVP Awards. These awards will recognize young professionals in Manatee County ages 21 - 40 who were nominated for demonstrating…

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Manatee Chamber Headliners Monthly Membership Lunch - The Trades: Critical Career Development for Our Community

Manatee County, FL -- The Manatee Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Doug Wagner, Deputy Superintendent of Business Services & Operations, School District of Manatee County; Maura Howl, Supervisor of Communications & Grants Management,…

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Manatee Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Grand Opening of Its New Bradenton Office on Friday, September 6

(Manatee County, FL) -- The Manatee Chamber will cut the ribbon on its new Bradenton office this Friday. The Chamber will host an open house from 2:00-5:00 PM with the ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:00 PM.  "We're thrilled to welcome the…

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Manatee Chamber Seminar on How to Protect Your Business and Customers from Cyber Security Threats

The Manatee Chamber will be hosting a cybersecurity seminar on Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Manatee Chamber of Commerce Bradenton Office, 222 10th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34205. This seminar will cover specific controls…

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Leadership Manatee Class Of 2019-2020 Announced

The Board of Directors of Leadership Manatee is pleased to announce the selection of the 2019-2020 Leadership Manatee class. Leadership Manatee, a program of the Manatee Chamber Foundation in partnership with the Bradenton Kiwanis Club, is designed…

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August Headliners Monthly Membership Lunch: Chief Judge Kimberly Bonner of the 12th Judicial Circuit

The Manatee Chamber is excited to announce a special Headliners Monthly Membership Lunch with Chief Judge Kimberly Bonner, the first female Chief Judge of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit at the Holiday Inn Sarasota Bradenton Airport. Judge Bonner was…

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Manatee Chamber Announces 33 Finalists for 40th Annual Small Business of the Year Awards

The Manatee Chamber is excited to announce the finalists for the 40th Annual Manatee Small Business of the Year Awards. The community submitted 150 nominations this year, and 33 small businesses and not-for-profit organizations were selected as…

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40th Annual Manatee Small Businessof the Year Award Nomination Are Now Open

Bradenton, FL - The 40th Annual Manatee Small Business of the Year Awards will be held August 23, 2019, and the opportunity to nominate an exemplary small business or non-profit organization is now open until Friday, May 31. This program…

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Nominate a Champion of Healthcare for These Prestigious Awards

Manatee County, FL – Nominations are now open for the Manatee Chamber of Commerce’s 7th Annual Champions of Healthcare Awards. This program honors the people, programs, businesses and nonprofits making an impact on healthcare in Manatee…

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Share Your Career Experiences with a Manatee County4th Grade

Business and community volunteers are needed to participate in the Manatee Chamber of Commerce’s Project TEACH program at Manatee County elementary schools on Friday, May 17, 2019.  Project TEACH (Teach Everyone About Career Horizons) is…

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Manatee Chamber of Commerce Celebrates National Small Business Week from May 5 - 11, 2019

Bradenton, FL -- The Manatee Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating 2019 National Small Business Week by highlighting the important impact small businesses have on our local economy and in our community. Small businesses create economic growth and…

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Leadership Manatee Celebrates 38 New Graduates

Congratulations Leadership Manatee Graduates Class of 2018-2019 The Board of Governors of Leadership Manatee congratulates the graduates of the 2018-2019 Leadership Manatee class. Leadership Manatee, a program of the Manatee Chamber Foundation in…

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Ed Hunzeker Reflects on 12 Years as Manatee County Administrator

The Manatee Chamber invites you to a special Headliners Monthly Membership Lunch with retiring Manatee County Administrator, Ed Hunzeker on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:15 PM at GROVE Restaurant, Patio & Ballroom, 10670 Boardwalk…

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Pure Detailers News - February 14, 2019

Pure Detailers is proud to announce their recent Better Business Council (BBC) membership following an application and screening process with the Better Business Council’s Advisory Committee within the Manatee Chamber of Commerce.  …

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Manatee Chamber Announces Ron Allen Will Be Honored with 2nd Annual Robert P. Bartz Award for Outstanding Leadership

Manatee County, FL -- Manatee County businessman and community leader Ron Allen will receive the 2nd Annual Robert P. Bartz Award for Outstanding Leadership at the Manatee Chamber of Commerce’s 56th Annual Dinner on January 31, 2019 at the…

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Record-breaking Year for SRQ Airport and Port Manatee

From new airlines and non-stop flights around the country, to record cargo volumes and expansion, 2018 has been a record-breaking year for the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport and Port Manatee. The Manatee Chamber invites you to hear about…

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Manatee Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build Dedication Ceremony

County Habitat for Humanity’s first “Interfaith Build” home will be dedicated in a noontime ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 17.  Homeowners-to-be Jackie and Marvin Kendall will share this moment with their family, friends, sponsors…

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Winners of the 2018 Manatee Small Business of the Year Award

Bradenton, FL – The 2018 Manatee Small Business of the Year Awards Breakfast was held on Friday, August 17, 2018 at the Manatee Performing Arts Center. This program annually recognizes small businesses, and non-profit organizations, for…

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Kim Dalglish, IOM, of Manatee Chamber of Commerce Graduates from Institute for Organization Management

Bradenton, FL — Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Kim Dalglish, IOM, Vice President of Membership, of the Manatee Chamber of…

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Computer Solutions of Florida, LLC News - Winner of Award

Computer Solutions of Florida, LLC is proud to announce their recent Better Business Council (BBC) membership following an application and screening process with the Better Business Council’s Advisory Committee within the Manatee Chamber of…

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Manatee Chamber Announces 33 Finalists for Small Business of the Year Awards

The Manatee Chamber is excited to announce the 2018 finalists for the 39th Annual Manatee Small Business of the Year Awards. The community submitted 114 nominations this year. Join us to celebrate small businesses and non-profit organizations that…

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Attorney Matthew Lapointe Appointed Chariman of Manatee Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Committee

Bradenton-Sarasota, FL -- The law firm of Blalock Walters, P.A. is pleased to announce that healthcare attorney Matthew J. Lapointe has been appointed chairman of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce healthcare committee. “We look forward to…

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39th Annual Small Business of the Year Award Nominations Open

Bradenton, FL -- The 2018 Manatee Small Business of the Year Awards are quickly approaching, and the opportunity to nominate an exemplary small business or non-profit organization is open until Friday, June 15, 2018. This program annually…

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Manatee Chamber of Commerce Celebrates National Small Business Week from April 29 – May 5, 2018

Bradenton, FL -- The Manatee Chamber of Commerce will kick off 2018 National Small Business Week on Monday, April 30 by opening nominations for the 39th Annual Manatee Small Business of the Year Awards. The week-long celebration will culminate with…

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Leadership Manatee Applications Available - April 2018 - 2019

Applications for the 2018-2019 Leadership Manatee program are now available. The program is designed to educate business and community leaders to all aspects of Manatee County and offer in-depth knowledge of our challenges and opportunities.…

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Manatee Chamber Announces Cliff Walters Will Be Honored with Inaugural Robert P. Bartz Award

Manatee County, FL – Business and community leader Cliff Walters will receive the inaugural Robert P. Bartz Award for Outstanding Leadership at the Manatee Chamber of Commerce’s 55th Annual Dinner on January 31, 2018 at the Bradenton…

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Drones: Your 21st Century Business Growth Tool

Lakewood Ranch, FL - Drones are not toys. Well, not all of them.  Today’s drones are the 21st century’s newest business growth tool, according to Chad Cox and CJ Carlock, founders of 4C Drone Solutions LLC., a drone services company…

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The Manatee Chamber Supports Small Business Saturday November 25, 2017

BRADENTON, FL – The Manatee Chamber believes the number one thing we can do to strengthen our local economy is to support small businesses by shopping local. Small businesses create economic growth, create jobs, stimulate innovation and…

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Manatee Chamber Announces Windy City Apparel

Windy City Apparel is proud to announce their recent Better Business Council (BBC) membership following an application and screening process with the Better Business Council’s Advisory Committee within the Manatee Chamber of…

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38th Annual Manatee Small Business of the Year Award Winners Honored at Luncheon

BRADENTON, FL – The 2017 Manatee Small Business of the Year Awards Luncheon was held on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Fete Ballroom at Polo Grill. This program annually recognizes small businesses for "quality and excellence" as exemplified…

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Manatee Chamber Announces 31 Finalists for Small Business of the Year Awards

The Manatee Chamber is excited to announce the 2017 finalists for the 38th Annual Manatee Small Business of the Year Awards. The community submitted 173 nominations this year. Join us to celebrate small businesses and non-profit organizations that…

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Manatee Chamber Announces New Headliners Series

The Manatee Chamber announces new “Headliners” series to bring hot topics and cools speakers to our membership. The Headliners Series will be held the first Thursday of each month at lunch. Our first featured guest, U.S. Senator Bill…

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New Unique Service Trash Bin Cleaning Ribbon Cutting June 23, 2017

Bins Be Clean is celebrating their new service coverage in the areas of West Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch by having a Ribbon Cutting ceremony with the Manatee Chamber of Commerce on Friday, June 23 at 9:30 am at the Chamber offices located at 4215…

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Manatee Chamber Names New President and CEO

The leadership of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce voted unanimously to name long-time chamber executive Jacki Dezelski president and chief executive officer of the 2,100-member business advocacy organization, announced chamber Chairman Kevin…

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Fourth Graders Share Their Career Aspirations

Have you ever asked a fourth grader what they want to be when they grow up?  The Manatee Chamber of Commerce did exactly that on May 19, 2017 by sending volunteers into over 150 classrooms in Manatee County.  These volunteers presented a…

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Finalists for the 5th Annual Champions of Healthcare Awards Are Announced

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the nominees and finalists for the 5th Annual Champions of Healthcare Awards. These individuals, programs, businesses and non-profit organizations will be honored at an Awards Breakfast on…

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Leadership Manatee Applications and Graduates

Applications for the 2017-2018 Leadership Manatee program are now available. The program is designed to educate business and community leaders to all aspects of Manatee County and offer in-depth knowledge of our challenges and opportunities.…

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Manatee Chamber Returns from Cuba Trade Mission

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce recently returned from a Trade Mission to Cuba where they met with Cuban government representatives from various industry sectors. The goal of the mission was to educate and better position our local businesses for…

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26th Annual Business and Education Partnership Awards Breakfast on September 9, 2016

Over 150 businesses were recognized at the Manatee Chamber of Commerce’s 26th Annual Business & Education Partnership Awards Breakfast held Friday, September 9, 2016, at Freedom Village.  Thanks to our sponsor, CareerSource Suncoast and…

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37th Annual Manatee Small Business of the Year Award Winners Honored at Luncheon

BRADENTON, FL---The 2016 Manatee Small Business of the Year Awards Luncheon was held on Friday, August 12, 2016 at the IMG Academy Golf Club. This program annually recognizes small businesses for "quality and excellence" as exemplified by growth,…

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Thomas Cronshaw Photography Joins Manatee Chamber of Commerce

Bradenton, Fl - I just wanted to introduce myself and let everyone know I am a proud new member of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce. I started my photography journey 26 years ago when I enlisted as a Combat Photographer in the United States Marine…

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Volunteers Needed To Go Back To School!

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce will be presenting their Project T.E.A.C.H. program at all area elementary schools on Friday, May 20th. Project T.E.A.C.H. (Teach Everyone About Career Horizons) is designed to increase career awareness among 4th…

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Pancakes and Politics

Our local delegation is returning from Tallahassee soon and the Manatee Chamber invites you to Pancakes & Politics, a legislative recap of the 2016 Legislative Session. Join us for a fabulous breakfast at the IMG Academy Golf Club, 4350 El…

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Manatee Chamber of Commerce Recognized as One of the Top 15 in the U.S. for Social Media Efforts

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce has earned a spot on the "Top 100" List of Most Social Media Friendly chambers of commerce in the U.S. The Manatee Chamber garnered a rank of #13 for 2015, up from rank #46 in 2013, the most recent data available. …

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Manatee Chamber Announces Small Business Winners

BRADENTON, FL---The 2015 Manatee Small Business of the Year Awards Luncheon was held on Friday, September 18, 2015 at the Renaissance on 9th. This program annually recognizes small businesses for "quality and excellence" as exemplified by growth,…

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Manatee Chamber Brings Home Three State-Wide Awards

Manatee Is the First Chamber to Win the Florida Chamber of the Year Award Four Times Manatee County, FL - The Manatee Chamber of Commerce was named the 2015 Florida Chamber of Commerce of the Year by the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals…

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Manatee Chamber Announces Small Business of the Year Finalists

The Manatee Chamber is proud to recognize small businesses in the community and announce the finalists for the 36th Annual Manatee Small Business of the Year. Winners will be revealed at a special awards luncheon. Join us in celebrating small…

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Manatee Young Professionals Community Service Project

Manatee County, FL - Join fellow MYP members during the week of August 17-21 to serve the dinner meal at the Salvation Army! We need volunteers from 4:00-6:00PM to serve dinner and clean up after. Please contact Kimberly Kramer at 941-748-4842, ext.…

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Manatee Tops List Of Chambers In Tampa Bay Region

(Manatee County, FL) – The Manatee Chamber of Commerce has once again been recognized as the largest Chamber in the Tampa Bay Region according to a list published on June 12, 2015 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. The Manatee Chamber, which is…

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Leadership Manatee Class Of 2015 Selected

The Board of Governors of Leadership Manatee is pleased to announce the selection of the 2015-2016 Leadership Manatee class.  Leadership Manatee, a program of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce Foundation in partnership with Bradenton Kiwanis Club, is…

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Chamber Announces Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Visit

The Manatee Chamber is pleased to host Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Jim Boxold at the Seafood Shack Restaurant & Marina. Transportation issues? Are you stuck in traffic? What are the plans for roadways and bridges in the…

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2015-2016 Leadership Manatee Application Deadline

The deadline to apply for the 2015-2016 Leadership Manatee program is Friday, May 22nd at 5:00 PM.  More information and the application is available online at http://manateechamber.com/leadership-manatee.aspx.   The program is designed to educate…

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Manatee Chamber Announces Champions of Healthcare Award Finalists

Manatee County, FL - The Manatee Chamber of Commerce proudly announces 74 nominees and 22 finalists for the 3rd Annual Champions of Healthcare Awards. Winners will be announced at the Champions of Healthcare Awards Breakfast at the Fete Ballroom in…

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Manatee Chamber EVP Honored with Statewide Award

Jacki Dezelski, Executive Vice President of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, was honored with the “Chamber Professional of the Year Award” from the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals (FACP). The award was presented on Friday, May 8,…

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Chamber Hosts Ambassador Jose Ramon Cabanas

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce is honored to host Ambassador José Ramón Cabañas, Head of the Cuban Interests Section in Washington, DC as our special keynote speaker at the Renaissance on 9th Ballroom.  The Obama Administration recently…

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Applications for 2015-2016 Leadership Manatee Program Now Available

Applications for the 2015-2016 Leadership Manatee program are now available. The program is designed to educate business and community leaders to all aspects of Manatee County and offer in-depth knowledge of our challenges and opportunities.…

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MYP Community Service Project

Volunteer with MYP and be a Baseball Buddy for the day! The Miracle League of Manasota is dedicated to providing an opportunity for all children to play baseball regardless of their ability. MYP members will be Baseball Buddies to assist and cheer…

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Congratulations Leadership Manatee Graduates Class of 2014-2015

The Board of Governors of Leadership Manatee congratulates the graduates of the 2014-2015 Leadership Manatee class.  Graduates participated in the 6-month long program designed to expose current and future leaders to the multitude of opportunities…

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Manatee Chamber Announces Hiring of Michael Gallen as Vice President, Public Policy & Small Business

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Michael Gallen will join its staff as Vice President, Public Policy & Small Business, beginning March 16, 2015. Michael will fill the position being vacated by Neil Spirtas, Senior Vice…

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Manatee Chamber Hosts Cuban Ambassador

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce is honored to host Ambassador José Ramón Cabañas, Head of the Cuban Interests Section in Washington, DC as our special keynote speaker at the Renaissance on 9th Ballroom.   The Obama Administration recently…

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Business Volunteers Needed to Teach Teens to be Financially Fit!

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Suncoast Credit Union Foundation will present the Big Bank Theory at all Manatee County High Schools.  The Big Bank Theory teaches teens the importance of budgeting, saving money, and prioritizing…

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Manatee and Sarasota Chambers Host Largest Business and Consumer Expo Of The Year

Bradenton, FL --  The Manatee Chamber of Commerce, together with the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, will host the largest consumer expo and business after hours networking event of the year at the Bradenton Area Convention Center. The Expo…

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Leadership Manatee Class of 2014-2015

The Board of Governors of Leadership Manatee is pleased to announce the selection of the 2014-2015 Leadership Manatee class.  Leadership Manatee, a program of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce Foundation in partnership with Kiwanis Club of Bradenton,…

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Manatee Young Professionals to Host Social Networking Event at Darwin Brewing Co.

Manatee County, FL -- The Manatee Young Professionals (MYP) will host a networking social at the brand new Darwin Brewing Co. in downtown Bradenton. All area young professionals are invited to enjoy one of our area’s hottest new destinations while…

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Manatee Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Sporting Clays Fun Shoot

Although the storm clouds were brewing, it didn’t keep the dedicated shooters from attending the Manatee Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Sporting Clays Fun Shoot. Over 120 new and experienced shooters participated in the event held Friday, June…

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Manatee Chamber of Commerce Announces Workforce Partnership with Boomerswork

In its ongoing focus on helping local businesses meet their workforce needs, the Manatee Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Boomerswork to help retain the talent of retired Baby Boomers by matching them with short-term project work with local…

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Manatee Young Professionals Host Mypower Networking Lunch at The Ranch Grill

Manatee County, FL -- The Manatee Young Professionals (MYP) will host its monthly MYPower Networking Lunch at the Blu Mangrove Grill.  Come prepared to share a 60-second “commercial” about what you do and who your ideal client would be. Help…

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35th Annual Manatee Small Business of the Year Award Winners Honored at Luncheon

Bradenton, FL -- The 2014 Manatee Small Business of the Year Awards Luncheon was held on Thursday, May 22 at the Renaissance on 9th. This program annually recognizes small businesses for "quality and excellence" as exemplified by growth,…

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Leadership Manatee Application Deadline - May 23, 2014

The deadline to apply for the 2014-2015 Leadership Manatee program.. More information and the application is available online at http://manateechamber.com/leadership-manatee.aspx.   The program is designed to educate business and community leaders…

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Manatee Chamber Announces Small Business of the Year Finalist

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce and Bradenton Herald, along with presenting sponsors BB&T and Environmental Biotech International are pleased to announce the 2014 finalists for the Manatee Small Business of the Year Awards. Join us in…

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Manatee Chamber of Commerce Hosts VIP Breakfast with Renowned Aviation Consultant Mike Boyd

Bradenton, FL -- The Manatee Chamber will be hosting renowned aviation consultant Mike Boyd at a special breakfast presentation. Mike is an expert in futurist aviation issues and is often called upon by the national media (CNBC, MSNBC, Fox News,…

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Manatee and Sarasota Chambers Host Blues By the Bay Networking Event

Bradenton, FL - The Manatee Chamber of Commerce and The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce will host Blues By the Bay at the Powel Crosley Estate. This event features live entertainment by Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones (sponsored by Realize…

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Manatee Chamber Names 2014 Champions of Healthcare

Manatee County, FL -- The Manatee Chamber of Commerce named its 2014 Champions of Healthcare at a gala awards breakfast on April 17, 2014. More than 300 people attended the awards event in Lakewood Ranch to honor more than 70 nominees, 22 finalists…

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Applications for 2014-2015 Leadership Manatee Program Now Available

Applications for the 2014-2015 Leadership Manatee program are now available. The program is designed to educate business and community leaders to all aspects of Manatee County and offer in-depth knowledge of our challenges and opportunities.…

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Manatee Chamber of Commerce Offers Dale Carnegie Training

The Manatee Chamber and sponsors Cortez Heating & Air Conditioning, Gateway Bank and LaPensee Plumbing & Pools invite you to learn how to use customer service to turn transactions into relationships by Duwayne E. Keller & Associates,…

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Manatee Young Professionals Host Thirsty Thursdays with The Marauders at Mckechnie Field

Bradenton, FL -  The Manatee Young Professionals will meet at McKechnie Field, 1611 9th St. W. Bradenton, FL  34205. Join us as we network and watch the Marauders play baseball. Enjoy casual business networking and special pricing for  MYP…

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Manatee Chamber and NetWeave Social Networking Partner on Social Media Initiative

Bradenton, FL - The Manatee Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce it is partnering with NetWeave Social Networking to improve its social media presence and impact. The Manatee Chamber’s Facebook Page, boasting more than 3,600 fans, will be…

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Manatee Chamber Promotes Spirtas and Dezelski

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce has promoted Neil Spirtas to Senior Vice President and Jacki Dezelski to Executive Vice President. “Both Neil and Jacki have made significant contributions to the Manatee Chamber of Commerce and our community. These…

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Manatee Young Professionals Host Joint Social at Polo Grill and Bar

The Manatee Young Professionals will meet with the Sarasota YPG and LWR YLA on Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Join us as we network at the Polo Grill and Bar, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch, FL  34202.  Enjoy casual business…

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Champions of Healthcare Awards Nomiations Due February 28, 2014

Manatee County, FL -- The Manatee Chamber of Commerce's Champions of Healthcare Awards nomination deadline is Friday, February 28, 2014. These awards recognize individuals, institutions and programs that have made an extraordinary impact in the…

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Manatee Chamber Support of Florida Standards

The Manatee Chamber works with a wide variety of businesses with many different workforce requirements. What they all share, however, is the need for a pool of potential employees who come to the job with strong work skills. Instead, what many…

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Manatee And Sarasota Chambers Host 2014 Annual 'Meet The Rays' Luncheon

Bradenton, FL - The Manatee Chamber of Commerce and The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce will host the 2014 Meet the Rays Luncheon. Attendees will have the opportunity to have lunch, mingle with management, meet players and get pumped for the…

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Manatee Chamber of Commerce News: Celebrate Small Businesses in our Community

Submit Your Nomination for the Thirty-Fifth Annual Manatee Small Business of the Year at http://www.manateechamber.com/nomination.aspx The Manatee Chamber along with the Bradenton Herald and sponsors BB&T and Environmental Biotech are proud…

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Manatee Chamber Announces 2014 Officers and Board of Directors

Manatee County, FL - The Manatee Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its 2014 Officers and Board of Directors. These officers and board members will be honored, along with outgoing board members and hundreds of Manatee Chamber volunteers, at…

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Manatee Chamber Wins Statewide Sustainable Florida Best Practice Award

Bradenton, FL -- Jason “J.B.” Taylor, LEED AP BD+C Architect/ Interior Designer with Fawley Bryant, Chairman of the Manatee Chamber’s Green Business Initiative Committee and Neil Spirtas, Vice President, Public Policy & Small Business at…

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Manatee Chamber Named Finalist for Award

In the immortal words of Kermit the Frog, “It’s not easy being green.” But, the Manatee Chamber of Commerce is doing something to encourage and recognize local businesses for doing just that – going green - and their efforts…

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Manatee Chamber of Commerce Better Business Council Announces New Members

Manatee County, FL - Congratulations to the following businesses on their approval for membership to the Manatee Chamber’s Better Business Council (BBC). They include: - Automated HR Solutions, LLC - Belspur Oaks Pet Crematory, Inc. - C&G…

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Manatee Chamber of Commerce Business and Education Partnership Awards Breakfast at Freedom Village

Please join us at the 23rd Annual Business Partners in Education Awards at the Auditorium at Freedom Village Retirement Community, 6406 21st Avenue West, Bradenton. The awards breakfast, sponsored by Freedom Village, recognizes the many…

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New Manatee Chamber Member - Learning Tree Early Learning Center

We are pleased to announce that Learning Tree Early Learning Center, located at 707 3rd Avenue W., Palmetto, FL 34221 has just joined the Manatee Chamber of Commerce. We can be reached at 941-721-7500. We are now accepting enrollment for children,…

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Leadership Manatee Class of 2013-2014

The Board of Governors of Leadership Manatee is pleased to announce the selection of the 2013-2014 Leadership Manatee class.  Leadership Manatee, a program of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce Foundation in partnership with Kiwanis Club of…

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Manatee Chamber Of Commerce Coffee Club At Salvation Army

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly Coffee Club at Salvation Army. Members and prospective members are invited to enjoy breakfast, timely updates on Chamber activities, programs and events, and great networking. Date and Time:…

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Manatee Chamber Of Commerce Power Connection Lunch At Truman’s Tap and Grill

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce will host a power networking lunch for Chamber members at Truman’s Tap & Grill. All attendees will be given  an opportunity to give a brief commercial on their business. Date and Time: Wednesday,…

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Manatee Once Again Tops List of Chambers in Tampa Bay Region

Manatee County, FL -- The Manatee Chamber of Commerce has once again been recognized as the largest Chamber in the Tampa Bay Region according to a list published on June 21, 2013 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. The Manatee Chamber, which is…

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Manatee Chamber Of Commerce Better Business Council Announces New Members For June

Congratulations to the following businesses on their approval for membership to the Manatee Chamber's Better Business Council (BBC). They include: A-Team Underground, LLC Cedar Reef Fish Camp R.J. Walker Ceilings, Inc. S2 Timing Tires Plus –…

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Manatee Chamber of Commerce News - Winner of Award

Manatee Chamber of Commerce Recognized as One of the Top 50 in the U.S. for Social Media Efforts   The Manatee Chamber of Commerce has earned a spot on the "Top 100" List of Most Social Media Friendly chambers of commerce in the U.S. The…

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34th Annual Manatee Small Business of the Year Award

Bradenton, FL – The 2013 Manatee Small Business of the Year Awards Luncheon was held on Thursday, May 23 at the Renaissance on 9th. This program annually recognizes small businesses for "quality and excellence" as exemplified by growth,…

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Manatee Chamber of Commerce and Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater Announce CEO Roundtable Initiative

Bradenton, FL - The Manatee Chamber of Commerce, joined by Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, May 17, 2013 announced a new initiative to help local businesses reach the next level in their operations – the “CEO…

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Manatee Small Business of the Year Finalists Announced

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2013 Manatee Small Business and Green Business Finalists for 2013. Award winners will be revealed at a special luncheon at the Renaissance on 9th beginning at 11:30 AM. For reservations and…

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Manatee Chamber of Commerce Needs Volunteers To Go Back To School!

Bradenton, FL - The Manatee Chamber of Commerce will be presenting their Project T.E.A.C.H. program at all area elementary schools on Friday, May 10th. Over 140 volunteers are needed to reach all the fourth grade classes in Manatee County. …

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Leadership Manatee Applications for 2013-2014 Class Now Available

Applications for the 2013-2014 Leadership Manatee program are now available. The program is designed to educate business and community leaders to all aspects of ManateeCounty and offer in-depth knowledge of our challenges and opportunities.…

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Nominees and Finalists Announced for Champions of Healthcare Awards

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce presents the Champions of Healthcare Awards to recognize the collective actions of the individuals, institutions and programs that have made an extraordinary impact in the Manatee County healthcare community and whose…

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Manatee Chamber Of Commerce Coffee Club At Imagine Schools At Lakewood Ranch

Manatee County, FL---The Manatee Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly Coffee Club at Imagine Schools at Lakewood Ranch, 10535 Portal Crossing, Lakewood Ranch. Members and prospective members are invited to enjoy breakfast, timely updates on…

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Manatee and Sarasota Chambers to Hold 2nd Annual Bulls, Blues and BBQ

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with USF,  will hold the 2nd Annual Bulls, Blue and BBQ event at USF Sarasota-Manatee.   Sponsored by Sam’s Club, Redwire, and Realize…

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Manatee Chamber of Commerce Announces Champions of Healthcare Awards

Manatee County, FL---The Manatee Chamber of Commerce has launched a new, high profile awards program in Manatee County which will recognize excellence within the healthcare industry. Nominations are now being accepted in the following categories: …

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Manatee Chamber Releases 2013 Business Agenda

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce has released its 2013 State Business Agenda for the upcoming Florida legislative session.  According to Bob Bartz, President of the Manatee Chamber, “The continued creation of new jobs and providing a…

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Manatee Small Business of the Year Nominations

The Manatee Chamber, Bradenton Herald and BB&T are pleased to present the Manatee Small Business of the Year Awards to small businesses excelling in our community.  Through these awards, we recognize quality and excellence as exemplified by…

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Manatee Chamber Of Commerce Announces 2013 Executive Committee And Board Of Directors

Manatee County, FL – The Manatee Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its 2013 Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Executive Committee Chairman of the Board - Thomas Seguin, Suncoast Gems Chairman-Elect - Rae Dowling, Florida Power…

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Manatee Chamber of Commerce News - Grand Opening

Imagine stepping back to 1985 and watching one of the topfilms of that year.   Remember how yourelated to the brain, the athlete, the basket case, the princess or the criminal.   Or when you're listening to the radio and oneof…

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Manatee And Sarasota Chambers Host The Chamber Expo At Bradenton Area Convention Center November 7

Manatee County, FL -- The Manatee Chamber of Commerce, together with the Greater Sarasota Chamber, will host one of the largest expo and business after hours networking events of the year on Wednesday, November 7 at the newly renovated Bradenton…

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Business Volunteers Needed to Teach Teens to be Financially Fit!

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Manatee Community Federal Credit Union will present the Big Bank Theory at all Manatee County High Schools.  The Big Bank Theory teaches teens the importance of budgeting, saving money, and…

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Chamber Delegation Returns from Nation's Capital

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce returned yesterday from a two day mission, meeting with Congressional leaders and politicos on important business and community issues.  They heard presentations from staff with the U. S. Chamber of Commerce,…

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Grand Opening - TJ Nails and Spa

TJ Nails & Spa will provide you with high quality service at affordable prices. With our Professional Technicians in the nail care industry, we understand the needs of each individual and we will do our best to make your experience pleasurable…

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On A Shoestring, Inc. CEO Steve Litschauer Honored as 2012 Florida Outstanding Retail

CEO of On A Shoestring, Inc. in Bradenton is recognized by Florida Retail Federation for service to his community Bradenton, Florida – Steve Litschauer, CEO of On A Shoestring, Inc. in Bradenton, has been named by the Florida Retail Federation…

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Leadership Manatee Class of 2012-2013

The Board of Governors of Leadership Manatee is pleased to announce the selection of the 2012-2013 Leadership Manatee class.  Leadership Manatee, a program of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Kiwanis Club of Bradenton, is…

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22nd Annual Business and Education Partnership Awards Breakfast

Over 275 businesses were recognized at the Manatee Chamber of Commerce’s 22nd Annual Business/Education Partnership Awards Breakfast held Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at Freedom Village.  Thanks to our sponsor, Freedom Village Continuing Care…

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Manatee Young Professionals Host 7th Annual MYP Beach Bash

Bradenton, FL – The Manatee Young Professionals will host its 7th Annual  MYP Beach Bash at the Beachhouse Restaurant. More than 80 MYP members their families and guests joined us last year for the Bash. Enjoy reserved, covered, beach-front…

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Manatee Young Professionals and Sarasota Young Professionals To Host Networking

Manatee County, FL – The Manatee Young Professionals, together with the Sarasota Young Professionals will meet on Thursday, August 9. Join us as we network at Treviso Restaurant. Enjoy casual business networking with MYP members and guests. The…

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Manatee Young Professionals Host Mypower Networking Lunch

Manatee County, FL – The Manatee Young Professionals (MYP) will host its monthly MYPower Networking Lunch on Wednesday, August 29 from 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM at Anna Maria Oyster Bar Landside, 6906 14th St. W., Bradenton. Come prepared to share a…

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Manatee Young Professionals Community Service Project Salvation Army

Manatee County, FL – The Manatee Young Professionals will be volunteering at the Salvation Army Monday, August 13 through Friday, August 17 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM, at 1204 14th Street W., Bradenton. MYP members will serve the dinner meal to clients…

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Manatee Chamber Of Commerce Coffee Club At Rice’s Appliance and TV

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly Coffee Club on  Rice’s Appliance and TV, 6430 14th St. W., Bradenton. Members and prospective members are invited to enjoy breakfast, timely updates on Chamber activities and the very best…

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Grand Opening

Since 1997, Gator Air Conditioning has been a customer focused heating and air conditioning company.  We employ highly trained craftsmen whose goal is to make raving fans out of our clients.  Our company specializes in designing,…

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