Small Business of the Year Awards is almost here!

We are closing in on the 2011 Small Business of the Year Awards! This is a very exciting time for our finalists who have completed their judging process and are looking forward to the highly anticipated banquet on Friday, September 16th. We already are expecting over 800 attendees.

Interested in participating next year?  Nominations start every year in January and you can either nominate your own company or have someone nominate on your behalf.  Your company must be in business for at least three years, have between 5-250 employees and headquartered in Hillsborough County, Pinellas or Pasco county.   If you are not a Tampa Chamber member, then your headquarters must be in Hillsborough County.

The Small Business of the Year Awards has been recognized and received excellence awards by the ACCE (American Chamber of Commerce Executives) for consecutive years.  Join us for the most exciting and prestigious awards for small businesses in Tampa Bay! For more information, you can email cstrandberg@tampachamber.com or call (813) 276-9402.

Are you ready for some football???

Well so are we! Join the Greater Tampa, St. Petersburg Area and Clearwater Regional Chambers of Commerce as we host Chalk Talk with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The lunch will be on Thursday, September 8, noon (registration begins at 11:30 a.m.) at the Hyatt Regency Tampa, 211 N. Tampa Street.

Join us as we welcome Head Coach Raheem Morris, General Manager Mark Dominik and Buccaneers players, including first round draft pick defensive end Adrian Clayborn and cheer them on to another successful season! Tickets are $50 for individuals and $550 for a corporate table.

To serve our members…

…and enhance our community by building business success is the mission of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.  We have played an integral role in defining Tampa Bay’s business identity and we are constantly working to create the next level of economic prosperity in our community.

This blog is our way of providing a greater level of engagement.  You will hear from Chamber and business leaders about different topics relevant to business and quality of life in the Tampa Bay area.  We’ll share information about events, programs and what’s going on at the Chamber and we’ll also share testimonials from our members about the great work that the Chamber is engaged in.

Thanks for stopping by – don’t make this visit your last!