Save the Date for Chamber Fun this Fall!

The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce is bringing the fun this Fall Season for Annual Events! We’ve got an event lineup that is sure to bring fun times for our members!

First up!

Greater Sarasota Chamber Bowling TournamentBowling Logo 1 Vert.

Wednesday, August 17 | 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sarasota Lanes
2250 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34237

The Greater Sarasota Chamber is excited to roll in a new bowling event for all ages and skill levels on Wednesday, August 17, at Sarasota Lanes. Registration begins at 5 p.m. and bowling will begin rolling at 5:30 p.m.

This event includes networking, 2 games of bowling, contests and prizes, team bonding and much more. We hope you join us for a fun bowling night in your “spare-time!”

To register, click here!

Sarasota Chamber Golf Classic2016 Golf Classic New

Friday, September 16 | 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
TPC Prestancia
4409 Tournament Players Club Drive
Sarasota, FL 34238

The 2016 Sarasota Chamber Golf Classic welcomes golfers of all skill levels on Friday, September 16, at TPC Prestancia. Registration and lunch will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 12:00 p.m.

This exciting day includes networking, 18-hole game and cart, complimentary beverages and snacks, a cook out lunch, contests and prizes, award reception and much more! The tournament is a scramble format, allowing golfers of all skill levels to participate.

To register, click here!

96th Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon2016-AnnualMeeting-SaluteToBusiness-LogoNew.png

Friday, October 7 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1000 Blvd. of the Arts
Sarasota, FL 34236
Hyatt Regency Sarasota

The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce will recognize the achievement of its members at its 96th Annual Meeting Friday, October 7.

Outstanding top member businesses, which have hired our neighbors, invested in the future and reached a milestone anniversary of local service to our area, will be celebrated on stage and honored for their achievement.

To register, click here!

Chamber Expo 2016 with Manatee Chamber of Commerce2016 Chamber Expo Logo

Wednesday, November 09, 2016 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bradenton Area Convention Center One Haben Blvd
Palmetto, FL
Bradenton Area Convention Center

With over 175 exhibitors and over 1000 attendees, Chamber Expo is a three-hour, power-packed event where you can boost your brand awareness and meet your next customers. Hosted by the Sarasota and Manatee Chambers of Commerce, Chamber Expo is the area’s largest “Business After Hours” trade show of the year.

Why Exhibit? Great opportunity to showcase your business to hundreds of business owners and decision makers from Manatee and Sarasota counties at this combined Expo and Business After Hours.

Exhibitor Space includes 8-foot skirted table, two chairs, curtain backdrop and sides, identification sign, and four complimentary admissions to event. Corner booths and sponsorships available.

To register, click here!

Contact Brittany Lamont for Sponsorship Opportunities at or (941) 556-4040.

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Chamber Expo 2015: A Record-Breaking Night of Networking

On November 5, 2015, more than 150 members of The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and the Manatee Chamber of Commerce exhibited their products and services at Chamber Expo, the largest business after hours event in the area.Mavella-20151105-192647More than 1,000 attendees from all over the Sarasota-Bradenton area filled the Bradenton Area Convention Center for the power packed event. Attendees enjoyed great networking, delicious food samples and tested their luck for a grand raffle prize trip to Panama City, Panama from Panama Travel Consultants. The lucky winner for this amazing 4 night / 5 day vacation was a representative from Hair Cuttery. Enjoy your vacation, we can’t to hear about it! Continue reading “Chamber Expo 2015: A Record-Breaking Night of Networking”

Welcome New Members – September 2015

Welcome to our newest members of The Chamber! The following local businesses joined The Chamber during the month of September 2015. From spas to restaurants and marketing to insurance groups, these members are learning just how Chamber membership can work for them.

Beulah Restaurant
Bright House Networks Business Solutions
Cheetah Lounge
Complete Nutrition
Concorde Concierge Services
Discount Telecommunications, Inc.
Dream Sporting Trips
Drive Digital Group
Edward Jones-Michael Paz
Fast Attack Marketing
FASTSIGNS – Sarasota
Fiber Solutions
Florida Speciality Insurance Company
Gulf Coast South Area Health Education Center
HSBR Insurance, Inc.
Jackson & Associates General Contractors
Let There Be Light Electrical Services, LLC
Longevity Wellness Clinic
Mobile Health Systems, Inc.
O’Donnell Agency
One Stop Cooling and Heating, LLC
POST associate
Spec Ops Group Inc.
Sunbelt Solar Energy
The Advantage Group
The Sheridan at Lakewood Ranch
Total Koatings Inc.
Trustworthy Home Health Care

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Help us in welcoming these new members by reaching out to them through your member directory or at your next event. If you’re a new member or just looking to maximize your membership, visit us at the next Chamber 411 member briefing session on Tuesday, October 20 from 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Chamber Member Intel

Chamber Member Intel_bannerIn an effort to continuously improve the business climate in Greater Sarasota, to gather and share information useful to members, and to better understand the business goals of our dedicated membership, The Chamber is asking for valuable input from members in a series of business-related questionnaires we’re calling Chamber Member Intel. Results will be summarized to help members maximize their success and used to address information gaps/concerns and develop or adjust programs to better fit the needs of our diverse members.

So far, members have provided their feedback on Internships, Recognizing Achievements and Factors Limiting Business Success. And the findings are curious.

Continue reading “Chamber Member Intel”

Summer at Prime Time

The room was filled with the sound of reggae music and businesses connecting. Cocktail umbrellas adorned our drinks and leis were draped around our necks. Free to the public, the Sarasota Prime Time event packed in over 200 guests to enjoy their last bit of summer at The Chamber’s “End of the Summer Bash” on August 19 at the Sahib Shrine.Print

The Sarasota Prime Time is an after-hours tradeshow exhibit, offering business exposure for participating members as well as networking opportunities for all attendees. Presented by PayServ Systems, the event brought in nearly 40 member booths, many of them getting festive with the summer theme and offering raffle prizes and giveaways for lucky attendees.

Continue reading “Summer at Prime Time”

Help Us, Help You! Updating Your Profile for the 2016 Membership Directory

To ensure that your company’s listing is correct, please take the time to update your profile in the Members Only section of our website. Go to and log in using your company username and password. Once you’ve logged in, click on “Update Your Contact Information.” Simply update the fields that need correction and click ‘Save Change Requests.’ You can also take this opportunity to add/remove outdated employee information to make sure your staff is receiving all the benefits your Chamber membership provides.

Here are a few tips for updating your information:

Organization Name/Display Name: Is the title of your business correct in the way it should be referred? Be sure that we meet your company’s standard by double checking the way it is listed in your profile. This would also be referred to as the “display name.”

Primary Directory Listing: The directory lists all members under their selected category. Help readers find your business type by selecting the “primary directory listing” that’s right for you. We have hundreds of categories for you to choose from.

Address, Website and Telephone: This information is important in guiding readers to learn more about your business. To maximize your visibility and business referrals, be sure your address, website URL and phone number is correct.

Need help logging in to your profile? Contact Craig McGonigal at or (941) 556-4034.

Continue reading “Help Us, Help You! Updating Your Profile for the 2016 Membership Directory”

Welcome New Members! July 2015

It may be the dog days of summer but that hasn’t stopped these businesses from pursuing membership in The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. Please join us in welcoming these new members who joined in July 2015.

All About You Skin & Body Institute
CineBistro at Siesta Key
Elevation Academies
Envisioned BIOTECH Strategies, Inc.
Fairway Funding Group
Hollmark Business Brokers, Inc
Incarnation School
Lil’ Divas and Dudes Salon & Day Spa
Nerium International/ Patricia Bucci
P. F. Chang’s
Palms-Robarts Funeral Home & Memorial Park
Paradise Floor Care Solutions
Rudd International
Sarasota Coastal Dialysis Center
State Farm/George Quaterman
Take Shape For Life
The Roots Chiropractic, PLLC
Wellspring Church
West Florida Insurance Agency Inc.

If you’re a new member or just looking to maximize your membership, visit us at the next Chamber 411 member briefing session on Tuesday, August 18 from 8:30 – 10 a.m.