Letter from the Chairman

Trudy MoonThank you for visiting the Manatee Chamber of Commerce website. The site is divided into four parts:

Welcome to Manatee County from your Chamber of Commerce! On behalf of the more than 2,100 local businesses that are members of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, we are so glad you have chosen our community as a place to visit or, better yet, call home. I have lived and owned a business here for more than 30 years and I can tell you that you'll quickly grow to love it as much as I do.

The Manatee Chamber website will give you a great overview of our area, its businesses and its fantastic amenities. You'll see that Manatee County is a jewel on the Gulf Coast with a tremendous quality of life and bright economic outlook.

The businesses that invest in the Manatee Chamber find that doing so helps not only their bottom line, but the well-being of our community as well. I encourage you to do business locally with Chamber members. You may use our directory to locate community-minded businesses that offer the products and services you need personally and professionally. We're proud to say that we maintain the top spot as the largest Chamber in the Tampa Bay area.

In Manatee County, you'll also find countless ways to play. Whether it's a stroll on our beaches, a paddle through the mangroves, a round of golf on a prestine course or a run along a preserve path, the outdoors bekcons year-round. And for indoor pursuits, you'll find world-class shopping, delicious dining options, diverse entertainment and cultural opportunities galore. Manatee County has the amenities of a major metro area while maintaining a friendly, home-town personality.

I also invite you to stop by either of the Manatee Chamber's two offices - one in downtown Bradenton and one in Lakewood Ranch. Our staff and volunteers will help you find the information you need, whether you're here for a few days or a lifetime.


Trudy Moon, 2016 Chairman of the Board