Venice Area Chamber of Commerce
2020 Business of the Year Awards
Each year we celebrate businesses by honoring them at the Venice Area Chamber Business of the Year Awards. In its 41st year, this event recognizes Member businesses in five categories. The Chamber will also be recognizing an “Employee of the Year”. This year’s awards luncheon is on Friday, May 15, 2020 at Plantation Golf & Country Club.
As we begin the nominations, we encourage you to take a moment to nominate a fellow Member in one of the categories listed below. Those nominated will be eligible to apply for that award category. Applications are reviewed and finalists will be interviewed by a panel of Chamber members. The winner of each category will be announced at the luncheon.
Organizations must be a member of Venice Area Chamber of Commerce.
Here are the categories:
Health Care & Wellness Organization of the Year
To qualify for the Health Care/Wellness category, applicants must be an active and operating organization in the field of health and wellness
Examples might include: Hospitals, Physician Practices, Assisted Living Facilities, Rehab Centers, Fitness, Veterinarians, etc.
Hospitality & Tourism Organization of the Year
To qualify for the Hospitality & Tourism category, applicants must be an active and operating organization in a service-based environment.
Examples might include: Restaurants, Lodging, Attractions, Entertainment, etc.
Professional & Financial Services Business of the Year
To qualify for the Professional Services category, applicants must have a professional designation.
Examples might include: Law Firms, Accounting Firms, Banks, Mortgage Companies, Realtors, etc.
Non-Profit Organization of the Year
To qualify for the Non-Profit category, applicants must be a local 501(c)3 or 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization registered in the State of Florida.
Service & Retail Business of the Year
To qualify for the Service & Retail category, applicants must provide a service, a product or operate a “bricks and mortar” business.
Examples might include: Cleaning Companies, Lawn Service, Pool Service, Contractors, Manufacturers, Maintenance Services, Hair Salons, Retail Shops, etc.
Employee of the Year*
To qualify for this category, the employer must nominate the employee.
Please note: A business only needs to be nominated once and self-nominations are accepted. (*The employer must nominate the employee for the Employee of the Year category.) To be considered for an award, a business must be a Venice Area Chamber of Commerce member, fill out the application and be interviewed by a panel of judges.
Business of the Year NOMINEES for 2020!
Healthcare & Wellness
A Little Help Nurse Registry
BrightStar Care of Venice & Port Charlotte
Coastal Family Medicine
Compassionate Cannabis Clinic
Dr. Gregg G. Hassler, Jr., DMD, PL
Englewood Community Hospital
Family Spine and Pain Care Institute
Gulf Coast Medical Group
Home Instead Senior Care
Liberate Physicians Venice
Oasis Eye Care, Optical & Med Spa
Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine
Restore Medical Partners
Revolutionary Martial Arts & Fitness
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
Total Therapy Florida
Venice Regional Bayfront Health
Your CBD Store Nokomis
Hospitality & Tourism
All Around Charters and Tours
British Open Pub
Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar
Expedia CruiseShipCenters Venice
Fox Lea Farm
Inn at the Beach
Off The Wagon Brewery & Kitchen
Pop’s Sunset Grill
Tito Gaona Flying Trapeze Academy
Venice Pier Group (Sharky’s, Fins & Snook Haven)
Waterford Golf Club
Professional & Financial
AAA Insurance – Venice Branch
Bates-Buchanan & Savitsky Law Group, P.A.
Cavanaugh & Co. LLP
CENTURY 21 Schmidt Real Estate
FourThought Private Wealth
Green Fairways Financial
Gulf Shores Realty
Gulfside Mortgage Services
Hallmark Business Brokers
Home and Condo Rentals
Karla Blake, Medicare Specialist
Lori Stephens LLC
Payment Systems of Florida
Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
Premier Sotheby’s International Realty – Denise Poole, GRI
RE/MAX Alliance Group
West Coast Realty of Venice
Service & Retail
Absolute Window & Door
Beechwood Builders, Inc.
Bishop Construction Services, Inc.
Classic Creations in Diamonds & Gold
Creative Nails & Beyond, Inc.
Fifi’s Fine Furnishings
Global Air Conditioning
GMan Home Watch
Grace Air Conditioning & Heating
Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning
Kitchen & Bath On The Isle
Leopold Truck and Auto Repair Inc.
Sport Clips Haircuts of South Sarasota
Sunsational Cleaning LLC
Sunshine Electrical Services, Inc.
Venice Lifestyle Magazine
Venice Print Center
American Cancer Society
Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County
Family Promise of South Sarasota County
Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County
Hospital Volunteers of Venice
Laurel Civic Association
SCORE Association Manasota (Chapter 116)
Special Olympics Florida – Sarasota County
The SKY Family YMCA
The Twig Cares
The Venice Symphony
Venice Christian School
Employee of the Year
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THANK YOU TO members, opens in a new windowPRION PHOTOGRAPHY, for their photography of our event.