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. This event recognizes Member businesses in five categories as well as an “Employee of the Year”.

2020 WINNERS 

2020 Business of the Year Award Winner Health and Wellness

2020 Business of the Year Award Winner Non-Profit

2020 Business of the Year Award Winner Service and Retail

2020 Business of the Year Award Winner Hospitality and Tourism

2020 Business of the Year Award Winner Professional and Finance

2020 Business of the Year Award Winner Employee of the Year

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PRESENTING SPONSORS:

   

Business of the Year FINALISTS for 2020!

Healthcare & Wellness 

A Little Help Nurse Registry

Coastal Family Medicine

Compassionate Cannabis Clinic

Englewood Community Hospital

Gulf Coast Medical Group

Home Instead Senior Care

Empath Venice

Radiance Endodontics

Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine

Restore Medical Partners

Revolutionary Martial Arts & Fitness

Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Your CBD Store Nokomis

Hospitality & Tourism

All Around Charters and Tours

BrewBurgers

Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar

Fox Lea Farm

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

Bates-Buchanan & Savitsky Law Group, P.A.

Cavanaugh & Co. LLP

Green Fairways Wealth Management

Hallmark Business Brokers

Karla Blake, Medicare Specialist

Lori Stephens LLC

Payment Systems of Florida

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty – Denise Poole, GRI

West Coast Realty of Venice

Service & Retail

Absolute Aluminum

Absolute Window & Door

Beechwood Builders, Inc.

Bishop Construction Services, Inc.

Burnett Painting

Classic Creations in Diamonds & Gold

Grace Air Conditioning & Heating

J2 Solutions

Kitchen & Bath On The Isle

Leopold Truck and Auto Repair Inc.

PatrickAir

Sport Clips Haircuts of South Sarasota

Venice Lifestyle Magazine

Venice Print Center

Non-Profit/Not-For-Profit

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

Maris Pointe

SCORE Association Manasota (Chapter 116)

The SKY Family YMCA

The Venice Symphony

Venice Christian School

Venice Theatre

Employee of the Year

H. Lee Thacker, Jr., Caldwell Trust Company

Camelle Liakakos, Classic Creations in Diamonds & Gold

Lisa Thaxton, Grace Air Conditioning & Heating

Cynthia Koski, Gulf Coast Medical Group

Christina McCauley, Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County

Liezel Acevedo, Radiance Endodontics

Sid Calk, Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Sara Giuseppetti, Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Ruth Hipwell-Purcell, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty – The Victoria Stultz Team

Business of the Year NOMINEES for 2020!

Healthcare & Wellness

21stCentury Oncology

A Little Help Nurse Registry

BrightStar Care of Venice & Port Charlotte

Coastal Family Medicine

Compassionate Cannabis Clinic

Dr. Gregg G. Hassler, Jr., DMD, PL

EliteHealth

Englewood Community Hospital

Family Spine and Pain Care Institute

Gulf Coast Medical Group

Home Instead Senior Care

Empath Venice

Maris Pointe

Oasis Eye Care, Optical & Med Spa

Radiance Endodontics

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

BrewBurgers

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

Goosehead Insurance

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 Aluminum

Absolute Window & Door

Beechwood Builders, Inc.

Bishop Construction Services, Inc.

Burnett Painting

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

J2 Solutions

Kitchen & Bath On The Isle

Leopold Truck and Auto Repair Inc.

Matthews-Currie Ford

PatrickAir

Sport Clips Haircuts of South Sarasota

Sunsational Cleaning LLC

Sunshine Electrical Services, Inc.

Venice Lifestyle Magazine

Venice Print Center

Virasana Salon

Non-Profit/Not-For-Profit

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

Loveland Center

SCORE Association Manasota (Chapter 116)

Special Olympics Florida – Sarasota County

The SKY Family YMCA

The Twig Cares

The Venice Symphony

Venice Christian School

Venice Theatre

Employee of the Year
Names of individuals nominated are being withheld until the winner is announced!

Business of the Year 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.

Updated Lobby HoursLobby Hours are 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Our lobby hours for the remainder of 2020 or until further notice is from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. If you need assistance outside of that time, please call us at 941-488-2236 or email: vchamber@venicechamber.com

Thank you for your continued support of the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, and we look forward to seeing you soon!