Venice Area Chamber of Commerce

2021 Business of the Year Awards

Each year we celebrate businesses by honoring them at the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Awards. This event recognizes Member businesses in five categories as well as an “Employee of the Year”.


2021 Business of the Year NOMINEES!

A Little Help Nurse Registry
Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
Aspire Direct Primary Care
BrightStar Care of Venice and Port Charlotte
Coastal Family Medicine
Doctors Hospital of Sarasota
Dr. Gregg G. Hassler, Jr., DMD, PL
Gulf Coast Medical Group
Hearing Clinic of Venice (a Division of Hear Again America)
Interim HealthCare of Sarasota County
Liana of Venice
Millennium Physician Group Walk-In Clinic
Oasis Eye Care, Optical & Med Spa
Ramos Center for Interventional and Functional Pain Medicine
Restore Medical Partners – Pain Management
Riverchase Dermatology
Sarasota Memorial Health Care Systems
The Contour Day Spa
Total Therapy Florida
Venice Day Spa
Venice Regional Bayfront Health
Village on the Isle
Allegro Bistro
Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Truck SWFL
B&B Galleria Stadium 11
Beachcomber in Venice
Bob’s Twist-N-Shake
BrewBurgers of Venice
British Open Pub
Chick-fil-A at Pelican Plaza
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Culver’s on Jacaranda
Devine’s Wine Bar  
Door Belle Dinners
Fox Lea Farm, Inc.
Gold Rush BBQ
Hotel Venezia
Inn at the Beach
Joey D’s Pizza
Lake Venice Golf Club
Paradise Grill
Pop’s Sunset Grill
Shark Tooth Beach Concessions
Sharky’s / Fin’s at Sharky’s / Snook Haven
Smoothie King
The Venice Golf & Country Club
Tito Gaona Flying Trapeze Academy
Venice Avenue Creamery
Waterford Golf Club
All Faiths Food Bank
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, Inc.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties
Family Promise of South Sarasota County
Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center
Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County
Hospital Volunteers of Venice
Loveland Center, Inc.
Maris Pointe
Mental Health Community Centers, Inc
Our Mother’s House/Catholic Charities
Pregnancy Solutions, Inc.
Senior Friendship Centers, Inc.
Special Olympics Florida – Sarasota County
St. Francis Animal Rescue of Venice, Inc.
Suncoast Communities Blood Bank
Suncoast Foundation for Handicapped Children
The Twig
The Venice Symphony
the WareHouse of Venice, Inc.
Tidewell Hospice
United Way of South Sarasota County
Venice Area Historical Society
Venice Theatre, Inc.
Wildlife Center of Venice, Inc.
Women’s Resource Center
Berlin Patten Ebling, PLLC, Attorneys at Law
Compass Property Management
Green Fairways Wealth Management
Gulf Shores Realty
Hallmark Business Brokers
Healthcare Solutions Team
Home & Condo Rentals and Property Mgmt
Joyner Family Insurance
Karla Blake, Medicare Specialist
Payroll Vault
Premier Sotheby’s International Realty – Venice
RE/MAX Alliance Group – Flerlage Team
Robinson, Gruters & Roberts, PA CPA
Smith & Waggoner, CPAs, PA
Advanced Asphalt of S.W. FL, Inc.
All American Purification, LLC
American Import Auto, Inc.
Appliance Specialists, LLC
Beechwood Builders, Inc,
Burnett Painting
Classic Creations in Diamonds & Gold, Inc.
Conditioned Air
Corporate Cleaning of Venice, Inc.
Edible Arrangements of Venice
Grace Air Conditioning & Heating, LLC
Green Apple Salon
Grim Reaper Pest Solutions, LLC
Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning
James Griffith Salon
Jessup’s Major Appliance Centers
Lightspeed Voice
Matthews-Currie Ford
Nancy’s Concierge Services
Prion Photography
Publix Super Markets – Venice Island
Secure Shield Technologies
Shark Frenzy
Shark Tooth Distillery
Suncoast Engraving & More
Sunshine Electrical Services, Inc
Venice Gondolier Sun
Venice Lifestyle Magazine
Venice Onward
Venice Print Center, Inc
Virasana Salon
Walmart Stores, Inc. – Store 0769

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.