• About the
    South Tampa Chamber of Commerce

  • South Tampa Chamber Breakfast with the Mayor Bob Buckhorn
  • A letter from the president. A letter from the president.

    Thank you for visiting the website for the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce.

    The community of South Tampa is in the heart of Tampa Bay, centrally located and minutes away from Tampa International Airport, Downtown, MacDill Air Force Base and a short drive from St. Petersburg. Featuring historic neighborhoods, an active business community, award winning dining, diverse local arts and entertainment, and sun shine year round, South Tampa offers a small town feel with big city amenities making this an ideal place to live, work and play!

    The South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, a Certified+ Chamber by the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, is an association of over 600 businesses and community members. In 2016 we were voted as a Top 3 Economic Development Group and Networking Organization by the readers of the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Our focus is to connect and engage our member businesses with each other and with the community. We have an active and social membership and invite you to get connected by attending one of our upcoming events – From signature events like the Taste of South Tampa and Breakfast with the Mayor, to small business education seminars and monthly networking opportunities, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

    Whether you are new to the area as a business owner or resident, or if you are a Tampa native like me, the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce is here to be YOUR Business and Community Resource!


      Sincerely,
     
    Kelly A. Flannery
      President and CEO

      kelly@southtampachamber.org
      Kelly Flannery Bio
     

  • The history of the South Tampa Chamber. The history of the South Tampa Chamber.

    The South Tampa Chamber of Commerce is a membership association of over 600 businesses, organizations, elected officials and community leaders. Chamber members enjoy more than 160 opportunities each year for networking, community involvement and social activities.

    The Chamber began as the "Port Tampa Assembly of Businessmen" in 1926. It evolved over the years into the South Gandy Chamber of Commerce and in 1974 became the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce. For more than 90 years, the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce has strived to make our community a better place in which to live, work and play.

    In 2017 the South Tampa Chamber became one of less than 20 chambers in the State of Florida to be designated a Certified PLUS Chamber by the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals. This achievement is the culmination of four years or work in the areas of membership, programing, advocacy, leadership and administration, and showcases that our chamber follows the best practices of our industry.

    In 2018 the South Tampa Chamber South Tampa Chamber was recognized as a Three-Star Chamber of Valor by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Three-Star Chamber of Valor Award is Hiring Our Heroes' highest honor for local and state chambers; it recognizes their demonstrated leadership in connecting companies with talented veteran and military spouse candidates.

    The Chamber has had a special partnership with MacDill Air Force Base for more than 75 years, committing time and resources to support our Military with special programs and initiatives.
     
    We also support schools with programs, such our annual New Teachers WelcoBreakfast and the Great American Teach-In.

    There are a number of additional community programs supported by the Chamber. Numerous charitable organizations benefit from our annual signature events, such as the Taste of South Tampa and our Fall Golf Classic, thanks to the hard work of our various members and committees.

  • Annual Awards & Recognition Annual Awards & Recognition

    The South Tampa Chamber of Commerce presents several awards each year to recognize members of the Chamber and the community.

    Volunteer of the Year -  This award is presented to a member of the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce that has volunteered their time in extraordinary ways to benefit the Chamber’s programs, image and mission in the South Tampa community.

    Citizen of the Year - This award is presented to an individual who has gone above and beyond to help make the community of South Tampa a better place to live. Through their actions, they have influenced an improvement in the quality of life in and around South Tampa.

    Member  of the Year - Voted on by the members of the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, this award began in 2016 and is presented to the member who leads by example and honors the mission of our organization both with in the Chamber and in the South Tampa community.

    Business of the Year - The Business of the Year Awards are presented to honor Chamber business members in four categories, Small, Medium, Large and Emerging Businesses. 

    Award Winners

    2018
    Citizen of the Year: Jan Platt
    Volunteer of the Year: Dr. Marnita Sandifer
    Member of the Year: Penny Rogo
    Ambassador of the Year: Angela Scroggins
    Small Business of the Year Event Show Productions
    Medium Business of the Year:  JVB ARCHITECT, LLC
    Large Business of the Year: CALDECO Air Conditioning & Heating
    Emerging Business of the Year: 81Bay Brewing Company
       
    2017
    Citizen of the Year: Vincent Jackson
    Volunteer of the Year: Mark Segel
    Member of the Year: Connie Gage
    Ambassador of the Year: Matt Easterly
    Chairman's Award for Service: Mike Jenkins
    Small Business of the Year Breezin Entertainment
    Medium Business of the Year:  Landscape - Fusion
    Large Business of the Year: Tastes of Tampa Bay Catering
    Emerging Business of the Year: Mini Doughnut Factory
     
    2016
    Citizen of the Year: Dr. Ronald Vaughn
    Volunteer of the Year: Wayne Heiser
    Member of the Year: Wayne Heiser
    Ambassador of the Year: David Steinberg
    Small Business of the Year About You Mastectomy Boutique
    Medium Business of the Year:  Continental Wholesale Diamonds
    Large Business of the Year: Chameleon Custom Solutions 
    Emerging Business of the Year: Beryl Project Engineering
     
    2015
    Citizen of the Year: Jane Castor
    Volunteer of the Year: Michael Snyder
    Chairman's Award for Service: Dan Kelly and Mike Jenkins
    Small Business of the Year: Jerel McCants Architecture 
    Medium Business of the Year:  MamaRazzi Foto, Inc.
    Large Business of the Year: Feldman Orthodontics 
    Emerging Business of the Year: Urban E Recycling 
    2014
    Citizen of the Year: Charlie Brown
    Volunteer of the Year: Ed Siler 
    Small Business of the Year: Edible Arrangements - South Tampa 
    Medium Business of the Year:  Bay Area Plumbing 
    Large Business of the Year: Two Men and a Truck - Tampa 
    Emerging Business of the Year: Suncoast Skyline 
    2012-13 
    Citizen of the Year: Davin Joseph
    Volunteer of the Year: Lee Kercher
    Business of the Year:  Caldeco Air Conditioning & Heating
    2011-12 
    Citizen of the Year: Dr. Faye Culp
    Volunteer of the Year: Teresa Foss
    Business of the Year:  MamaRazzi Foto, Inc.
    2010-11
    Citizen of the Year: Col. Lenny J. Richoux
    Volunteer of the Year: Jim Grant
    Business of the Year:  Gutcher's Quickprint & Design
    2009-10  
    Citizen of the Year: Bill Moline
    Volunteer of the Year: Rebecca Williams
    Business of the Year:  Quorum Hotel
    2008-09
    Citizen of the Year: Cathy Bellatin
    Volunteer of the Year: Emily Robinson-Borreca
    Business of the Year: Rigatoni Tuscan Oven
    2007-08
    Citizen of the Year: Robert Rowen
    Volunteer of the Year: Andrew Hyman
    Business of the Year:  Webb Insurance Group
    2006-07
    Citizen of the Year: Tony Holbrook
    Volunteer of the Year: Chris Bruser
    Business of the Year:  Brewer and Sons Funeral Home
    2005-06
    Citizen of the Year: Joe Dascola
    Volunteer of the Year: Kim Pierson
    Business of the Year:  Post Properties
    2004-05
    Citizen of the Year: Brig. Gen. Chip Diehl, Ret.
    Volunteer of the Year: Ginny Vickers
    Business of the Year:  The Palm Bank
    2003-04
    Citizen of the Year: Mayor Pam Iorio
    Volunteer of the Year: Nancy Pelotte
    Business of the Year:  The Grand Court
    2002-03
    Citizen of the Year: Dr. Sylvia Campbell
    Volunteer of the Year: Joe Dascola
    Business of the Year:  Gutcher's Quickprint
  • Refund & Privacy Policy Refund & Privacy Policy

    Refund Policy

    Refunds are not given for membership dues or event sponsorships once payment has been received.

    For events, refunds will be given with verbal or written notice up to 72 business-hours before the date of the event unless otherwise stated on the event registration page.


    Email Policy

    By applying for membership or registering for an event, you are granting the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, 701 S Howard Avenue, Tampa FL 33606, www.SouthTampaChamber.org, permission to email you. You can revoke permission to mail to your email address at any time using the Unsubscribe link, found at the bottom of every email or by emailing office@southtampachamber.org


    Privacy Policy

    This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which South Tampa Chamber of Commerce collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the www.southtampachamber.org website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by South Tampa Chamber of Commerce. Click here to read our Privacy Policy. 

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  • Mission:
    To provide a forum which connects members, enhances commerce and enriches the South Tampa community.

    Vision:
    Making South Tampa the best place to live, work and play.

    Values:
    Members First - Member Satisfaction is our #1 priority.
    Community - We are a trusted and informed resource for the businesses and residents of South Tampa.
    Advocacy - We represent the interest of our membership in order to support and stimulate economic growth and a hgh quality of life.
    Integrity - We take our member investment seriously and operate honestly and ethically.
    Inclusive - We offer an environment where all feel welcome.

    Chamber Bylaws

    2017-2020 Strategic Plan

     

  • To view the digital version of our 2017-18 STCOC Business & Community Resource Guide, click the image above.

    To request a printed copy to be mailed to you, click here.