"Our Mission: To provide
members a forum to promote
their businesses, to educate,
to volunteer their talents
in order to enhance commerce,
culture and growth of the
South Tampa community"
The South Tampa Chamber of Commerce is a community organization of over 500 businesses and organizations.
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 over 80 years, the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce has strived to make our community a better place in which to live, work and play.
We are a very active Chamber and we include local businesses, professionals, charitable and community organizations and government representatives.
Our members enjoy networking, community involvement and social activities.
The Chamber has a special partnership with the MacDill Air Force Base, committing resources and supporting our Military with special programs honoring the Military Person of the Month.
We support schools with programs, such as Student of the Month and the New Teachers Breakfast.
There are a number of additional community programs supported by the Chamber. Numerous chartible organizations are funded through the following signature events with the hard work of our various committees. Some examples:
The South Tampa Chamber of Commerce presents three awards each year.
Michael J. Cruz 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.
Business of the Year - The Business of the Year award is presented to honor a Chamber business member of the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce that has volunteered their time and resources in extraordinary ways to benefit the Chamber’s programs, image and mission.
Pam Iorio Citizen of the Year – This award is presented to an individual, not necessarily a Chamber member, who has gone out the way 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.
Past Award Winners