Manatee Chamber Celebrates National Small Business Week



The Manatee Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating 2019 National Small Business Week with daily events highlighting the important impact small businesses have on the local economy and in the community.

Monday, May 6: Nominations Open for the 40th Annual Manatee Small Business of the Year Awards The community is encouraged to send in nominations for the 40th Annual Manatee Small Business of the Year Awards. Winners will be announced at an awards breakfast on August 23.

Tuesday, May 7: PR 101 Seminar: Public Relations and Marketing Best Practices for Small Businesses The Manatee Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association to present public relations tips and tools for small business owners. Expert panelists will share tips for utilizing social media channels for promotions and business exposure, monitoring social media as part of a reputation management plan and media relations best practices.

Wednesday, May 8: Headliners Monthly Membership Lunch: Secrets of Our Small Business Success (Featuring a Panel of Past Winners of Manatee Small Business of the Year) Gain insight and perspective from a panel of seasoned business owners—and past Manatee Small Business of the Year winners—as they share their own secrets for small business growth and success. Panelists: Mary Forristall, Forristall Enterprises; John Horne, Anna Maria Oyster Bar; and Don Ide, Trophy Case.

Thursday, May 9: Manatee Chamber Night with the Marauders The Chamber partners with the Bradenton Marauders for the game and celebration on the boardwalk.

Friday, May 10: Morning Coffee with the Chamber To wrap up Small Business Week, both Manatee Chamber offices will be opening their doors to Chamber members from 7:30am to 9am for coffee, donuts and networking in our lobbies. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for tickets to the 40th Annual Manatee Small Business of the Year Awards Breakfast.

Registrations are required for all Small Business Week events. For more information and to register online, visit the website below.

Manatee Chamber of Commerce 2019 National Small Business Week

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