(Manatee County, FL) – The Manatee Chamber of Commerce has once again been recognized as the largest Chamber in the Tampa Bay Region according to a list published on July 1, 2022 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. The Manatee Chamber had 2,036 businesses and organization as members when the Journal conducted its research in June 2022.
“We are honored that the Manatee Chamber is once again at the top of the list because it speaks directly to the strength and involvement of our local business community,” said Jacki Dezelski, President and CEO of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce. “This ranking reflects our 2,000+ members’ investment and belief in the Manatee Chamber’s mission.”
“There is incredible value and opportunity that comes with membership,” said Rick Bisio, owner of The Educated Franchisee and the 2022 Chairman of the Board of the Manatee Chamber. “The influence of the Manatee Chamber starts with our role and responsibility as the voice of business in our community. We have more than 2,000 businesses – from across the greater Manatee County region – informing and supporting that voice. We offer connections and programming unlike any other organization.”
Dezelski added, “Dedicated business leaders and our talented staff team allow the Manatee Chamber to support local businesses while effectively working to make the greater Manatee County region the best place to live, work, play, and own a business.”
The Manatee Chamber of Commerce, with offices in Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch, has also received past recognition as an inaugural National Chamber of the Year award winner and holds the distinction of being the only four-time winner of the Florida Chamber of the Year award.