BRADENTON, FL – The 2022 Manatee Chamber Small Business of the Year Awards was held on Thursday, August 18 at the Bradenton Area Convention Center. This program recognizes small businesses and non-profit organizations for “quality and excellence” as exemplified by growth, productivity, customer service, job creation and overall contribution to the community. The Manatee community is supported by stellar businesses and non-profit organizations that help strengthen our business environment and improve our quality of life.
The Awards were hosted by the Manatee Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Presenting Sponsor, Financial Access Federal Credit Union.
This year there were more than 200 nominations with 82 moving forward in the award process. The 7 winners were chosen from among the 35 finalists.
The Manatee Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners for 2022:
Small Business – Category I
Grivas Law Group, P.A.
Dr. Paul Grivas, Owner
924 7th Ave. E., Bradenton 34208
Small Business – Category II
Jenny and Mike Schenk, Owners
4914 Lena Rd. #104, Bradenton 34211
Small Business – Category III
Tammy and Tony Daum, Owners
8191 N. Tamiami Trail, Bldg B1, Sarasota 34243
Small Business – Category IV
Dr. Lyndsey Bride, Owner
11041 Gatewood Dr., Lakewood Ranch 34211
Small Business – Category V
Allison Imre, Owner
5201 Paylor Ln., Sarasota 34240
Non-Profit – Category I
Lost Pet Services
Patty Giarrusso, President and Founder
6905 29th Ave. W, Bradenton 34209
Non-Profit – Category II
Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County
Dawn Stanhope, President
5236 30th St. W., Bradenton 34207
The 2022 Small Business of the Year Awards Judges:
Jeff Benninghoff, ABC 7 – WWSB
Dennise Berger, Regions Bank
Nathan Carr, Willis Smith Construction (2010 Small Business of the Year Winner)
Nick Choat, Sport Clips of Bradenton (2018 Small Business of the Year Winner)
Ann Colonna, Take Stock in Children (2021 Small Business of the Year Winner)
Dennis Cooley, Secure HR
Dustin Fusillo, Trane Technologies
Tom Grier, Entech
Wade Hamilton, Connect Central
Laurel Lynch, Hope Family Services (2021 Small Business of the Year Winner)
Jason Osborne, Bank OZK
Justin Phillips, Minuteman Press of Bradenton
David Reali, David J. Reali, CPA
Jon Stuart, SCORE, Manasota Chapter #116
Michael Willats, Shankman Leone, P.A.
Rick Yocum, Humane Society of Manatee County (2018 Small Business of the Year Winner)
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The Manatee Chamber of Commerce, a 5-Star Accredited Chamber of Commerce with more than 2,000 member businesses and organizations representing 68,000 employees, has offices in Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch to serve the greater Manatee County region. Its mission is to build a positive business environment while enhancing the community’s quality of life.