Message from the President & CEO

It is that time of year again for the 2016 Business of the Year nominations.  Last year, we had a record number of business of the year nominations with over 70 received.  This year, our goal is 100 nominations!

The Greater Temple Terrace area is very blessed to have so many amazing businesses that are so deserving of a nomination.  There are four categories for Business of the Year:

                ·         Small Business (1-5 employees)
                ·         Medium to Large Business (6 or more employees)
                ·         Restaurant Business
                ·         Health and Wellness

2016 Business of the Year nominations will be accepted until Friday, December 11, 2015.  But please do not wait until the last minute to send in your nominations!

I challenge everyone reading this article to nominate a business in each category.  The process is very easy to do.  The nomination form may be found on the chamber website,, as an insert in this newsletter, as an attachment in the electronic newsletter, and the forms are available on the front door of the Chamber office in the lobby of the Bank of America building at 9385 N. 56th Street, Temple Terrace, FL 33617.

To be eligible for Business of the Year, the business must meet 2 requirements:

            1.       Have been in business 3 years or more
            2.       Must be privately owned

Business of the Year nominations are open to all businesses in the Great Temple Terrace area.  The business does not have to be a Chamber member.  We are a very inclusive Chamber and want to welcome all businesses to participate in making the Greater Temple Terrace area The Place to do business.

We are very pleased to announce, CGM Services, Inc. as the title sponsor for the 2016 Business of the Year awards.  They will be the title sponsor for the January 2016 luncheon and the evening awards and reception.

At the January Chamber luncheon, on January 20, 2016, the three finalist businesses will be announced in each of the four categories.  The evening awards and reception will follow in late January.

Please help the Chamber reach its goal of 100 Business of the Year nominations for 2016!

Lee Bell
President / CEO