Tampa Bay Buccaneers Supporting Local Small Businesses in Collaboration with the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have partnered with the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce to showcase small businesses located throughout the Tampa / St. St. Petersburg region. Starting next week, five annual recipients, representing five different categories, will be honored and recognized on behalf of their companies. This program will build on the Tampa Bay Chamber’s Small Business of the Year program and will incorporate annual breakfasts, game recognition and a $ 5,000 grant for each recipient.

In addition to grants provided by Buccaneers, Small Business of the Year recipients will be able to leverage Digital Ready for Small Businesses from Verizon program. Small Business Digital Ready from Verizon is a free online learning program designed to give small business owners the tools they need to be successful in today’s digital economy. The end goal of the program is to help overcome the barriers created by digital exclusion by offering a range of courses, live learning workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions and access to additional grants.

“We are always eager and happy to help promote small businesses in our area. The opportunity to market programs like Verizon Small Business Digital Ready and partner with the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce to spotlight these amazing businesses is a source of pride for our entire organization. We look forward to recognizing all of the winners and welcoming the recipients to our future events, ”said Buccaneers COO. Brian Ford.

Verizon Small Business Digital Ready is a key program of Citizen Verizon, the company’s responsible business plan for economic, environmental and social progress.

Small Business of the Year winners will also be named guests of honor at two lunches, including Bucs’ annual kick-off lunch. Additionally, recipients will have the opportunity to attend the chamber’s annual banquet which will officially launch in 2022. Each recipient will additionally receive a match-day VIP experience, including in-game recognition, and a soccer ball. football Buccaneers personalized.

Below is a list of this year’s winners and their respective categories. The first recipient was recognized during the Buccaneers’ game on Monday night against the New York Giants.

327 11th Avenue North, office 100

Decker Therapy Services, LLC.

debmagers@deckertherapyservices.org

Gulf Tile Florida Distributors

stefanie.parrott@gulftile.net

Exceptional small business owner:

Vistage Florida / Arnhym & Associates