Ribbon Cutting Kumo Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Lounge

Kumo Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi LoungeKumo Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Lounge celebrated their Grand Opening on December 10th with food, fun and local celebrities.  Serving Lunch and Dinner including Hibachi Grill, Sushi, Udon and Maki.  Stop by for a House Cocktail, Beer or Wine.   Located at 5231 University Parkway in Bradenton.  Phone 941-355-5866.

Saving Some $$

This week, three new discounts were added to the Member to Member Discount Program run by the Manatee Chamber of Commerce!  And since we all love to save money, here they are:

Verizon Wireless – 6781 Manatee Ave. W.; Bradenton
Free case or charger with new activations (up to $30.00 value). 25% off car chargers and cases with an upgrade.

Compass Self Storage – 8915 Cortez Rd. W.; Bradenton
First month free PLUS 10% off each additional month for Manatee Chamber members.

Gulf Coast Discount Medical Plan – PO Box 445; Parrish
$10 off first month’s membership. Enter referral code “CHAMBER” to receive discount.

We hope you’re buying local – and buying from your fellow Chamber members makes us even happier! More discounts are available in the Members Only section of www.ManateeChamber.com.

Ribbon Cutting – Guardian Angel Pediatrics

Guardian Angel Pediatrics
Dr. Williams enjoys working with all age children from newborn through high school graduates. She enjoys handling both acute and chronic health problems and believes in the medical home concept.

(Taken from Guardian Angel Pediatrics brochure)

We would like to welcome Guardian Angel Pediatrics to  the Manatee Chamber of Commerce.

What I Learned from Facebook

Manatee Chamber TeamworkI’m on Facebook a lot… too much, no doubt. But as vices go, it’s pretty innocuous so I’m inclined to indulge myself.  And it’s such a great way to keep in touch and see what your friends are doing.  Plus I get more of a view into the lives of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce members, what their businesses are doing, and what issues are at the forefront.  And I love to look at photos of events, families, etc.

If we’re not already connected through the Manatee Chamber fan page, I hope you’ll go join us so I can learn more about you as well.

  1. Polo Grill and Bar has an amazing number of fundraisers to help out community organizations.  They benefit the American Cancer Society, Junior Achievement, Honor Sanctuary and more!
  2. South Florida Museum just started a fan page in mid-October and already has 563 fans.  Proof that the Museum is incredibly popular and well thought of. Also that they have a new exhibit titled, “For Everglades.”
  3. Bonnie Gray Productions is gearing up for Veteran’s Day shows… loved the photos of the USO tribute.
  4. Air & Energy has a new website… it’s very nice.  I’m going to see if they’ll link the Manatee Chamber logo to our site, though!
  5. United Way of Manatee County held its Day of Caring recently and the photos are fantastic.  So great to see companies and individuals give back to the community.
  6. When a fan page hits 1,000 fans, the organization can choose a “vanity url”.  So when we get there, you’ll be able to go directly to our facebook more easily.  I find it just as important to “own” the appropriate URLs for our social media sites as I do to own ManateeChamber.com.

What did you learn today?

Ribbon Cutting – Cruise Planners

Cruise Planners

Ribbon Cutting

We at Cruise Planners specialize in Individual Cruises Family Cruises Group Cruises, including family reunion, Church groups, Business functions. Honeymoon cruises.If water is not your thing, we offer a  variety of land based vacations.

Our office is here to serve you 24/7.

Taken from the Cruise Planners website.

Member to Member Discount Spotlight

Looking to save money?  Invest in a Chamber member… they’ve invested in our community!

Shredding Discounts
The end of the year is approaching, which may mean you have documents that need to be destroyed.  Safeguard your personal information – and that of your customers – by using a member shredding company. Sarasota Document Shredding www.srqdocumentshredding.com) offers 25% off to Manatee Chamber Members.

Holiday Hairstyle
The holidays are just around the corner (eek!) and you’ll want to look your best. Cutting Loose Salon (www.cuttingloose.net) gives Members 10% off services and products. And Treatments Day Spa (www.treatments.net) will give you 10% off your first service, 15% off the fifth, and 20% off the 11th service (excludes products).

Head on over to the Member to Member Discount area to find more great deals.  You’ll need to log in using the first four characters of your company name and the last four digits of your main phone number.

Want to offer a discount?  Post a comment here for our blog readers AND I’ll be sure to put it on the Member to Member Discount page as well.

Ribbon Cutting – Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers… An American Classic. In 1818, Henry Sands Brooks founded Brooks Brothers, the first ready-to-wear fashion emporium in America. Since then, they are proud to have become an institution that has shaped the American style of dress through fashion innovation, fine quality, personal service, and exceptional value in their products.

Brooks Brothers
5553 Factory Shops Blvd.
Ellenton, FL  34222

Information taken from the Brooks Brothers website