Manatee Chamber of Commerce

Manatee County Online Marketing B2B eCommerce Seminar for Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch

Mobile Marketing via Tagging - A Joint Learning Session from the Manatee Chamber of Commerce and Lakewood Ranch, Tuesday October 12 in the Manatee Chamber's Lakewood Ranch Office at the McClure Center.


Bradenton, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/20/2010 -- The Manatee Chamber of Commerce and Lakewood Ranch will host a joint educational event for area businesses on "Mobile Marketing via Tagging." The event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Manatee Chamber's Lakewood Ranch Office at the McClure Center – 4215 Concept Court in Lakewood Ranch.

"The Manatee Chamber has long been interested in ensuring that our local businesses have the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in today's high-tech world," stated Manatee Chamber President Bob Bartz. "Tagging is becoming an increasingly popular marketing vehicle and we want to ensure Manatee County businesses are aware of the benefits that can be derived from this program and know how to implement it into their marketing plan."

Candice McElyea of Lakewood Ranch and Troy Newport of Webtivity Designs ( will present on the following topics: the types of tags that are available and their benefits; use of content that is of interest to individuals; the big mistakes to avoid when implementing tagging; and how tagging will benefit area organizations.

There is no cost to attend and all businesses are encouraged to send a representative. RSVPs can be made via email to Carey Miller at or by calling 941-748-4842 ext. 113.

"Our mission is to build a positive business environment while enhancing the community's quality of life," said Manatee Chamber of Commerce President, Bob Bartz.

Members of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce ( show a commitment to the community that is second to none. These businesses provide invaluable input on area issues and programs that support businesses and residents of Manatee County and the South Tampa Bay Area. With 46 committees and task forces, there is a wide range of opportunities for individuals to get involved in the area of their choice. And the 830+ member representatives who serve in these groups are the backbone of the Manatee Chamber.

Two offices - one in the heart of Bradenton and the other in Lakewood Ranch - ensure that the Chamber is nearby to assist any business. The Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE) and the Small Business Development Council (SBDC) hold individual and group workshops designed to help startup businesses succeed. For an appointment to meet with one of these groups at the Manatee Chamber, call 941-748-3411.

About Manatee Chamber of Commerce
The Manatee Chamber of Commerce, a Florida Chamber of Commerce, is located in Bradenton, Florida and serves Anna Maria Island, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Ellenton, Holmes Beach, Lakewood Ranch, Longboat Key, Palmetto, Parrish, and Myakka City. Lakewood Ranch and Longboat Key are bi-County areas, split between Sarasota and Manatee. The area is considered part of the South Tampa Bay Region. The Chamber provides education and networking opportunities, job / employment assistance, and small business start-up counseling while working on community issues such as legislation, water, transportation, and general quality of life. The Manatee Chamber has a full-service Better Business Council, Drug-Free Workplace Program, and Economic Development Council.


Thank you to our Sponsor: Blalock Walters, PA.

Press Contact:
Carey Miller
Manatee Chamber of Commerce
222 10th Street West
Bradenton, FL
941-748-4842 ext. 11