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Business of the Year

Businesses of the Year & New Business of the Year

The Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce will honor six businesses in the Safety Harbor area that have successfully beaten the odds and prospered in their field of endeavor.

Business of the Year Criteria:

  • A member in good standing of the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce and has not received this award in the past two years.
  • An established, locally owned and operated company, with a minimum of two years in business.
  • One award in each of six categories:  Service/Professional, Retail, Restaurant, Industrial/Manufacturing, New Business, and People's Choice 

New Business of the Year Criteria:

  • A member in good standing of the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce.
  • A licensed, locally owned and operated company.
  • In operation for less than two years.
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The judging committee consists of Chamber Executive Board members.  Deadline for nominations is in August of each year.  Nominees and winners will be featured at the Annual Dinner Celebration. Winners will be announced and presented with their awards at the event.  Winning businesses receive social media exposure, a trophy to display in their business, a Business of the Year emblem, and the opportunity to ride in the Safety Harbor Holiday Parade.

Nonprofit of the Year

Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce Non Profit of the Year award is intended to honor an outstanding organization that has made a significant contribution to our local community.  It is designed to recognize the best, most innovative, highly creative, and most effective organization in accomplishing their goals.


  • The non profit organization must be a member of the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce and have not received this award in the past two years.
  • The achievements of the not-for-profit organization must be relevant within the past 12 months.
  • Accomplishments must be based on projects that affect north Pinellas County
  • Organizations must be 501(c)3 organizations or other registered nonprofit status.
Nonprofit of the year

Winners - Past to Present

2023 Driptide Wellness
2022 Backwater Provisions Co.
2021 The NONA Slice House
2020 The Tiki Tavern

2023 Mastercut Tool
2022 Phoenix Custom Engineering
2021 Bay Area Fence Factory
2020 Mastercut Tool Corp
2019 K&M Custom Cabinetry, Inc.
2018 Harbor Renovations
2017 Bay Area Fence Factory
2016 Sawyer
2015 Jacobsen Homes

2023 Portkey Books
2022 Post Office Square
2021 Aerie Lane Home
2020 Seersucker Sassy Boutique
2017 Ed's Fine Wines
2016 Dog House of Safety Harbor

2023 Brightway, The Wilson Agency
2022 Candlewood Suites Safety Harbor
2021 Light Tree IT Services
2020 Safety Harbor Therapeutic Massage
2019 Sara LaRock/Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
2018 Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park & Funeral Home
2017 Safety Harbor Resort and Spa
2016 Curlew Hills Memory Garden
2015 Schafer, Wirth & Wirth

2023 Phoenix Lounge
2022 The Brinehouse
2021 Gigglewaters
2019 Daydreamers Cafe & Grill
2018 Harbor Bar
2015 Southern Fresh

2023 Bay Area Fence Factory
2022 Bassano Cheesecake Cafe

2023 GFWC North Pinellas Women's Club
2022 Kiwanis Club of Safety Harbor
2021 Harbor Exchange Club
2020 Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation
2019 Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center
2018 Habitat for Humanity
2017 ARC Tampa Bay/Harborside Studios
2016 Safety Harbor Library Foundation
2015 Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation

2023 Sue LaGree
2022 Sue LaGree
2021 Sam Rockwell
2020 Megan Willoughby
2019 Sara LaRock
2018 Bethany Huber
2017 Chris Ott
2016 Don Rennard
2015 Craig Wright

2023 Dan Marignoni
2022 Donna Geibel
2021 Paula Johnson

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