Marketing Opportunities

The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber realizes how difficult — and expensive — it can be to market and promote your business in the Upper Tampa Bay area … especially for small businesses.

The Upper Tampa Bay Regional Chamber has developed a number of affordable options for member businesses, in an effort to help them target market to residents (and other businesses) in the Upper Tampa Bay area.

You’re browsing the UTB Chamber’s website right now, and thousands of others do the exact same thing each month, looking to the Chamber of Commerce to get important information on our area, its history, attractions & and businesses.

Membership in the UTB Chamber gets you a free directory listing on the Chamber’s site, and a link to your company’s home page from the Chamber site. If you aren’t on the Internet yet, you should be!

Banner advertising to over 30,000 visitors to this website each month is available…simply contact Mark Howe and before you know it you’ll be doing business on the Net!

Streaming Video Is Here!

Get some real visibility and enter the world of viral marketing. The Upper Tampa Bay Regional Chamber is proud to announce we have joined forces with a local business to offer High Definition Streaming Video Advertisements on our website. Chamber Director Jerry Custin noted, “We’re continually looking for ways to serve our members and help them gain an edge in an increasingly competitive market. Various studies repeatedly show that we retain 20% of what we hear, 30% of what we see and 50% of what we see and hear. That’s why video is one of the hottest tools in marketing today. We need to help our businesses get in the game.” Contact Mark Howe to learn more!

Membership Directory & Visitors Guide

The Chamber’s annual Membership Directory doubles as the city’s Visitor Guide and primary relocation piece. The directory includes a short history of the Oldsmar and Citrus Park areas, and a complete guide to living and doing business in our area.

The directory includes informative segments on Lifestyle & Culture, Parks & Recreation, Museums, Attractions, Education, Health Care, Business & Industry, and a map of the Upper Tampa Bay area, in addition to classified listings of all current Chamber members. All members receive a complimentary listing in the directory, and have an opportunity to purchase display advertising at a discounted price.

This Is Upper Tampa Bay is distributed each year at Oldsmar City Hall, 3 local libraries (Oldsmar, Town ‘N Country and Upper Tampa Bay) the Chamber office, local banks, hotels, restaurants and at special events such as Oldsmar Days, Oktoberfest, Freedom Fest, a variety of trade shows and Chamber functions.

Oldsmar / Citrus Park / Westchase / East Lake Area Map

The Chamber also produces a full-color map of the Upper Tampa Bay area, and distributes more than 3,500 copies to local residents, business owners, tourists and Welcome Center visitors.

Copies of the map are also distributed at Oldsmar City Hall and at a number of high-traffic businesses in the Oldsmar area. A limited number of display ad spaces are available on the map, and are offered to Chamber members at discounted rates.

Special Event Sponsorships & Programs

Each year, the UTB Chamber plans and produces a number of major community events, including the three-day Oldsmar Days & Nights festival, Freedom Fest and the Top o’ the Bay Oktoberfest. Oldsmar Days attracts close to 15,000 visitors to R.E. Olds Park in Oldsmar; Oktoberfest brings over 20,000 attendees to Tampa Bay Downs and our newest event Freedom Fest held Memorial Day Weekend on Downtown Oldsmar’s Historical State Street.

A variety of event sponsorship and co-promotional opportunities are offered to local (and national) businesses. Major event sponsors have included The Nielsen Company, Tampa Electric Co., Tampa Bay Downs, Lockheed Martin, St. Petersburg Times, Tampa Tribune, Bright House Networks, Budweiser Beer, BB&T Bank, Town & Country Hospital, Flagship Community Bank, and a host of Tampa Bay area radio and television stations.

For information on becoming an event sponsor or to learn how your small business can be an exhibitor at the Chamber’s next major event, email Mark Howe, the Chamber’s Vice President of Events.

UTB Chamber’s Welcome Center

The Chamber’s offices serve as the official Welcome Center for the City of Oldsmar and the entire Upper Tampa Bay area. Thousands of residents and visitors walk-in our front door each year seeking information and referrals. Members have the opportunity to display their business cards, brochures and promotional materials in the Welcome Center lobby at no charge.