Annual Corporate Sponsorships

For more information, contact Becky at BAMA or our sponsorship chair:
Ann Paxton, PDR Certified Public Accountants, 727-785-4447,

Thank you to our sponsor partners!

Testimonial from a sponsor: As an industry leader in the air conditioning / mechanical contracting industry that specializes in Industrial / Manufacturing we recognize the importance of supporting Bay Area Manufacturing Association. The value the manufacturers receive through best practices and open dialogue is invaluable.  As an associate member I am able to meet with existing and potential clients in a relaxed environment.Our sponsorship helps our visibility and creates market awareness which we believe, as a result, leads to new opportunities.

Since 1974, PDR CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS has been a prominent leader in providing a variety of accounting, tax and financial services. Our goal is to minimize taxes and find programs that help businesses get credits and settlements.

One such program that is benefiting businesses now is the revamped BP Settlement Funds Program. Did you know that almost any business located in specified zones in our area may qualify for a settlement under this new Program? Damages are based on reduced profits after the April 2010 oil spill. Call PDR to see if you business qualifies.
Contact: Ann Paxton, PDR Certified Public Accountants, 727-785-4447,

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, INC. has provided engineering, permitting and testing services to Manufacturers since 1979. Our goal is to help solve client’s needs with practical, cost-effective environmental compliance. We can help with these issues: Environmental Compliance Audits, Air Quality, Wastewater, Solid and Hazardous Waste, Stormwater, Spill Prevention, Asbestos, Lead Paint, Mold Studies, Contamination Assessment, Remediation, Site Planning/Redevelopment and Energy Audits. EEC understands the importance of Manufacturing to the economy and has been a member of BAMA since 1994. EEC President Rob Wallace received the Distinguished Service Award from BAMA in 2005.

CLEARWATER GAS SYSTEM (CGS) is an enterprise utility owned by the City of Clearwater. CGS operates over 850 miles of underground gas main and handles the supply and distribution of both Natural and Propane (LP) gas throughout northern & central Pinellas County and western & central Pasco County. As a "full service" gas utility, CGS provides gas appliance sales and service, construction and maintenance of underground gas mains and service lines, and 24 hour response to any gas emergency call within the service area. Since 1923 CGS has provided clean, safe, reliable, economical gas service to the Florida Suncoast Community. At a time when the utility business is marked by corporate mergers, and outsourcing of many customer support functions, CGS is proud to be a vibrant, community-based, full-service energy provider. CGS offers a basic line of gas appliances for sale and has an installation staff as well as a service & repair staff with trained technicians to install and maintain residential and commercial gas equipment.

Clearwater Gas System prides itself in being a competitive and public service - minded utility, making economical and environmentally-friendly gas available in our community for many homes and businesses in our service area, with special focus on the residential customers who make up nearly 77% of our customer base.

LEWIS, LONGMAN & WALKER, P.A. is a statewide law firm with offices in Bradenton, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, and West Palm Beach. The firm provides manufacturers with representation in environmental and land use matters, water and wastewater issues, patents and trademarks, corporate law, general administrative and legislative matters, and litigation.

Dennis Stotts’ practice includes evaluating environmental risks in real property transactions and mergers and acquisitions; representation before federal, state and local regulatory agencies; enforcement; permitting; rulemaking; mediation; assessment and remediation of contamination in soil, surface water and groundwater; solid and hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal; air pollution; mold and indoor air quality; and wetlands regulation.
Contact: Dennis M. Stotts, Esq., |

MONIN GOURMET FLAVORINGS was founded in Bourges, France in 1912 by Mr. George Monin and remains a 3rd generation family owned and operated business. With over 100 years of experience, Monin is the premium flavor choice for coffeehouse and foodservice operators around the world. Monin offers more than 200 gourmet flavors, available in over 145 countries, with thousands of creative recipe applications. The company’s first slogan was “La Passion de la Qualite”, which is French for “Passion for Quality”. This slogan still acts as the company’s focus, as they go to great lengths to ensure the best quality products and services to all customers. Through innovation, quality, and passion, Monin Gourmet Flavorings continually strives to be the single source provider for all of your flavoring needs.Monin Gourmet Flavorings, headquartered in France, is a worldwide leading producer of premium flavored syrups, gourmet sauces, fruit purees, fruit smoothies and concentrated flavors. With over 200 products made from premium natural ingredients, Monin ensures ultimate taste and ultimate creativity for successful specialty beverage solutions in restaurants in over 150 countries.

Monin has four manufacturing plants; USA (Clearwater, FL), France (2) and Malaysia. A fifth plant is being built in China. Florida operations include the manufacturing plant in Clearwater and a distribution center in Largo. As of August 2016, there are 93 employees at the Clearwater manufacturing plant. The balance of the 143 USA employees is split between Largo distribution center staff and sales people geographically based across the United States. Monin’s core competencies include beverage and culinary innovation, product development, customer service, market research, quality assurance and manufacturing efficiency. Contact:  |

Synovus Bank, Part of Synovus Financial Corp., a financial services company based in Columbus, Georgia with approximately $29 billion in assets, Synovus Bank is one of the largest financial institutions in the Southeast providing commercial banking, retail banking, investment and mortgage services to customers through divisions in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and South Carolina. Synovus Bank of Florida locally serves clients through 20 locations in Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Lee and Collier counties. Contact: | Direct number: 727-568-6503

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