About the Bradenton Area CVB

The Bradenton Area CVB promotes tourism to Manatee County and the communities of Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch through domestic and international advertising, public relations and marketing efforts. The CVB is funded by the collection of a tourist development tax paid by lodging guests for stays less than six months within Manatee County.


Our Staff

Elliott Falcione, Executive Director
Debbie Meihls, CDME, Executive Manager
Monica Luff, Executive Assistant
Eva Galler, Chief Financial Officer
Michelle Stewart, Marketing Manager
Kelly Klotz, Communication Manager
Aimee Blenker, certified CMP, Destination Sales Manager
Benjamin Klotz
, Marketing Assistant
Sean Walter, Sports Coordinator


Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau:

1 Haben Boulevard

Palmetto, FL 34221

Telephone:  (941) 729-9177, Help Desk extension 231

Fax: (941) 729-1820

E-mail: info@bradentongulfislands.com


For media/press information contact:

Kelly Klotz

Communications Manager

Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Telephone:  (941) 729-9177, Help Desk extension 233





In the United Kingdom and Europe:

Claire Barrett

Gosh PR Ltd

5 Maidstone Buildings Mews

72-76 Borough High Street

London SE1 1GN

Phone: 020 7367 6745

E-mail: claire@goshpr.co.uk

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