Our 30th anniversary celebrations continue! Here’s the second video in our five-part series featuring CEO, President and Founder Cammie Chatterton’s most memorable Bay Food moments. As a successful female entrepreneur in the food industry, Cammie shares in this video what it was like to take full ownership of the company.
- How she took full ownership of Bay Food Brokerage when her business partner retired
- How taking this leap allowed for the next phase of growth for the business
- How proud she is to be a successful female entrepreneur in the food industry
Click the image to watch the video (:53 long)
One of the proudest moments of my career has been when I became the sole owner of Bay Food Brokerage.
In December of 2015, my business partner from the beginning made the decision to retire and I purchased his 50% share of Bay Food Brokerage and became the sole owner.
It was a proud moment for me for many reasons.
One, there were really isn’t food brokerage firms in the country that is solely-owned, a large brokerage firm solely-owned by a female. So, that was a proud moment.
And also, then it took us to that next step that we were wanting to do, which was to move up throughout the Southeast and to open up a supermarket center store division.
Cammie Chatterton: A successful female entrepreneur in the food industry
Bay Food Brokerage is certified as a woman-owned business. A highly successful female entrepreneur in the food industry and business leader in the Tampa Bay area, owner Cammie Chatterton has received many accolades over the years.
Cammie has been recognized as:
- Tampa Bay Chamber’s Outstanding Business Leader of the Year Award in 2022
- Finalist for Tampa Bay Business and Wealth’s Business Woman of the Year in 2023
- Finalist for Tampa Bay Business and Wealth’s Philanthropists of the Year in 2022
- A Top Entrepreneur by the Business Observer in 2022
- Honoree in Progressive Grocer’s Top Women in Grocery issue in 2022
- Honoree in The Shelby Report’s Women of Influence in the Food Industry in 2021
- Finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s BusinessWoman of the Year in 2019
Under her leadership, Bay Food won the Tampa Bay Chamber’s Small Business of the Year Award in 2020, 21-50 Employees category. The Tampa Bay Business Journal ranked the company No. 32 on its Fast 50 list in 2021. This award recognizes regional businesses with the greatest percentage of revenue growth over a three-year period. The same publication also has included Bay Food on its annual Largest Women-Owned Businesses List every year since 2019.
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