Arts, Business & Community


Bradenton is most frequently described as "The Friendly City."  It is also described as the community that children come back to when raising their own.

Connect!  and Clients will build on this business/social/arts atmosphere that is casual, comfortable and busy that works and plays all day. Art & Community fit naturally with the Business-Social mix. Downtown Bradenton has become a vibrant community because of the tireless work of Realize Bradenton, its small staff and legion of civic and business volunteers.

Connect! is proud to be a corporate sponsor (Innovator) of Realize Bradenton. We will urge every new Connect! member  to visit and join in.   Help Bradenton grow. Make your business grow.

The Arts

Connect Bradenton is located at 600 Old Main Street, which is midpoint between traditional downtown and The Village of the Arts. The Village of the Arts is an eclectic live-work community made up of colorful historic cottages that house everything from award-winning restaurants to specialty shops, studios, healing arts, bakeries and a wonderful collection of galleries.

Community Garage across from Connect BradentonConnect! is delighted to join forces with The Village of the Arts and recognize the important contribution that independent and freelancing artists make in The Bradenton Area.  Businesses everywhere are learning to weave creativity into the fabric of their business. Companies like Airbnb, Uber, and Tesla are leading the way by building smart design into their facilities and products. Art Creates Value in Business. Connect! has incorporated an investment grade art collection in our own facilities, and we intend to operate The Connect! Gallery of original art.  The art show will change regularly. We have hired Artist/Business Woman, Jean G Farmer as our Connector to make sure that we have a sufficient element of right brain creativity in our business dealings.  In addition to her business activities with Connect!, Jean G operates  Fun Girl Art, LLC in The Village of The Arts.  Jean G is sure to add some creative fun to your worklife.

Art + Community = Good Business

The Connect! Proposition is that  Small Business, Art and a Vibrant Community form a powerful,  sustainable market place that will survive external factors.

Small Business will thrive

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