ST PETERSBURG, Fla. – Who made the cut? The list of Best in Biz finalists have been announced and voting in LocalShops1’s annual Best in Biz Awards is now open!
Winners will be announced on Aug. 7 at a banquet dinner at the St. Petersburg Museum of History.
Keynote speaker is Stephanie Hayes, performing arts critic for the Tampa Bay Times. Stephanie also she writes about fashion and shopping for the Times’ style blog, Deal Divas, and recently published her first novel, Obitchuary.
Tickets are available at LocalShops1.com/Awards.
To vote, go to LocalShops1.com/Vote
Best Established Business
Bananas Music, St. Petersburg
Bell Contracting & Design, Seminole
Eagle Datagistics, St. Petersburg
ImpulseClics.com, St. Petersburg
Moorman Photographics, St. Petersburg
Northstar Realty, St. Petersburg
Sliding Door Roller Replacement, Lutz
Sunshine Automotive, St. Petersburg
Best New Business
Beach Haus, Gulfport
Bellezza Tan & Spa, Seminole
Growing Up, St. Petersburg
Scents from the Harts, Tarpon Springs
Shannon’s Web, St. Petersburg
St. Pete Music Factory, St. Petersburg
Wine Madonna, St. Petersburg
Best at Grassroots Marketing
America’s Disaster Relief, St. Petersburg
Shubee Shack, North Redington Beach
The Cupcake Spot, St. Petersburg
The Kind Mouse Productions, St. Petersburg
C1 Bank, branches throughout Tampa Bay
Fazio’s Pizza & Subs, Gulfport
Sea Breeze Manor Bed & Breakfast, Gulfport
Smokin J’s Real Texas BBQ, Gulfport
Sunset Appliance Service, Clearwater
Tampa Bay Natural Health, Seminole
Time Systems, St. Petersburg
Best in Biz sponsors include Moorman Photographics, Pia’s Trattoria, I Love Downtown St. Petersburg, the St. Petersburg Museum of History and Sunshine Automotive.
For tickets, go to LocalShops1.com/Awards
For media, sponsorship and other inquiries, please contact Ester Venouziou at email@example.com.
LocalShops1 is a coalition of hundreds of independently owned businesses and tens of thousands of energetic shoppers with the mission of advocating, promoting and offering support services to companies throughout Tampa Bay. Founded in August 2008, LocalShops1 is the region’s most active voice for small businesses.
About the Best in Biz Awards
LocalShops1 celebrates its birthday by honoring the small businesses that make Tampa Bay such a great place. After an open online nomination period, businesses are pared down to a list of finalists in four categories: Best New Business, Best Established Business, Best at Grassroots Marketing and Most Community-Minded. Winners are selected through an online poll and by a panel of judges.
Event details: LocalShops1.com/Awards