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2014 Best in Biz Finalist: Sea Breeze Manor Bed & Breakfast

Posted By LocalShops1, Sunday, July 13, 2014
Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014

LocalShops1 Best in Biz Awards
Presented by C1 Bank
6-9 pm Thursday Aug. 7, 2014
St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE

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Sea Breeze Manor Bed & Breakfast
Finalist, Most Community-Minded Business

5701 Shore Blvd., Gulfport

Lori Rosso purchased the seven-suite luxury property in 2002, after a successful career in Washington politics. She now serves as president of the Gulfport Merchants Association and vice-president of the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce.

Here are excerpts from her application for LocalShops1's 2014 Best in Biz Awards:

"Lori believes that working together we can all achieve more than we can individually. You must rise above the common competitive nature of business and see the greater good. Gulfport has over 12 restaurants in its downtown and they all get their fair share of the business because there is more on offer to entice someone to come here and what they eat one night, they don’t want another and pick someone else."

“In the past I worked hard and long to put together something, it was a fleeting triumph when it went off successfully.  But here, in Gulfport I have enhanced my community and you can’t get a better feeling than that at the end of the day. To know that you are also helping out your neighbor and keeping their livelihood open and thriving is a very enriching way to live day to day.”



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Best in Biz is presented by C1 Bank
Sponsors include Moorman PhotographicsPia's TrattoriaI Love Downtown St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg Museum of HistoryImpulse Clics  and Sunshine Automotive



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