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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Finalist, Best New Business
c689 MLK St N, Suite B, St. Petersburg
Growing Up, a natural parenting boutique providing organic and natural products for the entire family, opened in 2012 and this year launched their Learning Center, where they are offering a variety of classes; parenting, music, art, playgroups, and more. "We are very excited to become the destination spot for parents in the Tampa Bay area!" says Melane Nelson, who owns the shop with her husband, Doug Nelson.
Here are excerpts from their application for LocalShops1's 2014 Best in Biz Awards:
"We started this business after we had our second child and found that we couldn't find products locally. We wanted a place where parents could come and touch and feel and get expert advice on what they need in this special time of their lives. It's also very important to us that we teach our kids to take care of our earth and realize that the decisions your parents make ever from birth are important!"
"When new parents stop in with brand new babies to get advice, it warms my heart. The parents know they are going to walk out better when they walk in, I know I'm doing the right thing. Many moms stop in and don't realize the things that can help make that transition into motherhood easier. We help them. Sometimes, it might even involve crying and a hug, but they are happier when they leave."
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Best in Biz is presented by C1 Bank
Sponsors include Moorman Photographics, Pia's Trattoria, I Love Downtown St. Petersburg,
St. Petersburg Museum of History, Impulse Clics and Sunshine Automotive