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We're 2! (August 2010)

Posted By LocalShops1, Friday, August 19, 2011

We celebrated our second birthday with more than 100 of our closest friends at the swanky theater room of the Safety Harbor Resort. Photography provided by Moorman Photography in St. Petersburg.

The event also launched the Small Business Awards, honoring businesses in four categories: Best New Business, Best Established Business, Most Community-Minded Business, and Best at Grassroots Marketing.

These were the finalists and winners:

Best new business
Winner: Three Birds Tavern, St. Petersburg


Finalists:
* ArtPool Gallery, St. Petersburg
* Ashley
Grant’s More than Photographs
* Bohemian Vintage, Tampa
* Cupcake Spot, St. Petersburg
* Island Seafood, St Petersburg
* MISRED Outfitters, St. Petersburg
* Nanny Jean’s Consignment Shoppe, Tampa
* Orange Home Accessories, Tampa
* Rex Pub, St. Petersburg

Best established business
Winner: The WriteOne Creative Services, Tampa

Finalists
*
Canine Connection, Gulfport
* Dairy Inn, St. Petersburg
* Diamonds Direct, St. Petersburg
* Erika’s Place, Dunedin
* Globe Coffee Lounge, St. Petersburg
* Sacred Grounds, Tampa
* Shapiro’s Gallery, St. Petersburg
* The SPIRITS of St. Petersburg
* Twice as Nice, Dunedin

Most community-minded business
Winner: Illuminated Publishing, Lutz

Finalists:
* e-Women Network, St. Petersburg
* Grand Central District Association, St. Petersburg
* Kaleisia Tea Lounge, Tampa
* Kayak Adventures, Gulfport
* Banyan Scapes. St. Petersburg
* Nature of Art Gallery, St. Petersburg
* Paddy Burke’s, St. Petersburg
* Tanya Sharkey Photography, St. Petersburg
* Witty Wocks, Tampa

Best at grassroots marketing
Winner: Intensity Academy, Lutz

Finalists:
* Bowled restaurant, St. Petersburg
* Bright Eyes Family Vision, Tampa
* Downtown Women’s Club, Pinellas
* Eat St. Pete!, St. Petersburg
* Historic Shed, Brooksville
* iLovetheBurg.com, St. Petersburg
* Tuesday Morning Market, Gulfport
* Two Haute Chics, St. Petersburg
* Working Women of Tampa Bay, Clearwater

 

More than two dozen local, independent businesses offered raffles and prizes for the event. These included:
Alchemy, Art Studio 203, Kathy Rabold, Black Pearl Salon and Day Spa, Bob Lee Tires, Brightwaters Buff, Bright Eyes Family Vision, Dolphin Landings, Downtown Women’s Club, Dr. Holly Furlong, chiropractor, Glassterpieces, Illuminated Publishing, Intensity Academy, Jewlya’s Green Gems, Krayl Funch Design, Limelight Consulting, Linda Evans jewelry, Mad House Advertising, Nature of Art Gallery, Painting with a Twist, Poisoned Apple Studios, RoCo Traders, Suzzy Gal Treasures, Talk of the Town, Tampa Empire, Tanya Sharkey Photography, Thai-rific Orchids, The Riley Group, Twice as Nice, Witty Wocks

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