LocalShops1 members Barry Rubin, Lori Rosso and Joe Guenther were recently elected to serve in leadership roles -- president, vice-president and treasurer -- in the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce. LocalShops1 founder Ester Venouziou was elected secretary and member Pat Dunham is returning for a second year.
The 2014-15 board was introduced during a social at Mangia's Gourmet in Gulfport.
Officers:President Barry Rubin, Time SystemsVice President Lori Rosso, Sea Breeze Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn
Treasurer Joe Guenther, O'Maddy's Bar & Grille
Secretary Ester Venouziou, LocalShops1
Returning board members:
Lynda Shehan, Auntie Lynda's Pet care
Joe Soska, Olympus Printing
West Dupes, Insurance Concepts
Brian Atkins, Regions Bank
Andrea Royce, The Longhouse
Dr. Silas Daniels, dentist
Pat Dunham, Pat Dunham Small Business Advisor & La Cote Basque Winehouse
marketing directorNew board members:
Angela C Lagan, Gulfport Beach Bazaar
Christine Gallagher, America's Office Resource
Barbara Banno, Stella's
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LocalShops1 features member news, events and promotions as a free service. 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.