The Gulfport Merchant's Association 2014-15 board includes LocalShops1 members Mike McCue, Lori Rosso, Michael Knettel and Scott Linde. Here is the complete lineup:
President Lori Rosso, Sea Breeze Manor Bed & Breakfast
Vice-president Owen Pach, Industrial Arts Center
Treasurer Biff Lagan, Gulfport Beach Bazaar
Secretary: Marsha Warner, Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market
Daniel Hodge, freelance writer and promotions
Suzanne King, SIK Productions
Michael Knettel, Domain Home Accessories & Gallery
Scott Linde, Mangia Gourmet
Mike McCue, Domain Home Accessories & Gallery
Larry Musfelt, Beach Haus
Richard Radovic, Gecko Ball coordinator
The mission of the Gulfport Merchants Association is to promote and enhance commerce and visitation in Gulfport’s historic downtown Waterfront District. In addition to advertising and other promotional work, the GMA organizes the weekly Tuesday Fresh Market, twice-monthly Art Walk, and annual Gecko Fest, Gecko Ball, Gecko Pub Crawl, Gulfport’s Get Rescued, Holiday Hoopla and other events and festivals. The GMA also gives back to the community with contributions toward local art and charitable causes.
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