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Saturday, July 27, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Mo Venouziou
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With just hours left to vote, the race among local businesses vying to be named the people's choice has tightened up.  The jockeying for votes has created a frenzy of activity, with one business shooting from 6th place to 2nd place overnight.  Voting in LocalShops1's 2013 Small Business Awards ends midnight Sunday, July 28.  The winners will be revealed at the official ceremony over a Sunday brunch on August 4.


Awards will be bestowed from the following categories: Best Established Business, Best New Business, Best at Grassroots Marketing and Most Community Minded.  In addition to the popular vote, representatives from the St. Petersburg College and the Tampa Bay Times are sorting through over a dozen applications for the Judges' Choice in each of the categories.


The awards ceremony will take place at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa on Sunday August 4.  Tickets to the lavish brunch and LocalShops1's Small Business Awards and 5th Birthday Bash can be purchased at


The event will also feature keynote speaker Daniel James Scott, of the 2013 USASBE Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Program at USFSP and your 2013 SBA State of Florida Small Business Advocate of the Year.



For media and event inquiries please contact Ester Venouziou at




LocalShops1's 2013 Small Business Awards is Sponsored by:

Gold Sponsors:

Chart 411

Moorman Photographics

Nivlac Solutions

Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

Three Birds Tavern

Silver Sponsors:

 American Momentum Bank

Bell Contracting and Design

Royal Edger and Mower

The House of Renee Originals

Time Systems

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