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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


July 13, 2014


ST PETERSBURG, Fla. – Who made the cut? The list of Best in Biz finalists have been announced and voting in LocalShops1's annual Best in Biz Awards is now open!


Winners will be announced on Aug. 7 at a banquet dinner at the St. Petersburg Museum of History.

Keynote speaker is Stephanie Hayes, performing arts critic for the Tampa Bay Times. Stephanie also she writes about fashion and shopping for the Times' style blog, Deal Divas, and recently published her first novel, Obitchuary.

Tickets are available at



The Finalists!

Best Established Business
Bananas Music, St. Petersburg
Bell Contracting & Design, Seminole
Eagle Datagistics, St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg
Moorman Photographics, St. Petersburg
Northstar Realty, St. Petersburg
Sliding Door Roller Replacement, Lutz 
Sunshine Automotive, St. Petersburg

Best New Business
Beach Haus, Gulfport
Bellezza Tan & Spa, Seminole
Growing Up, St. Petersburg
Scents from the Harts, Tarpon Springs
Shannon’s Web, St. Petersburg
St. Pete Music Factory, St. Petersburg
Wine Madonna, St. Petersburg

Best at Grassroots Marketing
America’s Disaster Relief, St. Petersburg 
Shubee Shack, North Redington Beach
The Cupcake Spot, St. Petersburg
The Kind Mouse Productions, St. Petersburg

Most Community-Minded
C1 Bank, branches throughout Tampa Bay
Fazio’s Pizza & Subs, Gulfport
Sea Breeze Manor Bed & Breakfast, Gulfport
Smokin J’s Real Texas BBQ, Gulfport
Sunset Appliance Service, Clearwater
Tampa Bay Natural Health, Seminole
Time Systems, St. Petersburg


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LocalShops1's Best in Biz: Small Business Awards 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.


Contact Information

For media inquiries, please contact Ester Venouziou at



About LocalShops1

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.


About the Best in Biz Awards

LocalShops1 celebrates its birthday by honoring the small businesses that make Tampa Bay such a great place. After an open online nomination period, businesses are pared down to a list of finalists in four categories: Best New Business, Best Established Business, Best at Grassroots Marketing and Most Community-Minded. Winners are selected through an online poll and by a panel of judges.

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