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Please join us as we recognize the Gulfshore Business 2017 Best of Business readers choice award winners at the fourth annual event presented by First Florida Integrity Bank! Winners will be officially announced at this event prior to the issue's release date.

Guests will enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and wine from Shula's Steak House, entertainment, plus an awards ceremony to celebrate the winners and finalists.

All finalist companies receive one complimentary ticket but MUST RSVP to claim their ticket. Please RSVP by July 19, 2017 to events@gulfshorebusiness.com or 449-4154. Tickets for additional guests are available for $35 in advance or $50 at the door.

Sponsorship packages are now on sale! Contact Rob Wardlaw at 449-4145 for more information.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor!


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is the dress code? Business attire/cocktail

Where should I park on campus? Parking Garage 1 (campus map available here). No parking pass is required.

Do I need to print my tickets? No. If you submitted the guest name on the ticket website or to events@gulfshorebusiness.com, the name will be on the guest list at registration.

Will there be assigned seating? Yes. Please make seating request notes on purchased tickets or send requests to events@gulfshorebusiness.com for complimentary tickets.

How do I receive my complimentary ticket? All finalists receive a complimentary ticket to the event BUT MUST RSVP to claim it. Please contact events@gulfshorebusiness.com.

Will dinner be served? No. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be available during cocktail hour from 6-7 p.m. Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be seved the duration of the evening.



GULFSHORE BUSINESS MAGAZINE’S 2017 BEST OF BUSINESS FINALISTS

Congratulations to this year’s Best of Business finalists! They are listed alphabetically; their order does not indicate the final outcome, which will be announced at the celebration on July 26.

Best Accounting Firm
Hill, Barth, & King LLC
Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., PA
Wiebel, Hennels & Carufe, PLLC

Best Advertising Agency
AdSource
CONRIC PR & Marketing
Quenzel & Associates
Spiro & Associates

Best Architecture Firm
MHK Architecture & Planning
Studio +
Weber Design Group

Best Regional Bank
IBERIABANK
Regions Bank
Suncoast Credit Union

Best Community Bank
Edison National Bank
First Florida Integrity Bank
Sanibel/Captiva Community Bank

Best Caterer
Artichoke and Company
Crave Culinaire
Sage Events, LLC

Best Charter Airline
Aeronautical Charters, Inc.
Naples Air Inc.
Paragon Charter

Best Transportation Company
Dolphin Transportation Specialists
Island Transportation
Naples Transportation & Tours

Best Dry Cleaners
Fashion Fresh Dry Cleaning and Alterations
Platinum Dry Cleaners
Tide Dry Cleaners

Best Commercial Builder
DeAngelis Diamond
Gates Construction
GCG Construction

Best Residential Builder
BCB Homes
London Bay Homes
Stock Development

Best Commercial Real Estate Agency
CRE Consultants
LandQwest Commercial
Premiere Plus Realty Co.

Best Residential Real Estate Agency
Denny Grimes & Company
John R. Wood Properties
Premiere Plus Realty Co.

Best Conference or Meeting Center (hotel)
Hilton Naples
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
The Ritz-Carlton

Best Conference or Meeting Center (non-hotel)
Endeavor Innovative Workspaces
Harborside Event Center
Venue Naples

Best Engineering Firm
Forge Engineering Inc.
GFA International Inc.
Velocity Inc.

Best Entertainment Venue
Artis—Naples
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Six Bends Harley-Davidson

Best Large Company
Arthrex
DeAngelis Diamond
Sunshine Ace Hardware

Best Small Company
Above Board Chamber of Florida
PLC Closets
Premiere Plus Realty Co.

Best Family-Owned Business
Larson Educational Services
Premiere Plus Realty Co.
Sunshine Ace Hardware

Best Financial Advisory Firm
Andrew Hill Investment Advisors, Inc.
Doug Conroy-Edward R. Jones
HBKS Wealth Advisors

Best Staffing Firm
BanyanBrown Employment Solutions, Inc.
Bear Staffing Services
Express Employment Professionals

Best Medical Center
Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center
Health Park Medical Center
NCH Baker Hospital Downtown

Best Business Hotel
Hilton Naples
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort

Best HVAC Company
Bruno Air
Conditioned Air
United Mechanical Inc.

Best Information Technology Company
CRS Technology Consultants
Entech Florida IT Service
TeamLogic IT Naples

Best Insurance Brokerage Company
Baldwin Krystyn Sherman
Brown and Brown Insurance
Gulfshore Insurance

Best Interior Design Firm
Dwayne Bergmann Interiors
Design West
Studio +

Best Landscape Company
Blue Landscape Contracting Group
Greenscapes
Juniper Landscaping

Best Large Law Firm
Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, PA
Pavese Law Firm
Quarles & Brady LLP

Best Small Law firm
Barbara M. Pizzolato
Family First Legal Group
Woods, Weidenmiller, Michetti, Rudnick & Galbraith

Best Private School
Canterbury School
Community School of Naples
Evangelical Christian School

Best PR Firm
CONRIC PR & Marketing
E. Sue Huff & Associates, Inc.
Pushing The Envelope

Best Remodeling Company
BCB Homes
GCG Construction, Inc.
KGT Remodeling

Best Retirement Community
Moorings Park
Shell Point Retirement Community
Vi at Bentley Village

Best Travel Agency
AAA
Mad Travel / Travel Leaders
Preferred Travel of Naples

Best Jeweler
Bigham Jewelers
Diamond District
Mark Loren Designs

Best Florist
Floral Artistry
Fort Myers Florist
Gene’s 5th Ave. Florist

Best Veterinarian/ Animal Hospital
Angel Animal Hospital and Boarding
Gulf Coast Humane Society
Harborside Animal Clinic

Best Yoga Studio
Green Monkey
Yoga Bird
Yoga Loft

Best After-Work Gathering Place
Cru
7th Avenue Social
South Street City Oven and Grill

Best Independently Owned Restaurant
Bleu Provence
El Gaucho Inca Restaurant
Summerlin Jake’s Seafood and Steaks

Best Power Lunch
El Gaucho Inca Restaurant
Shula’s Steak House
USS Nemo’s
Veranda E

Best Country Club
Forest Country Club
Naples Lakes Country Club
Windstar on Naples Bay

Best Charitable Organization
Foundation for Lee County Public Schools
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc.
Naples Children & Education Foundation

Best Commercial Moving Company
Best Moving and Storage
Hilton Moving and Storage
Two Men and a Truck
William C. Huff Moving and Storage

Best Web Design Firm
B3 Marketing LLC
Fuller Online Solutions
Quenzel & Associates

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