Politics

Top Locally-owned Businesses

February 14, 2012

I sent out an email blast on Monday asking for the top locally-owned business–those that have been innovative, creative and that render superior customer service. We’ve been overwhelmed with nominations. Below are few of them. Email me who you think we’re missing and in what category the company falls. The nominations end Wednesday, Feb. 15 midnight. We’ve decided how many we will pick in each category.

Start-up – been around less than five years:
Coastal Community Acupuncture
WTF (Where’s the Fire) Hot Sauce
Keen Beans
Fitness OnBoard
Skin Boutique
Clearstream
Clever Orge
Hixardt
East Hill Guitar Instruction
Grand Marlin
ScrapHappy
Fixed on Fitness
Omega Construction

Second Stage – five to ten years:
NY Nicks
Abahaya Yoga
Big Finish LLC
Overgroup
City Grocery
Cat Country/NewsRadio
AppRiver
Duh
Gunners Gulf Coast Jewelry
Tuscan Oven
Global Grill

Icons – older than 10 years
Elebash
Blue Morning Gallery
Appleyard Agency
In Detail
Lewis Bear Company
Ladies Quarter Boutique
Pensacola Hardware
Hall’s Seafood
Robin Rowan Voiceovers
Get a Grip
Rodney Rich & Company
Stone’s Studio
Silver Bullet Technology
Creative Instinct
McMahon Hadder Insurance
Dharma Blue
Fitness Masters
Ozone Pizza
Clark Partington Hart
Beck Property Co.
Pilates Core Training
Juana’s Pagoda & Sailor’s Grill
Baptist Health Care
Blue Angel Music
Joe Patti’s Seafood
Jerry’s Cajun Cafe
Convenant Hospice
Apple Market
Elite Repeats & Boutique
Seville Quarter
Dog House Deli
McGuire’s
Jewelers Trade Shop
PR Chemical & Paper Supply

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