Best of Business 2013
Our Inaugural Readers' Choice Awards
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The readers of Gulfshore Business magazine have spoken.
When asked in mid-April to participate in our inaugural Best of Business poll, they made their choices known by the thousands. From Best Accounting Firm and Best Advertising Agency to Best Small Law Firm and Best Women’s Clothing, the top vote-getters in 44 categories are revealed on the following pages.
Specific groups were chosen after input from magazine staff, readers and business leaders in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. The main reason for creating the first of what will become an annual readers’ choice awards issue of the magazine was simple. We are sharpening our focus on the local business community and felt that recognizing the best out there—by voters’ standards—would serve as an appropriate topic. Online voting was open at surveymonkey.com through mid-June and totals were compiled following the close of balloting. Nearly 4,000 unique responses were received, and voters were required to provide a name and an email address. In many categories, more than a dozen businesses were entered and in many cases the final tally revealed tight finishes.
The winners in each category are listed as well as the immediate runners-up (in alphabetical order).