The Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its annual Small Business, Rookie Small Business and Non-Profit Business of the Year Awards. Nominations will be accepted through May 7. Awards include Rookie Small Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year (10 or fewer employees), Small Business of the Year (11 or more employees) and Non-Profit Charitable Organization of the Year.
The winners will be announced at the awards breakfast Thursday, June 14. Call the chamber office at 383-2466 for information or visit longboatkeychamber.com.
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PHOTO GALLERY: Sun 'n Sea Cottages Cornhole Tournament
The Romanach and Casella families compete in a cornhole tournament July 12, at Sun ‘n Sea Cottages. The families have been vacationing on Longboat Key for over 14 years and six years ago, decided to organize and play in a cornhole tournament during their stay.
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