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Winners gather together after being recognized for their hard work.

PHOTO GALLERY : 23rd Annual Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Small Business Awards

Friday, May. 10, 2013 |

Winners gather together after being recognized for their hard work.

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Paul Hoffman of SouthTech basks in the spotlight after winning the Small Business of the Year Award.

Friday, May. 10, 2013 |

Paul Hoffman of SouthTech basks in the spotlight after winning the Small Business of the Year Award.

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President Emeritus Dr. Kumar Mahadevan of Mote Marine Aquarium and Mike Beitzinger of IBERIABANK

Friday, May. 10, 2013 |

President Emeritus Dr. Kumar Mahadevan of Mote Marine Aquarium and Mike Beitzinger of IBERIABANK

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Rep. Vern Buchanan stresses the importance of small business and their impact on the community.

Friday, May. 10, 2013 |

Rep. Vern Buchanan stresses the importance of small business and their impact on the community.

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Coral Pleas of Cutting Loose Salon and her son Travis Scheuer express their gratitude after winning the Young Business of the Year Award.

Friday, May. 10, 2013 |

Coral Pleas of Cutting Loose Salon and her son Travis Scheuer express their gratitude after winning the Young Business of the Year Award.

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Jennifer Compton of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP presents Taelor Scheuer of Cutting Loose Salon with the Young Professional of the Year Award.

Friday, May. 10, 2013 |

Jennifer Compton of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP presents Taelor Scheuer of Cutting Loose Salon with the Young Professional of the Year Award.

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Sally Wright and Debby Steele

Friday, May. 10, 2013 |

Sally Wright and Debby Steele

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Gabriele Charity and Rudy Weiss are honored with the International Business Award and express their gratitude.

Friday, May. 10, 2013 |

Gabriele Charity and Rudy Weiss are honored with the International Business Award and express their gratitude.

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Senior Vice President Chief Financial Officer Martin Lange of Sarasota Bradenton International Airport presents Rudy Weiss and Gabriele Charity of Charity and Weiss International Realty LLC with the International Business Award.

Friday, May. 10, 2013 |

Senior Vice President Chief Financial Officer Martin Lange of Sarasota Bradenton International Airport presents Rudy Weiss and Gabriele Charity of Charity and Weiss International Realty LLC with the International Business Award.

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Rob Lane of Kerkering, Barberio & Co. presents Bill Russell of Center for Building Hope with the Non – Profit Organization of the Year Award.

Friday, May. 10, 2013 |

Rob Lane of Kerkering, Barberio & Co. presents Bill Russell of Center for Building Hope with the Non – Profit Organization of the Year Award.

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Publisher of the Herald Tribune Media Group Patrick Dorsey presents Paul Hoffman and Nathan Bailey of SouthTech with Small Business of the Year award.

Friday, May. 10, 2013 |

Publisher of the Herald Tribune Media Group Patrick Dorsey presents Paul Hoffman and Nathan Bailey of SouthTech with Small Business of the Year award.

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Mellonie Smickles and Brinton Smith of Cat Depot

Friday, May. 10, 2013 |

Mellonie Smickles and Brinton Smith of Cat Depot

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Emcee Les McCurdy, of McCurdy’s Comedy Theater, enlivened the audience with his humor.

Friday, May. 10, 2013 |

Emcee Les McCurdy, of McCurdy’s Comedy Theater, enlivened the audience with his humor.

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President Emeritus Dr. Kumar Mahadevan of Mote Marine Aquarium is presented with the Cultural Organization of the Year Award from sponsors IBERIABANK.

Friday, May. 10, 2013 |

President Emeritus Dr. Kumar Mahadevan of Mote Marine Aquarium is presented with the Cultural Organization of the Year Award from sponsors IBERIABANK.

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Finalists and winners gathered together to take a group photo with their plaques.

Friday, May. 10, 2013 |

Finalists and winners gathered together to take a group photo with their plaques.

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Chris Levine of the Hyatt Regency Sarasota presents Dulcy Kushmore with the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Friday, May. 10, 2013 |

Chris Levine of the Hyatt Regency Sarasota presents Dulcy Kushmore with the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

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Bill Church and Rep. Vern Buchanan

Friday, May. 10, 2013 |

Bill Church and Rep. Vern Buchanan

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Amy Paulishak and Cesar Gomez

Friday, May. 10, 2013 |

Amy Paulishak and Cesar Gomez

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Robert Ludwig of Ludwig Walpole Insurance Agency presents Travis Scheuer his mother Coral Pleas and sister Taelor Sheuer with the Young Business of the Year award.

Friday, May. 10, 2013 |

Robert Ludwig of Ludwig Walpole Insurance Agency presents Travis Scheuer his mother Coral Pleas and sister Taelor Sheuer with the Young Business of the Year award.

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