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Gulf Shores Realty wins 2019 Business of the Year Award

Posted by Wayne Welsh on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at 9:47am.

2019 Business of the Year-Gulf Shores Realty

Gulf Shores Realty was honored to win the coveted 2019 Business of the Year Award from the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce.  The award was presented on May 31, 2019 at the Plantation Golf & Country Club with a dozen of our Agents and Staff present.  No one knew who the winners would be until they were announced.   This marks the second time Gulf Shores Realty has won the award having been a previous winner in 2014.  Gulf Shores Realty won for the category of Professional and Financial.  Broker-Owner Wayne Welsh stated, "This award is valued so much as it bestows the Trust of the Chamber of Commerce and the business community in the winner and the public knows they are a respected business that they can trust."

2019 Business of the Year Award

Award winners go through a rigorous process which includes completing an application package consisting of 20 essay questions and additional documentation of business practices, community involvement and charity work.  Each applicant must appear before a judging panel and answer a series of interview questions as well.  "We were competing against the best that Venice had to offer so we had to bring our "A" game and bear our soul," Welsh stated.

Agents and Staff at the Awards Ceremony.  Photo courtesy Prion Photography

In his acceptance speech, Wayne Welsh, called his entire group to the podium believing the award was truly a result of their hard work.  He was quoted in part, "Gulf Shores Realty has a love affair with Venice.  Venice is the best place to live and retire in the United States and we even have the best Tiki Bar!  The people in this room are our extended family.  We know we can count on you when we need advice, services, comradery and we are there for you in return.  We grow our business and support our community together...We will strive to be worthy of this award every day of the year ahead!"


Gulf Shores Realty consists of 42 highly trained professionals who operate out of two offices.  We opened our doors in December of 2011 and have also won the Best of Venice award for seven consecutive years.
211 Tamiami Trail S., Venice, Florida 34285
981 Ridgewood Ave., Venice, Florida 34285

Phone:  941.488.6644

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