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7/15/2016 Chamber News
Good ‘Burger Awards to Celebrate Best of St. Pete


Contact: Morgan Brochetti
Marketing Coordinator

Good ‘Burger Awards to Celebrate Best of St. Pete
St. Pete Chamber Announces 2016 Good ‘Burger Nominees

July 15, 2016 | St. Petersburg, FL – The St Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce® announces the nominees for the 4rd Annual Good ‘Burger awards. A Good ‘Burger is a business, organization, or individual in greater St. Pete making a positive impact in our community.

The 2016 Good ‘Burger Awards, presented by 3 Daughters Brewing and Great Bay Distributors will be held at Jannus Live on Thursday, September 1st from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. The name “Good ‘Burger” historically comes from the citizens of St. Pete having been known as "burgers” (as in St. Petersburgers).

Nominees have been selected in the following categories and voted on by community members:

• Eats & Treats
• Arts & Culture
• Hot Spots & Hangouts
• Community Conscious
• Makers & Creators
• MVB – Most Valuable ‘Burger

New this year – The Chamber and the Good ‘Burger Committee decided to take a closer look at what makes a "Cool Company" in St. Pete. For the first time ever, the applicants in the “Cool Companies” categories will be judged by a selection committee based on their unique answers to the application questions. Applicants will be considered in one of two categories; Cool Companies: Small (1 – 50 employees) or Cool Companies: Large (50+ employees). Finalists in the Cool Company categories will be announce in early August.

Early Bird Tickets for the 4th Annual Good ‘Burger Awards are available for only $10 through August 19th. Tickets can be purchase at

Sponsorships are still available at a variety of levels. To secure your sponsorship or for event information, please contact Natalie Fisher at  

The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce® announces the 2016 Good ‘Burger Nominees:

Arts & Culture:
• American Stage Theatre Company
• Chihuly Collection (Morean Arts Center)
• Cinema Squatch
• The Dali Museum
• Duncan McClellan Gallery
• The Florida Holocaust Museum
• Great Explorations Children’s Museum
• Mahaffey Theater
• Mural Tour (Florida CraftArt)
• The Palladium at St. Petersburg College
• St. Petersburg Arts Alliance
• St. Petersburg Museum of History

Community Conscious:
• ALPHA House of Pinellas County, Inc.
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay
• The Body Electric Yoga Company
• Community Action Stop Abuse (CASA)
• Keep Saint Petersburg Local
• The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
• Metro Wellness Center
• Northeast Exchange Club
• St. Pete Pride
• Suncoast Center, Inc.
• YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg

Eats & Treats:
• 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House
• Chief’s Creole Café
• Ciccio Cali St. Pete
• The Hangar Restaurant & Flight Lounge
• Hawkers St. Pete
• The Hollander Hotel/Tap Room
• Noble Crust
• Rococo Steak
• Souzou Asian Fusion Restaurant
• theAvenue eat/drink
• Urban Brew and BBQ

Hot Spots & Hangouts:
• The Canopy at The Birchwood
• Green Bench Brewing Co.
• Hofbrauhaus St. Petersburg
• Jannus Live
• Marchand’s Bar & Grill (The Vinoy Renaissance)
• The Mandarin Hide
• NOVA 535 Unique Event Space
• Ruth’s Chris Steak House
• St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market
• St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club
• Station House St. Pete
• Vertical Ventures

Most Valuable ‘Burger
• Barbara Voglewede– Executive Director, EDGE Business District Association
• Bill Edwards – Owner, The Edwards Group
• Donald Eastman – President, Eckerd College
• Greg Holden – 2016 Chair, St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce
• John Collins – Executive Director, St. Petersburg Arts Alliance
• Kanika Tomalin – Deputy Mayor, City of St. Petersburg
• Olga Bof – Executive Director, Keep St. Petersburg Local
• Rick Baker – President, The Edwards Group
• Rick Kriseman – Mayor, City of St. Petersburg
• Ryan Tarrant – Owner, Cinema Squatch

Makers & Creators
• CONCEPTBAIT Global Events + Floral Design Group
• Creative Clay
• FreeFab 3D
• Harvard Jolly Architecture
• Kozuba & Sons Craft Distillery
• Spathose
• Squeeze Juice Works
• St. Petersburg Distillery Company
• Strands of Sunshine
• Tangible Labs
• Valerie Bogle Photography
• Wannemacher Jensen Architects

Online voting officially opens on Monday, July 18th and ends Friday, August 12th. To cast your vote, visit

About the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce®
The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce®, originally founded in 1899, now serves over 1,100 member businesses and organizations. Continually identifying ways to create and enhance opportunities to do business in St. Petersburg, the Chamber works to improve the local economic climate and to build a thriving business environment. The Chamber represents perspectives of local business in St. Petersburg, providing and fostering leadership on important business and community issues. Information is available at