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Gulfport Merchants Association Announces 2014/2015 Board and Officers

April 8, 2014
Contact: Daniel Hodge; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; (727) 366-4086

GULFPORT, FLORIDA: The Board of the non-profit 501c6 Gulfport Merchants Association (GMA) has announced the composition of its Board of Directors for the 2014/2015 term. 

Lori Rosso will serve as President of the Board, following several years of leadership by the previous Board President Mike McCue, Manager of Domain Home Accessories & Gallery

Ms. Rosso also previously served for several years as President of the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce and remains on the Board of the Chamber as its Vice President.  

She is the owner and innkeeper of Sea Breeze Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn and is active in a number of local and national tourism organizations.

Mr. McCue will stay on as a member of the GMA Board. 

Other Board officers for the coming term are:

  • Owen Pach (Industrial Arts Center of Gulfport), Vice President
  • Biff Lagan (Gulfport Beach Bazaar), Treasurer
  • Marsha Warner (Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market), Secretary

Other Board members will be:

  • Daniel Hodge (freelance writer and promotions)
  • Suzanne King (SIK Promotions)
  • Michael Knettel (Domain Home Accessories & Gallery)
  • Scott Linde (Mangia Gourmet)
  • Larry Musfelt (Beach Haus)
  • Richard Radovic (Gecko Ball Coordinator).

The mission of the GMA is to promote and enhance commerce and visitation in Gulfport’s historic downtown Waterfront District. 

In addition to advertising and other promotional work, the GMA organizes well-attended events throughout the year including its weekly Tuesday Fresh Market, twice-monthly Art Walk, and annual Gecko Fest, Gecko Ball, Gecko Pub Crawl, Gulfport’s Get Rescued, Holiday Hoopla and other events and festivals. 

The GMA also gives back to the community with contributions toward local art and charitable causes. 

Over 60 local businesses are members of the GMA. 


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Gulfport Geckofest

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