Business Matters 2021

2021-08-26 Business Matters

Business Matters 2021 - A guide to the local businesses of Southwest Florida, Top 40 Business Professionals presented by Venice Gondolier

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211 Tamiami Trail S., Venice • Wood has been in the real estate business for 33 years. "It's interesting and fun meeting di erent people every day," she said. "Although the Internet is very important in today's world, nothing replaces experience and professional knowledge." One of Woods' greatest career accomplishments, she says, is being selected as a Venice Gondolier Business Matters Top 40 Business Professional four consecutive years. She suggests to young professionals that they get involved in their community. Realtor, Gulf Shores Realty Lueanne Wood Wayne Welsh Broker-owner, Gulf Shores Realty Welsh became a Realtor in 2006 after being an investor for 10 years. "I love helping families achieve their dreams," he said. "Your Realtor is a trusted professional who is worth their weight in gold. Educated customers will migrate away from discounted services to professionals." Welsh recommends that young professionals read a book for 30 minutes a day. "The compound e ect will give you a huge advantage." 211 Tamiami Trail S., Venice • Doug Weishaar Manager, Showplace Floors The future is bright, Weishaar believes, for small business. "I predict people will put value in finding local, knowledgeable and friendly companies to do business with," he said. One key ingredient for making that happen is listening to what the customer is asking and what their specific concerns are. "It is the best way to provide the customer with what they need." 1865-A S. Tamiami Trail, Venice • A.J. Vulgan Director of marketing, Radiology Associates of Venice & Englewood Vulgan joined a national imaging group as a marketing representative and later became a sales and marketing manager for the state of Florida. "The profession in a way chose me and I've flourished within it for over two decades," he said. "Spending the last 12 years with RAVE Imaging as the marketing director has in many ways been a dream come true, to work with a hometown organization with almost 50 years of commitment to the community." 512 Nokomis Ave. S., Venice • August 2021 | Business Matters TOP 40 BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS 47

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