Front Street Wins Business of the Year Award

Front Street was honored Thursday, November 13th, to be a part of such a special event. The 2014 Business of the Year Awards, presented by Northwestern Mutual and The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, recognized outstanding businesses in the Gainesville area. Front Street was awarded Best Overall Small Business for 2014. Other categories included overall large business, women and minority owned business, nonprofit, new business, expansion and commitment to the environment.

"I tell you, it's been an incredible few years," Managing Director Nick Banks said. "I don't think there's a community on the planet that could have supported a business like ours as quickly. We came from nowhere four years ago. It's been an incredible journey and it's all because of these people standing here behind me." 

Congratulations to everyone involved, this is really what makes Gainesville the great city that it is. We can't wait to see, and be a part of, what the future has in store! 

Click here to read coverage from The Gainesville Sun, click here to read coverage by the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, or click here for more Front Street news...


Special thanks to Northwestern Mutual
and the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce for such a wonderful event

Congratulations to the winners!

Overall Small Business - Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group


Overall Large Business - Jones Edmunds


Best Business Expansion - Gainesville Health and Fitness

Best New Business - 160 over 90

Best Nonprofit - AMIkids Gainesville


Commitment to the Environment - Parisleaf

Best Minority Business - Foresight Construction Group

Leading Women's Enterprise - Dear Shears Hair Studio

Congratulations once again! Click here to read coverage from The Gainesville Sun, or click here for more Front Street news...


Virginia MacKoul

Virginia is a graduate from the University of Florida's College of Design Construction and Planning with a degree in Sustainability and the Built Environment, and a minor in Urban Regional Planning. Virginia joined the Front Street team in 2011, as an intern. Upon graduation, Virginia joined the Front Street team full-time as the Director of Client Services. Ms. MacKoul’s addition furthers Front Street’s continued growth and expansion within Gainesville and other North Central Florida markets. She was promoted to Director of Marketing in 2014 and now manages the firm’s team of interns and oversees all marketing and branding activity. Virginia was born in Boston and moved to Lee County, Florida in 1997. Virginia graduated her high school's International Baccalaureate program and started at the University of Florida with a focus on Architecture. Virginia shares Front Street's passion of giving back to the community and those in need. Virginia's hobbies include photography, cooking, football, movies, music, and spending time with her dog, Brinkley.

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