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Lake City's Gulf Coast Financial Awarded Small Business of the Year

Posted April 25, 2015  12:01 am

The sun sets on Gulf Coast Financial in the heart of Lake City's downtown.

LAKE CITY, FL –  Local financial practice, Gulf Coast Financial Services, Inc. (Gulf Coast), was recently awarded Small Business of the Year by the Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.

Each year, only one small business in the Lake City-Colombia County area is chosen to win the award. Some of the qualifications to receive the Small Business of the Year award include membership in the county chamber of commerce, community involvement and having been in business for at least three years. This is Gulf Coast’s second time receiving this award.

John Kuykendall reflects at a Community Redevelopment Advisory Committee meeting.

“Our company has been involved in the local community for more than 20 years,” said John Kuykendall, founder of Gulf Coast.  “We feel very humbled and honored to have received this recognition from our peers. Serving the citizens of Columbia County through helping investors plan for their financial futures is our ultimate goal.”

Some of the community events Gulf Coast has participated in over the years include Chamber Membership, Rotary Membership, sponsoring the Columbia High School Football team, sponsoring the Columbia High School Softball team, sponsoring and partnering with United Way, sponsoring the Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, being the signature sponsor for the Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament, and being active members of Parkview Baptist Church.

Founded in May of 1992, Gulf Coast Financial Services, Inc. is focused on providing comprehensive financial services to their clients. Gulf Coast Financial Services, Inc. serves individuals, families, and entities in California, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio and Texas with complete multi-family-office (MFO) services as a Registered Investment Advisor.

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