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Shopapalooza Offers Free Vendor Spots to Charities

Posted By LocalShops1, Sunday, September 18, 2011
St. Petersburg, FL (Sept, 19, 2011) -- and MADHouse Advertising  are happy to announce that they are offering free vendor spots to Tampa Bay-based non-profits at Shopapalooza, the local alternative to Black Friday.

"Charities are having a rough time in this economy," said Ester Venouziou, founder of "It's important to us to do what we can to help them, particularly with the holidays coming up. And since we're expecting such a large crowd at Shopapalooza, we have the perfect opportunity to help charities pitch their causes."

Shopapalooza, is a one-day shopping event that provides shoppers the local alternative to Black Friday: great deals from independent businesses. It takes place 10-4 Nov, 19 at the St. Pete Pier, with cooperation from the USF-St. Pete's Center for Entrepreneurship and the City of St. Petersburg. Admission to the event is free. Shopapalooza is sponsored by BrightHouse Networks and Telemundo.

Charities interested in a free spot should email at
The spaces will be given to registered 5013C organizations on a first-come, first-serve basis. Charities must be based in the Tampa Bay area. Political charities will not be accepted.

For sponsorship information, call MadHouse Advertising at (786) 393-8955.

About, launched in August 2008, connects local, independent businesses and
community-minded shoppers all over Tampa Bay. In 2010 was recognized as
the region's best voice for small businesses.

About the agency
MAD House, Inc. is a full-service advertising and marketing agency with a specialization within the
U.S. Hispanic market and focusing on small to mid-size companies. Services include printing and
promotional items. MAD House, Inc. is based in Tampa, Florida.

Shopapalooza takes place 10-4 Nov. 19 at the St. Pete Pier.
Super deals from all the best local shops & restaurants!
Free admission!!! Lots of prizes & surprises!

Interested in Vendor Spot?
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