More than 80 LocalShops1 members and friends gathered in mid-November for an evening of food and fun in a pep rally party in advance of Shopapalooza 2012.
VIP Party took place at American Stage Theatre Co. in downtown St. Petersburg and
featured guest speaker Michele Northrup of Intensity Academy Gourmet Sauces. Michele gave tips on effective cross-promotions, branding, marketing and vending. Her No. 1 advice: Become your brand and engage your customers.
Guests included reps from the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Thrill St. Pete, Paulie O's, 2031 Massage, Clever Container, Uniquely Original Arts, The Purple Onion Deli, Maui Mama, Sea Breeze Family Magazine, MASH Apparel, Vi Salus, Fred's Finest Pet Treats, Bo-tiki, Uniquely Yours Boutique, Grand Kitchen and Bath, The Peaceful Warrior Massage and many more.
Full catering provided by Good To Go Catering.
All photos by Rob Moorman, owner and founder of Moorman Photographics 4075 16th St. N. in St. Petersburg. To order prints, please Moorman at 727.527.1237.
LocalShops1's Shopapalooza 2012 was presented by the City of St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce; and sponsored by American Stage Theatre Co., Tampa Bay Newswire, Grand Kitchen and Bath, Illuminated Publishing/I Choose, Bell Contracting and Design, Moorman Photographics, Good to Go Catering, Sunset Appliance Service and Yelp!