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January Networking Social

Posted By LocalShops1, Saturday, January 11, 2014
Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014


We kicked off the new year with our Second Thursday Social. The monthly events spotlight local businesses and are open to the public. Admission is free to all Business, Shopper, Non-Profit and Artist members; $10 for non-members. For more information, email us at


The next social takes place Thursday, February 13, at Everything Dolce in St. Petersburg. For details and to register go to


Our January event was hosted by Domain Home Accessories & Gallery in Gulfport, and included a mini lotion-making workshop next door, at Country Harvest Craft Studio. Guests even got to take home their own custom-made lotion! Delicious appetizers were provided by Neptune Grill and T And Me Tea Co.  Photos by LocalShops1 Community Relations Director Cherlene Willis. Here's a little about our awesome hosts and sponsors for the January event!


Domain Home Accessories & Gallery: The shop, specializing in functional art for the home, has been one of Gulfport’s favorite retailers since 2001. Adjacent to the shop, "& Gallery” opened in 2012 and features the work of more than 40 Florida and regional artists.


Country Harvest Craft Studio: Luxurious handmade olive oil and goat's milk soaps, natural soy candles, goat's milk body cream, mineral bath salts and unique handmade gifts by local crafters and artists.


T and Me Tea Company: Husband-wife team own and operate this quaint shop that offers a huge selection of teas and coffees, as well as delicious meals, snacks and baked good.


Neptune Grill: Family-owned and operated serving fresh seafood delivered daily, authentic Mediterranean and Greek dishes as well as steaks, pasta, veal, and chicken dishes. 



About LocalShops1

LocalShops1 is a coalition of hundreds of independently owned  businesses and tens of thousands of energetic shoppers with the mission of advocating, promoting and offering support services to companies throughout Tampa Bay.  Founded in August 2008, LocalShops1 is the region's most active voice for small businesses.



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