Faces of Local spotlights the cool people and businesses that make Tampa Bay such an awesome place. The video series is produced for LocalShops1 by Cherlene Willis.
Meet Michele Northrup, owner of Intensity Academy Gourmet Sauces in Lutz. Her company, which evolved from a project for her kids' school community garden, now carries dozens of award-winning sauces, including Garlic Goodness, Hot Cubed and Saucy Everything.
Michele is a strong supporter of the Buy Local movement and is a frequent guest speaker on panels discussing collaborations, branding and social media.
Intensity Academy Gourmet Sauces
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.