Details are in for LocalShops1's sixth Birthday Bash and the annual Best in Biz Awards, presented by C1 Bank!When:
6-9 pm Thursday Aug. 7, 2014Where:
St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NEHow:
Big celebration includes awards show, special keynote speaker and dinner banquet catered by Pia's Trattoria. Wear a floppy hat to participate in the annual Floppy Hat contest!Why:
To celebrate and honor the best of the best local businesses!Tickets: LocalShops1.com/Awards
Best in Biz winners will be selected in four categories: Best Established Business, Best New Business, Best at Grassroots Marketing and Most Community-Minded Business. There will be one winner each in the Popular Vote and one in the Judges Vote. In addition, the Floppy Hat Award will be presented to a community member who has shown commitment and dedication to supporting small businesses. Past winners have included St. Petersburg Councilman Karl Nurse; and Susan Robertson, who is active in several neighborhood and business organizations.
The Popular Vote will be determined through an online poll July 13-27 at LocalShops1.com/Vote
. The Judges Vote is determined by a panel of independent judges based on the finalists' written applications.
For tickets, go to LocalShops1.com/Awards
For media inquiries or sponsorship information, please email Mo Venouziou at firstname.lastname@example.org
. For other information email email@example.com
.Best in Biz is presented by C1 Bank. Sponsors include Moorman Photographics, Pia's Trattoria, I Love Downtown St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Museum of History
, Impulse Clics and Sunshine Automotive.
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.