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LocalShops1 March Newsletter

Posted By LocalShops1, Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Live Local! Magazine is Almost Here!

Live Local! is Tampa Bay's premiere publication, bringing expert tips, trends and practical advice from the local businesses, artists and nonprofits that make Tampa Bay such a bright, vibrant community. For advertising opportunities, bulk purchases or subscription information email For details on our Red Carpet Launch Party, check out our events calendar. 

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You Bring the Appetite, We Bring the Heat!

Eight of the area's top chefs are competing in our fourth annual Top Local Chef competition April 27 at the Gulfport Casino & Ballroom. Admission is free, and Tasting Passes are available. The event benefits the Gulfport Senior Center.

Get your Tasting Pass today!

Second Thursday Networking Social!

Businesses and community-minded shoppers are invited to our Second ThursdayNetworking Social, featuring desserts, wine, prizes, and the best conversations in town! Our next social is April 10 in St. Pete.

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You Might Want to Know ...

Printing Specials: We now offer car magnets!  Get two full-color ones for just over $50.

Faces of Local: We're featuring dozens of businesses in our video series. Are you next?

Sales & Events: Want to share your news and events? Free service for LocalShops1 Business, Artist & Non-Profit members, paid options for non-members. Email Ester at ester@localshops1.comfor details.

Check Out LocalShops1 New & Renewing Members!

LocalShops1 offers memberships for businesses, artists, nonprofits and shoppers. For more information, go to or email us at

Classy Gal Style: Independent Miche Rep lets you change bags in seconds

Moorman Photographics:  Full-service studio in St. Pete specializes in portraits and events

Three Birds Tavern: Restaurant in St. Pete offers classic menu with a twist and a full bar

007 Computer: Web design and SEO services for small to medium-sized businesses

Insurance Underwriters & Associates: All your insurance needs including home, health and liability

Red Hot Tiki Spicy Gourmet Market: Hundreds of spices and herbs in downtown Gulfport 

Bananas Music: The world's largest record store is in St. Pete

Brew D'Licious: St. Pete coffeeshop offers more than a dozen varieties of beans

Everything Dolce: St Pete shop offers savory menu, decadent desserts, gourmet coffee and tea

Sliding Door Roller Replacement: Don't buy a whole new door when you can fix it instead

Neptune Grill: Greek specialties in a waterfront setting in downtown Gulfport

Virtual Business Services: Administrative and marketing assistance for entrepreneurs

Evoke Strategy: Local SEO, online marketing, strategic thinking and PR

Bruner Fitness: Bootcamp classes for moms and their babies

Sherri M Massage: Licensed therapist offers relaxation and deep-tissue massage

Golfer's Grail of Tampa: Indoor simulators take you to more than 60 golf courses around the world

Metabolix Center: Clinic in Clearwater offers weight loss programs, injectable vitamins and more

Just wRight Entertainment Services: Full-service company offers DJ, bartending, catering, theming

Central Perks: Delicious breakfast and lunch spot in St. Pete 

Grow Financial: Credit union is headquartered in Tampa and features more than 20 branches

Fashion Scrub Depot: One-stop shop for all your favorite scrubs

A Sweet Statement: Professionally designed candy buffets, gifts and more

Chris Kuhn: Author's debut novel, "The Muse Unlocked," is the perfect beach reading

Shannon's Web: St. Pete shop offers candles, home decor and unique gifts

Master Concrete Coatings: Turn your drab concrete into a beautiful piece of art

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery: Home decor and gallery in Gulfport features dozens of artists

Thai Orchids & Leis: Specialty flowers and leis handcrafted and perfect for special occasions

Accounting Results: Tax preparation for individuals and small businesses

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Thanks for Making Tampa Bay a Better Place!

A recent study reports that more than 75% of businesses in cities with active Local First campaigns such as LocalShops1 reported increased customer traffic or other benefits from these initiatives! 

Thanks to our many friends, partners & sponsors who help push forward our mission. Special shout-outs this week go to BeachLife magazine for supporting our efforts since the very beginning; and to our Top Local Chef collaborators,Intensity Academy Gourmet Sauces and sponsors Gerardo Luna Photographs ShoutOUT Tampa Bay and the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce.

For information on advertising, sponsoring or partnering with LocalShops1, email us at

Why Local Matters

Sales, News & Events

LocalShops1 features member news, events and promotions as a free service. 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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