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LocalShops1 Newsletter: April 8-14

Posted By LocalShops1, Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Are You Ready for the Red Carpet?

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.

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For details on our Red Carpet Launch Party, check out our events calendar. 

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Places to Go, People to See

Second Thursday Social: Join us this Thursday at the Gallery at One Progress Plaza in downtown St. Pete for free drawings, snacks, drinks and the best conversations in town. Free admission for members, $10 non-members.

Springfest: Daylong event in Gulfport brings entertainment, themed vendors and more. Free admission.

Buy Local Night: LocalShops1 and American Stage Theatre come together for a production of The Wiz in the Park. Free drawings and giveaways, and a special presentation of Why Local Matters.

Top Local Chef: Eight of the area's best chefs compete for the coveted Giant Silver Knife. Admission is free, and Tasting Passes on sale if you want to try out the goodies. 

Engage St. Pete: Great opportunity for young professionals to connect with community leaders and gain rewarding insights through interactive, educational sessions.


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Printing Specials

Business cards: Get 1,000 double-sided full-color cards, $36.25

Banners: Full-color, 3 by 8 banner, with grommets, $84.25

Postcards: 1,000 cards, double-sided, full colors, $125.49


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Member News, Sales & Events

LocalShops1 Business, Artist & Non-Profit members may list their news for free! Here's what's happening around town:

Nodland Designs: Artist's poster selected by Sunscreen Film Festival

Deuces Live: New weekly market in Midtown, St. Pete

Sustany Foundation: 10 sustainable businesses honored 

Gulfport Merchants Associaiton: Artists selected for new project

C1 Bank: Bank sets new Living Wage standards

The Chrysalis: Monthly special will leave your skin smooth and glowing

Golfer's Grail: Learn to play in just 5 weeks

Michele Tuegel Contemporary: St. Pete gallery presents 2 special events

Family Computer Services: Specials under way on phone systems

Want your news in, too? For information email


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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

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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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