LocalShops1's Neighborhood Advocates program is a member-led initiative to better connect local businesses. Much thanks to our advocates for reaching out to fellow members, and helping us spotlight their accomplishments and promotions!
This edition of Member to Member news is the work of the following local businesses. Please follow links to their Facebook pages and give them a "like" for being so awesome!
The Peaceful Warrior Massage
The Peaceful Warrior Fitness
The Domino Effect
Practical Balance Health
Here is what they tell us fellow members are up to:
Bodhi Basics: March 31 is set for the opening of their new retail location, 1239 First Ave. N. in St. Petersburg. The shop will feature organic handcrafted soaps for people and for pets. For more information call 239.877.7377.
Painting with a Twist: Paint Your Pet Fundraiser for the Golden Retriever Rescue of Mid-Florida recently took place at their St. Petersburg location, 2527 Central Ave. For more information on hosting parties or fundraisers at Painting with a Twist, call 727.327.4488.
It's Icing on the Cake: Whatever your sweet needs, they can do it: custom cakes, Italian Buttercream, macaroons, cookies, pops, dessert tables and more! Vegan and gluten-free options available, too. The shop is at 2435 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg and can be reached at 727.827.2913.
Shannon's Web: Want to "wow" your clients and potential clients? Customized scented soy wax candles and votive candles are a powerful yet affordable way to leave an imprint of you and your brand.
Thinking of downsizing? Historic Shed is hosting a Tiny Home Workshop on March 21 in Brooksville.
The Domino Effect: Did you know that 1099 self-employed business owners with even just one or two employees are eligible for supplementary health insurance plans? Dana Callahan, owner of The Domino Effect, is setting private consultations to review your options. She's also organizing several new accountability groups to keep you happy and healthy, focusing on productivity, clean eating, nutrition and exercise. For information contact Dana at 321.247.8773.
Classy Gal Style: A huge sale is coming up at the end of March on Miche bags and accessories. Look for alerts on their Facebook page, facebook.com/classygalstyle.
Being: Spring clearance is now under way, through March 21, with select floor models up to 50 percent off. The home furnishings and accessories shop is at 1575 Fourth St. N. in St. Petersburg. For information call 727.822.6252.
Mangia Gourmet: Open mic hosted by Jun Bustamante takes place 7-9:30 pm every Wednesday at 2930 Beach Blvd S. in Gulfport. For more information call 727.321.6264.
New World Permaculture owner Justin Marlin is hosting a workshop on Earth Day on appropriate annual, perennial and native herb and vegetables gardening. The free event takes place 6:30 pm April 22 at Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St, Clearwater.
Maddy Spa: First-time client specials include 60-minute massage with aromatherapy for $60, hourlong organic facial plus foot treatment (with heated booties!) for $45, and combo deal of massage-facial-foot treatment for just $90! The spa is at 5409 Gulfport Blvd. in Gulfport. For more information call 727.388.2008.
Funky Town Boutique, a new and resale clothing shop at 5401 Gulfport Blvd. S. in Gulfport, has a winter blowout with sales of up to 75 percent off, plus a coupon for $5 off any purchase of $25 or more. For information call 727.322.1422.
Fab Fiber: Weaving, knitting, spinning crocheting and more! There's something for everyone at this Gulfport shop, gallery and center for classes. One of the newest course offerings is Wet Felting and Eco-Printing with Vicki Bennett. For information drop by their space at 5401 Gulfport Blvd in Gulfport, or call 727.898.9003.
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