LocalShops1 was started as a grassroots effort in August 2008 and has since grown to hundreds of local, independent businesses and community-minded shoppers.
We have been named the Best Voice for Small Businesses by both the Tampa Bay Times and Creative Loafing.
For businesses, we host workshops, networking meetings, store promotions, vendor expos and more. We also work on a ton of cross-promotions, co-op advertising, and other creative and low-cost ways to get the word out about the importance of shopping locally.
LocalShops1.com also offers social media, blogging, editing, event planning and other services on an a la carte basis.
For shoppers, we offer a ton of fun events, restaurant tastings, private sales and more.
Our signature item is the 1Card, a discount shopping card that gets them great deals at some of the best independent businesses in town. The card never expires and never needs to be replaced -- unless you lose it.
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