Seminole Chamber, LocalShops1 Introduce Buy Local Seminole
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Posted by: LocalShops1
What: Buy Local initiative sponsored by the Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce and LocalShops1
When: Effective Immediately
To further promote locally owned and operated businesses.
For more information and program
details, contact Roger Edelman, Chamber president, at 727-392-3245, or
Ester Venouziou, LocalShops1 president & founder, at 727-637-5586.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEMINOLE, Jan. 30, 2012 --
The Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce and LocalShops1 jointly announced the launch of
the "Buy Local Seminole” program.
The initiative is one of the
first of its kind in the nation. It combines the Chamber's local
business leadership, while
using LocalShops1's award-winning programs in promoting locally owned
and operated businesses in Seminole, Florida.
"I feel it is imperative we do everything possible to support
the local business community,
which is why I believe so strongly in the LocalShops1 program,” said Chamber president Roger Edelman.
is kicking off with 20 charter Buy Local Seminole members, who will be featured in a new website, BuyLocalSeminole.com, as well as on the Chamber's and LocalShops1's websites. Once the 20 members are in place, the Chamber and LocalShops1 will work on a citywide celebration to spotlight the members.
"It has been great working with the Seminole Chamber to put together a program for their local businesses," said Ester
Venouziou, founder and president of LocalShops1. "Buy Local Seminole expands our existing 1Card program with the chamber's many tools to help businesses."
The 1Card, launched by LocalShops1 in 2009, encourages shopping local by offering discounts at hundreds of independent businesses throughout the Tampa Bay region. Currently almost 25,000 shoppers have the card. The new Buy Local Seminole program adds 1,000 co-branded LocalShops1-Chamber 1Cards.Membership in Buy Local Seminole
includes full membership benefits in the Seminole Chamber
as well as LocalShops1, as well as additional perks exclusive to Buy Local Seminole members. For information on joining, contact the chamber at 727-392-3245 .
About the Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce
The Seminole Chamber serves as the
bold voice of the business community to create economic development
opportunities, to represent business interests, and to provide resources to businesses through education, business assistance projects, networking,
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.