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Tuesday, July 16, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Mo Venouziou
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Eight businesses will band together on July 28 to showcase locally owned businesses in the Seminole, Florida area. The participating businesses are just a few of the members in the growing Buy Local Seminole Initiative, a joint program run by LocalShops1 and the Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce designed to promote the city’s small business community.

This Buy Local Seminole Party is open to the public from 4 to 7pm, with free admission, appetizers and raffle tickets, plus a cash bar and the opportunity to meet the business owners and community leaders at the forefront of the buy local movement. The event will be held at the restaurant within the Seminole Lake Country Club.


Raffle prizes include a $100 gift certificate from Inside homes, massage and spa services from East Meets West Massage & Spa, professional BBQ tool set from Bell Contracting and Design and a tote bag from Active Security. Other participating businesses include Adam and Eve Day Spa, Blue Collar Golf  LocalShops1 and Sombra Coffee.

More information can be found online at For media inquiries please contact Ester Venouziou at or 727-686-3565.



About the Buy Local Seminole Program:


The Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce proactively supports its local business community and LocalShops1 unites locally owned business and community organizations throughout Tampa Bay. By coordinating LocalShops1's award-winning programs with the Chamber's local business leadership, the Buy Local Seminole Program is strengthening the economy of the greater Seminole area.

Membership in the Buy Local Seminole Program includes full membership benefits in both the Chamber and LocalShops1, as well as additional perks exclusive to Buy Local Seminole members. For information on joining, contact Chamber president Roger Edelman at 727-392-3245.



About the event sponsors:

The Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce serves as the bold voice of the Seminole area business community to create economic development opportunities, represent business interests and provide resources to businesses through education, business assistance projects, networking, and fellowship.


LocalShops1 is a grassroots coalition providing advocacy, support and education to locally owned businesses throughout Tampa Bay. It has made a name for itself as the region's most active voice for small business through headline events such as Shopapalooza, Small Business Awards and Top Local Chef; advocacy of the buy local movement; and by coordinating the efforts of businesses, artists, nonprofits and community-minded shoppers throughout Tampa Bay.


Seminole Lake Country Club is located at 6100 Augusta Blvd, Seminole Florida 33777. Playing 6,501 yards from the back tees, it offers five tee stations, ensuring an enjoyable experience for golfers of all abilities. Its greens are Sea Dwarf Paspalum, offering excellent playability with a smooth and true surface.