LocalShops1 Finalist in Nationwide Contest
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Posted by: LocalShops1
Ester Venouziou, firstname.lastname@example.org, 727-637-5586
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov 6, 2013
St. Petersburg, FL –
LocalShops1 has been recognized as one of only 25 finalists in a nationwide
award honoring independent businesses.
We Stand’s Independent Small Business of the Year Award, or "Indie," helps
to recognize a locally-owned small business that has gone above and beyond to
deliver great customer service and community support.
LocalShops1, a grassroots
organization founded in 2008, is Tampa Bay’s most active advocate for small
businesses. With more than 300 business members and more than 25,000 card-carrying
shopper advocates, LocalShops1 carries its mission of offering advocacy, support and education to
locally owned businesses.
Tampa Bay residents are urged to help LocalShops1
make it to the top 10 round by voting once every 24 hours through Dec. 1: http://www.independentwestand.org/indies/profile.php?id=368
The overall winner,
selected from the top 10 vote-getters, will receive a package worth more than
$10,000 in cash and prizes.
"We are thrilled to have
made it to the finals round, and appreciate everyone who has been voting for
us,” says Ester Venouziou, LocalShops1 founder. "If we win, we have a lot of
ideas of how we can pay it forward and help further promote small businesses in
To vote for LocalShops1,
go to http://www.independentwestand.org/indies/profile.php?id=368
We Stand is a movement of locally-owned businesses and consumers across the
country dedicated to educating their communities about the importance - and
strong economic benefits - of buying local.
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.