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Live Local! magazine to debut in 2014

Thursday, December 05, 2013   (0 Comments)
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Dec. 5, 2013


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ST PETERSBURG, Fla. -- LocalShops1, Tampa Bay's leading advocate for small businesses, is excited to announce its newest venture, Live Local! magazine.

Live Local! brings expert tips, trends and practical advice from the local businesses, artists and nonprofits that help make Tampa Bay a bright, vibrant community. The semi-annual LocalShops1 magazine will be published by Tampa Bay Newswire/KnowHowe Media.


"Live Local! is designed to make your life easier," says Ester Venouziou, LocalShops1 founder. "The magazine will be packed with advice you can use, including healthy recipes, fashion trends, auto care advice and home-staging tips. Best of all, the tips will come from the LOCAL industry experts, those who know what works best here."


LocalShops1, founded in 2008, is an award-winning company that is regularly recognized as Tampa Bay’s leading advocate for local businesses. The magazine will include the following features:

  • Dining & Cooking
  • Local Non-Profits
  • Local Art & Music
  • Home Decor
  • Real Estate
  • Auto Care
  • B2B Advice
  • Health & Beauty
  • Fashion
  • Business Spotlights
  • Pets
  • Finance
  • Technology
  • Shopping
  • Why Local Matters

Each issue of Live Local! will have an initial print run of 5,000 copies including mail distribution to LocalShops1 business members and new shopper members. Bulk distribution targets area hotels, area restaurants, real estate relocation specialists, area airports, area colleges and local business organizations and area economic development offices. Subscriptions are also available.

In addition, the magazine will be available in a digital version, published on Links will be sent to more than 20,000 email subscribers and through LocalShops1’s website and social media channels, which reach more than 15,000 local residents every week.


For information on advertising, subscriptions or submitting articles/photos for consideration, please fill out this form or email Ester Venouziou at



About LocalShops1

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.