Huge, huge save the date here!! In honor of our upcoming Shopapalooza, the City of St. Pete is announcing Sept. 15 as LocalShops1 Day!!!!!!
What this means: LocalShops1 Girl will be marching into City Hall (or perhaps carried there, since she is, afterall, made out of plywood and can't walk) and receive an official proclamation from the Mayor & Councilpeople! You are invited to join us! Floppy hats optional!
Why should you care: Local Businesses are the foundation of society. They keep the economy flowing, they add charm to the neighborhoods, and they contribute more to local charities and local projects. In other words, they make your world a better place. The City Proclamation gives a much-needed boost to the Buy Local effort!
Why should you care even more, if you're participating in Shopapalooza: We're putting together 15 swag bags for the Mayor, City Council & key city staff, to show them what cool things are available outside the Big Box stores. Shopapalooza vendors are invited to give us samples, coupons or promotional swag to include in the bags. Of course, we're also including the 1Card & our shopping/dining guide, to help local officials make the best Local choices.