Competing against the national chains isn't easy, especially when it
comes to online polls that rely heavily on brand recognition. Often people will look at the options and vote for the name they recognize, and that's often big corporations, since they are the ones with the big advertising budgets. We're especially thrilled to see so many local businesses recognized in Tampa Bay's Business Journal 2011 Reader Choice Awards!
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 6, 2011 -- LocalShops1.com is excited to announce that seven LS1 members ranked in the top 10 in their categories in an online readers poll by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Additionally, LocalShops1.com made the top 10 among readers' Favorite Business Leads groups.
"This is great news," says Ester Venouziou, founder of LocalShops1.com. "We love seeng local businesses get the recognition they so much deserve."
These are the LocalShops1 Business Members that ranked in the top 10, and the category they were nominated in:
Apple Blossoms Floral Designs & Gifts, favorite florist
Carrollwood Deli, favorite take-out for busy executives and favorite boxed/catered lunch
The Globe Lounge, favorite coffee spot
The House of Renee Originals, favorite women’s business clothier
Localshops1.com, favorite business leads group
Number9 Salon, favorite hair salon
Tampa Bay Massage Therapy, favorite massage services
Urban Body Clothing, favorite men’s business clothier
LocalShops1.com is Tampa Bay’s largest and most active group for local, independent businesses and community-minded shoppers. Save money, shop happy, support the community. Businesses and Shoppers always welcomed on a pay-what-you-can plan.