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How did we meet?

Monday, September 26, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: LocalShops1 Girl
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We asked you: "How and when did you first hear about LocalShops1?" It has been really fun reading your answers, reminiscing of when we first met and looking forward to meeting those we haven't yet. Our next event takes place Wednesday, Oct. 5, and we hope to see many of you there. There's no admission fee, and we're even giving away swag bags to the first seven people who show up AND have registered online.

Now, on to your responses!

  • Brandon Caldwell Saw you on St. Pete Bagel's page.

  • Andrew Hewitt few months back, Michelle Northrup introduced me

  • Terry Foster Found you on Facebook two years ago!

  • Liza Marie Miller two years ago introduced thru Carly Hart

  • Dori Hermosa Found you here on FB about a month ago

  • Diana Kane I do believe I also found you on Facebook last year...maybe related Cheeky Monkeys Books & Toys.

  • Tammy Thomas Miller Was recommended to me by a friend

  • Backyard Getaway Ester, I think I found you online about 3 years ago ;)

  • Debbie Stevenson When I was researching things about Clearwater/St. Pete...I was so impressed with LocalShops1 I wanted to meet the force behind it!

  • Susan Hausler I met you at your first BIRTHDAY PARTY held st The Safety Harbor Spa. I purchased a table in honor of my friend, Ashley Grant. I was the other "HAT" Lady.

  • Linda Evans I want to say craig's list for some art event or networking event and then i liked it and decided to stay and enter contests and win prizes

  • Backyard Getaway I believe you had your second monthly event at our place in Bradenton, we had a garden party!

  • Courtney Caton I heard about Ester and from colleagues of hers as I was puchasing items at a consignment store. Then, my fb addiction took off. Ester & I were adding the same groups. Then, we decided to meet in person at Ferg's. Yeah !!!!

  • Sun Flow ‎@ the's huge 1st year Birthday Bash on August 4, 2009 @ the Table Restaurant in St. Petersburg. I remember because it was MY Birthday and remember celebrating with you! :)
  • Kostandinos Vartsakis Thanks to the lovely and always helpful Neighbor Joey, from the House of Renee's original ,and Ester

  • Billie Jo Grassinger I heard of LocalShops1 directly through Ester at a Networking Event at Sea Breeze Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn! She gave me an LS1 card and told me that I could get discounts at local merchants! WOOHOO - discounts!

  • CarolLynn Mulshine I heard of LocalShops1 thru facebook :)

  • Avon Elsy Mendoza I met Ester by networking groups on facebook and she invited me to there site and to there event comming up on November 19th at the st pete usf campus. which I hope everyone reading this will be attending !!!!!!!!

  • Carol Ann Dennison somewhere in gulfport...shortly after opening Annabelle Butterfly...maybe facebook...?

  • Wendy Bryce Miskewich I stumbled across LocalShops1 when I saw their name on a flyer for the Top Local Chef competition back in July.

  • Hilary Oliveira from my friend Jennifer who use to have a resale shop on north MLK

  • Tanya Poleshuk Sharkey It was just before the one-year anniversary party, Kathy Leary Crotts told me about LS1 and the party, so I decided to go and I dragged Stella Myers of Stellie Bellies Kiddie & Maternity Resale Boutique to join me:-).

And the winner is ....  As promised, we have chosen one answer at random to receive the $30 gift card to Neptune Grill, one of the newest restaurants in Gulfport.  ... and the winner is .... Sun Flow!!!!!!  Congratulations! Please email us your address so we can send you your gift card.

And for everyone else who entered: If you don't already have the swanky 1Card package, complete with Shopping & Dining guide and QR-coded bookmark, send us your address and we'll get you one out in the mail! This is a $20 value. If you already have the swanky 1Card package, you can get one for a friend so they, too, can join Tampa Bay's Buy Local Movement.
Please include your Facebook name in the email, so we can verify that you are, indeed, on this list.

Please email us at E-mails must be received by Oct. 1, 2011, to be eligible for the swag.