St. Pete Pride Membership Program Partners with LocalShops1.com
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Posted by: Ester Venouziou
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- St.
Pete Pride and LocalShops1.com are excited to announce that they are
working together to help reignite the local economy and re-energize the Tampa
The partnership brings together two of the region's
most active organizations in the Tampa Bay area: LocalShops1.com, Tampa Bay's
leading voice for locally owned, independent businesses; and St.
Pete Pride, one of the largest Pride organizations in the Southeast. The
two organizations will collaborate on several projects to build awareness of
the importance of supporting local businesses and local people, regardless of
sexual orientation or gender identity.
"St. Pete Pride is thrilled with the partnerships
we've already established bringing together local business and the LGBT
community. Through our Membership Program and this specific partnership, these
relationships have the unique opportunity to further help define our overall
mission – to promote unity, diversity, visibility, self-esteem and a positive
image of and among the LGBT community of St. Petersburg and throughout the
state of Florida,” said Thompson Kellett, St. Pete Pride’s Membership Chair.
"We can then highlight our community’s economic interests and its passionate
support of local business – building a greater, more inclusive community
throughout the region.”
As part of the partnership, St. Pete
Pride will offer those LocalShops1.com Member Businesses additional
exposure to more than 80,000 area residents. St.
Pete Pride will also co-brand its new Membership ID with
LocalShops1.com, and LocalShops1.com will print a special edition of its
discount shopping card, the 1Card, displaying the St. Pete Pride logo.
"We are very excited to be working with St.
Pete Pride, especially its upcoming program that will help local
businesses get even more exposure!" says Ester Venouziou, founder of
LocalShops1.com. "We're also having fun brainstorming ideas for our first Pride float!"
For media inquiries, please contact Ester Venouziou (firstname.lastname@example.org or 727.637.5586) or Chris Rudisill (email@example.com or 727.643.9160_.
LocalShops1.com is Tampa Bay’s most active advocate for locally owned, independent businesses. The grassroots movement was founded in 2008 and also offers networking meetings, store promotions, educational workshops and community events.
About St. Pete Pride
St. Pete Pride is a 501(c)3
organization whose purpose is to promote unity, visibility, self-esteem and a
positive image of and among the LGBT community of St. Petersburg and throughout
the state of Florida by way of cultural and educational programs and activities
including an annual St. Pete Pride Promenade and Street Festival Event.