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Help Spread the Word
Free graphics, fliers, videos and other information that you can share in your social media circles or download, print and plaster all over the world. Help tell the world Why Local Matters.
13 12/22/2016
Local Business News
Business, artist and nonprofit members, you may add your news here for free. For information email To add your event, go to
716 3/1/2018
Latest 1Card offers
The 1Card brings you hundreds of freebies and discounts all over Tampa Bay! Offers cannot be combined with other discounts. LocalShops1 is not responsible for changes in offers. Please call ahead to confirm the offer.
Shoppers: To order or register the 1Card program, go to

Businesses: To join the 1Card program, go to

165 12/28/2016
The Entrepreneurial Life
Here are stories of local entrepreneurs, including my own: When I was laid off in 2011 from the Times, I decided to pursue my own dreams with LocalShops1 and freelance writing. After almost 20 years at newspapers, I knew the transition would be a big one. Friends who had been through this path told me to expect lots of laughs and lots of tears. And they were right. If you'd like your story featured, email me at
44 9/18/2017
The Faces of Local
Meet some of the awesome people, businesses and organizations that help make Tampa Bay shine!
156 10/9/2015
Top Local Chef
Top Local Chef brings together the best chefs, celebrity judges, and the area's most active foodies. To learn more go to
61 4/13/2016
Birthday Bash & Business Awards
LocalShops1 celebrates its anniversary every year by honoring the businesses, organizations and nonprofits that help make Tampa Bay such an amazing place. To learn more go to our Community Awards event website.
83 2/27/2017
Shopapalooza Festival!
Our biggest shopping event of the year takes place on two Saturdays -- the one before Thanksgiving and then again the one after -- in downtown St. Petersburg. To learn more go to
90 11/22/2017