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Mayor Kriseman to Headline 2016 Community Awards

Wednesday, July 6, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ester Venouziou
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What: LocalShops1 Community Awards to honor and celebrate the local businesses, nonprofits and community activists who make Tampa Bay a better place. Event features keynote speaker Mayor Rick Kriseman and event emcee Noah Pransky of 10 News

When: 4-7 pm Sunday, Aug 14. 2016

Where: Marchand's at the Vinoy, 501 Fifth Ave NE, St Petersburg


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For more information: Ester Venouziou, 727-637-5586 or



ST PETERSBURG, FL – Every year, LocalShops1 celebrates its birthday by honoring the people who make Tampa Bay such an awesome place!


And this year, to celebrate our eighth year, we are shaking things up with a Brunch for Dinner party at the Vinoy. The event includes four community awards, 16 Best in Biz People's Choice awards, and special guests St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman (keynote speaker) and 10 News journalist Noah Pransky (event emcee).


More than 130 of Tampa Bay's top community leaders, business owners and local activists are expected at the sold-out event at the beautiful Vinoy Renaissance Resort in downtown St. Petersburg. Event information is available at To be placed on a waiting list please email


The Community Awards recipients were selected by the Awards Committee: Andrea Farnum, Mermaid Bay Mercantile Co.; Michele Tuegel, Michele Tuegel Contemporary; and Robin King, Out of the Weeds & Three Birds Tavern. The Best in Biz finalists were selected by the committee from a list of more than 500 nominees.


Community Awards


Best in Biz: People's Choice Awards

Best social media presence

Best branding
Staying power (10+ years)
Favorite newcomer
Most iconic style
Most dog-friendly


Write-in candidate for president


Power couple​​

Best story/​future best-selling author

Favorite mural 



LocalShops1's Community Awards is made possible with the support of our friends and sponsors at Moorman Photographics, DJ MC White and Three Birds Tavern.

For media inquiries or to be placed on waiting list to attend the event, please contact Ester Venouziou at or 727-637-5586.



About LocalShops1

LocalShops1 is a coalition of hundreds of independently owned  businesses and tens of thousands of energetic shoppers with the mission of advocating, promoting and offering support services to companies throughout Tampa Bay. Founded in August 2008, LocalShops1 is the region's most active voice for small businesses.


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