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Mid-April 2011 Newsletter

Sunday, April 24, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ester Venouziou
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Here are some of our newest members. Click on their names to see their profiles and welcome them on board:
Canvas Zoo
Fazio's Pizza
Calling All Dogs
Cookie Lee Jewelry
Wild Sugar Photography
T & Me Tea Co.
Conscious Connection
Carpet Docs
Dove Chocolate Discoveries

How do I ... ? (first, log in.)

Update my 1Card offer: Go to Members Only tab and choose the 1Card form. Here is direct link.

Create custom URL:
Click on "Manage Profile" and then Edit Bio. You'll see option to choose your own URL. Having a custom URL with your business name improves your chance of being
found through Google searches.

Our Monthly Events
Member Lunches are noon-2 p.m. the first Tuesday. There is no admission fee. Everyone pays their own tab. Friends welcomed.

Healthy Happy Hours are 6-9 p.m. the first Thursday of every month. They include free drinks & snacks and are great for networking. Admission is free and you're welcome to bring guests.

Check Events Calendar online for location and other details
Please join us!

Tuesday, May 2, instead of our regular Members Lunch we're having a Painting Party to help member T&Me get their new tea & coffee shop ready in Gulfport. It's all about helping each other, right? Details & registration ---> here.

Thursday, May 5
, is Healthy Happy Hour with members Tanya Sharkey and Deserie Valloreo. Admission is free, but please register online so we'll know how many people to expect. Details & registration --> here.

Featured Member!
Want to be featured here? Fill out the Business Profile form & we'll add you to the list! There is no fee to be profiled. We just choose randomly from members who fill out the form.

Meet Carol Ann Dennison, who opened Annabelle Butterfly in November 2009 in Gulfport. Carol Ann opened her art & vintage shop because she wanted to work with things she loves: antiques, curiosities, interesting books, vintage accessories.

She also wants to encourage everyone to "reuse the good old things" and to support the work of local artists. One artist featured in her shop is fellow LS1 member Cathy Lees, whose colorful vision of local shopping can be seen on's home page.

Drop by and say hi to Carol Ann at her shop, 5332 Gulfport Blvd., and use your 1Card to save 11 percent on any purchase.

Member Events in April!
Want to see your event here? Fill out the Add Event form & we'll add it on our calendar. We'll also add it here, as space allows. There is no fee to add your events, but they need to be events (not sales) and they need to be your events not your friend's events or vendor expos you are participating in. Non-members may buy ad space in our calendar. Please ask them to email us at It's $25/event.

Bagel Blast promotion: Share the love for St. Pete Bagel and win a free treat!

Early Cinco de Mayo: Grand Kitchen hosts radio personality/chef Elizabeth Dougherty for a special cooking demo and radio broadcast.

Fourth Street Dreams: Tanya Sharkey brings together dozens of local businesses to raise money for the Children's Dream Fund.

We need your help!
Log in to LS1 and look for "Tell a Friend" in the left rail. You can use the form there to email your friends (both shoppers and businesspeople welcomed) or copy/paste link provided there and include it in your e-newsletters, Facebook statuses, etc.