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2012 Advisory Board

Monday, January 9, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ester Venouziou
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Jan. 10, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — is excited to announce its 2012 Advisory Board, which includes some of Tampa Bay's most forward-thinking, influential people in the region.

The board includes eight Business Members and two Shopper members. They are Brian Butler, Vistra Communications; Joey Goodrich, The House of Renee Originals; Ebony T. Grimsley, Above Promotions; David Hollowell, Insurance Underwriters; Nancy Howe, Maddux Business Wire & KnowHowe; Robin King, Three Birds Tavern; Susan Robertson,  St. Pete Pier; Daniel James Scott, Gazelle Lab; Ali Sutherland Collins of St. Petersburg; and Claudia Moon Zikuda of Gulfport

"We are extremely grateful for the support and expertise of our amazing Advisory Board!" said Ester Venouziou, founder. "We are all working together to find more ways to support entrepreneurs all over Tampa Bay."

A meet-and-greet is planned for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, to officially introduce the board. The meeting takes place at Three Birds Tavern, 1492 Fourth St. in St. Petersburg. Media, business owners and community-minded shoppers are invited. Admission is free, but registration is required. Guests may email at to sign up.

About 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. Memberships are available for shoppers and business members. 

2012-2013 Board

Business Members
Brian Butler, Vistra Communications, Tampa
Joey Goodrich, The House of Renee Originals, Gulfport
Ebony T. Grimsley,
Above Promotions, Tampa
David Hollowell, Insurance Underwriters, St. Pete
Nancy Howe, Maddux Business Wire & KnowHowe, Indian Rocks Beach
Robin King,
Three Birds Tavern, St. Pete
Susan Robertson, 
St. Pete Pier
Daniel James Scott,
Gazelle Lab, St. Pete

Shopper Members
Ali Sutherland Collins
of St. Petersburg
Claudia Moon Zikuda of Gulfport