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LocalShops1, YourMembership Finalists in Best Collaboration Awards

Sunday, February 5, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ester Venouziou
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Feb. 5, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — and are excited to announce that they're finalists in Tampa Bay Business Journal's Biz Tech Awards, Best Collaboration category.

The awards, part of the BizTech Innovation Summit, aim to identify and acknowledge the substantive gains Tampa Bay area businesses are making in the ways they are developing, employing and using  technology for their own companies and clients.

"We are thrilled to be finalists in the BizTech Awards, and especially happy that we're in the Best Collaborations category," said Ester Venouziou, founder of "Collaboration is what it's all about!"

The awards will be presented March 13 at the Tampa Convention Center during the second annual BizTech summit, presented by the Tampa Bay Business Journal and the Tampa Bay Technology Forum.

In 2011 LocalShops1 adopted YourMembership's platform to better serve its Business Partners. The platform gives LocalShops1 a dynamic, interactive website that allows small businesses to showcase their products and services, post their news, and develop relationships with shoppers and other business owners.

In addition to the collaboration, the other finalists in that category are the following:
  • Amzur Technologies Inc./Khameleon
  • Bayshore Solutions/
  • Convergence Consulting Group/PSCU Financial Services
  • Cybrix Group/Ankle + Foot Center of Tampa Bay
  • LifeSpan/United Launch Alliance
  • National Forensic Science Technology Center/University of Tenn. Law Enforcement Innovation Center
  • Peak 10 Data Center Solutions/H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
  • United Landmark Associates/Community Bank
BizTech awards also will be presented for Innovation of the Year, IT Dream Team, Best Website for Generating Business and Leads, Best Use of Social Media and CEO of a Technology Company.

Last year and each was a finalist in the Best Use of Social Media category.

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 businesses.