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LocalShops1 Appoints North Pinellas Director

Tuesday, June 19, 2012   (3 Comments)
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JUNE 19, 2012


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. --  LocalShops1 is thrilled to announce that longtime Tampa Bay resident and local business advocate Billie Jo Grassinger-Bell has been appointed Mid & North Pinellas Director for LocalShops1. 

Billie Jo, 42, will be working with other business and community-minded organizations and local businesses to help grow the Buy Local movement in Dunedin, Safety Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Pinellas Park, Largo, Seminole and surrounding towns.

"My goal is to further increase awareness of the importance of shopping local with small businesses," says Billie Jo. "I live and love local!"

Billie Jo's entrepreneurial life began at age 3, when she made her first $100 by selling bottle caps for a quarter each. These days she runs her own company, Tampa Bay Natural Health, and is the marketing director for her husband's company, Bell Contracting and Design.

"Billie Jo's experience as an independent businesswoman and her ongoing commitment to small businesses made her the ideal choice to represent LocalShops1 as North Pinellas Director," says Ester Venouziou, LocalShops1 founder.

Billie Jo's new position is effective immediately. We're very excited to have her on board LocalShops1!


About LocalShops1

LocalShops1 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 to businesses, artists, shoppers and non-profits. LocalShops1 is the Tampa Bay regional network for BALLE, the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies.


Your Travel And Cruise Concierge says...
Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2012
YAY YOU!!!! So proud that you're making a difference in the North Pinellas area!!!
St Pete Beach Rental says...
Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Congratulations Billie Jo! I look forward to meeting you!
Pampered Chef Independent Consultant says...
Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2012
I am thrilled to be part of the Local Shops Movement and I look forward to working with everyone!