LocalShops1, founded in 2008, is Tampa Bay's leading small business advocacy organization, with more than 400 local businesses, artists and nonprofit members. Its mission is to provide advocacy, support and education to local businesses throughout the Tampa Bay region.
LocalShops1 publishes the Live Local! Buzz and organizes community events, including Shopapalooza Festival and new this year, the St Pete Tiny Home Festival. It also maintains a storefront in Gulfport, featuring products from dozens of its member businesses.
LocalShops1's efforts to promote the importance of shopping, dining and doing business locally have been featured all over the news, and the company has been recognized for its collaborations, business practices, and social media campaigns.
LocalShops1 is at 2908 Beach Bvd S, Gulfport.
Ivy Group Consultants is a Forensic Architecture and Building Sciences firm whose Sustainable Living Foundation focuses on Innovative Housing and Community Development in the Tampa Bay Area and around the world. Our purpose is to improve the lives of people and our connection with the environment, by improving the performance of the buildings and the communities in which we live.