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LocalShops1 is the go-to source for local, independent businesses. If you want to connect with hundreds of independent business owners and thousands of community minded shoppers, this is the place to be. We offer free lifetime membership to locally based, registered 501c3 non-profits. 


Here's what a free nonprofit membership gets you:

  • No-risk fundraising opportunities with the 1Card and other programs
  • Free listing in our online charity directory
  • Access to many features on this website, including photo albums, forums, blogs.
  • Free or reduced admission to our networking events
  • Free welcome blast on Facebook & Twitter
  • Reduced fees for vendor spots & sponsorship opportunities
  • Reduced advertising fees on our co-op ad and cross-branding opportunities.



Fundraising Opportunities

Please contact us for details on how your organization can benefit through the 1Card program. There are no costs to participate. 


Why LocalShops1?

When you join LocalShops1, you're part of a vibrant, active group that's making a difference in the community. LocalShops1, recognized as a leading voice for small businesses by both the Tampa Bay Times and Creative Loafing, serves as the Tampa Bay network for BALLE, the national nonprofit Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. 


About us

LocalShops1 is a grassroots coalition of local businesses, artists, nonprofits and community-minded shoppers.  Our mission is to offer advocacy, support and education to locally owned businesses throughout Tampa Bay.



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