Posts Tagged "Florida"

Handyman Hardware Wins Outstanding Florida Main Street Business Award

Handyman Hardware Wins Outstanding Florida Main Street Business Award

Florida may be the Sunshine State because of the tropical weather, but it’s small businesses and Main Streets that truly keep Florida communities vibrant. In support of those businesses and Main Street organizations, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner recently announced a series of awards that celebrate superb small businesses, Main Street programs, local events and development projects throughout Florida. A Do it Best Corp. member with more than three…read more →

Keep Saint Petersburg Local Turns Buy Local into Hurricane Relief

Keep Saint Petersburg Local Turns Buy Local into Hurricane Relief

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, the city of St. Petersburg, Florida, and its buy-local group, Keep Saint Petersburg Local, are taking a unique approach to hurricane relief. In addition to restoring power and working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), local leaders are encouraging residents to buy local. After weeks of clean-up efforts, Burg Buys Local Week sent a message of resiliency and hope to St. Pete’s small…read more →

MainStreet DeLand Wins Second-Annual America’s Main Streets Contest

MainStreet DeLand Wins Second-Annual America’s Main Streets Contest

For the second year in a row, Independent We Stand has awarded more than $25,000 in cash and prizes, plus a brag-worthy title, to one deserving Main Street program. The America’s Main Streets contest celebrates local communities across the country, while recognizing the groups working to keep them vibrant. This year, MainStreet DeLand of DeLand, Florida, claimed the top spot in IWS’ America’s Main Streets contest. Situated about 30 miles…read more →

5 Main Street Events to Visit in December

5 Main Street Events to Visit in December

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to be downtown! In December, Main Streets across the country will fill with twinkling lights, festive parades and seasonal shoppers. Local businesses help to make the town merry and bright all year long, but come the holidays, they offer convenient gift shopping and must-do events, all with an extra touch of holiday cheer. Mayor’s Food Truck Fiesta December 7, 2016 Tampa, Florida…read more →

5 Main Street Events to Visit in August

5 Main Street Events to Visit in August

For many, August is the last hurrah of summer. Vacations come to a close and kids head back to school, but Main Street doesn’t miss a beat. Whether it’s an open-air dinner with friends or a back-to-school festival, the summertime fun doesn’t end just because the vacations do. Bootlegger’s Bash Friday, August 13, 2016 Franklin, Tennessee Celebrate Tennessee’s unique history of bootlegging with this casual, but rather adult, event. The…read more →

5 Main Street Events to Visit in April

5 Main Street Events to Visit in April

Month after month, local businesses, nonprofits and chambers of commerce work to put on entertaining events that keep the community bustling and lively

Slow Food: A Challenge to Eat Local

Slow Food: A Challenge to Eat Local

It encourages people to choose locally grown (and GMO free) food and traditional recipes over mass-produced and globally distributed options.

Bistro AIX - "Why Buy Local."

Sarah Marie Johnston and Chef Tom Gray of Bistro AIX in Jacksonville, Florida talk about the reasons to buy local. Special thanks to Sarah Marie, Chef Tom and GOLo Jacksonville for helping make this video possible.

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