St. Pete Beach, FL – Driving down Gulf Boulevard might look a little different recently. Outside of the beach businesses you will catch a brightly colored yellow sign reminding visitors and locals to Buy Beaches First. On Friday, August 21st the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce delivered two-hundred Buy Beaches First signs to their member businesses. This is one of the many elements of their campaign to encourage the community to shop small first.
Small Businesses are making a call to their neighbors to remind them when citizens shop with beach merchants, more of that money stays close to home. This is instrumental in helping local businesses and the beach communities that make Pinellas County a desired place to live and visit.
Buy Beaches First works to connect community-minded shoppers to local businesses and have them share their experiences along the way, by using #buybeachesfirst. Next time you’re driving to the beach and stop in one of the local shops donning a yellow “Buy Beaches First” yard sign, you’ll know that you are doing your part to help support your neighbors, your community and your beaches!
About the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce:
The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce promotes travel & tourism, educates businesses & individuals, provides a forum of collaboration to enhance the business environment & promote the quality of life for the communities we serve.