Over the past 2 ½ years Tampa Bay is Awesome has been cultivating 8 geographically focused Facebook pages, currently over 160,000 “Likes,” and over 100 videos showcasing your favorite local hangouts.
“Tampa Bay is Awesome is the first community organization I have come across that truly puts our community before its own profits. Over the past 2 ½ years I have watched this group continually and unconditionally become an amazing resource for local merchants to expose their brands, as well as become an exceptional medium for showcasing all the awesome stuff taking place across the bay.”
–Chris Krimitsos, Chief Creative Officer- Tampa Bay Business Owners
Tampa Bay is Awesome is designed to be a community promotional tool that helps bridge the bay and promote all of the amazing merchants, rapidly expanding art scene, and awesome events we have to offer. “I really wanted to create something that supports and promotes all of the awesomeness the entire Bay area has going for it. So often people settle into their silo communities and never venture over any bridges or check out the amazing things taking place all over.” says Joe Malinowski, Founder & Lead Seeker of Awesomeness at Tampa Bay is Awesome.
The organization has primarily grown through social media, but also through aligning with many of our forward thinking chambers of commerce has the concept been introduced local merchants.
“St. Pete is Awesome and entire Tampa Bay is Awesome brand does a fantastic job of highlighting the unique and colorful events and attractions that make St. Petersburg the best city to live, work and play in. The shine is on our community and we’re happy to have a local partner showcase the Sunshine City.”
–Chris Steinocher, President & CEO- St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce
“The Clearwater Beach Chamber is very excited about the marketing that Tampa Bay is Awesome has created in the Social Network world. Showcasing our entire Tampa Bay area with their 8 Facebook pages is enticing our visitors and locals alike to explore all there is to do here. Thank you for presenting the full picture!”
– Darlene Kole, CEO- Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce
“The Ybor City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to partner with Tampa Bay Is Awesome to highlight the unique offerings of the only National Historic Landmark District in the Greater Tampa Bay area. With so much to see and experience the audiences TBIA has cultivated are the perfect platform to give attention to the tastes, sounds and events that are signature to the cultural melting pot that is Ybor City.”
–Lori Rosso, Executive Director- Ybor City Chamber of Commerce
“The South Tampa Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with South Tampa Scene and Tampa Bay Is Awesome to showcase South Tampa and the Tampa Bay region throughout the year. From local events and foodie favorites, to highlighting our beautiful weather and scenery, to promoting community awareness, Tampa Bay Is Awesome has become the ambassador for all things Tampa Bay!“
–Kelly Flannery, CEO- South Tampa Chamber of Commerce
With the support of the chambers and other relationships TBIA is preparing to launch a series of destination videos showcasing the local flair and hidden gems that make Tampa Bay awesome. This initiative is starting with Clearwater Beach and St. Pete followed by Seminole Heights, Ybor City, Downtown Tampa, Downtown Dunedin, and Tarpon Springs.
“We at Tampa Downtown Partnership are big fans of Downtown Tampa is Awesome and the entire Tampa Bay is Awesome brand, and appreciate their spotlighting all the positive growth in our community.”
– Donna Chen, Director of Marketing and Communications- Downtown Tampa Partnership
If you would like to be a part of the awesomeness and become a content contributor, supporter, or if you want to jump in on the regular promotions check out the links up top. 🙂 Have an awesome 2016!!