Archive for August, 2009

Supporting Local Makes Cents!

shop local

During our month-long celebration of local independents, we have learned about the importance of spending locally and how it makes your money count more.

  • 3 times as many dollars stay in your local community when you spend locally
  • Local businesses give up to 4 times as much to charities
  • Up to 5 times the public revenue comes from local spending

If you want to learn more, read the full article here.

And remember, WOMbeat! is a fantastic way to find and support your locally-owned businesses.  Our users are very passionate about recommending their favorite local businesses.


August 5, 2009 at 10:27 am Leave a comment

WOMbeat! Announces Winner of “Recommend TIBA & WIN Challenge”


Please help us congratulate Kristi James of Tampa for winning our Recommend TIBA and WIN Challenge.  Kristi’s entry was selected from over 100 entries during the month of July.

As the winner, Kristi will be awarded a $50 gift certificate to the TIBA-member business of her choice.  This morning, she notified WOMbeat! that she has chosen the Kennedy Salon and Day Spa as the selected TIBA member business for her prize.  (And yes, she found them on WOMbeat!)

Congratulations, Kristi James!  And remember to Think Local First!

August 5, 2009 at 10:21 am Leave a comment