AT what seems to be the tail-end of the global pandemic that battered so many businesses, is now the fresh start for many Americans.
On a local level in Valrico Florida, the Valrico Village Exchange, which will hold its third event on Sept 19, is part of that fresh start for so many small businesses.
One business owner and attendee, David Sweat of Southern Blooms Nursery, located in Dover, Florida said events like the exchange are necessary for local economies.
“This is truly a sign that people are finally getting back to a normal way of life,” Mr Sweat said.
PLANTS: Southern Blooms Nursery owner, David Sweat holding one of the plant varieties they sell, a Super Round Plumeria. Southern Blooms Nursery is located in Dover, Florida.
“It’s great to see people out earning a living again or in new ways. I felt this event was also necessary as it fosters community involvement.”
Started originally as a fundraiser to keep local favorite seafood restaurant, Fat Willie’s Fish Camp open, Valrico Village Exchange event organizer Amanda Peterson said she was very happy with the early success of the event.
“Coming out of COVID it feels like a renaissance of sorts,” Mrs Peterson said.
“We’ve got this prominent restaurant we are trying to keep going and it’s just investing in the community and each other. I see this event has the potential to be something that can help so many businesses rebuild and grow again."
PETS: Woof Creek team member showing off some of the product varieties they sell.
Like to host a stand? Fill out the form or call (813) 703-2075.
Southern Blooms Nursery is located in Dover Florida, and specializes in exotic plants, including plumeria, trees and shrubs. It also partners with landscaping business Mac The Gardner for all your landscaping.