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10/19/2016 Member News
Downtown Business Association Launches “Sunshine Street Team”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Sharon Fennell-Kennedy (401) 524-0814 or Tami Simms (727) 743-6262
stpetersburgdba@gmail.com

Downtown Business Association Launches “Sunshine Street Team”

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (October 18, 2016) – The Downtown Business Association of St. Petersburg, FL (DBA) will officially kick off their new volunteer visitor experience program, called the Sunshine Street Team, at the Museum of Fine Art’s monthly Porch Party on Thursday, October 20, 2016. A brief press announcement will be made at 5:15 p.m., followed by a cash bar and food truck on the front lawn of the museum, located at 255 Beach Drive NE in downtown St. Petersburg.

The Sunshine Street Team, under the leadership of Executive Director Sharon Fennell-Kennedy, will mobilize volunteers in the downtown waterfront parks to provide directional, entertainment and cultural center guidance to city visitors. The goals of the program include enhancing the St. Petersburg visitor experience, building longer lasting relationships between visitors and St. Petersburg establishments and generating metrics surrounding the visitor experience.

Street Team Visitor Guides will be easily identifiable with bright yellow t-shirts and hats. The inaugural program is funded by the DBA and member business sponsors, including Sundial, Cerulean Blu, The Simms Team at Coastal Properties Group, Duke Energy, Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown and Museum of Fine Arts, with additional support from the City of St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce. Volunteer and sponsor opportunities are still available.

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About the DBA
Founded in 1973, the Downtown Business Association (“DBA”) is a non-profit membership association representing the arts, retail, restaurants, banking, utilities, city government and other various types of businesses, with a common interest of strengthening the downtown area. We promote downtown St. Petersburg as a vibrant, safe and friendly waterfront environment with outstanding entertainment, cultural attractions, educational facilities, retail, art galleries, medical care resources, architectural design and business opportunities.