Show Your ID’ is the mantra of the new ‘Las Olas Locals!’ promotional campaign,’ which launches the first week of June 2016 and runs through September 30, 2016,” said Luke Moorman, President of the Las Olas Association.  “Thanks to the efforts of the Las Olas Association Marketing Committee, we have created an exciting program of discounts and other incentives, free gifts and special pop up events.  It’s our way of letting our neighbors know that we appreciate them!”lasolasblvd_ Gold Flame logo

Some of the activities include Art Gallery “Meet the Artist” Receptions, Trunk Shows and Designer Trunk Shows at selected retailers with special pricing and Meet the Designer Champagne Receptions, Happiest Happy Hours with drink and lite-bite specials, beauty and spa promotions, fixed-price Sunset Dinners at selected restaurants and Wedding Packages at the Riverside Hotel.

Throughout the summer, LOA’s website will have a special link that lists all of the upcoming activities, including special sales.  Those who sign up and provide their e-mails  will receive bimonthly E-Blasts with exclusive offers.  In addition, the campaign will heavily utilize social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

“Our surveys have proven that 90% of our overall customer base is locals.  We appreciate those who return time and again to Las Olas and this is our collective effort to reward those who regularly SHOP and DINE on Las Olas!” enthused Amber VanBuren, the Executive Director of the Las Olas Association.Las Olas Association Amber VanBuren and Luke Moorman #1

April Kirk, Executive Director of the Stranahan House, Las Olas Association Marketing Chair said “…the Historic Stranahan House Museum is the original spot for locals on Las Olas Boulevard.  This is where the City of Fort Lauderdale began.  We are excited to partner with our neighbors on a great program to provide great opportunities for locals to enjoy the Boulevard.  We hope you will join us for a fun summer of shopping, dining, and history!”

Some of the businesses that have signed up for the Summer Appreciation Campaign as we go to press include: American Social, Blue Gallery, Bellagio International Gallery, Caffe Europa, Carrolls Jewelers, Cycle Party, Eccoci Limted Editions, EWM Realty, Historic Stranahan House, Historic Needham Estate, Lauderdale Yacht Charters, Lobster Bar Sea Grille, Gran Forno Pronto, Hoffmans Chocolates, Johnny V, Las Olas Capital Arts, Louie Bossi, Luigis Coal Fired Pizza, Macabi Havana Lounge, Mangos, Moda Mario, NSU Museum FTL, Optical Spectrum, Planet Massage, Royal Pig Pub, SpaJuiceBar, Shop 603, Sky Thai Sushi, Sun Trolley, SuViche, Timpano, Tipsy SalonBar and Tuscan Grill.

“Locals in Fort Lauderdale are all too familiar with the phrase ‘we live where you vacation’.  It is because of our amazing local community that our neighborhoods continue to grow.  And as the vacationers come and go, we all stick together year-round, making Fort Lauderdale the best place to live, work and play,” said Richard Rubits at American Social.

Echoing some of the above comments, Sonia Terboss at the SpaJuiceBar said her business “…is all about health and wellness and we want to share our knowledge and our products with the local community.  Our goal is to deliver an exceptional customer experience to all members of our local community.  SpaJuiceBar is the community juice bar.  Everything we do is all about you!”

For all the most up-to-date listings, visit often. There are more new offers and promotions being added to the program almost daily, and of course some restrictions on special offers will apply.  For more information on the program, contact Amber VanBuren at (954) 258-8382 or e-mail [email protected]