About Us

Go Local Tampa Bay is The Portal with a Personality serving the bay area since 2001. It’s where you go for everything in Tampa Bay Florida!  We live, work, and play in Tampa Bay … this is our home not a revenue source.

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[three-fourths omega=”on”]Born: July 9, 2001
Our Mission: To Create Community in a Global World!
Our Mascot: Webit
Founder: Deirdre Cavener, MCP
Tag Line: The Portal with a Personality
Products: Website, Mobile Website, Local Internet Marketing,
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The Web is not a hobby for Go Local Tampa Bay and we didn’t learn how to build Web pages and implement search engine optimization strategies from a “just for dummies” book! Deirdre Cavener, owner and founder, earned a B.S. degree in Management Information Systems from the University of South Florida, graduating with high honors, and holds a professional certification from Microsoft in Analyzing Requirements and Defining Solutions Architecture. With over 20 years of computer, marketing, and business experience, we have the knowledge necessary to provide successful Internet Marketing Solutions for all of our members.

Our business is to grow your business. We understand the Internet, Marketing, and putting your business in front of YOUR target market! Come grow with us!

In July 9, 2001 Deirdre had a vision that the Web, although global, would have a huge local appeal! Now, many years later, that is definitely a fact!

The Web Portal receives millions of visitors every year and is a leading community resource for the entire Tampa Bay Florida Metro Area.

We are a local female-owned and operated Florida Corporation. We are local business owners and residents of Tampa Bay Florida who wanted to create an affordable online member community to connect local customers with local businesses.

Deirdre (Dear Dra) Cavener, MCP
President & CEO
Phone: (727) 517-8450
Email: deirdre@kissmarketing.com
Twitter: twitter.com/deirdrecavener

Deirdre is the President & CEO of Kiss Marketing, Inc. She created Go Local Tampa Bay on July 9, 2001 with a mission of creating community in a global world.

She left Corporate America in 2001 with a vision of creating a local internet portal to serve the needs of residents, visitors, and business owners.  She earned a B.S. degree in Management Information Systems from the University of South Florida graduating Magna Cum Laude and holds a professional certification from Microsoft in Analyzing Requirements and Defining Solutions Architecture. She has lived in the Tampa Bay Area since 1984.  Both of her children are currently attending St. Pete College.

Deirdre is a visionary, strong leader and global thinker. She has worked in several industries including finance, education, networking, telecommunications, architectural, housing, recruiting, and accounting.

In Information Technology she has experience in computer programming, database design, data warehousing, system analysis and design, and web application development.

Prior to founding Kiss Marketing & Go Local Tampa Bay, Deirdre was the Vice President of Web Application Development for a local Clearwater technology company, managing the division. Prior to that she held a Data Management position at Lucent Technologies where she gained management experience in a fast growing tech firm servicing a wide array of data centric architectures ranging from mainframe integration, data warehousing, and data cleansing into small data marts, and enterprise conceptual database design. Prior to joining Lucent Technologies, Deirdre held a faculty position at the University of South Florida managing Florida Mental Health’s Data Center.

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