Tomorrow night is National Mom’s Nite Out. I will be at DeSoto Square Mall in Bradenton, Fl for this event and if you are in the area I hope you will join me. This is the 3rd annual National Mom’s Nite Out and the first time DeSoto Square is participating. Here is the official press release from DeSoto Square:
DESOTO SQUARE MALL CELEBRATES MOMS
AT NATIONAL MOM’S NITE OUT ON MAY 5
FREE event to a beauty bar, style presentations, shopping incentives & more
BRADENTON, Fla. (April 20, 2011) — DeSoto Square Mall invites moms to let their hair down at the 3rd Annual National Mom’s Nite Out on Thursday, May 5 from 5 p.m.to 8 p.m. This free event is a guilt-free excuse for moms to take the night off to relax and enjoy a celebration of motherhood. Mom’s Nite Out at DeSoto Square Mall is sponsored by VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s official tourism marketing corporation.
Moms will join together for a well-deserved break to socialize and relax at this event featuring a Beauty Bar, a Candy Bar, social networking, fun interactive activities, style presentations, food and beverages, shopping incentives, giveaways and more.
Mom’s Nite Out at DeSoto Square Mall will feature Manatee Memorial Hospital as a registered sponsor of the event this year.
“DeSoto Square Mall is the perfect place to thank and celebrate mothers for all that they do,” said Lauren Clark, director of marketing and business development, DeSoto Square Mall. “We absolutely believe that moms deserve some pampering and we are delighted to play a part in facilitating this special evening.”
“As consumer confidence returns, families are starting to add the experience of a shared vacation back into their budgets,” said Will Seccombe, Chief Marketing Officer for VISIT FLORIDA. “Now, more than ever, it’s important for us to remind families about all there is to see and do in the Sunshine State. Partnering with Simon Property Group on the Mom’s Night Out program is a tremendous opportunity to encourage thousands of travel planning decision makers to Share A Little Sunshine with their family and friends.”
Fifteen million moms are expected to take part in this national event. Moms across the United States will unite in celebrating motherhood with each other via local and national events as well as cyber celebrations. Organized by Maria Bailey, CEO of BSM Media, author and Mom Talk Radio host, National Mom’s Nite Out unites social media groups, companies, local playgroups, mom bloggers and networks in giving moms a well-deserved night off. Bailey organized the first National Mom’s Nite Out after watching moms take care of everyone else on Mother’s Day, but never themselves.
“We created National Mom’s Nite Out because so many of today’s mothers spend Mother’s Day focused on catering to the needs of others” said Maria Bailey, National Mom’s Nite Out organizer and mother of four. “We decided that moms deserve one night off from cooking, cleaning and responsibility and need time to celebrate motherhood with each other.”
Simon Property Group is hosting National Mom’s Nite Out at 115 of its malls across the country. All activities are free and open to moms of all ages.
About DeSoto Square
DeSoto Square, Manatee County’s only enclosed shopping mall, features anchor stores Macy’s, JCPenney and Sears, as well as more than 80 popular specialty stores such as Victoria’s Secret, Aeropostale and Finish Line. Conveniently located at the intersection of U.S. 301 Blvd. West and U.S. 41, the mall is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday noon – 6 p.m. For more information, including extended holiday hours, please call (941) 747-5868.
About Simon Property Group
Simon Property Group, Inc. is an S&P 500 company and the largest real estate company in the U.S. The Company currently owns or has an interest in 392 retail real estate properties comprising 263 million square feet of gross leasable area in North America, Europe and Asia. Simon Property Group is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol SPG. For further information, visit the Simon Property Group website at www.simon.com.
About Manatee Memorial Hospital:
Manatee Memorial Hospital is a 319-bed acute care facility that is owned by a subsidiary of one of the most respected hospital management companies in the country, Universal Health Services, Inc. The hospital has served the Manatee County area for over 57 years and strives to provide a comfortable and convenient environment for each patient. Patients have access to wide array of services ranging from family medicine and pediatric care to vascular surgery and behavioral health services. With over 400 physicians and a staff of highly skilled and motivated nurses, Manatee Memorial Hospital offers a fully involved patient care team to fit the needs of each patient.
About VISIT FLORIDA:
As the state’s number one industry, tourism is responsible for welcoming more than 80 million visitors each year who spend more than $60 billion, generating 22 percent of the state’s sales tax revenue and employing nearly 1 million Floridians. For every $1 spent on tourism marketing, VISIT FLORIDA – the state’s official tourism marketing corporation – generates more than $147 in tourism spending and $9 in new sales tax collections, paid by visitors, not residents. VISIT FLORIDA promotes tourism to Florida through sales, advertising, promotions, public relations, new product development and visitor services programs. As a public/private partnership, VISIT FLORIDA serves more than 9,500 tourism industry businesses, including 2,900 invested Partners, 6,600 web affiliates and major strategic alliance partnerships with AirTran Airways, American Express Travel Related Services, Disney Destinations, Dollar Rent A Car, The Hertz Corporation, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and Universal Orlando. To learn more about VISIT FLORIDA, go to www.VISITFLORIDA.org or follow our corporate blog at www.sunshinematters.org.
Share a Little Sunshine campaign overview:
‘Share a Little Sunshine’ is a statewide, grassroots tourism advocacy campaign that encourages all Floridians to send a personal e-mail to out-of-state friends and family inviting them to visit the Sunshine State. This social media driven campaign asks Florida residents and fans to do their part to make a positive impact on Florida’s economy, while having fun with friends and loved ones. By inviting friends and family for a vacation, Floridians can create jobs and positively impact Florida’s economy.
I’d love to meet you so please tweet me @MomMaven or follow my tweets and Facebook postings to see where I am during the event.