CraveLocal Brings Local Brands to Media Blogger Convention

Once again, CraveLocal welcomes writers, media, and bloggers from around the country to the 2nd annual SheCon Media Expo.

As part of our participation, we’re pleased to announce a number of samples and giveaways with our partners, Drink Skinny, Stay Calm Cupcakes, Roasters’ Alliance , Growing Synergy, and Pirate Brand Snacks.

Happening May 25th at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, bloggers and media can stop by our booth to share their support for these ‘local brands’.

“CraveLocal’s goal is to support startup brands and businesses, particularly those in food, beverage, and hospitality”, says Kevin Rosen, CEO of CraveLocal. “Through our network of bloggers and our national online publication, we aim to provide an outlet where consumers and media find what’s new, fresh, and best in their markets, and encourage all of us to eat and drink locally.”

This Friday at She Con’s mom blogger event, Joey Chase from Roasters’ Alliance will be stopping by the booth to talk with guests about his coffee documentary, and what it means to support local coffee brands. Trish Strawn from Growing Synergy will also be with us in the morning, to talk about local farmers and how ‘eating and buying local’ is good for community and economic growth. And last but not least, Jillian Fontaine from Stay Calm Cupcake will be with us to chat about exciting things happening in desserts, and why natural and fresh is best.

CraveLocal is proud to sponsor a number of great contests and food and beverage samples from our partners.

Attendees should tweet the phrase  “I support @CraveLocal and #local brands!” to win* one or more of the following:

A bottle of Monogamy Cabernet Sauvignon from Wine Sisterhood

Join us at our #SassySuite! Watch #winesister for deets!


A bottle of Drink Skinny margarita mix in Margarita Lime, Blueberry Pomegranate, and Mango Pineapple




A bottle of sparkling moscato rosé wine from Piccolo Tesoro

(@PT_moscato )

Adorable cupcake ‘jars’ from Stay Calm Cupcake Shop



Gourmet locally roasted coffees from Roasters’ Alliance



Pirate Booty Brand Gluten Free Cheese Puffs

 (FB: Piratesbooty)

If you’re a blogger interested in trying great brands like these and more, send us an email to media(at), and tell us why you’d like to write with us. We’d love to hear from you!

*Winners will be chosen at random on Friday, May 25th, and must be present to win.

About Editor

Cassandra Rosen is the co-founder and Editor for Crave Local Media Network, an internationally recognized food, wine, and lifestyle blog. With a diverse career including international finance, design, and architecture, Cassandra has put her expertise at understanding buyer purchasing patterns and strategic partnerships to work for highly successful startups, as well as Fortune 500 brands. As a food and wine expert and judge, she has consulted on industry topics and cocktail trends for Bravo TV, Shape, Prevention, Reader's Digest, Swaay, Brides Magazine, and more. Along with her husband, she is now co-founder and lead partner at FK Interactive, a wine and spirits brand consulting and product development agency, located in Winter Park, Florida. She specializes in consumer analytics and strategic partnerships, and volunteers in the community each weekend as an educator.

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