Small Business Spotlight: Hulafrog Wesley Chapel-Lutz
The Tampa area has more than its fair share of family friendly activities, schools, camps, classes, childcare options... how does a parent keep track?
One answer: Hulafrog.
What is a Hulafrog, you ask? Well, it’s quite literally a frog, hoola-hooping, as you can see here:
With an attention getting name and an adorable logo leading the charge, the company's nationwide goal is to connect parents with local resources in their community. As most parents can relate, sometimes more time is spent searching for events, activities, pediatricians, schools & summer camps, etc., then is actually acting on these uniquely local opportunities. Enter your local Hulafrog.
Courtney Wine, Hulafrog's Managing Editor for the Wesley Chapel- Lutz area, explains that Hulafrog is "hyper local", which means the information shared within each Hulafrog subgroup are all within a 20-mile radius. Each Managing Editor becomes an expert in their local community. Courtney has been with Hulafrog for two years and works diligently to get local newsletters out each week, jam packed with information for families on upcoming activities & events. These include things to do for families with children mainly between ages of 0-12, such as library story times, Home Depot craft times, Chick-Fil-A family nights, holiday/summer camps & special interest classes, and much more. Not only does Hulafrog share events & activities but they also maintain a directory of things from birthday party venues, to dentist offices, to family photographers, to resources for families with special needs. Pumpkin season? Hulafrog has a tab for that. One click and you can find a "Pick Your Own" Pumpkin Patch under the "Places to Go" tab. Need a nanny? There’s a tab for that too, under "Schools & Childcare". Wondering where you can find Santa this holiday season? Check that out here! Not sure what you're looking for at all? Check out the "Our Picks" tab, where you can see upcoming events under "The Week Ahead". A "Hot List" tab takes you to some of the most popular upcoming activities, such as holiday light displays during the Christmas season. Want help coming up with a family Bucket List? Check out the "Best Day Ever" tab for ideas each season. The opportunities are endless!
The best part of all: this is all 100% free!
Since Hulafrog is able to support itself through advertising, families can subscribe to local newsletters at no cost, and visit the website at anytime.
The #Tampa area has quite a few Hulafrog chapters pages, including: Wesley Chapel-Lutz, Brandon, Carrollwood-Westchase, Clearwater-Dunedin, Riverview-Ruskin, Sarasota, South Tampa, and Spring Hill. Courtney will soon be adding Zephyrhills businesses and events to the Wesley Chapel-Lutz page. In fact, Hulafrog has over 300+ chapters nationwide. Going on vacation in a new area? Pull up the local Hulafrog. Visiting grandparents? Hulafrog. Relocating? You guessed it... Hulafrog. Nearly all 50 states have Hulafrog chapters, that is a ton of valuable information at your fingertips!
Head over to Hulafrog.com and input your email address to subscribe. Information can be found on the Hulafrog website 24/7 and you can also follow your local Hulafrog facebook page for social media updates!