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Lightning add pair of multi-year partners

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning today announced the return of two multi-year partners. Sweetbay Supermarkets becomes the exclusive and official grocery chain of the team while CCM Graphic Solutions is now the official printer and exclusive photo book provider.

"The Lightning are extremely pleased to bring back two great partners with long-term agreements today," Lightning Chief Operating Officer Steve Griggs announced. "Sweetbay and CCM are both local companies that represent the world-class values and commitment to the Tampa Bay area. Our partnership with both organizations will greatly benefit our fans and the community."

Sweetbay returns to the Lightning with an exciting new multi-year partnership that has both in-arena and in-store elements. At the St. Pete Times Forum fans will notice "Taste of Inspirations" deli branding for concession stands on all concourses of the arena. Soon Lightning fans will be able to pick up team-branded deli sandwiches at all Sweetbay locations. The agreement also retains Sweetbay as the presenting sponsor of the Bolts' "FanZam".

"The relationship Sweetbay has had with the Lightning over the years shows the Tampa Bay area and Lightning fans that Sweetbay is committed to our local community," notes Nicole LeBeau, Sweetbay Supermarket spokesperson. "We wish the Lightning a super season and we'll be there to support them throughout the year. Go Bolts!"

Sweetbay Supermarket provides a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, built from the ground up and developed from research in core markets to express the vibrant, exciting and diverse tastes, colors and aromas of food important to Floridians. Sweetbay offers outstanding value, quality and variety, routinely partnering with Florida growers, to bring shoppers the freshest food available in the state. Sweetbay Supermarket was launched in November 2004 in Largo and is headquartered in Tampa. Sweetbay has 105 stores in Florida. For more information, go to www.sweetbaysupermarket.com.

CCM Graphic Solutions returns as a multi-year partner with the Lightning. Under their new agreement CCM will work with the Lightning's front office staff to develop and maintain an interactive Lightning Photo Book web page on www.tampabaylightning.com. Fans will be able to log on and create their own Lightning-themed photo books, calendars and greeting cards using their personal digital images. In addition CCM maintains the naming rights to the luxurious CCM Club, a private rental area for 30-40 fans located on the Club Level at the St. Pete Times Forum.

"It's an honor to once again be chosen as the Tampa Bay Lightning's Preferred Print Partner," said CCM Graphic Solutions CEO, Don Cayo. "I am especially excited about the addition of our exclusive Lightning themed Photobook products. Fans will be provided the opportunity to build professional-looking personalized photobooks, calendars and cards with 20 percent of each sale going to the Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation. CCM Graphic Solutions and the Tampa Bay Lightning share common business values, making this a great partnership. We consistently strive to provide high-quality products while investing back into the community that we live and serve."

CCM was founded in 1985 as a document support services company. Over the past 20 years, they have provided comprehensive document and technology solutions pioneering advancements in facilities management and on demand digital print for legal professionals and corporate clients. CCM Graphic Solutions has set the benchmark of excellence in product quality and customer service in the realm of facility management, digital printing and event services in the Tampa Bay community.

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