About Buy Local
Buy Local Santa Monica is a campaign that was created by representatives of the Santa Monica business community and the City of Santa Monica to support local businesses and raise awareness of the community, economic and environmental benefits of choosing local first.
Get involved — businesses
All Santa Monica businesses are eligible to participate but priority will be given to locally owned, independent businesses. Fill out the Buy Local Santa Monica Business Sign Up form to join the campaign. Eligible businesses will receive a Buy Local Santa Monica window decal, marketing and promotional assistance, members-only discounted advertising rates, event discounts and exhibitor opportunities, listing in our Buy Local Santa Monica business directory, networking opportunities, and the opportunity to actively participate in this exciting campaign. It’s FREE to join!
Get involved — residents + community
Think local first. Give your support to Santa Monica businesses. Shop with a reusable bag. Walk, bike, take the bus or carpool to your neighborhood shops and Santa Monica destinations. Read and submit reviews on your favorite local businesses on our Buy Local Challenge blog.
If you can’t find a particular product/goods or service here in Santa Monica, let our local businesses know what you need or tell us. Buy Local Santa Monica Customer Feedback Survey—10 quick questions to help our local businesses + us keep on track. Thanks! Click here to take survey
Buy Local Santa Monica Committee — The people behind the campaign!
Buy Local Santa Monica is overseen by the Buy Local Santa Monica Executive Committee: Kim Baker, Debbie Lee (Branding, Events + Marketing Committee Chair), Josephine Miller (Partnership Committee Chair), Shannon Parry, Laurel Rosen, Anthony Schmitt, Rob Schwenker, and Jennifer Taylor (Chair)
The campaign's growth and sustained success is due to the active involvement and great ideas of of the Buy Local Santa Monica Steering Group, whose members include: Hannah Avol, SM Convention + Visitors Bureau (CVB); Kim Baker, CVB; Susy Borlido, Sustainable Works; Mackenzie Carter, Downtown SM Inc (DTSM); Erika Cavicante, City of SM Economic Devt Division (EDD); Courtney Cole, SM Jaycees; Gary Gordon, Main St Business Improvement Assoc.; Linda Greenberg Gross, SM-Malibu Education Fdn; Jason Harris, EDD; Jim Harris, SM Pier Corp; Courtney Cole, SM Jaycees; Kim Koury, SPIN PR; Robert Kronovet, Pico Improvement Organization (PIO); Debbie Lee, DTSM; Jodi Low, SM Farmers’ Markets; Jean McCoy, Montana Ave Merchants Assoc.; Josephine Miller, City of SM Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE); Shannon Parry, OSE; Rebecca Plummer, CVB; Anne Railsback, SM Pier; Ted Richane, ProSocial Consulting; Laurel Rosen, SM Chamber of Commerce; Anthony Schmidt, Main St; Rob Schwenker, SM Daily Press; Nia Tang, EDD and Jennifer Taylor, EDD. And a BIG THANK YOU to Kara Lamm, City of Santa Monica Economic Development Staff Assistant who provides support in assisting the campaign and keeping this website updated and Mike Ryan, SM journalist at large who helps us with our quarterly Buy Local Business Newsletter and is a great advocate of all things LOCAL!