News / Spotlights

Wednesday
Apr202016

Will Santa Monica's Expo Line get you out of your car?

LA Times:  Each day, about 80,000 people travel to Santa Monica for work.  At the same time, about 45,000 Santa Monica residents head to jobs outside the city.  Read more > > >

Thursday
Mar312016

True Food Kitchen Receives REAL Certification

SM Mirror:  The United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC), a nonprofit dedicated to making it easier to dine healthfully and sustainably, announced today that True Food Kitchen’s locations have become REAL Certified, a nationally recognized symbol of culinary nutrition and environmental excellence....The highly-coveted Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership (REAL) certification has been bestowed only on a select number of restaurant and foodservice providers. Read more > > >
Monday
Mar282016

Buy Local Santa Monica Teaches High School Students To Buy Local

Independent We Stand:  Located in Los Angeles' backyard, Buy Local Santa Monica represents more than 800 Southern California businesses and thousands of local employees.  The group supports these businesses with marketing assistance, event discounts, and networking opportunities, while highlighting the work that its businesses do for local schools.   

Read more > > >

Monday
Feb012016

Vote Now: Most Loved Santa Monica Contest 

Downtown SM Inc:  WHO DO YOU LOVE THIS YEAR?

From most loved local surf shop to the favorite Santa Monica farmer, we are putting the call out to discover and celebrate the Most Loved Businesses in Downtown Santa Monica! Which local business can you not live without? Who puts a smile on your face when you drop in?

The winners will be announced in an upcoming "Santa Monica's Most Loved..." issue of the SM Daily Press and celebrated throughout the year by the Buy Local SM campaign, the City of Santa Monica and Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. So tell us who you love and be entered to win some fabulous prizes including gift certificates from our local businesses, Buy Local SM T-shirts, Buy Local reusable bags + more!

To vote, visit www.buylocalsantamonica.com/ Vote all throughout the month of February and share your favorites on social media with the hashtags #mostloved #DTSM #SantaMonica. Make sure to tag us @DTsantamonica on Twitter and Instagram. 

For businesses, please download the handy Most Loved Social Media guidehere. It includes sample posts and tips to help you spread the word to your customers.

Good luck! 

About the Buy Local Santa Monica:
Buy Local Santa Monica campaign 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.  View the article > > >

Friday
Jan292016

City of Santa Monica 2014-2015 Annual Report ....featuring Buy Local SM!

City of SM:  Explore this snapshot of the last year to find out what makes Santa Monica a vibrant City. Watch the video summary and check out the “Find Out More” tab above to dive deeper into accomplishments by category.

The Buy Local SM campaign is featured in this video!  Check it out > > >