SM Daily Press: Santa Monica businesses are vying for your affection.
Folks are being encouraged to log on and vote for their most loved local business as part of the Buy Local Campaign, which encourages people to shop in town instead of traveling to neighboring cities, which wastes gas and does not funnel tax dollars back into the community.
The online survey can be accessed at buylocalsm.com through Feb. 28.
“This is a fun contest we launched … for the first time ever … and we hope it takes off,” said Jennifer Taylor, economic development administrator for City Hall. “It’s a short online survey with 21 categories including Most Loved Main Street Business, Most Loved Happy Hour and Most Loved SM Farmers Market Vendor. “Whether you live, work, play, shop, eat or are just visiting, you are likely have your favorite ‘locals’ that you like to support,” Taylor said.