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Tuesday
Nov142017

Tis the Season to Buy Local Holiday Gift Guide 2017

The Buy Local Santa Monica Committee is pleased to announce the release of the annual Buy Local Santa Monica Holiday Gift Guide for 2017.  This year's guide features over 50 local businesses with gifts in two categories:  1) Buy Local Gifts - Unique/Sustainable/Handmade and 2) Buy Local Gifts on a Budget ($25 or less). 

Also be sure to pick up a copy of the Santa Monica Daily Press' Tis the Season insert, which features an abbreviated version of our Buy Local Holiday Gift Guide.  We will be showcasing our Buy Local buisnesses this holiday season on our @BuyLocalSM Facebook, Twitter + Instgram accounts so please sure to like/follow us there!  Thank you for buying local this holiday season! 

Friday
Oct142016

Business Pledge to Support Local Charities

SMDP:  To the now famous phrase, eat, pray, love, we should also add ‘give’ and ‘shop.’ Residents of Santa Monica can join in these efforts all to the mutual benefit of the entire community on Oct. 15, for the 3rd Annual Buy Local Give Local Week. The event kicks off with a day focused on local restaurants with the inaugural Eat2Give charity fundraiser on Saturday, October 15. Eat2Give will connect the Santa Monica community with over 24 local charities and 32 Santa Monica food and beverage venues to create a delicious and philanthropic experience. Customers do good while dining and businesses give back to local nonprofits – it’s a win-win.

Each year, Santa Monica businesses generate approximately $130 million in revenue to help support our libraries, schools, parks and emergency services,” said Jennifer Taylor, Buy Local Santa Monica Committee Chair. “Buy Local Give Local Week is a fun way to help raise awareness about the impact of supporting local businesses as well as the non-profits that provide life-changing services and awareness of key issues that are important to our community.”  Read more > >

Wednesday
Jun222016

Shop philanthropically on Third Street Promenade

SM Daily Press:  I was in the Apple store last week to pick-up a small tripod for us to record our first Facebook Live presentation.* The team member asked me how I planned to use it and when I told him I was making a recording for the Santa Monica Lions Club, he was curious. “What is a Lions Club?” he asked. I told him we were a service club serving the needs of Santa Monica and the Westside. On an international level we focus on vision, feeding the hungry, children and the environment. His next question was, “What is a service club?” I was not surprised.  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
Dec042015

Coming Up: Next's Last Event of 2015, Buy Local Holiday Sidewalk Sales, Meet Me Under the FIG, and Santa Monica Pub Crawl 2015

SM Next:  Buy local and save this weekend with several sidewalk sales in town. Keeping your shopping nearby means less driving and stress. It also means supporting local businesses, schools, and city services. So, instead of driving to a distant outlet mall, hop on a bike, a bus, or take a walk to your neighborhood commercial district when shopping for gifts this year.

The Buy Local for Holidays Sidewalk Sale on Main Street, Montana Avenue and Pico Boulevard is taking place the weekend of December 4 to 6 and “includes free family festivities and exciting events for Santa Monica locals and visitors alike to enjoy the holiday season in each of Santa Monica’s neighborhood commercial districts,” according to a press release put out by Buy Local Santa Monica.  Read more > > >