Let’s celebrate with one of our members!


LET’S CELEBRATE! Join us as we celebrate One of our 2014 Small Indie Business Grant Award Winners Mixagogo¬†— The Go-To Place for Networking! It’s their one year anniversary AND ribbon cutting as a Certified Locally Owned business. Get tickets now. … Continue reading

North Manhattan Beach Annual Holiday Open House & Walk About

Friends of the South Bay, here’s another great opportunity to Shop Local and have some fun this holiday season while supporting your local community. This Thursday, December 12th, North Manhattan Beach will host its annual Holiday Open House & Walk … Continue reading

Independent local business in Manhattan Beach celebrated at ribbon cutting ceremony

The Ripe Choice Catering Earns Local Business Certification Redondo Beach, California (November 11, 2013) —– The Ripe Choice Catering company is now officially recognized by ShopLocal.us as a Certified Locally Owned business; a designation that recognizes independently-owned businesses and professionals … Continue reading

The Ripe Choice Earns Certified Locally Owned Designation

LOCAL INDIE BUSINESS IN MANHATTAN BEACH TO BE CELEBRATED AT UPCOMING EVENT Redondo Beach, California (October 22, 2013) —– The Ripe Choice, a full-service catering company and to-go storefront kitchen, has recently earned its designation as a Certified Locally Owned … Continue reading

Celebrating Independents on Independence Day

As we’re gearing up for Independence Day celebrations here in the U.S., my mind is still back in London reminiscing about a fabulous week spent with two dear friends and all of the places to eat, drink, and shop local. … Continue reading

Author of Shop Local Book receives green recognition award

Local author Heidi Butzine received the 2013 SAGE Green Recognition Award at last week’s s.a.g.e expo in Manhattan Beach for her contribution to improving and preserving the sustainability of the environment and lifestyles within the South Bay of Los Angeles. … Continue reading

Certified Locally Owned and ShopLocal.us Founder Heidi Butzine featured on Mazz TV

Heidi Butzine founder of ShopLocal.us was featured on Mazz TV along with owner of Harmony Works; a Certified Locally Owned business in Redondo Beach. Watch the video here:

Shop Local at Mulligan’s Attic in Vallejo, CA

Mulligan’s Attic is a Certified Locally Owned boutique that I know many of my friends in Vallejo, California will be checking out. (I’m talkin to you Boots Miller!) Why do we love consignment stores so much? They’re not only a … Continue reading

Happy 100th Birthday Manhattan Beach

5 Fun Facts About Manhattan Beach: 1. A coin flip decided the town’s name. Around 1902, the beach suburb was named “Manhattan” after developer Stewart Merrill’s home town, Manhattan, New York. “Beach” was appended to the city’s name in 1927 … Continue reading

Do they still make things locally?


I do my best to buy what I need locally, but in today’s world of “Made in China” even I’ve gotten a bit skeptical of being able to find the things I need that can meet the criteria of a … Continue reading