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The "Shop Local" Movement Puts a Stake in Vallejo, California

Based in Redondo Beach, CA, Certified Locally Owned (CLO) initially targeted the Southern California communities around Redondo Beach.

REDONDO BEACH, CA, March 19, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Shop Local movement has officially put a stake in the ground in Vallejo, CA with the announcement of local consignment boutique, Mulligan's Attic as the first Certified Locally Owned (CLO) business in the area. CLO gives local businesses like Mulligan's Attic the tools to help raise awareness in the community about local businesses by increasing their visibility through certification. Mulligan's Attic is located at 2515 Springs Road in Vallejo, CA 94591.

Based in Redondo Beach, CA, Certified Locally Owned (CLO) initially targeted the Southern California communities around Redondo Beach. However, businesses from a number of communities across the country are applying for certification, so this most recent addition comes as no surprise says founder, Heidi Butzine.

"It's always been our goal to attract a network of locally owned businesses on a national scale," states Ms. Butzine. "It pleases me that the word about our organization has resonated to our friends in Northern California. Mulligan's Attic is exactly the type of business which we support."

Mulligan's Attic is a family-owned business that was established in Vallejo in 2012. They have been on the hunt for treasures for many years, and now want to share the results of their successful search with their customers. The founders live and work in Vallejo and have been thrilled with the support and reception the store has received.

Owners, Jeff and Stephanie of Mulligan's Attic were very enthusiastic about earning the designation as a Certified Locally Owned company. "Being a relatively new business in town, we're proud to show our neighbors that we're local residents with a business in the community. We support Certified Locally Owned and think other businesses in Vallejo will too," stated Stephanie.

About Heidi Butzine

Heidi Butzine is a best-selling author, entrepreneur, wine aficionado and shop local maven. Her most recent book, Shop Local: A Practical Pain-Free Guide to Shopping with Purpose, is part of her personal mission to get more people to support local businesses everywhere and strengthen the communities where they work and live.

She runs several of her own businesses and works with organizations based around her passion for writing and travel, her love of wine and her desire to help small businesses and entrepreneurs succeed. She is the founder of ShopLocal.us and Certified Locally Owned(TM) and creator of Wineopolis(R) Citizen's Guide wine travel book series.

About Certified Locally Owned

Certified Locally Owned makes it easier for people to shop local based on a proud distinction and certification of locally owned and independent businesses across the U.S.

The Certified Locally Owned(TM) program was created to help local shoppers easily recognize locally owned or independent businesses based on our certification.

For more information, contact: Mike Mena at 310-316-0612 or mike@ileanainternational.com.



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