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Shoplocal.Us Announces Panel of Local Business Leaders and Influencers to Speak at October Event

Confirmed panelists include Fred Bruning (The Waterfront Redondo Beach/CenterCal Properties), Debbie Goldberg (Fresh Brothers), and more to revealed!

Redondo Beach, California (September 1, 2015) ----- announced its current lineup of panelists featuring some of the South Bay’s most prominent local business leaders and influencers to speak at the 2015 South Bay Business Mavericks, a celebratory gala in honor of local and independent businesses in the South Bay.

The South Bay Business Mavericks is a unique event bringing together over 100 of the South Bay’s local movers and shakers – business owners, professionals, and community leaders – to celebrate, learn, inspire, connect and honor small businesses. The event is an opportunity to show support and give back to the small local independent businesses that help keep the South Bay communities healthy, wealthy and vibrant.

Confirmed panelists to date include Debbie Goldberg, Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer of Fresh Brothers and Fred Bruning, CEO of CenterCal Properties, LLC (The Waterfront Redondo Beach). Additional panelists will be announced later this month and will include representatives from locally-based businesses in banking, craft brewing, and a fast growing start-up.

“We're thrilled to welcome this dynamic group of local business professionals to share their stories of courage, creativity, and risk-taking that goes along with running a business and growing a brand,” said Founder Heidi Butzine. “We continue to use the mavericks theme because we believe it represents what it means to be in business today. Where conventional wisdom says, ‘can’t be done,’ the maverick sees opportunity.”

The South Bay Business Mavericks panelists will share powerful lessons that inspired them to launch and take risks to help them thrive in business. Through an intriguing and thoughtful Q&A discussion, panelists will help inspire the business community through shared stories of perseverance, and the challenges and risks related to being successful in business.

The evening will include networking opportunities and culminate with ShopLocal's 3rd Annual Small Indie Business Grant Awards ceremony where three locally-based small businesses in the South Bay will be awarded grant funds aimed at helping them grow or maintain their business. encourages all local business professionals and community leaders to register now to secure their spot at the South Bay Business Mavericks Gala. Media are welcome to attend by registering directly with the media contact listed above.

For more information visit or contact Heidi Butzine at About is dedicated to building the economy by boosting the visibility and profitability of small independent businesses through advocacy and grassroots publicity. helps connect people and local independent businesses in the marketplace. Over the past two years, has given $8,000 total in grant awards and prizes to local businesses in the South Bay community. Winners receive this money to help fund important business needs and support the sustainability and growth of their small business. Learn more at and

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