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The “Shop Local” Movement Takes Root in North Myrtle Beach, SC.

Golf Dimensions signs on as the first Certified Locally Owned (CLO) business in the area.. Breaking news from by Mike Mena/ in Certified Locally Owned,Shop :Local,Golf Dimensions,Redondo Beach,Myrtle Beach,Heidi Butzine,business, Small Business.

Redondo Beach, California-----March 4, 2013-----The Shop Local movement has officially taken root in North Myrtle Beach, SC with the announcement of local sporting goods icon, Golf Dimensions as the first Certified Locally Owned (CLO) business in the area. CLO gives local businesses like Golf Dimensions the tools to help raise awareness in the community about local businesses by increasing their visibility through certification. Golf Dimensions is located at 2301 Highway 17 S in N. Myrtle Beach, SC.

The initial focus for Certified Locally Owned (CLO) has been in Southern California communities around Redondo Beach where the organization is headquartered but 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 clear across the country with Golf Dimensions. They’re exactly the type of business which we support and hope to attract.”

Golf Dimensions is a family owned and operated business that has served the North Myrtle Beach community for more than 24 years. With over 100,000 square feet of retail space in three stores, Golf Dimensions is the largest and most comprehensive “golf only” store in Myrtle Beach, the golf capital of the world. Golf Dimensions also has a significant on-line presence at:

Jonathan Smith of Golf Dimensions recognizes the significance of being a locally owned business and was enthusiastic in earning the designation as a Certified Locally Owned company. “It’s important for people to know that we have roots in the community and that we’re locals and know our customers by name. We support Certified Locally Owned and think other N Myrtle Beach businesses will too,” stated Smith.

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 and Certified Locally Owned™ and creator of Wineopolis® 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™ 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


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