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Beloved store Harmony Works becomes the first Certified Locally Owned business in Redondo’s Riviera Village.

The Shop Local movement has officially begun in the Riviera Village of Redondo Beach. The unique and beloved store Harmony Works has signed on as the first Certified Locally Owned (CLO) business in the area.

30-March-2013 –Redondo Beach, California-----March 28, 2013-----The Shop Local movement has officially begun in the Riviera Village of Redondo Beach. The unique and beloved store Harmony Works has signed on as the first Certified Locally Owned (CLO) business in the area. CLO gives local and independent businesses like Harmony Works the tools to help raise awareness by increasing their visibility through certification. Harmony Works is located at 1705 S Catalina Avenue in Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

Based in Redondo Beach, CA, Certified Locally Owned (CLO) initially targeted the Southern California communities around Redondo Beach. Although, businesses from a number of communities across the country have applied for certification, Heidi Butzine is pleased to now have a certified locally owned business in her own “backyard.” “We wanted to make a splash locally in Redondo Beach first,” states Ms. Butzine. “But the word about CLO got out and businesses from other parts of the country signed up for certification. I’m pleased to have a fabulous store like Harmony Works — that I know and frequent personally — on board with our program.” Harmony Works features soul-nurturing, earth sensitive items made with love. The store carries meaningful gifts and whimsical art items that are one-of-a-kind and cherished pieces.

Owners, Royce and Michael Morales of Harmony Works were very supportive about earning the designation as a Certified Locally Owned company. “We know what it’s like to have a community rally behind a business,” states Royce. “We are still reminded and humbled by the support Harmony Works received a few years ago. Things looked bleak for our store but the community got behind us and helped revive Harmony Works. We support the concept of ‘Shop Local,’ and we’re proud to be Certified Locally Owned.”

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

A successful business woman with a knack for finding business solutions, Heidi created a successful consulting agency that was coveted and purchased by a Fortune 500 company. 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™ and creator of Wineopolis® Citizen's Guide wine travel book series.

About Certified Locally Owned Certified Locally Owned makes it easier for people to find and shop at local businesses 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. The certification carries marketing benefits including being featured and marketed on the top-ranked ShopLocal.us web site as well as a unique business QR code, which marketing experts can attest is an excellent way to measure effectiveness of business advertising.

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

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