About the Gala

Be part of an amazing local business celebration!

The South Bay Business Mavericks Gala & Grant Awards is a unique event bringing together over 100 local South Bay business owners, professionals, and community leaders to celebrate, learn, inspire, connect and honor local businesses.

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Hosted by ShopLocal.us, the Mavericks Gala is an opportunity to show your support and give back to the local businesses that help keep the South Bay communities healthy, wealthy and vibrant.

Inspiration, connection and learning

The South Bay Business Mavericks was created by ShopLocal.us because we believe in honoring the courage, creativity, discipline, and sound business acumen it takes to be in business.

We hand select some of the South Bay’s most prominent business “mavericks” and leaders to share powerful lessons that helped them to launch and thrive in business. Our Mavericks Panelists inspire the business community through thought-provoking stories of perseverance, and the challenges and risks taken on the road to success.

An event unlike any other…

The evening begins with plenty of Networking Opportunities
Bring your business cards and meet and mingle with entrepreneurs, small business owners, our South Bay Business Mavericks, the media, and the local community.

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Meet our Sponsors
See what’s happening around your neighborhood. Meet some of our featured local businesses and get to know how they support other businesses and our community.

Learn from an incredible panel of Local Business Mavericks
A dynamic group of prominent local business leaders and influencers share stories of courage, creativity, and risk-taking that goes along with running a business and growing a brand. Attendees also have the opportunity to ask our panelists questions about their business.

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Local Food & Libations
You can’t have a celebration on an empty stomach, so there will be plenty of hearty appetizers and other goodies to sample while you’re mingling with your peers and prospective partners and clients.

Awards Ceremony
The celebration culminates with ShopLocal’s Small Indie Business Grant Awards where 3 local businesses are announced as grant winners. Winners receive this money to help fund important business needs and support the sustainability and growth of their small business.

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Celebrate local businesses and support their efforts that help create healthy, wealthy, and vibrant communities.

Register Today!
(save $$ with early bird registration; prices will go up.)

Sponsorship Opportunities

We’re committed to giving our sponsors incredible exposure throughout the South Bay community and beyond by declaring your support for local businesses which aligns with the values of a unique and powerful demographic of local consumers.

Don’t miss out on this gala event!