Building a Restaurant Empire: Jed Sanford

Innovation is an instrument of entrepreneurship and one that Jed Sanford applies in all of his collaborations to create unique dining concepts and hospitality experiences. Launching numerous popular restaurants throughout the Beach Cities, Culver City and Downtown LA, Jed has harnessed his business knowledge and enthusiasm to build a successful restaurant empire. We look forward […]

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Giving Mavericks A Visual Voice: Stefanie Dacy

Helping businesses find their “Vibrant Visual Voice” is the specialty of Stefanie Dacy and her team at 3V Signs & Graphics. Just drive around the South Bay or go to many of the local business events and you’ve probably seen their work. Since starting in 2010, at a time when the economy was still coming […]

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Business Maverick: Laurie Latham Brandt

Over 15 years ago, Laurie Latham Brandt and her husband Bob had the vision of boosting the economic future of Old Torrance, and opened the Red Car Brewery & Restaurant. They’ve pursued their dream together of bringing good food and great beer to the community and have been actively involved and giving back to the […]

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Grant Winner Shares the Wealth with South Bay Kids

FROM SMALL TOWN GIRL TO CREATIVE VISIONARY, SHOPLOCAL.US GRANT WINNER SHERI FINK SHARES THE WEALTH WITH SOUTH BAY KIDS She had big shoes to fill from an early age, “My mom was always a huge proponent of higher education and instilled in me that I would be the first person in my family to go […]

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It Takes a Maverick: Kyle Ransford

Imagine having a chef-cooked meal in your own home, delivered to your door, and you made it yourself! Once this may have been a dream, but Kyle Ransford, founder of Chef’d based in El Segundo, has made it a reality right here in the South Bay. Kyle will share more about his experience with start-ups […]

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Samantha Bossu Uses Her Winnings to Drive Business

  A YEAR LATER: TOP GRANT WINNER, SAMANTHA BOSSU USES HER WINNINGS TO DRIVE BUSINESS TO NEW HEIGHTS AND DOUBLES REVENUE ALONG THE WAY Like many young adults, the last thing she wanted to do was work in the family business. “I was raised in the plant industry, but I shunned it,” says Samantha Bossu, […]

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Grant Winner Gets More Visibility, A Boost in Sales

  GRANT WINNER GETS MORE VISIBILITY, A BOOST IN SALES, AND LOTS OF LOVE FROM THE SOUTH BAY’S FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS Bailey’s eyes were yellow and she wasn’t eating… she was very, very ill. Her owner, Jean Brusavich’s heart sank when vet after vet said Bailey was too sick and she should be put down. “I […]

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Every Maverick has a hero

Being inspired by people who have taken their own powerful and sometimes painful life experiences and choose to help others is part of the story we’ll learn about Nick Arquette’s journey at this year’s South Bay Business Mavericks Gala & Grant Awards.                 Look Who’s Speaking at South […]

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2016 SOUTH BAY BUSINESS MAVERICKS LINEUP ANNOUNCED

ONE NIGHT, FIVE LOCAL BUSINESS LEADERS WITH THE POWER TO INSPIRE HUNDREDS   Redondo Beach, California (August 9, 2016) —– ShopLocal.us announced its lineup of panelists for the 2016 South Bay Business Mavericks Gala & Grant Awards. This annual event is a celebratory gala bringing together prominent local business leaders and influencers to celebrate and […]

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Support Small Business as a Sponsor

I wanted to let you know that the Small Business Grants are open again this year and applications are already coming in. We just need a few more sponsors to join us and be part of supporting the small businesses right here in the South Bay that make our community so great! We’re making a […]

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ShopLocal.us now accepting 2016 Grant Submissions

Are you or someone you know the Next Grant Winner? ShopLocal.us is now accepting 2016 Grant Submissions from small (independent) businesses based in the South Bay. Applications are currently being accepted online at ShopLocal.us. Deadline is September 30.

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