Buy Local Berkeley - ABOUT

About Buy Local Berkeley: What We Do
Our mission is to boost our strong, vibrant local economy:

Shifting consumer spending to independent, locally-owned & operated businesses whenever possible.

Connecting consumers with businesses, promoting Berkeley's amazing, unique businesses and producers.

Marketing, publicity, advertising, education on the social, economic, cultural, environmental and community benefits and personal joys of shopping local, unique businesses.

Empowering independent, locally-owned & operated businesses to promote their business and communicate the benefits of Buying Local.

For businesses, we provide public relations, marketing and advertising campaigns centered around the Buy Local message and business promotion needs.  We organize community events and community outreach, including concentrated efforts around the holiday season. We offer educational resources and workshops for businesses, especially on social media, marketing, and press outreach.

For individuals we provide a comprehensive online directory of locally-owned, independent businesses, opening up a world of distinctive shopping, dining, arts and entertainment and memorable experiences in Berkeley. Kind of like getting the inside scoop from a local!

The Buy Local Berkeley audience is huge and targeted
We are dedicated to connecting our local business members to our

  • Over 5,000 enewsletter subscribers
  • Over 2,000 Twitter and Facebook followers
  • Thousands of news media impressions through local publications and media partners

Buy Local Berkeley is a fiscally-sponsored project of the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce and contracted by the City of Berkeley to promote our independent, local businesses.

Buy Local Berkeley is a proud member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, and part of the growing international movement to raise awareness about the benefits of shopping at independent, locally-owned & operated businesses.

Buy Local Berkeley Executive Committee


Heather Hensley, Executive Director, North Shattuck Association

Travis Le Master, Marketing Manager, Downtown Berkeley Association

Amy Thomas, Pegasus Books

Buy Local Berkeley
c/o Berkeley Chamber of Commerce

1834 University Ave.  
Berkeley, CA 94703


See the 2015 BLB Program Accomplishments Summary and our 2016 Strategy-
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