Wonderful party/showcase last week when hundreds of people came to celebrate local business at the Think Local First mixer at Cruzioworks in downtown Santa Cruz.
Buying locally puts a much higher percentage of your dollars back into your own community where it can be used to foster a safer, cleaner, better environment in which to live in and raise children.
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Think Local First! For more information — and to join this excellent organization– check out their website at http://www.thinklocalsantacruz.org/
Some of the TLF Board — Karl Heiman from Pergolesi & Mr. Toots, Scott Roseman from New Leaf Community Markets, Peter Beckmann from Beckmann’s Bakery
The theme was Hawaii. Lovely dancing and music.
Why, there is Nancy from Ecology Action
Chris Yonge showing off some MakersFactory work
And the wine was delicious
Not to brag, but Cruzioworks event space in downtown Santa Cruz easily held the hundreds of visitors and dozens of business displays. The space is well-lit, comfortable and airy. And dozens of Cruzioworks coworkers were on hand — they are all local businesses, and many of them are members of TLF.
Scott Roseman of New Leaf Markets gave the keynote address.
Second Harvest Food Bank. Check them out, a worthwhile charity who gives help where it’s sorely needed.
This very successful and popular event was largely organized by Jahnai Eldridge of Cruzio. Go Jahnai!
Karl describes Think Local First
There is Santa Cruz Mayor Don Lane
Lots of boothing and display of wares. Quite a variety and all the displays got a good look from the crowd of hundreds and lots of networking went on. Good for business, good for our community.