Think Local First!

Real Estate Agent with Bailey Properties, Inc. CA DRE # 01375721

Santa Cruz's Think Local First has been such an amazing resource for the small businesses and local vendors of Santa Cruz. Established by a group of business owners in 2007, Think Local First (TLF) formed around its mission to promote and sustain economic vitality while preserving the unique character of Santa Cruz County. Its founding members believed that if the community rallied around locally owned businesses and made a conscious effort to shop at local stores then everyone would benefit. Locally owned business would prosper and more of the residents hard-earned money would continue to circulate within the community—a huge benefit to the local infrastructure and community health.



When we spend within our community much of the time that money is going to end up staying in the community than when you spend at large box stores. Think Local First has estimated that for every $100 spend locally about $48-$85 of that will stay local


Now Think Local First is a wonderful resource for all sorts of Santa Cruz local businesses. They can help promote products and events and give them a place to congriage with other local businesses like themselves. 


Here are some events going on just in the next few weeks!


Mid Town Fridays

Come Celebrate all the vibrancy of Midtown at our Summer Block Party, happening every Friday!
Food – Artists – Live Music – Vendors.


Downtown Santa Cruz Makers Market! 

This market hosts a wide range of locally handmade goods! You can find some of your favorite Santa Cruz makers here AND brand new makers...the variety of goods at the market is AMAZING!


Scotts Valley Art Wine & Beer Festival!

Over 100 fabulous artists, the areas most prestigious wineries and award-winning micro-breweries pouring their best. Enjoy culinary creations from food vendors of diverse cusines

Comments (4)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, GRI,CRS this is a great idea.  More local businesses should do the same.

Aug 06, 2021 04:48 PM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX

Good morning Pete.  I love things like this.  I live in a small community but great up in a large city.  I love the Farmers Markets and Craft shows.  I do try to support them when they are going on, plus it is just a lot of fun and a great way to bring the community together.  I would love to go to one in your area - Midtown Fridays - I bet that would be so much fun!  Have a great day!

Aug 07, 2021 04:20 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Pete - I have seen signs in some windows in various shopping/business districts "Buy Local or Bye Bye Local".  

Aug 07, 2021 05:21 AM
Pete Cullen ~ Broker Associate, GRI,CRS
Bailey Properties, Inc. - Santa Cruz, CA
Serving The Entire Monterey Bay Area

Happy Saturday Active Rainers!  Thank you for the likes and comments!   Our local businesses are a blessing and vital to our local economies.

Aug 07, 2021 07:04 AM