Current News About GO LOCAL

Current News About GO LOCAL

Find media coverage of GO LOCAL in this section as well as announcements about our programs and events.

Chain Pharmacy Pricing is a Tough Pill to Swallow

This article, co-authored by GO LOCAL's Janeen Murray and originally published in the June 2018 issue of the Sonoma County Gazette, explores a new report from the Consumers Union which shows that chains get away with pricing prescription drugs several times higher than local pharmacies.

MERCHANTS: Refer Local Overview and Upcoming Meetings

Refer Local is a monthly networking and referral meeting for GO LOCAL members, supporting our mission of economic development marketing through relationship building and local patronage. Get to know your fellow GO LOCAL business members and gain new customers!

Celebrate Your Local Independents in July

Try out a new local business during the month of July as a way to "Celebrate our Independents!".  Look for local independent businesses throughout Sonoma County.  Find hundreds of local, independently owned businesses in the GO LOCAL LIST.

Local Economic Pollinators

Resident consumption controls 70% of the economy. Buying local packs a powerful force for economic good.

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RADIO: KRCB on GO LOCAL Rewards Card Growth
The number of people actively using GO LOCAL rewards cards, and the number of businesses honoring them, both grew substantially in 2013.
GO LOCAL Branding Strength in the News
GO LOCAL has built incredible brand value over the past five years.  The shared brand generates hundreds of millions in market impressions each year.
Cooperative Money: The Key to Sustainable Prosperity
GO LOCAL Board Member Philip Beard shares his thoughts about local currency.
Small businesses play big role in Sonoma County
We really are a county of small businesses, almost micro businesses,” said Ben Stone, executive director of the Sonoma County Economic Development Board.
Livestream Interview with GL Co-Founder Philip Beard
"Homeowners for Justice" host CJ Holmes spreads the word about Go Local Bucks on the Apr. 18 installment of her daily show.
Womens' Spaces TV Show Features GO LOCAL
Elaine B. Holtz interviews team and board member Janeen Murray.
INTERVIEW: Bernard Lietaer and Jacqui Dunne
Rethinking Money, a new book all about complementary currencies,  explores remedies for Government, Business and Entrepreneurship, NGOs and the Civil Society, and the private citizen.
Grown Local Marin County Expands
This article appears in the Marin Independent Journal and is written by Megan Hansen.  It describes the Grown Local program in Marin County as expanded from Sonoma County.
The Cooperative Way to a Stronger Economy
Co-ops—just like people—can get more done together than anyone can do alone. They come in many forms, and are more common than you might imagine.
GRAPHIC: The GO LOCAL Story So Far
GO LOCAL infographic that highlights milestones of achievement in 2012.
GO LOCAL Bucks featured on KRCB Radio's "North Bay Report"
Economic benefits multiply when dollars re-circulate in the local business community. Creating a form of local money ensures it won't go elsewhere, and that's what GoLocal is quietly doing here in Sonoma County.
What Goes Around...
Several years ago Derek Huntington and Philip Beard cooked up the idea of ‘spendable rebates’ conveyed through digital card readers and plastic cards linked through the internet to form a network.