Current News About GO LOCAL

Find media coverage of GO LOCAL in this section as well as announcements about our programs and events.
Local Business Recovery Fund 2022

GO LOCAL and Sustaining Technologies are offering a matching funds program to help dozens of locally owned businesses strengthen their marketing to increase sales.

Top 5 Reasons to Choose a Community Bank or Credit Union

Move Your Money!

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!

Local Economic Pollinators

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

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Independents Month 2014 Graphic
This GO LOCAL graphic can be found as a special insert in the North Bay Bohemian for the week of July 2-9, 2014.
Sonoma County Food System Alliance Next Steps
For the past two years I've served as GO LOCAL's representative on the Sonoma County Food System Alliance.  Our next step is getting the Food Action Plan implemented.
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.
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.