Search Loocal

Derek Huntington

Photo of Derek Huntington

My work in the community began at the age of 14, when I became a swim instructor at the Sonoma County Family YMCA.  By 16, I was coordinating the entire Y swim lesson program while helping hundreds of people each year develop healthy bodies, minds, and spirits through swimming.  My work with the YMCA continued while attending San Diego State University, where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Minor in International Politics in December 2005.

Upon returning from San Diego, I promptly acquired my Series 7 & Series 66 Securities Licenses and officially began my journey as an investment professional.  My passion for the local economy and local businesses led me to be one of the main organizers of the Sonoma County relocalization effort, and, in the fall of 2008, to co-found the Sonoma County GoLocal Cooperative.  I have proudly served as President of the GoLocal Board ever since.

I also commit significant energy to Santa Rosa American Little League as Communications Director on the Board and a perennial team manager/coach.

Stories by Derek Huntington

Why Support Made Local?

When you're Made Local, you are a healthy part of a vibrant community and clean environment. Better food. Better for the economy. Better for you.

Author Derek Huntington Date 06/30/2013
Making Santa Rosa a Stronger Economic Competitor

The official purpose of the task force is to "identify strategies to make Santa Rosa a stronger economic competitor, " with the ultimate vision of "a community that is a highly desirable place to live, work, and play."  The official actions proposed to achieve this purpose and vision are "strategies focusing on business retention, business expansion, and business recruitment."

Author Derek Huntington Date 12/02/2011
Sonoma County Banking Revealed

To help you find a local bank that is right for you, we have compiled research on Sonoma County banks and credit unions.

Author Derek Huntington Date 09/06/2011
Sonoma County Food Forum

The Sonoma County Food Forum was held last Thursday, February 24th, at the Showcase Cafe in the Sonoma County Fairgrounds facility.  The event was co-hosted by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and the Sonoma County Food System Alliance, a working group of organizations and individuals concerned about good food and healthy farms.

Author Derek Huntington Date 02/28/2011
Why Bank Local?

Local banks and credit unions play an important role in our local economy that increases the impact of the shift.


Author Derek Huntington Date 01/05/2011
Vote with Your Dollars - Part 2 of 2

Get out and vote, and while you do, remember that your political votes are only the beginning of your power to make your voice heard.

Author Derek Huntington Date 10/27/2010
GoLocal Members are North Bay's Best

GoLocal member banks and credit unions took top honors in the North Bay Biz 21st Annual "Best of" readers poll.

Author Derek Huntington Date 09/01/2010

It's time to GO LOCAL!

Get a free card today for exclusive rewards at local merchants.

Ready to Go?

Use our Sonoma County map to find GO LOCAL merchants!

Discover hundreds of locally owned merchants in your own backyard. Keep your rewards card on hand and ask folks: Are you GO LOCAL?

Try it now!


2019 Top Sponsors

Community First Credit Union Clover Stornetta Farms Oliver's Markets Redwood Credit Union Mercy Wellness Exchange Bank Sonoma Media Group, LLC Local Heroes Auto Service & Repair

Most Recommended GO LOCAL Merchants

Being a GO LOCAL merchant can help your business.

GO LOCAL is a marketing network for locally owned independent businesses.
Members work together using a shared brand and Rewards Card to increase sales. Learn more.

Ready to GO?

Sign up or renew today.

Certified Local