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I Love Local Business is a collaborative project supported by dozens of local community organizations in the 805 and facilitated by Women’s Economic Ventures. The marketing and support campaign is aimed to help businesses recover after recent disasters. It’s an educational and community building initiative to encourage locals to shop at local businesses. The effort is regional stretching from Santa Maria to the Conejo Valley.

I Love Local Business

Music Video Sponsors

Parody Lyrics by Molly-Ann Leikin
A Special Thank You to: 
Nick P. Ouellette Photography
Stephanie Armstrong

Marquee Sponsors

Silver Screen Sponsors

Brasil Arts Cafe

Instrumental Music Co.

Letter Perfect

Montecito Bank & Trust

Santa Barbara Foundation

I Love Local Business Steering Committee

Stephanie Armstrong, The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region                                    Clare Briglio, Economic Development Collaborative
Sharon Byrne, Montecito Association
Stephanie Caldwell, Ventura Chamber of Commerce
Lynnette Coverly, NAWBO-Ventura County                                                                        Danelle Coyle, Women’s Economic Ventures                                                                      Vanessa Decker, The Townmarket
Joyce Donaldson, Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce                                            Laura Kay Dunbar, The Madison Method
Darcel Elliott, Office of County Supervisor Das Williams
Elske Free, Visit Santa Barbara
Ron Gallo, Santa Barbara Foundation
Melinda Hambrick, Seaward Merchants Association, Kay’s Coffee
Nina Johnson, City of Santa Barbara
James Joyce III, Office of Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson                                                Phebe Mansur, Goleta Old Town Community Association
Hannah Miller, Locallist Market
Nick Ouellette, Nick P. Ouellette Photography                                                                  Nicki Parr, Women’s Economic Ventures
Brian Pendleton, Ventura Port District
Natalie Ruffing, NAWBO Ventura County
Regina Ruiz, Women’s Economic Ventures
Peter Rupert, UCSB
Bob Samario, City of Santa Barbara
Ky Schultz, Lure Films
Kate Schwab, Downtown Santa Barbara
Jeanne Spencer, Idea Engineering
Jennifer Talt Lundin, Ventura Port District
Das Williams, First District County Supervisor


  • Thank you to all who made the I Love Local Business video possible from the steering committee to the huge community support including: The Montecito Fire Department, TV Santa Barbara, Ventura Port District, La Arcada Plaza, Alison Hardy, Jeannines Bakery, California State Parks, Montecito Community Foundation, Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, South Side Coffee Co., Santa Barbara Gift Baskets, Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab, Industrial Eats, The Clique, A Piece of the Past, Santa Paula Trading Co., Revolution Board Company, Treats, Veterinary Angels, Garman’s Pub, Yes Dance, D. Volk Wines, Bart’s Books, Cristina Ricci, JR Bookkeeping Services, Blackbird Trading Co., Santa Barbara College of Law, CASA of SB County, The Dance Network, La Cumbre Animal Hospital, Soothing Eyes, The Ultimate Escape Room, Edward Jones, About Faces Skin Care, JM Tax, Ventura Harbor Market, Ambrosia by Caffrodite, Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce, Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce, Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce, Lompoc Chamber of Commerce, Buellton Chamber of Commerce, Solvang Chamber of Commerce, Goleta Chamber of Commerce and Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce