MANHATTAN BEACH, CA — Spending your money in Manhattan Beach matters and in an effort to get that message out as well as support the local businesses that make Manhattan Beach what it is, the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Manhattan Beach Downtown Business + Professional Association, the North End Business Improvement District and the Manhattan Village shopping center have launched “Local Love for Manhattan Beach,” a campaign aimed to encourage residents to spend locally.
“Every dollar spent in Manhattan Beach benefits the local economy and helps pay for public safety, schools, street repairs, parks maintenance, recreation opportunities and other City services,” said Mayor Richard Montgomery. “Our businesses help preserve our small-town beach character and now, more than ever, we should shop and dine locally to support them through these trying times,” he said.
Small businesses have long been a backbone of Manhattan Beach, bringing distinctive services to the city and its guests, as well as supporting the community, including schools and nonprofits.
“We hope that as a community we can rally together to support local business to help the community survive the pandemic and effectively recover when the virus has run its course,” said Kelly Stroman, president/CEO of the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce. “Local businesses provide employment opportunities, entertainment and fun for families, and most importantly keeps dollars close to home to help the local economy.”
Shoppers and community members are encouraged to use #MBLocalLove and tag @downtownmanhattanbeach, @mbchamber, @cityofmb and @mbparksandrec when shopping at local Manhattan Beach businesses.
“Local Love for Manhattan Beach” is a multi-media campaign that functions as an educational tool to help residents understand the importance of supporting local businesses by shopping, dining and staying in ManhattanBeach. To initiate the campaign, the City has prepared a short video.