Choose Culver City Buy Local Campaign

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Support Community Businesses

Culver City prides itself on its authentic “small town” feel with unique restaurants, services and specialty retailers.  As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact our small business, it is important to think local first and #ChooseCulverCity when shopping, dining, or requiring services.  Buying local maintains our community character, supports our local economy and continues to ensure quality of life that makes Culver City an exceptional place to live, work and enjoy.

Love Local, Buy Local

#OpenforBusiness

The Culver City community has a long history of supporting small and family owned businesses.  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to redefine our “new normal” and more businesses reopen – now is the time to support local businesses and ensure their survival and success.  Not comfortable going into a store or dining in?  No problem!  Many of our businesses offer online shopping, shipping, home delivery and curbside pickup! Just ask!

#SupportLocal

Local business owners care about Culver City and their customers.  Supporting our local businesses maintains a sense of community, provide jobs and supports a wide range of other local businesses too. When you choose a Culver City business, you are supporting our local economy.   Taxable dollars spent in Culver City help benefit important City-provided services like public safety, senior services, after-school programs, street maintenance, streetlights and parks. 

#ShopSmall

Shopping small is fun and fulfilling!   Whether in Downtown, West Washington, Culver City Arts District, Westfield Culver City, or along any of our commercial corridors, our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of our distinctive character and provide you with personal service.

#ChooseCommunity

Going out to dinner? Need something for the house?  Purchasing a gift for a special person?  Sending flowers?  Choose Culver City!  We have hundreds of small businesses that provide personal and exceptional products and services.

When you choose Culver City, you choose community.

And we need the community’s help to promote this program and support our businesses!  Let us know if you are willing to help by:

  • Posting a lawn sign (City will provide)
  • Hanging a window poster (limited quantities and downloadable)
  • Wearing a “Love Local Buy Local” pin when out and about (City or businesses will provide)
  • Sharing why you buy local (and how!) on your social media!

We have a limited selection of collateral materials available on a first come, first served basis. Please email Elaine Warner to become a “buy local ambassador” and help us spread the word!

Business Resources

The #ChooseCulverCity campaign works to promote and support local businesses as they recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19.  We need you help to spread the word by:

Promoting “love local, buy local” at your business site and related social media

Posting a decal or poster and including a quick hashtag to buy local helps build awareness and is free!!  The primary hashtag and aggregator for the program is  #chooseculvercity

Downloading logos, posters and program copy

Items can quickly and easily be printed, posted or incorporated in your social media or other promotional efforts.

 

Uploading your business information to our “Open for Business” map

Businesses will be featured in on our interactive map that will be promoted via the City’s email blast and social media.

Requesting a free “buy local” toolkit – featuring decals, pins, stickers and signs! 

Email Elaine at elaine.warner@culvercity.org or call (310) 253-5777 and we’ll mail or deliver to you!

  • Window Clings (6” diameter)
  • “Love Local Buy Local” employee pins
  • “Love Local Shop Local” or “Love Local Dine Local” customer support stickers


Love Local Music Program

Applications now available for the Love Local Music Program!

The City of Culver City is pleased to launch the “Love Local” Music Program to enhance economic recovery efforts, enrich commercial corridors, and support neighborhood businesses.

As part of the #ChooseCulverCity campaign, local musicians - who are Culver City residents or current employees of a business in the city - are invited to perform in designated City spaces to enliven business districts throughout the community. Potential performance locations in Culver City include the Downtown area, the Arts District, West Washington Boulevard, and Westfield Culver City. The "Love Local" music program will be a key attraction as part of the community’s Buy Local activities anticipated from June through October 2022.

Musicians interested in participating in the program may complete an electronic application and upload relevant information by May 6th. The Economic Recovery Task Force Performance Subcommittee will review applications and make recommendations for a slate of musicians to participate in the pilot program. Musicians will receive a small stipend for their performance.  The performances selected by the Subcommittee would be considered City sponsored, included on the “Love Local” Master Calendar (coming soon!), and promoted via the City’s website and social media.

For more information, please email Economic Development Project Manager Elaine Warner or call her at (310) 253-5777.