SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
GUIDE TO WHERE THE LOCALS GO
We Rent, We Sell, We Deliver
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1515 Pacific Avenue • 831.429.6101 Free validated parking in Locust Street garage behind the store
Find us locally at Sockshop Santa Cruz 17 Municipal Wharf Suite E socksmith.com 4
20 ARTS, EDUCATION & ENTERTAINMENT Museums & Galleries Music & Theater Tourism & Attractions Education 22 DINING, SPIRITS & HOSPITALITY Accommodations Bakeries Bars & Pubs Breweries Catering Coffee Ice Cream & Yogurt Prepared Foods Restaurants Wineries 34 HEALTH & WELLNESS Acupuncture Chiropractic Day Spas Fitness Health & Wellness Retail Medical Optical Pharmacy 44 COMMUNITY Community & Social Services Media Outlets Nonprofits 48 SHOPPING & RETAIL Adult Apparel Art Supplies Auto Bicycles Books
Dispensaries Farm Supply Gifts Grocers & Specialty Foods Home & Garden Jewelry Liquor Stores Lumber & Building Materials Office Supply & Office Furniture Pet Stores Retail Restaurant Supply Shoe Stores Smoke Shops Sporting Goods 71 SERVICES Accounting & Bookkeeping Attorneys Banks & Credit Unions Business Services Communications Computers Contractors, Construction & Design Graphic Design & Illustration Insurance Interior Design Landscaping Marketing Photography Printers Real Estate Safety & Security Senior Services Transportation Travel Veterinarian Services Website Services Wholesale
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Locally owned and operated since 1966 831.688.6211 • aptoslandscapesupply.com 5035 Freedom Blvd. Aptos Mon – Sat 7:30am to 4:30pm, closed Sundays
Dear Friends, Welcome to the 11th edition of the Think Local First Member Directory. Inside you will find information about hundreds of locally
owned and operated businesses. Keep this Directory to find and frequent the businesses in it. You can also find detailed information about all our members at thinklocalsantacruz.org and join TLF, if you haven’t already. •
Variety is the spice of life: You will find tremendous diversity and unique consumer experiences when you visit a TLF business.
Quality and price: Independent, locally owned businesses want to give you the best bang for your buck to keep you coming back!
Insider’s track: You know who owns local independent businesses? It’s folks who have lived here for years. Ask them for their recommendations on restaurants, activities, and shopping hotspots to feel like a local (and go where the locals go!).
Good Vibes: When you spend your dollars at Think Local First member businesses, the money you spend will stay here to compensate employees who live in our neighborhoods, to pay suppliers who are part of Santa Cruz County’s business environment and even to support our schools and fire fighters through tax revenue.
Please let this directory be your guide! Shop the logo and live the philosophy of Think Local First—County of Santa Cruz.
Locally Yours, The Board of Think Local First
Santa Cruz County
Largest selection of Organic Food and Supplements in Santa Cruz County Celebrating our 50th year in business Come experience a Santa Cruz original! Great Prices
1266 Soquel Ave • Santa Cruz • 831-423-8632 8
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
GUIDE TO WHERE THE LOCALS GO
INDEX OF BUSINESS CATEGORIES
7 WELCOME 9 CONTENTS 11 BOARD & STAFF OF THINK 13 HISTORY LOCAL FIRST
10 REASONS TO 14 SHOP LOCAL
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
17 PARTNER WITH US 18 NEW TLF WEBSITE 20 MEMBER DIRECTORY 37 WHO DO YOU TRUST 96 CHARTER MEMBERS & COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS THINKLOCALFIRSTSC.ORG
THE BIG PICTURE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
CONTRIBUTORS Karen Kefauver, Kimberly Parrish, Andrea Konrad, Peter Beckmann, Karl Heiman, Peter Neuwald, Mike Bass ART DIRECTOR Tabi Zarrinnaal PRODUCTION MANAGER Rosie Eckerman DESIGNERS Rosie Eckerman, DiAnna VanEycke ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Debra Whizin ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVES Lisa Buckley, Sue Lamothe, Ilana Rauch Packer, Tiffani Petrov ACCOUNTING Sarah Puckett CIRCULATION MANAGER Shannen Craig OFFICE MANAGER Kari Mansfeld GENERAL MANAGER Lee May Cover design by Tabi Zarrinnaal Published by Think Local First Santa Cruz County P.O. Box 1263, Capitola, CA 95010 info@ThinkLocalSantaCruz.com | ThinkLocalFirstSC.org THINKLOCALFIRSTSC.ORG
County-wide collaboration & progressive economic change since 1977
From the farming families of the Pajaro Valley to the surfing schools of Santa Cruz, we do better together. • Financial Counseling • ITIN Accounts • Auto, Personal, Mortgage & Mobile Home Loans • Low-rate Visa Credit Card • Checking, Savings & Money Market • SBA Loans • Business Start-up Loans & Credit Lines • Commercial Real Estate • Equipment & Vehicle Loans • Solar Power Loans
324 Front Street, Santa Cruz 590 Auto Center Drive, Watsonville
(831) 425-7708 | SCCCU.org 10
BOARD & STAFF
BOARD & STAFF PETER NEUWALD ANB INSURANCE SERVICES
Chair & Director
KIMBERLY PARRISH DAVID LYNG REAL ESTATE, PARRISH CREATIVE
KAREN KEFAUVER SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING MANAGER
PETER BECKMANN BECKMANNâ€™S BAKERY
Director & Co-Founder
KARL HEIMAN MR. TOOTS COFFEEHOUSE
Director & Co-Founder MICHAEL OLSON KSCO RADIO
Director, Spokesperson and Co-Founder, Indie Biz Expo Co-Organizer MIKE BASS IMAGINEER DESIGN & COAST MERCHANT SERVICES
OFFICERS ANDREA KONRAD
SPECIAL THANKS NICOLE GALLIZIOLI NETWORK MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
Indie Biz Expo Co-Organizer
THE HISTORY OF
THINK LOCAL FIRST In the spring of 2007, a handful of Santa Cruz business owners rallied around a common concern: the threat to local businesses posed by proliferating chain stores and easy online shopping. The need to promote and strengthen Santa Cruz County’s independent and local business community has grown increasingly important with the growing prevalence, here and in other shopping districts as more chain stores move in. Think Local First – County of Santa Cruz was forming in 2007 around the shared desire to “promote and sustain economic vitality while preserving the unique character of Santa Cruz County.” The logic was that if the community was more aware of supporting independent and locally-owned businesses, everyone would benefit: a ‘local’ economy would prosper and circulate money throughout the community, in turn promoting local spending and, ultimately, contributing to the vibrancy and health of Santa Cruz County. In the early stages of Think Local First, folks volunteered their time and efforts without any guarantee of affecting much change. The TLF movement was largely fueled by inspiration found in stories of community support for independent businesses such as Kepler’s Books. In 2005, Kepler’s Books, a beloved and renowned bookseller in nearby Menlo Park, had abruptly shut its doors, having succumbed to competing chains and online book retailers. In an unexpected outpouring of support, the Menlo Park community came forth with donations, a viable business strategy, and a new board of directors. Within six weeks, Kepler’s Books re-opened and remains a vibrant hub of Peninsula cultural life. Santa Cruz County has seen a comparable surge in community awareness and support. TLF’s first public meeting took place at Bookshop Santa Cruz, our own local treasure, in October 2007. We invite participation by members of the public to share ideas and continue the momentum of the movement. Think Local First and its members emphasize the link between our unique, thriving local economy and a unique, thriving town. It’s a simple concept, really: what goes around comes around. It’s about creating our community – together. ThinkLocalFirstSC.org
10 REASONS TO SHOP LOCAL
Why shop at a locally owned business first? The following 10 reasons show how money spent at local businesses is reinvested in your community, creating economic vitality and helping the community maintain its unique appeal. 1
MORE MONEY RECIRCULATES IN THE LOCAL ECONOMY When you shop at locally owned businesses, more money stays in the community because local businesses frequently purchase from other local businesses. Purchasing local goods and services helps grow the local tax base as well as area businesses.
2 UNIQUE BUSINESSES CREATE CHARACTER AND PROSPERITY The distinctive character of Santa Cruz County is what brought us here and keeps us here. Independent and locally owned businesses are an integral part of the uniqueness of our area. 3 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT IS REDUCED Local businesses purchase more of their inventory from other local businesses and require less transportation. They are usually located in the town or city center rather than the outskirts. This reduces urban sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution. 4 MOST NEW JOBS ARE PROVIDED BY LOCALLY OWNED BUSINESSES Small, locally owned businesses employ more people in the U.S. than large businesses. 5 NONPROFITS RECEIVE GREATER SUPPORT Local business owners donate more to local charities than national chains. 6 CUSTOMER SERVICE IS BETTER Local businesses often hire people with more specialized product or service expertise. Local business owners and employees live in our local neighborhoods and create a more personal shopping experience. 7 LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS INVEST IN COMMUNITY Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the cityâ€™s future. 8 PUBLIC BENEFITS FAR OUTWEIGH PUBLIC COSTS Local businesses require comparatively little infrastructure and utilize public services more efficiently than chain stores. 9 COMPETITION AND DIVERSITY LEAD TO MORE AND BETTER CHOICES A marketplace consisting of a number of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term. 10 LOCALIZED ECONOMIES ATTRACT ENTREPRENEURISM AND A SKILLED WORKFORCE Economic research shows that in an increasingly homogenized world, entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character.
Where does the Money Go?
Source: Andersonville Indie Impact Study Series Supplement, 2012
Independent businesses bring substantial benefits to local economies compared to their chain competitors. While chain stores and chain restaurants extract locally-generated revenue from the community with each bank transaction, independents create a virtuous cycle of local spending, producing more jobs for residents, increased tax revenue for local governments, more investment in both commercial and residential districts, and enhanced support for local nonprofits. In short, these businesses create better communities. THINKLOCALFIRSTSC.ORG
CHARLIE HONG KONG Celebrating 20 years!
Feeding our community with love, generosity, integrity & kindness
Real Food Healthy & Affordable Noodles and Rice Bowls Organic Locally Grown Veggies
Dog Friendly Patio
1141 SOQUEL AVE, SANTA CRUZ 831.426.5664 â€¢ OPEN DAILY 11AM - 11PM CHARLIEHONGKONG.COM 16
PARTNER WITH US
AS A COMMUNITY MEMBER
We encourage you to think FIRST about supporting local businesses when going shopping, looking for services, dining out, selecting your bank or investment provider and everywhere you choose to spend your hardearned dollars. If you love local businesses, let them know and encourage others to support them as well! Next time you go to a business with a TLF logo in the window, tell them you appreciate what they do for the community.
AS A LOCALLY OWNED BUSINESS IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY Become a member of Think Local First. It’s easy! Just go to our website thinklocalsantacruz.org and click “Join Us”. Please spread the word and encourage other locally owned businesses to join. “Strength in numbers” applies especially to this campaign; the stronger we are, the stronger our message and the greater the results will be. Display the TLF decal in your business window; use the TLF logo on your website and in your own advertising. If you need a window decal or a banner, let us know: info@ thinklocalsantacruz.org.
GO THE EXTRA MILE
We invite you to get involved. We’re a fun group of movers and shakers who have made a lot happen since the official launch of Think Local First in 2007. Let us know if you would like to join the board of directors or become a volunteer. We have an active community online, too. JUMP INTO THE CONVERSATION ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: FACEBOOK.COM/THINKLOCALSANTACRUZ/
Join us! ThinkLocalFirstSC.org
NEW TLF WEBSITE
THINKLOCALFIRSTSC.ORG THE PREMIER ONLINE DIRECTORY FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES & COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS In 2018 Think Local First launched a new online directory with an impressive list of features that make it the premier business directory in Santa Cruz County. Features include:
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Detailed Listings for Think Local First Members Photo and Video Galleries Events Coupon Specials from TLF Members Property Listings Job Listings Articles Classifieds Products
The Think Local First website is Mobile Friendly. So, you can easily find what you’re looking for on your phone or tablet, use one-click dial to call a business, or easily get Google Maps directions. You can search for a business, or you can browse by categories to get the latest information about all Think Local First members. We are committed to providing unparalleled value to Santa Cruz shoppers and to our Think Local First members.
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(831) 476-6363 • www.appipool.com 1527 Commercial Way Santa Cruz, CA (Hwy 1 at Soquel) THINKLOCALFIRSTSC.ORG
ARTS, EDUCATION & ENTERTAINMENT
MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES AGRICULTURAL HISTORY PROJECT Nonprofit Member WATSONVILLE 2601 E. Lake Ave. 831-724-5898 aghistoryproject.org LUMEN GALLERY Bronze Member CAPITOLA 112 Capitola Ave., Ste 100 831-295-6647 lumengal.com PAJARO VALLEY ARTS Nonprofit Member WATSONVILLE 37 Sudden St. 831-722-3062 pvarts.org SANTA CRUZ CHILDRENâ€™S MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY Nonprofit Member CAPITOLA 1855 41st. Ave. Ste C-10 831-316-5200 sccmod.org SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAIN ART CTR. Nonprofit Member SAN LORENZO VALLEY 9341 Mill St. 831-336-3513 mountainartcenter.org SEYMOUR MARINE DISCOVERY CENTER NonProfit Member SANTA CRUZ 100 Shaffer Rd. 831-459-3800 seymourcenter.ucsc.edu MUSIC & THEATER SANTA CRUZ SHAKESPEARE Nonprofit Member SANTA CRUZ 500 Chestnut St. 831-460-6396 santacruzshakespeare.org TOURISM & ATTRACTIONS BREW CRUZ Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ 924 B. Cayuga St. 831-222-0120 scbrewcruz.com KAITLYN CLARE TAROT Bronze Member SAN LORENZO VALLEY Boulder Creek 831-334-9106 kaitlynclaretarot.com
MARTINELLIâ€™S COMPANY STORE Silver Member WATSONVILLE 345 Harvest Dr. 831-768-3938 martinellis.com SANTA CRUZ SEASIDE COMPANY Gold Charter Member SANTA CRUZ 400 Beach St. 831-423-5590 beachboardwalk.com SANTA CRUZ BEACH BOARDWALK COMPANY Gold Charter Member SANTA CRUZ 400 Beach St. 831-423-5590 beachboardwalk.com SEGWAY SANTA CRUZ TOURS Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ 123 Stanford Ave. 831-466-0206 segwaysantacruztours.com SUP SHACK SANTA CRUZ Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ 2214 East Cliff Dr. 831-464-7467 supshacksantacruz.com EDUCATION CODE NATURALLY INC. Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ 181 Walnut Ave. 831-471-5425 codenaturally.com
ARTS, EDUCATION & ENTERTAINMENT
KAYAK CONNECTION Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ 413 Lake Ave. 831-479-1121 kayakconnection.com
INDIGITAL STUDIOS / 365 PRODUCER Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ 1305 Fair Ave. 831-419-6070 365producer.com PACIFIC SAIL Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ 7890 Mariner Park Way 831-423-7245 pacificsail.com THE BAY SCHOOL Nonprofit Member LIVE OAK 1026 Capitola Rd. 831-462-9620 thebayschool.org THINKLOCALFIRSTSC.ORG
DINING, SPIRITS & HOSPITALITY
ACCOMMODATIONS OCEAN ECHO INN & BEACH COTTAGES Bronze Member LIVE OAK 401 Johans Beach Dr. 831-462-4192 oceanecho.com BAKERIES BECKMANN'S BAKERY Gold Charter Member SANTA CRUZ 104 Bronson St. 831-426-3610 beckmansbakery.com COMPANION BAKERS Silver Member SANTA CRUZ 2341 Mission St. 831-252-2253 companionbakeshop.com KERRIâ€™S KREATIONS Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ 831-429-5129 kerrikreations.com PACIFIC COOKIE CO. Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ 1203 Pacific Ave. 831-429-9709 pacificcookie.com SHERRI'S COOKIES Bronze Member CAPITOLA 1855 41st Ave. 831-334-2409 sherriscookies.com BARS & PUBS 99 BOTTLES OF BEER ON THE WALL Silver Member SANTA CRUZ 110 Walnut Ave. 831-459-9999 99bottles.com BREWERIES DISCRETION BREWING Silver Member SOQUEL 2703 41st Ave. 831-316-0662 discrectionbrewing.com
DINING, SPIRITS & HOSPITALITY
LÚPOLO CRAFT BEER HOUSE Silver Member SANTA CRUZ 233 Cathcart St. 831-454-8306 lupolosc.com NEW BOHEMIA BREWING COMPANY Gold Member SANTA CRUZ 1030 41st Ave. 831 588-0986 nubobrew.com SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAIN BREWING Silver Member SANTA CRUZ 402 Ingalis St. 831-425-4900 scmbrew.com UNCOMMON BREWERS Silver Member SANTA CRUZ 303 Potrero St. Ste 40-H 831-621-6270 uncommonbrewers.com THINKLOCALFIRSTSC.ORG
DINING, SPIRITS & HOSPITALITY
CATERING D'LA COLMENA Gold Member WATSONVILLE 129 W. Lake Ave. 831-724-4544 dlacolmenacatering.com COFFEE COFFEE NINE Bronze Member SAN LORENZO VALLEY 9505 Hwy 9 831-336-4521 coffeenine.com COFFEETOPIA Silver Member SANTA CRUZ 3701 Portola Dr. 831-477-1940 1443 Capitola Rd. SANTA CRUZ 831-427-7181 1723 Mission St. SANTA CRUZ 831-425-6583 coffeetopia.com HIDDEN FORTRESS COFFEE ROASTING Bronze Member WATSONVILLE 125 Hangar Way 831-246-1748 hiddenfortresscoffee.com
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DINING, SPIRITS & HOSPITALITY
Mission Hill Creamery
MR. TOOTS COFFEEHOUSE Bronze Member CAPITOLA 221 Esplanade 831-475-3679 tootscoffee.com ICE CREAM & YOGURT MARIANNE'S ICE CREAM Gold Member SANTA CRUZ 1020 Ocean St. 831-458-1447 218 State Park Dr. APTOS 831-713-4746 mariannesicecream.com MISSION HILL CREAMERY Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ 1101 B Pacific Ave. 831-239-4812 missionhillcreamery.com PREPARED FOODS FOODSMITH Bronze Member SOQUEL 1840 41st. Ave Ste 102-300 831-480-2345 myfoodsmith.com SUSHI MARKET SPROUTS Silver Member SANTA CRUZ 300 7th. Ave. 831-465-1177
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Family Friendly Pub • Pet Friendly Patio
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DINING, SPIRITS & HOSPITALITY
RESTAURANTS ALDO'S HARBOR RESTAURANT Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ 616 Atlantic Ave. 831-426-3736 aldos-cruz.com ALOHA ISLAND GRILLE Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ 1700 portola Dr. 831-479-3299 alohaislandgrille.com THE BAGELRY Silver Member SANTA CRUZ 320A Cedar St. 831-429-8049 1636 Seabright Ave. SANTA CRUZ 831-425-8550 4763 Soquel Dr. SOQUEL 831-462-9888 thebagelrysantacruz.com CHARLIE HONG KONG Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ 1141 Soquel Ave. 831-426-5664 charliehongkong.com D'LA COLMENA Gold Member WATSONVILLE 129 W. Lake Ave. 831-724-4544 dlacolmenacatering.com
“Last year, UC Santa Cruz spent over $21 million with businesses located in Santa Cruz County. While we do not have a local preference, our buyers often find that when quality, price and service are considered, our local suppliers represent the best value to UCSC.” DARIN MATTHEWS DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT, UCSC
DINING, SPIRITS & HOSPITALITY HAPPY DOG HOT DOGS Gold Member â€‹SANTA CRUZ 320 River St. 831-332-2057 KAITO Silver Member SANTA CRUZ 830 41st. Ave. 831-464-2586 smilekaito.com MARGARITAVILLE Silver Member CAPITOLA 231 Esplanade 831-476-2263 margaritavillecapitola.com
PLEASURE PIZZA EAST SIDE EATERY Gold Member CAPITOLA 800 41st Ave. 831-431-6058 pleasurepizzasc.com SATURN CAFE Silver Member SANTA CRUZ 145 Laurel St. 831-332-2230 saturncafe.com THE TURKEY BOAT Silver Member WATSONVILLE 7 San Juan Rd. 831-536-5351 the-turkey-boat-letseat.at WALNUT AVENUE CAFE Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ 106 Walnut Ave. 831-457-2804 walnutavenuecafe.com
DINING, SPIRITS & HOSPITALITY
PACIFIC THAI SANTA CRUZ Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ 1319 Pacific Ave. 831-420-1700 pacificthaisantacruz.net
WHALE CITY BAKERY BAR AND GRILL Silver Member NORTH COAST 490 Hwy One 831-423-9009 whalecitybakery.com ZACHARY'S RESTAURANT Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ 819 Pacific Ave. 831-427-0646 zacharyssantacruz.com WINERIES BARGETTO WINERY Bronze Member SOQUEL 3535 N Main St. 831-475-2258 bargetto.com EQUINOX METHODE CHAMPENOISE Silver Member SANTA CRUZ 334 Ingalis St. 831-471-8608 equinoxwine.com THINKLOCALFIRSTSC.ORG
DINING, SPIRITS & HOSPITALITY PELICAN RANCH WINERY Gold Member CAPITOLA 102 Kennedy Dr. 831-426-6911 pelicanranch.com SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAIN VINEYARD Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ 334 A Ingalis St. 831-426-6209 santacruzmountainvineyard.com SANTE ARCANGELI FAMILY WINES Silver Member CORRALITOS / FREEDOM 23 Blake Ave. 831-406-1262 santewinery.com STOCKWELL CELLARS Gold Member SANTA CRUZ 1100 Fair Ave. 831-818-9075 stockwellcellars.com
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NEW PATIENT EXAM WITH ONE VACCINE.
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A Santa Cruz Tradition for Breakfast and Lunch Since 1993
Located in the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz at
106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
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HEALTH & WELLNESS ACUPUNCTURE CALLY HABER - LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST AND HERBALIST Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ 628 Frederick St. 831-458-0809 CHERI TUTTLE CALLIS ACUPUNCTURE Bronze Member CAPITOLA 716 Capitola Ave. 831-713-4267 ctcacupuncture.com CHIROPRACTIC DAKOTA HEALTH CENTER Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ 111 Dakota Ave. #2 831-429-1188 dakotahealthcenter.org DR. ELIZABETH QUINN M.S. D.C. Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ 200 7th. Ave. Ste 170 831-476-2168 DrElizabethQuinn.com MCCOLLUM FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC Silver Member CAPITOLA 3555 Clare St. 831-459-9990 mccollumfamilychiropractic.com
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HEALTH & WELLNESS DAY SPAS EQUILIBRIUM FLOTATION LLC. Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ 543 Seabright Ave. 831-295-7312 equilibriumfloat.com PLEASURE POINT HAIR SALON & SPA Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ 1007 41st Ave. 831-515-7855 SAGE FLOAT SPA Bronze Member CAPITOLA 1395 41st. Ave. 831-854-2700 sagefloatspa.com SURECUTS Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ 1628 Seabright Ave. 831-458-2887 surecuts.com WELL WITHIN SPA Bronze Charter Member SANTA CRUZ 417 Cedar St. 831-458-9355 wellwithinspa.com
WHO DO YOU TRUST: Trust by Americans 70% 60% 50% 40% 68%
30% 20% 10%
0% Big Business
Source: Gallup, Americans Trust Small-Business Owners Most on Job Creation, Nov. 3, 2011
Trust to Create Jobs 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20%
Local business leaders
10% 0% Major corporation execs
Source: Gallup, Confidence in Institutions, June 5, 2016
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body Works Private Fitness Studio
YÕSO WELLNESS SPA Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ 740 Front St. 831-247-1987 yosowellness.com FITNESS BODYWORKS PRIVATE FITNESS STUDIO Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ 1624 Seabright Ave. 831-425-2639 scbodyworks.com COAST REHAB Bronze Member APTOS / LA SELVA 6193 Soquel Dr. 831-462-1212 coastrehab.com PACIFIC EDGE CLIMBING GYM Silver Member SOQUEL 104 Bronson 831-454-9254 pacificedgeclimbinggym.com ROCKY’S FITNESS CENTER Silver Member SANTA CRUZ 4135 Portola Dr. 831-479-0867 rockysfitnesscenter.com
SANTA CRUZ SOCCERCAMP Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ P.O. Box 2784 831-246-1517 santacruzsoccercamp.com HEALTH AND WELLNESS RETAIL HORSNYDER'S PHARMACY Gold Member SANTA CRUZ 1226A Soquel Ave. 831-423-2315 horsnyder.com
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SANTA CRUZ CORE FITNESS & REHAB Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ 317 Portero 831-425-9500 santacruzcore.com
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WESTSIDE PHARMACY & MEDICAL SUPPLY Gold Member SANTA CRUZ 1401 Mission St. 831-423-7175 westsidepharmacyrx.com MEDICAL EAST CLIFF FAMILY HEALTH CENTER Nonprofit Member SCOTTS VALLEY 21507 Soquel Dr. 831-427-3500 schealthcenters.org
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WENDY SELLECK â€“ CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST Bronze Member SAN LORENZO VALLEY P.O. Box 385 Boulder Creek, CA 95006 wendycmt.globalgoodsbiz.com
RADIOLOGY MEDICAL GROUP OF SANTA CRUZ COUNTY INC. Gold Member SANTA CRUZ 1661 Soquel Dr. 831-476-7711 rmgscc.com SANTA CRUZ COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS Nonprofit Member SANTA CRUZ 250 Locust St. 831-427-3500 schealthcenters.org OPTICAL EYEQ OPTOMETRY Silver Member SANTA CRUZ 1101 Pacific Ave. Ste E 831-466-3937 eyeqsantacruz.com NORTH COAST VISION OPTOMETRY Bronze Member SANTA CRUZ 804 41st Ave. 831-462-5945 northcoastvision.com PLAZA LANE OPTOMETRY Bronze Charter Member SANTA CRUZ 1537 Pacific Ave. 831-429-2020 plazalaneoptometry.com THINKLOCALFIRSTSC.ORG
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CHARTER MEMBERS These members joined TLF during its first year and remain committed to its mission. BECKMANNâ€™S BAKERY
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY BANK
BOOKSHOP SANTA CRUZ
SANTA CRUZ SEASIDE COMPANY
CHARLIE HONG KONG
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THE BIG PICTURE BY PETER BECKMANN
Beckmann’s Bakery co-founder and co-chair Last time I went shopping for my favorite hand lotion, I had an interesting experience. First, the lotions were hard to find, and lacking a helpful store clerk, I wandered through half the store before realizing that my lotion had been replaced by lower quality but equally expensive lotions. And secondly, in order to take advantage of the advertised “special” price, I needed to join their “club” first. Although benign on the surface, this little story sheds light on some important changes we encounter in national chain stores: The modern chain store layout makes us walk by all those items we did NOT plan on buying, before we get to the section with the everyday staples (bread, milk, eggs). Chain stores are staffed to a minimum. And since employee pay is kept to a minimum, turnover is high, and knowledgeable employees are harder to find. There is increasing pressure from national chains on their suppliers to deliver their wares at rock-bottom prices. Many of these vendors, committed to paying their employees livable wages and benefits, refuse to reduce their prices, and their products eventually are replaced by lower cost, lower quality, and higher margin products. The alternative lies in the ever-stronger movement toward local commerce, where shopkeepers choose their products based on their own and their customers’ preferences and not solely for profit reasons. The Think Local movement, promoted by umbrella organizations like BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies) and AMIBA (American Independent Business Alliance) currently comprises some 41,000 independent and locally owned businesses nationwide. It continues to grow, thanks to discriminating personal consumption choices by all of us. By shopping “locally owned” we are creating our communities together. Please Join us!
THANKS TO ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS, PROFESSIONALS AND SUPPORTERS WHO HAVE ENABLED THE GROWTH OF THINK LOCAL FIRST. YOUR SUPPORT HAS BEEN OUTSTANDING. WE WISH WE COULD INCLUDE EVERYONE IN OUR LIST! •
Debra Whizin and the Good Times staff who produced this Directory
Jondi Gumz of the Santa Cruz Sentinel for news coverage of our events
Patrice Edwards of Times Publishing Group for publishing our events
KSCO for kindly providing an excellent monthly meeting space
D’La Colmena Marketing and Catering, Bartolo Wine, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing, Bargetto Winery, The Turkey Boat, Pelican Ranch Winery, Discretion Brewing, Beckmann’s Old World Bakery and Sante Arcangeli Family Wines made our mixers absolutely fabulous by providing food, wine and beer
KSCO and Cruzio for hosting two wonderful mixers in 2018
Dave Ray from Darco Printing & Paper Store for our fabulous “house band,” Danceland
Lester Pedrazzini CPA for financial guidance and support
Lynn Hunter for endless unpaid hours keeping our books in order
Kimberly Parrish, Realtor and Parrish Creative founder, for superb graphic and ad design
Michael Olson, Michael Zwerling, Rosemary Chalmers and the crew at KSCO 1080AM for their generous on-air support
Peter Beckmann and Karl Heiman for effective and skillful direction of TLF through its first 10 years
Andrea Konrad, Membership Director, for her energy and expertise in the launch of the new TLF website
Peter Neuwald from ANB Insurance, for his support & dedication to Think Local First
Mike Bass of Imagineer Design for his many hours dedicated to launching the new TLF website & the Indie Biz Expo website
Nicole Gallizioli from Network Management Solution for her energy and expertise in organizing the fabulous 2018 Indie Biz Expo
Karen Kefauver for her social media marketing and management of the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/thinklocalsantacruz
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