LONG-TIME LOCAL REDONDO BEACH BUSINESS RECENTLY CELEBRATED AT RIBBON CUTTING AND AWARD CEREMONY
Redondo Beach, California (October 27, 2013) —- Friends, guests and loyal customers recently gathered at the new Harmony Works location in Riviera Village to celebrate the 2013 Small Indie Business Grant Award and Certified Locally Owned ribbon cutting ceremony.
The long-time local Redondo Beach business received a $500 grant award from ShopLocal.us to be applied toward growing and maintaining its business. Started nearly 20 years ago by owners, Royce and Michael Morales, Harmony Works features one-of-a-kind gift items and accessories made by new and local artists and crafts people. Harmony Works was also one of the first businesses in Redondo Beach to earn the Certified Locally Owned designation earlier this year.
ShopLocal.us founder, Heidi Butzine, presented the grant award: “Both Royce and Michael have been active leaders within the community, boosting support for the arts, local businesses, commerce and economic development here in Redondo Beach. Their commitment to environmental consciousness and supporting independent artisans and first-time vendors is seen in the items that they showcase here at Harmony Works. Thanks to their dedication and perseverance, we continue to have this one-of-a-kind treasure in the South Bay community and hope to enjoy it for at least another twenty years.”
Inspired by the impact that independent businesses have on the local economy and their local communities, the Small Indie Business Grant program was formed by ShopLocal.us to recognize and help small business owners in the South Bay of Los Angeles grow or maintain their business.
ShopLocal.us provides a platform for raising consumer awareness, certifying locally owned businesses and promoting local business through advocacy and outreach. Not only does ShopLocal.us provide resources to support local community initiatives and small business development, the ShopLocal.us website and mobile app make it easier for consumers to find Certified Locally Owned and independent businesses across the U.S. Learn more at http://shoplocal.us and http://www.certifiedlocallyowned.com/.