Love of 805 Businesses Shared in New Promotional Video

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By edhat staff

Local businesses owners and public officials get down and boogie in a new video promoting local business love in the 805.

The music video titled “I Love Local Business in the 805” premiered Tuesday morning featuring dozens of small business owners in the 805 who were affected by recent disasters. One year following the Montecito Debris Flow, the video aims at showing the community's resiliency.

Montecito Firefighters who rescued residents following destructive mudslide are featured in the video. Everyone is dancing to a parody song written by Grammy and Academy award-winning songwriter Molly-Ann Leikin, to the tune of Katy Perry’s "California Girls."

The video features businesses from Santa Maria to the Conejo Valley, stopping at a farmers market, ice cream shop, surf shop, and bookstore, just to name a few. A local veterinary facility even featured a cat named Cris who was rescued from recent fires.

Regina Ruiz of Women’s Economic Ventures, who has been the chief organizer of the initiative added, “We’re not asking people to stop shopping online, but we are asking if some purchases can be made locally in support of our community. The answer for everyone is almost certainly yes.”  

According to a Small Business Economic Impact Study from American Express, an average of $0.67 of every dollar spent at small businesses in the U.S. stays in the local community. Every dollar spent at small businesses creates an additional 50 cents in local business activity as a result of employee spending and businesses purchasing local goods and services.

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sb93105 Jan 31, 2019 09:33 AM
Love of 805 Businesses Shared in New Promotional Video

How will this help the business's downtown? I'm not understanding the point of it? Will it keep people from being harassed or lesson the horrible smells from our local homeless?

a-1558618971 Jan 30, 2019 10:59 AM
Love of 805 Businesses Shared in New Promotional Video

Let's see if we can resolve this... A great naturalist gave me an explanation I can live with: If you view California as simply North and South then SB is in Southern California as the geographic demarcation point is Point Conception HOWEVER if you view California as having North, Central and South designations then we are Central California.

RHS Jan 30, 2019 10:10 AM
Love of 805 Businesses Shared in New Promotional Video

I will be more supportive of "805" (ugh, how trite) when the 805 is supportive of us. A huge percentage of these businesses make their living by selling products grown, manufactured and otherwise produced from cheap labor markets. This is for the profit of the merchant, not for the interest of the customer. So what jobs are these merchants promising in return for our allegiance? Check out clerk at $11.25 and hour without benefits?

Potif Jan 31, 2019 11:29 AM
Love of 805 Businesses Shared in New Promotional Video

I think that competition has always been a large part of our society at all levels, including commerce. Personally, I go places that have things I need for the vast majority of my purchases. And, I never have been a fan of Target. Gone to several many times over the years, and never bought anything from the store. I would rather go to Kmart. <sigh>

a-1558618971 Jan 30, 2019 12:47 PM
Love of 805 Businesses Shared in New Promotional Video

RHS, most businesses cater to wants not needs, so who's really at fault? Our consumerist culture, as much as "greedy" business people. Most businesses are fulfilling demand for stuff, unnecessary stuff. I support a living wage. I just don't understand why people get excited about Target, as a prime example. It's not that "805" is unsupportive, which is a broad, vague idea to start with, it's that the world modern humans have created is not supportive. It's competitive. That leaves people and larger concerns out in the cold.

Flicka Jan 30, 2019 09:42 AM
Love of 805 Businesses Shared in New Promotional Video

Thanks, REX, for clarifying why we are called the "Central Coast". I always figured Southern California started at Gaviota. I guess newcomers just like to change things, no history involved in their thinking.

yin yang Jan 30, 2019 12:40 PM
Love of 805 Businesses Shared in New Promotional Video

I know how close Pt. Concepcion and Gaviota are. Silly discussions, but can be fun -- if one is not too invested. Interesting, Tagdes. Central is fine with me, as that means we're separated from the Los Angeles behemoth. ;-)

tagdes Jan 30, 2019 10:50 AM
Love of 805 Businesses Shared in New Promotional Video

Actually it's not just newcomers changing things. The national forest maps, the USGS and wiki sources all along with most other sources put us within the Central Coast. Some even include Ventura County. The 4 geographical divisions are north coast, bay area, central coast and south coast. Wine country and tourist maps would be newer and they also show us as central coast. So one could get picky and call the sliver of south county, south coast. But the over 90 % of SB Co. being in the central coast temperate and geographic zone it makes sense to go with the consensus of opinion.

420722 Jan 29, 2019 10:25 PM
Love of 805 Businesses Shared in New Promotional Video

Yea, bring back the stores that we used to love and we will shop there. They didn’t close because we didn’t shop they closed because their rents were ridiculous because SB thinks it’s waaay fancier than it really is and tried to force something that is obviously failing. Even the pop-up shops seem to be dying off quickly.

a-1558618971 Jan 30, 2019 02:41 AM
Love of 805 Businesses Shared in New Promotional Video

Wow, you guys, they also closed because their owners must've died! Even if they sold their stores, they change with the times. I've lived in SB almost 55 years, and I thought *I* was nostalgic! :-)

a-1558618971 Jan 29, 2019 10:11 PM
Love of 805 Businesses Shared in New Promotional Video

bring back pure gold, yellowstone, sound factory, little audreys, gary paul, patagonia and copelands. throw in earthling, the REAL casa blanca and fancy music and i might go downtown again. don't forget espresso roma while you're at it.

Red Creek Jan 29, 2019 07:48 PM
Love of 805 Businesses Shared in New Promotional Video

People will shop where quality, selection and pricing are best available. Judging from the stream of cars to Camino Real Marketplace in Goleta, locals have found a local place. When Target opens, the trend will continue. It will be tough on small boutique shops with high rents and lots of tourists to compete with locally oriented shopping centers. Amazon is an important player, but price and convenience still matter.

REX OF SB Jan 29, 2019 05:14 PM
Love of 805 Businesses Shared in New Promotional Video

Cute video, but there is one HUGE error—it's very clearly stated that SB is in "Central California," when, of course, we're in SOUTHERN California. We have KEYT to thank for that misnomer. We were always "Southern California" or "the South Coast" until KEYT began a few years ago calling the entire county "the Central Coast," which, of course, it isn't. I'm guessing that referring to Santa Barbara as "the Central Coast" somehow makes us more similar to KEYT's other more "centrally" located TV stations in Santa Maria. At any rate. Santa Barbara is still in Southern California.

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