About Us

First of all, thank you for visiting our website!  Our mission at Living Local is to inspire Southwest Florida to think, buy DSC_0725& live local.

We believe local business owners are the heroes in our community, employing thousands of people to keep Southwest Florida strong.  Many of these individuals have pulled up roots from all across the US, some even from other countries, to open up shop and make Southwest Florida their home.  They have weathered the economic ups and downs through the years and have a determination to succeed.  Their success results in a thriving community!!

At Living Local we also understand the importance of supporting and giving back to local charities.  Please check out the links on our home page to those non-profits that we have partnered with.  Join us in making a difference in our community.

On this site you will find articles on local celebrities, destinations, charities, food & wine and more.  All geared to connecting you with SW Florida businesses!  Our local events page includes a calendar of happenings across SW Florida in the days and months to come.  We even have a photo gallery page with a few of the events we have attended…who knows, maybe you’ll find a photo of yourself!!

More importantly, please make it a point to patronize our local businesses, get to know their owners and their stories…they will inspire you to think, buy and live local!

Thank you in advance for LIVING LOCAL,

Audrey Brooks, Publisher/Owner