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Support Small Businesses in Stockton, California with Localhood

Learn more about the new online platform that allows locals to promote their favorite local businesses in an effort to keep their doors open.

What is Localhood?

Localhood is a new online platform, created to support local businesses. It was established during the COVID-19 lockdowns and works to promote small businesses and help them continue to operate. Stockton is honored to be one of the first cities to launch this program in North America, along with Toronto and Indianapolis.

You can skip ahead and start looking at local stories right now: localhood.com/stockton

What makes this platform special, is that the content is created BY LOCALS. The people that take the time to create promotional stories for businesses are called creators.

What is a creator?

A localhood creator is someone who loves their city and wants to promote the businesses they patronize. They capture their experiences as they interact with businesses and then post their stories to the platform. Creators give insider tips to make sure others have the opportunity to enjoy the best of the businesses they are profiling. Their videos and photos are accompanied by links to the business website and details on how to best purchase items from each location.

Creators are people just like you, they are not professional influencers. Anyone can share their love for their favorite businesses in Stockton by becoming a creator. The community of creators in Stockton is filled with people working to better their city and keep their favorite businesses alive. This, in turn, keeps their friends and neighbors employed. Being a Localhood creator is an excellent way to #supportlocal.

Creator Spotlight

Localhood creators use their Instagram profile names to post their stories to the platform. @feesfoodielife is a great example of a creator who is ready to capture the best Stockton has to offer. She is passionate about her city and all the delicious food she can find to satisfy her taste buds.

Her stories include excursions to the Miracle Mile Farmers Market, the Open Air Vegan Market at HATCH Workshop, Pacific Nail Salon, American Waffle House, and more. Head over to localhood.com/stockton to see her stories right now.

Explore the platform

Head over to localhood.com/stockton to start exploring the businesses being featured - or click on a story below to get a little taste. You will find well-known favorites like Empresso Coffeehouse, Go Falafel Greek Food, and Cast Iron Trading Co; new Stockton eateries like Musubi Cafe, DF Donuts, and Kung Fu Tea; along with hidden gems like Don Luis Mexican Restaurant, Bigworm's Deli & Bakery, and Sakura Japanese Grocery & Gifts.

Become a Creator

  • Step 1: Join the Stockton Creator Community by going online to localhood.com/stockton and clicking the “Join Our Community” button at the top of the page. You will be contacted by a member of the localhood team with instructions on how to move forward.
  • Step 2: Capture your next experience with a local retail shop, professional service, or the next time you eat out at a local business in Stockton. From start to finish – capture imagery that makes the experience helpful, fun, and easy to follow. It is always nice to let the business know what you are doing, so don’t be shy about saying hello to the staff and giving them a heads up that you are capturing content to promote them on the localhood platform.
  • Step 3: Upload your photos and video(s) to the platform, add captions, fun tips, and contact info for the business. Publish your story and start planning your next adventure!

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