Love Live Local is a Cape Cod organization dedicated to community advocacy and educating consumers on the importance of shopping local. Our mission is to foster an economically sustainable, creative and exciting future for the Cape and help all those who love this place participate in keeping it special.
Our aim is to work with local businesses to achieve their economic goals, and communicate their importance to the sustainability of the Cape Cod community as a whole, as well as foster community connection among individuals and organizations in order to improve the overall health of our region. We achieve this through collaboration with small local businesses and organizations, producing community events, publishing annual publications, sharing digital communications and representing local brands and makers in our retail store.
Love Live Local began as a year-round lifestyle guide and evolved into a local business advocate for Cape Cod. We bring you the best of what’s locally made, grown, and crafted through our events, guides, retail store, and online presence.
Our mission is to provide a strong voice for the small business community and foster an economically sustainable, creative and exciting future for the place we call home.
Inspiration struck in fall 2012 for Amanda Converse, Jen Villa, and Kate Sheehan, three entrepreneurs with a vision for sharing their love of Cape Cod. Whether born here, raised here, or moved here on purpose, the compass had always pointed home to Cape Cod for them, and after discovering the new energy on the Cape these days, they wanted everyone to know about it and be about it.
Inspired by the creativity, community, and incredible natural beauty on Cape Cod, they founded Love Live Local with a monthly email, and today they continue to share their monthly emails with thousands of subscribers and are proud to offer seasonal Love Local Fests, two annual publications in print, a retail store in downtown Hyannis stocked with locally made products and brands, along with an engaging social media presence.
In 2019 Kate made the decision to step away from her role in the organization – as Jen and Amanda decided to continue to promote Love Live Local’s mission and educate the community on the importance of shopping local as a nonprofit organization.