end of 2012 :: an idea for a Cape Cod lifestyle guide with a fresh perspective is born.
February 2013 :: our first email was sent out to the world!
July 2013 :: we put on our first Love Local Fest.
April 2015 :: we decide to put all of our ideas, insight and knowledge into the 1st Love Local Field Guide, a printed handbook to the best of the Cape’s locally made, grown and crafted.
April 2018 :: we opened our Love Live Local retail store where customers can find their favorite locally made products they come to know from our Love Local Fests year round.
September 2018:: we launched a podcast, Built on Cape Cod, with Starr Struck Studios, in order to provide current and aspiring Cape Cod entrepreneurs with inspiration, wisdom, and valuable insights.
November 2019:: we launched the first annual Love Local Gift Guide, the ultimate guide to shopping local on Cape Cod for the holiday gift giving season.
January 2020 :: Love Live Local becomes a nonprofit organization in order to focus more of our efforts on educating the consumer public about the importance of shopping local and advocating on behalf of the local business community.
April 2020 :: Love Live Local launches the Cape Cod Resilience Fund in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The CCRF issues small grants to locally owned businesses to help them with their day-to-day expenses.
By the Numbers
111 monthly emails
30 festivals + 3 virtual festivals in 2020
10 print publications
$23000 raised for local nonprofits at our Holiday Love Local Fests
$121,500 in grants given to small businesses through the Cape Cod Resilience Fund
Intellectual property that we are happy to share and have you share –
just make sure to credit Love Live Local!
Report Highlights Benefits Of Shopping Locally, Cape Cod Chronicle, 1.19.2022
Love Live Local Using Holiday Festival to Help Local Businesses, Capecod.com, 11.29.2021
Gift Guide showcases Cape Cod businesses for the holidays, Cape Cod Times, 11.26.2021
Hyannis Small Businesses Get Local COVID Recovery Boost, Capecod.com, 11.06.2021
P’town Businesses Get Help After COVID-Impacted Summer, Capecod.com, 09.08.2021
Love Local Fest Celebrates Residents as Fall Arrives, Capecod.com, 09.24.2021
Sunday Journal – Economic Recovery with Amanda Converse, Capecod.com, 07.16.2021
Mass. Coalition Urges Insurance Companies to…, Cape and Islands NPR, 03.03.2021
Small Business Op-Ed by Amanda Converse, Boston Globe, 02.2021
Businesses survive with creativity, grit, Cape Cod Times , 1.10.2021
Big questions face small businesses in 2021, Cape Cod Times, 12.27.2020
Shop Local video, Fish House Films, December 2020
Cape Cod merchants urge shoppers to think small this weekend, Cape Cod Times, 11.27.2020 and Barnstable Patriot, 11.19.2020
Keeping local local business is more important than ever, Cape & Plymouth Business, 9.7.2020
Keeping local matters, Cape Cod Times, 8.20.2020
Sunday Journal, CapeCod.com, 7.2.2020
Duffy Health Center Podcast : Supporting the local economy, 7.22.2020
Down the Cape Concierge Podcast, June 2020
Whose essential is it? Different rules for box stores and local stores, Cape Cod Wave, 5.20.2020
Why does shopping local matter? Love Live Local has the answers, Cape Cod Life, Nov. 2019
Making it on the Cape, CapeCod.com, 12.1.2016