Friday, January 22, 2010

A Request & Shout Out for Huntington Beach Folks

This entry is all about the request for help (which also gives you free business exposure) and the general shout out.
Let's do some shouting first... We all know summer is just around the corner and gas prices keep going up. With that, more and more people are considering a gas scooter or electric bicycle for transportation because they are inexpensive to own and operate. If you replace all your short trips to the local coffee joint, your favorite restaurant, trips to the pier, etc. with a scooter or electric bicycle, they end up paying for themselves over time with the gas savings alone. You also have the benefit of being somewhat "green"! And you know I'm all about being green - if you haven't yet, check out one of my other sites:
www.HuntingtonBeachGreenGuide.com . It would be nice to catch up to Asia and Europe where scooters and electric bicycles have been an accepted form of transportation for a long time. And to top it off, scooters and bikes are just plain fun! And where in HB do you go to check them out? Of course that would be HB Scooters , 5960 Warner Ave. They have many different brands as well as a full service maintenance shop. Want more info? Call Dave at 714-840-8090 or visit www.HBScooters.com .

Other ways to do some saving: visit
www.SurfCitySavings.com for discounts on all kinds of products and services in Huntington Beach. Since the last update of the site, new on there are Sunset Gondola, Francisco's Auto Repair, Sexy Hair Extensions, EC Art Gallery, Arbonne International, La Casita Mexican Food, & Total Merchant Services. (and yes, HB Scooters can be found on the site as well). Of course don't forget to take advantage of the special offered by one of the site sponsors: Whatta Lotta Pizza ! Get their coupon right on the home page. Please visit the site, use the participating merchants, and save some money - all helps Huntington Beach. If you are a Huntington Beach business and not part of the program, get in touch with me, I'm helping the city with this site and it is free to have your discount on the site.

Now for the request for help part... Many of you know I am on the committee running the American Cancer Society Relay For Life here in HB (
www.RelayForLifeHB.com ). This event is dear to my heart as I've lost too many close to me from cancer - as I'm sure many of you have. Here is a super simple way you can help us raise some money. On Feb 26 we are having our kick off party. We are looking for donated items that can be used in our opportunity drawing or silent auction (larger dollar value). If you'd like to make a donation, please contact me (714-231-4623 or info@thelocalhb.com ). I can provide you a letter with the tax ID# for your tax records. This also gives you a chance to get your business name out there to everyone in attendance. Nothing wrong with a little business promotion! We welcome anything from products to gift certificates. 100% of ticket sales is donated to the Relay. Last year we raised about $2500 at the kick off. We, of course, want to do even better this year. If you are interested in finding out more about the Relay or coming to our kick off, let me know and I can email you a flyer!
Phew,,, I think that is enough for this pass. More soon. Have a great (and hopefully dry) weekend.

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