Hometown Businesses show their independence

From time to time Hometown Peninsula will feature a local merchant who is a perfect example of how to reach the community. Please feel free to share and send your suggestions to
Milk Pail Market (Facebook Fan Sign)
The Milk Pail Market in Mountain View is mixing old school communication with new age social media. The example to the left shows how traditional marketing tools can help build a consumer following and relationship with the community both on and off line.

Photo Courtesy of Tim Hmelar of

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The Willows Market is a comfortable, spacious, and friendly environment for all your shopping needs. The Peninsula's place for the best Wine, Meat, and Produce. Located at the corner of Middlefield Road and Willow Road in beautiful Menlo Park. This Menlo Park institution is a neighborhood supermarket, located on the corner of Middlefield Road and Willow Road, just minutes from University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto.

Their sign proudly declares, "Shop Local".

Photo Courtesy of Clark Kepler


We don't think that this picture is "local"  but it sure can feel like this sometimes for a small business owner.

Kepler's and the Fox Theatre in Redwood City host Caroline Kennedy on Sept. 27, 2011 

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