Our Vision

BRIDGE Local was born out of a desire to see our small business community and local entrepreneurs thrive.

What is it that our local entrepreneurs need in order to succeed?


Connection to resources, connection to information, connection to help, connection to each other.

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The Connector

The Connector Magazine – Volume 2, Issue 16

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BRIDGE Local is hands down, the best local resource for connecting and growing local businesses. Our company’s membership has been instrumental in both my personal and professional growth, and the relationships I’ve made are invaluable. There is no other group offering this kind of value on multiple levels, while getting your brand in front of others who passionately support local business. I can’t recommend BRIDGE more highly.

I didn’t join LBL/Bridge Local to help my business. At the time, I wasn’t sure what my next business was going to be. My existing business was national and we had only a few local clients. But I joined anyway because I saw what the organization was doing, I saw the power of this group of highly motivated individuals. I saw opportunity, so much so that as I was in the process of starting a new business venture, I completely changed my original plans just so I could collaborate with other LBL businesses. My only regret is not joining years ago. I’m excited about the future of my current venture and it’s an honor to work alongside so many great people looking to improve themselves, their businesses and their community.

Wow!!! Where do I even begin? Well sometime about 8yrs ago I went to Beef O Bradys(south) and had no idea what I was doing! That is where I met Chrissanne Long and I thought this woman and her ideas are awesome!!! I immediately jumped on board LBL and it has been an awesome ride! I truly feel that LBL and the family/friends I have created made up 50% of the growth of my salon the first several years! I love the relationships and the feel of this group! We aren’t just another Facebook group we are a group of awesomeness! Wether it is referrals to my salon or referrals I need for other businesses this group has never let me down. The opportunities and growth of this group is well worth the small investment! #lblrocks #bridgelocalrocks #shoplocal#smallbusinesses #lovelakeland

The connections I have made through Bridge Local (formerly LBL) have become friends, mentors, business partners and customers. More of my business has come through theses connections than all other sources combine!  In addition, I continue to learn, grow, and be challenged by my participation in this community.

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