About Local Anchor
Who We Are
Local Anchor is a community platform that helps you discover local events and activities curated for you and your family to create unforgettable memories together. We offer families a one-stop shop for finding local events, things to do, places to go, and things to eat. We also promote buying local and giving back – two tenets that are essential for building strong communities.
It was founded in 2017 by Laura Stotland in the South Bay of Los Angeles, California. The platform provides a way for people to connect with their local community, find out about upcoming events, and share their own experiences. Local Anchor also offers a variety of tools and resources to help people get involved in their community, such as event calendars, volunteer opportunities, and a local business directory.
Here are some of the features of Local Anchor:
Local Anchor has a comprehensive event calendar that lists upcoming events in your community. You can search for events by date, location, and category.
Fun Things to do with families in the South Bay, Los Angeles, Southern California and more!
Local Anchor has a database of volunteer opportunities on our community calendar.
Also, check out these Guides to Volunteering:
- Best Places to Volunteer With Kids In L.A.
- South Bay Organizations with Volunteer Opportunities
- 15 Summer Activities Your Kids Can Do to Volunteer and Give Back
- 12 Ways To Volunteer as a Family During the Holidays
- How to Run a Canned Food Drive
Local Anchor brings you the latest news from your community.
Local Anchor has a community forum on Facebook where you can connect with other people in your community and discuss local issues. You can post questions, comments, and ideas to the forum. If you’re looking for a way to connect with your local community, Local Anchor is a great resource and it’s free to use. We currently have a group for South Bay Parents and Los Angeles Parents.
Our online directory has hundreds of local listings and is continuously updated. You can browse the directory by category or search for what you need. From restaurants to clothing stores, spas to home services, bakeries to pet groomers, dentists to doctors…the list goes on and on.
The Local Business Directory is your one stop shop for finding the best of Los Angeles. We hope you will support our local businesses so they can be part of our community for years to come! So please get out there and shop locally today!
If your business would like to be listed &/or if you are looking for Digital or Event Sponsorship opportunities, please email us at email@example.com
Our Mission & Vision
Our Vision is to foster a national culture of kindness, one community at a time; by providing and empowering families to develop and invest in giving back, volunteering, and building supportive communities.
Our Mission is to empower community members with a platform, tools, mentorship, and partnership in order to build and nurture a local culture of kindness, fun, and togetherness.
Follow Laura @LauraStotland
Laura Stotland, Founder + Editor in Chief
Laura Stotland is the Founder + Editor in Chief of Local Anchor. Stotland is a marketing, digital and social media strategist with an extensive background in media, digital, and entertainment marketing; including the proven track record to increasing revenue, creation and execution of strategic marketing plans, and managing talent and teams. Laura gained her experience working with The Walt Disney Company, Clear Channel Radio (now iHeart Media) and The Alliance for Women in Media. Additionally, Laura has worked in social media, advancing the public awareness through the Pancreatic Cancer Network and other non-profit organizations. Above all, Laura is poised to aid businesses grow successfully in development and execution of strategic marketing plans that tap into current and future trends through traditional marketing channels, strategic use of influencer marketing, and a variety of digital platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest.
Local Anchor Accepted into the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program
Local Anchor founder Laura Stotland was selected as one of 131 Facebook Community Accelerator program recipients globally, out of more than 13,000 applicants, based on demonstrated impact in the community and ability to scale to other markets.
Work With Us
Families are one-half of the equation in building stronger communities. We are also seeking partnerships with socially responsible businesses that want to give back to the community and connect with their consumers on a more meaningful level.
We’ve worked with many brands over the years including Disney Channel, Sony Pictures, LA Kings, Gelsons Market, Beach Cities Health District, The Point at El Segundo, Manhattan Village, OSMO and many more! We also have many local business opportunities for small businesses located in Los Angeles. We’d love to create a digital campaign or event for your company!
Local Anchor with Jessica Siegel, MPH, RD, Gelson’s Registered Dietitian at Gelson’s Manhattan Beach
Join Your Virtual Community
It takes a village to raise kind kids. Meet parents just like you and gain a network of support in our Local Anchor Facebook community.