About Us

Founded in 2013, Living Local is focused on providing the resources local businesses need to thrive, and in turn contribute back to their communities. Emphasizing networking strategies through various social media, Living Local looks to engage businesses within the community through special events planning and web directory listings. Our mission, To "Eat. Shop. Live", reinforces our local pride, and the economic commitment we share in our communities. Local businesses are the tapestry of our lives in small towns and we need, with our customers, to keep local businesses vital.

We invite you to attend and participate in one of our monthly meetings. Your insight and support are the necessary ingredients to the success and continued growth of the Living Local mission. Monthly meetings are held at various local businesses at 8 am, with dates and locations posted here on this website. In addition, notes from each meeting are shared here on this website to ensure active communication among all Living Local members. Each meeting provides an unique opportunity to network and advertise with local entrepreneurs.

Membership requires an annual fee of $100. All participating businesses will receive a Living Local window decal as well as a website graphic to proudly display. We welcome you and look forward to working together in building a profitable local tradition.




The Living Local Executive Board

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Joy Leavitt Chair/Founder

Kiddly Winks

Just great stuff for kids! We are proud to be a family-owned, independent toy store and have been hunting down whimsical, wonderful and magical toys for more than 20 years.

801 Williams St Longmeadow, MA 01106
Website 877-567-0688

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Deb Mehle-Connor Treasurer


PeoplesBank is the largest community bank in western Massachusetts and a leader in LEED® certified construction, green energy financing, charitable contributions, and employee volunteerism. PeoplesBank - A passion for what is possible.

783 Williams St. Longmeadow, MA 01106
Website 413-538-9500

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Bill Cole Webmaster

Tiger Web Designs

We Build Modern Websites! Tiger Web Designs will help you: CREATE an online presence that supports your business strategy. ATTRACT new customers and get found by search engines. CONVERT visitors into customers for your business.

95 Lasalle St. East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Website 413-657-5392

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Bobby Barkett Board Member

The Longmeadow Kitchen, Inc

In a town where upscale cuisine and pizza dominate the menus of most restaurants, The Kitchen has crafted a niche by offering a variety of comfort foods including all-day breakfast, deli sandwiches, fresh salads, hot dishes, seafood, as well as classic burgers & dogs with all the fixings and soft-serve ice cream.

791 Williams St, Longmeadow, MA 01106
Website 413-754-3770

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Kate Vishnyakov Board Member

Kate Gray Boutique

Kate Gray caters to professional women of the Valley and beyond with upscale, affordable, distinctive fashions and personalized customer service. From work, to play, to dazzle-we've got you covered.

398 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, MA 01106
Website 413-567-7500

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Bill Collins Board Member

Center Square Grill

Traditional American grill, with hints of classically prepared French sauces, Latin inspired fish dishes, and standard Italian repertoire.

84 Center Square, East Longmeadow, Ma 01028
Website 413-525-0055

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Scott Pierson Membership Chair

The Executive SEO

The Executive SEO is a full-service SEO and Google-certified Adwords agency. Scott is a 15-year SEO Consultant, speaker, blogger, trainer and adviser on the subject of search engine optimization. We pride ourselves on our transparency and our desire to educate our clients every step of the way.

Longmeadow, Ma 01028
Website 203-952-6442