Welcome! Let’s get to know our neighbors.
We know genuine connections with neighbors next door and business owners down the street make for a more meaningful experience. And we believe getting to know people in our community should be simple. That’s why Stroll meets you where you’re at – your mailbox.
We are grateful to serve this amazing community.
Stroll is made possible by the great local businesses who support this magazine. If you’re ever in need, please keep them in mind!
Meet Your Publisher
Hi there! I'm excited to introduce myself. I'm Carrie Sweet, owner and publisher of BeLocal Central Valley. Designed to make you feel like a local from the moment you arrive, our physical and digital publication features all the best things to do, places to go, and businesses to use – all from the locals themselves. Hundreds of local Central Valley residents gave us their input to give you an authentic look at what life is like in our beautiful, growing community, and how you can navigate it like a local.
Are you one of the best local businesses in town? Do you love to support local? No matter the answer, we put our heart and soul into creating a resource guide just for you. The best part? Every business recommended has been approved as a top-quality local favorite, guaranteed to provide you with a service you can trust. Click the "Get in Touch" button below to enjoy all we have to offer and how your business can become a BeLocal Central Valley preferred business partner.
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"I've worked with Carrie for the past two years and she has made my life easy when it comes to advertising, she is very polite and professional when putting together my monthly ad for N2 Publishing. Being creative is imperitive when you market your business, she has been very helpful in this area. Also, she is very responsive... Carrie, in a nutshell, has been a blessing for Austin Meat Service. Thank you Carrie for what you do."
Owner, Austin Meat Service
"I am so thankful for the sponsors of the Ripon magazine that allows me to get it for free, and it connects me with Ripon and nearby communities.. During this time of COVID it's been especially nice to be able to stay connected with people, by reading their stories and what/how they are dealing with COVID. I always appreciate hearing about businesses in the area as I love to support local shops. The Ripon magazine is also a great resource for newcomers too. Thank you again, for all you do to keep our little town of Ripon connected."
"I just wanted to share that I believe the Discover Ripon magazine has been the one unifying platform every household in Ripon has counted on throughout this tumultuous year. Each month, it's felt like an escape to remember how it used to be, and gives hope for what will be again. I've seen several Facebook posts that express the same sentiment. I'm so grateful for each person who makes it possible for this magazine to go to every mailbox in our town and I make it a point to refer to it whenever I need anything." Stephanie
President, Ripon Community Athletic Foundation