Crusader Heidi Butzine Acknowledges the Importance of Record Store Day

Record Stores are a prime example of the Shop Local Movement.

Online PR News – 24-April-2013 – Redondo Beach, CA – Redondo Beach, California - As an avid music fan, Shop Local crusader (and creator of as well as Certified Locally Owned), Heidi Butzine is quick to acknowledge the importance of Record Store Day which will be recognized on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

“Independent record stores are the quintessential “Shop Local,” business. These stores and their owners represent the passion and enthusiasm for serving a customer with knowledge and special products. The people who run these stores as well as the people who frequent them are true enthusiasts,” states Heidi.

Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally.

This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. “I’m proud to recognize this day and encourage music lovers to visit their local record store on Saturday, April 20th,” concludes Heidi.

About Heidi Butzine
Heidi Butzine is a best-selling author, entrepreneur, wine aficionado and shop local expert. Her most recent book, Shop Local: A Practical Pain-Free Guide to Shopping with Purpose, is the result of extensive, hands-on research and part of her personal mission to get more people to support local businesses everywhere and strengthen the communities where they work and live.

A successful business woman with a knack for finding business solutions, Heidi created a successful consulting agency that was coveted and purchased by a Fortune 500 company. She runs several of her own businesses and works with organizations based around her passion for writing and travel, her love of wine and her desire to help small businesses and entrepreneurs succeed. She is the founder of and Certified Locally Owned™ and creator of Wineopolis® Citizen's Guide wine travel book series.

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