About Us

Welcome to Lokal! I'm Gerrit, and I am deeply passionate about supporting and empowering local small and medium-sized enterprises. Since our inception in 2018, Lokal has stood as a beacon for local businesses, offering a platform that not only highlights but also champions the importance of local commerce.

Lokal has evolved significantly over the years, transitioning from its roots in my previous venture, Dwarf Stars, to become a key player in organizing impactful markets, events, and initiatives aimed at bolstering the local economy. With a background as a business owner, I've come to appreciate the profound impact that connections and community engagement have on the success and growth of local enterprises.

Our mission at Lokal goes beyond simply hosting events; it's about creating a vibrant ecosystem where businesses can thrive through meaningful connections and collaborations. This drive stems from my own experiences in the industry, where fostering relationships and engaging with peers and consumers directly contributed to not only business success but also a richer, more fulfilling community fabric.

One of our major milestones has been the establishment of the local retailer Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Expo. This initiative marks a significant achievement in our journey, underlining our commitment to providing a platform where local businesses can showcase their products, network with peers, and gain valuable exposure in a dynamic marketplace. The CPG Expo epitomizes our dedication to creating opportunities that enhance visibility for local brands and contribute to the economic vitality of our community.