Gibson International Sponsors Make It Mar Vista Community Event

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Gibson International real estate helps sponsor the Make It Mar Vista Small Business Saturday celebration Saturday, November 28th, 2015. The community event is part of the Great Streets Challenge Grants project courtesy of the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office.

“We’re excited to be a part of this community project on one of the Westside’s truly great streets, Venice Blvd. We strongly support local businesses, and hope all Angelenos will shop small this holiday season." - Scott Gibson, CEO

Gibson International Real Estate proudly joins the sponsors list for Make It Mar Vista, a Small Business Saturday community event on Venice Blvd. November 28th, 2015. Make It Mar Vista begins at 10am with a kickoff bike ride around the neighborhood and ends at approximately 4pm. Holiday shoppers are encouraged to visit local businesses on Venice Blvd. with the Mar Vista Passport (MVP). Participants will receive a stamp from from each business visited with prizes awarded for every stamp earned. Additional stamps will be provided for participants using alternative transportation, including walking or riding a bike. Free shuttle service will be available for patrons traveling on Venice Blvd. between Beethoven St. and Inglewood Blvd. Additionally, Vineyard Christian Fellowship is offering free childcare for parents.

“We’re excited to be a part of this community project on one of the Westside’s truly great streets, Venice Blvd. We strongly support local businesses, and hope all Angelenos will shop small this holiday season to give back to the people who serve their neighborhoods.” - Scott Gibson, CEO

Over 30 independent stores and restaurants in the area will be involved in Make It Mar Vista. The family-friendly event includes live musical performances from local musicians as well as school groups. Children can get involved by making holiday cards for troops and veterans in the Kids’ Craft area. Attendees of all ages will be able to contribute to the Paint-By-Numbers community mural, a large canvas to be on display at various locations as a symbol of the community coming together. Attendees are invited to share event photos and videos on social media using the hashtags #MakeItMarVista, #ShopSmall, and #LAGreatStreets.

Gibson International is one of several event sponsors, including the Mar Vista Farmers Market, Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin, and the Mar Vista Community Council. Gibson International is also co-sponsoring the Santa Paws photo booth with the VCA on Venice Blvd. during Make It Mar Vista. The photo booth will be located in the VCA lobby. A professional photographer will be on site taking pictures of participants posing alone or with their pet with Marty aka Santa Paws. Participants will receive their pictures via email. Photos will appear on social media using the hashtags #gibsonintl and #VCAPets.

For more information about Make It Mar Vista or Small Business Saturday, please visit the Mar Vista Chamber of Commerce event website at To learn more about Gibson International, please contact Senior Director of Integrated Marketing Hayley Gibson at 310.820.0195 or via email at hello at gibsonintl dot com.

About Gibson International

Gibson International is a leading full-service luxury real estate brokerage firm that is building Los Angeles’ first invitation-only real estate brokerage. Gibson International believes that exceptional service begins with extraordinary people. The company’s high-quality real estate agents represent the “best of the best” and are dedicated to providing a high-touch full service experience with every transaction. Since its founding in 2008, Gibson International has grown from $142 million in sales during its first year of operation to forecasted sales of $1 billion in its seventh year. Recent accolades include top rankings on the 2015 INC 5000, Real Trends 500, LA Business Journal’s Top Real Estate Firms in LA County, and LA Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in Los Angeles . Gibson International is a proud affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, which further strengthens the firm’s global reach and unrivaled marketing capabilities. Learn more at

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