BeLocal Baltimore North

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When it comes to advice you can trust, who better to hear from than long-time community residents? With BeLocal, there’s no need to wonder where longtime residents go for fun, food, shopping, activities, and more.

Take a peek inside the latest issue for words of wisdom and smart suggestions from true locals.

Starting over in a new hometown is never simple.

But through BeLocal, you can easily explore local living at its finest. Check out the articles below to learn more about some of the best “hidden gems” the community has to offer.

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Melissa Shifflett

Melissa Shifflett

Melissa Shifflett is the publisher of the magazines BeLocal Baltimore North and Stroll Guilford magazine. She has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, fundraising, and helping local businesses grow their brand.

Melissa offers a wide range of services from print, social media, and in-person connections through social events. She helps feature businesses "set word of mouth on fire".

Melissa is no stranger to working with business owners to help them create a strong branding campaign. Prior to founding Stroll Guilford, Melissa specialized in development, marketing, and public policy for local and national nonprofits. She believes that all business is personal and is passionate about connecting Baltimore residents to one another and to reputable businesses.

Melissa is a wife and mother. She loves spending time with her family and friends. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and photography.

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