For the second consecutive year, Local Copies Etc. has been selected for the 2010 Best of Santa Maria Award in the Art Copy category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Nationwide, only 1 in 70 (1.4%) 2010 Award recipients qualified as two-time Award Winners. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2010 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

Local Copies Etc. is a Santa Maria based, Locally Owned and Operated Copy and Print Center. Founded in 1999 by Santa Maria native Curtiss Stahl with the help of veteran managers Sandy Stewart and James Jepsen, Local Copies continues to focus on Quality…Quickly. Customers can order online at, or call 928-5776.

“By putting our focus on quality of the product  and top-notch customer service, we’ve been able to establish ourselves as the premier print and copy center on the Central Coast” beams Curtiss Stahl, owner. Fine art copy services on canvas, watercolor paper, and more are just a part of the broad spectrum of services Local Copies Etc. offers.

Freshly relocated into a larger, ultra-modern facility at 1500 South Broadway, they offer high speed digital prints and copies, full color prints, and wide format color or black and white printing, with full binding and finishing capabilities. This is in addition to full and self service copy, color copy, computer rental and internet services.

“We’re excited to announce that we’re now offering the opportunity to own your own Local Copies Etc. franchise,” says Stahl. Visit the company’s website at for more information.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA): U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising. The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.