Profile, page or local page? That is the question!
If you have a business that has a local customer base, you should consider using a Google Local Page. Google has been working on modifying the pages for local and you can now choose options to declare you service the surrounding areas and you have the option to hide your address. Click here to access the Official Google+ Help Page
This absolutely can include bloggers that write about local areas. In my opinion, if you are promoting local businesses through advertising, then you provide a service to local businesses.
Do you already have a Google Page? If it is still small I highly suggest you make the switch now.For more small business and social media tips, watch the #Blogging411 hastag!