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SAVE THE DATE! 2018 LOCAL FIRST AWARDS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018

 

2017 LOCAL FIRST AWARDS HIGHLIGHTS

WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT?

The Local First Awards celebrates local independent businesses, entrepreneurs, and artists who make a positive impact on our communities in diverse ways. The awards ceremony and party includes flash talks from leaders in the local economy movement, an open bar with the best local craft beer, culinary pop-ups featuring the best local food, an artist installation, live entertainment, and a Made In DC market.

WHAT THEY SAID

Nearly 400 local business leaders, entrepreneurs, and artists along with their supporters gathered to celebrate and be celebrated at Blind Whino SW Arts Club for the inaugural Local First Awards.

“Think Local First threw their Local First Awards at Blind Whino last night and it was one of the most optimistic and down right cheery events we’ve seen in a long time.” – Brightest Young Things

“This uniquely-DC celebration brought the city together in support of local businesses and creators. The Awards, a Think Local First DC (TLF) initiative, spotlighted the most impactful local independent businesses, entrepreneurs, and artists in DC.” – Hill Rag

photo credit Brightest Young Things

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 LOCAL FIRST AWARD WINNERS

DC Maker – a local business, entrepreneur or artist who designs, makes, produces, and/or assembles a product in the District of Columbia that makes an impact.

Bailiwick Clothing

Ripple Effect – A business that supports the local economy by purchasing supplies and services from other local businesses, creating a “ripple effect” as money circulates within the local community.

Paul Ruppert

High Road – A model employer who puts their people first by providing quality jobs, fostering a positive work environment, and championing beneficial business practices.

Potter’s House

Green Thumb – An environmental champion who works to improve the local community through sustainable practices, products or services. This local business or individual significantly reduces waste or consumption, creates green products and/or provides green services.

Misfit Juicery

Builder – A local community developer, investor, or lender with deep roots in the community and known for positive investments in DC’s people, culture, and future.

CityFirst Bank

Pioneer – A local business, entrepreneur, or artist who inspires with a creative new idea, product, perspective, model and/or solution.

Tightshift Laboring Cooperative

Community Champion – A local business owner who makes a significant and noticeable
impact in the community.

Lee’s Flower and Card Shop

Thank you to our generous sponsors who make the Local First Awards great!

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

Love,
Think Local First DC