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Friday, February 28, 2020

The Biggest 2020 Gamechanger

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

7:00pm – 10:00pm at Audi Field

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Past Events

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Living Wage DC

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July 25, 2019


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June 25, 2019

DCRA In Your Neighborhood

hosted at Busboys and Poets-Anacostia

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June 14, 2019

The Employer Advocate

in partnership with LEDC, District Bridges and Uptown Main Street

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May 23, 2019


May 15, 2019

DC Retail Summit

in partnership with Think Local First DC

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Creative Entrepreneur Capital Summit

Powered by Think Local First DC and Social Art and Culture

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Friday, April 19, 2019

The Employer Advocate Quarterly Seminar

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Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 5:30 pm – 9.30 pm

The Builder Dinner

The Unplugged Series: The Builder Dinner Hosted by Industrial Bank and curated by Think Local First DC.

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Friday, January 25, 2019

The employer advocate

Start the 2019 business year right with our 2nd quarterly seminar for our DC business owners. The series will cover DC commercial landlord tenant law and navigating DCRA with facilitator, Tom Martin, Partner, GMP LLP.

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Local First Awards


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September 28th

The employer advocate

Join Think Local First DC and Goldblatt Martin Pozen LLP for the first of a series of quarterly seminars for our DC business owners.

July 24th


Tuesday, July 24th @ The Pepco Edison Gallery

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June 20th

Self Care First

Self-care is the latest health and wellness trend.

Join us to discuss easy activities you can incorporate into your life to take care of yourself.

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May 9th

Local First Market

Visit the Local First Market at the Shay located at the corner of 8th and Florida Avenue, NW!

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May 3, 2018

Unplugged Series: The Makers Talk

Think Local First DC invites our DC artists and creatives to converse and build with Local First Award Maker Winner, Bailiwick Clothing, alongside Maker Finalists to share best practices and stories of successes hard fought and won, along with light fare and libations.

Thursday, May 3rd from 630pm to 830pm at The Shay

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May 1, 2018

Ward 1 City Council Candidate Forum

Think Local First DC, District Bridges, the Adams Morgan BID invite you to participate in a Ward 1 City Council Candidate Forum focused on DC local business policy.

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November 9, 2017

Local First Awards 2017

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August 2017

Local Supply Chains and Procurement | Think Local First DC Webinar

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June 27, 2017

Think Local First DC Summer Mixer

Think Local First DC brought the community together for a summer mixer at Ben's Upstairs, a local business on the H St. corridor. Business owners, entrepreneurs, artists, nonprofit leaders, and policymakers mixed and mingled on the rooftop during a beautiful summer evening. Business connections were made, ideas were shared, and a positive vision was put forth for D.C.

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June 23, 2017

Building Effective Teams For Social Impact | Think Local First DC Webinar

Whether seeking to grow a business or build a local, sustainable economy, success depends on the ability of people to work well together. Attendees joined Think Local First DC and Shifting Patterns to equip themselves with the tools to build effective teams and overcome common obstacles to teamwork.

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