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Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:08

Proclaim It From the Rooftops!

Eight mayors in seven days have officially proclaimed it to be Independents Week in their municipalities. 

 It is the locally owned, independent businesses Local First Utah partner businesses across the state that make the words of this proclamation ring true! 

Whereas, Independents Week provides a time to celebrate the independence of the members of the community of Utah and the entrepreneurial spirit represented by our core of local independent businesses; and

Whereas, the individual decisions every community member makes today affect the future of Utah; and

Whereas, Utah’s local independent businesses help preserve the uniqueness of the community and give us a sense of place; and

Whereas, Utah’s core of independently-owned businesses give back to this community in goods, services, time and talent; and

Whereas, the health of Utah’s economy depends on our support of businesses owned by our friends and neighbors; and

Whereas, Utah’s independent business owners and employees enrich community members’ shopping experiences with their knowledge & passion.

Proclaim it yourself by stopping by one of these participating businesses, and pick up an "I Buy Local First" bumper sticker while supplies last!

Published in Local First Utah Blog
Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00

Independents Week - July 1st - July 7th


So, how do we Celebrate Our Independents? 

As a citizen take our Pledge to Buy Local.

Commit to buying locally as often as possible during Independents Week, July 1-7th, 2017. When you pledge, you'll receive some handy social media tools to let your friends know that you've taken the pledge! 

Check out a list of committed pledge-takers here

After you've taken the pledge, please consider becoming a Friend of Local First Utah. 

Proclamations from Elected Officials

Local First Utah is calling on elected officials from across the state of Utah to sign our proclamation, officially recognizing July 1-7th as Independents Week in their cities and towns. Check to see if your city has officially recognized July 1st - 7th as Independents Week. (If not, give your representatives a call, and encourage them to sign!)

Check out a list of official signers here

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