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Local First Ogden Chapter

Who is Local First Ogden?


Local First Utah is viewed nationally as one of the most vibrant and active Local First organizations around the country, so it was only natural that with Ogden’s long and rich history of locally owned businesses, and unique spirit of independent business ownership, that we should become the first Local First Chapter outside the Salt Lake City vicinity.  Established in April 2010, Local First Ogden works to proclaim the economic benefits derived from our locally owned business community. Unlike other business organizations, Local First Ogden is run by an amazing team of volunteers, and we collect no dues or membership fees. There is absolutely no cost to become a Local First Ogden Partner.

How Does Your Ogden Business Get Involved?

There are several ways to get involved with Local First Ogden

  • Brand your business as a locally owned, Ogden based business using the Local First Ogden window clings available to all partner businesses. To receive a window cling, simply sign up to be a part of our online directory. If you'd like a refreshed window cling, please e-mail
  • Attend our monthly mixers. These mixers, held on the last Thursday of the month, are great way to meet other local business owners and locally minded citizens. Plus, they are a lot of fun. 
  • Sign up for our e-newsletter and follow us on Facebook. These tools are the best way to find out the latest news and events for Local First Ogden, and for the statewide organization. 
  • Participate in our two annual campaigns: Summer of Independents and Shift Your Spending. 

Core Leadership Committee

The Core Leadership Committee meets monthly to plan the direction of Ogden's Local First Community. We organize educational and social events, work with our City Officials and Council Members to reinforce their commitment to local business, and perform outreach to business districts where the Local First message is sprouting up, all while networking with other like-minded local entrepreneurs. 

Local First Ogden in the News

City and Business Leaders Remind: Shopping Locally a Gift to Ogden in Many Ways ~ from the Ogden Standard-Examiner, November 18, 2012

Suzy Dailey
Community Advisor | LF Ogden

Grounds for Coffee, Harrison Blvd Location

Beth Bell
Green the World


Terri Strand
Bella's Fresh Mexican Grill

Amy Wicks
Ogden City Council

Jennifer Shaw
Weber State Student

Janelle Lynch
Fan Of All Things Local 

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