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Local First Utah Blog

Independents Week Photo Contest & Giveaway!

03 July 2018 Published in Local First Utah Blog
During our Independents Week celebration, we're lauching a special Instagram-specific photo contest and giveway! The rules are simple, and there are tons of prizes available!    The Rules: 1. Post a photo while you're at a locally owned, independent business, and tag @localfirstutah with #independentsweek in your caption.    And…

Reason No. 9 To Buy Locally: You Keep the American Dream Alive

03 July 2018 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Each summer, Local First Utah, along with independent business alliances across the country celebrates Independents Week during the week of July 1 – 7th, at the same time the United States is celebrating Independents Day. This is no coincidence, as we believe that buying from locally owned independent businesses is…

Independents Week 2018!

03 July 2018 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Each summer, Local First Utah celebrates “Independents Week” our annual campaign recognizing the contributions that independent businesses make to our quality of life and the nature of our communities. We also celebrate how independent businesses are crucial to keeping the American Dream alive. As part of our Independents Week campaign,…

Granary Block Party - March 31st

13 March 2018 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Join us on Saturday, March 31st at Kilby Court at the Granary District Block Party!  With support from independent businesses like Ruby Snap, Ori Media, Atmosphere Studios, Fisher Brewing, Kiitos Brewing, Kilby Court, Square Kitchen, Rico Brand, Frida Bistro, and Pictureline the Granary District Block Party is a can't miss event.  The Granary District is a diverse neighborhood with…

Join the Team: Independents Week Community Relations Coordinator

08 March 2018 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Independents Week Community Relations Coordinator About: Local First Utah is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission to empower a movement to recognize the value and vitality of locally owned, independent businesses to our communities and our economy. We do this through educating and engaging the public, the businesses and…

Space for Rent

22 February 2018 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Are you a small business owner who is looking for accessible, flexible office space? We may have just the solution for you! Local First Utah has desk space available in our Central Ninth office. We're in a robust, independent neighborhood. Plus, utilities and internet are included! If you'd like more…

Thank You to Our New Local Champions!

22 February 2018 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Local First Utah is proud to announce a new echelon of businesses that support the buy local movement. Our Local Champions are businesses that donate to Local First Utah at the $5,000 level. This unique platform of supporters allows to deepen our work of educating the public, government and business…

Join the Team: Social Media Internship Available

22 February 2018 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Local First Utah is offering paid social media internship! Responsibilities include: social media community management, coordinating, distributing and creating content for social media channels, and developing regular reporting tools on social media analytics. This role offers the intern experience in how to broadcast a public awareness campaign for a charitable…

Vote for Your Fave!

21 February 2018 Published in Local First Utah Blog
We're expanding the options we provide to Local First Utah partner businesses by creating some new window clings.  We'll, of course, be keeping our iconic green and yellow clings, but we want provide expanded options to help you brand your business as locally owned!  To vote, visit us on Facebook,…

Ricos Warehouse: The Heart of the Granary District, and Home to Celebrate the Bounty

05 October 2017 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Local First Utah has hosted Celebrate the Bounty at Ricos Warehouse for nearly a decade. It's a unique venue, part working warehouse, part eccelectic, artfilled event space. It's a community gathering place, and the heart of Salt Lake City's Granary District.  We're grateful to the hospitality of Jorge Fierro, owner…

Thank You to Momentum Recycling, A VIP Table Sponsor at Celebrate the Bounty!

05 October 2017 Published in Local First Utah Blog
The blue and white trucks of Momentum Recycling are a regular site in Salt Lake City, providing comprehensive recycling collection services to businesses and residents. In 2008, Momentum Recycling was founded with the goal of helping communities move toward zero waste. As of July 2012, Momentum Recycling became the exclusive…

What is Celebrate the Bounty Really All About?

05 October 2017 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Each Fall, for ten years strong, Local First Utah has hosted Celebrate the Bounty in order to gather the local loving community together in one place. Truth be told, there's one place that can fit all lovers of all things local, but we do our very to bring everyone together…