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Local First Utah Blog

Thank you to the Members of the Local First Leaders Circle!

04 September 2014 Published in Local First Utah Blog
In August, we had the opportunity to host a small party in honor of the members of the Local First Leaders Circle.  Stalwart proponents of the "buy local" movement, these businesses have donated to Local First Utah, and offer profound contributions to their communities.  It is an honor to work…

Get Your Tickets Now for Celebrate the Bounty!

26 August 2014 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Celebrate the Bounty, Local First Utah's signature annual event, is coming up on Thursday, October 2, 2014. Featuring some of Utah's finest fare provided by locally owned, independent restaurants, artisans and food purveyors from across the state, "Celebrate the Bounty" is the party of the year! This event does sell out every…

Thank You to The King's English for Joining the Local First Leaders Circle!

06 August 2014 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Betsy Burton is the co-owner of The King’s English Bookshop, and co-founder of Local First Utah. It seems like a fairly obvious statement to say the she is a leader in the “buy local” movement. More than a leader in the movement, Betsy has the combined traits of foresight and…

Thank You to Third Sun Productions for Joining the Local First Leaders Circle!

05 August 2014 Published in Local First Utah Blog
If you take a closer look at the websites of a menagerie locally owned businesses and non-profit organizations, you’ll notice a recurring theme: Third Sun Productions is likely the business behind your favorite local’s website. They are also the web design company behind our very own www.localfirst.org. As a lean…

Thank You to The Stockist for Joining the Local First Leaders Circle!

31 July 2014 Published in Local First Utah Blog
A lot of people could never imagine the words "Utah" and "fashion" in the same sentence, unless its a set up for a one-liner about floral-patterned dresses and hand-me downs. But, there are a number of locally owned independent businesses that are changing the perception of the fashion scene in…

Thank You to Hip & Humble for Joining the Local First Leaders Circle

29 July 2014 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Hip & Humble, with locations in Sandy, Bountiful and Salt Lake City's 9th & 9th Neighborhood, is an arsenal of clothing, kitchenware and home decor for anyone committed to fighting the "war on beige." Local First Utah is proud to have Hip & Humble as members of our Local First…

Advance the Movement, Join the Team!

07 July 2014 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Local First Utah is currently seeking candidates to join our team and help the "buy local" movement grow here in Utah.  Two great internships are available for the Fall semester. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to .  Social Media Strategist Job Description: Local First Utah is a…

Mayors from Salt Lake County & Murray City Celebrate Independents Week!

03 July 2014 Published in Local First Utah Blog
This year’s Independents Week has been a whirlwind for all of us. 35 mayors, four county commissions, one governor and nearly 100 local businesses later, we’re excited to kick back around the grill and watch some fireworks—but that’s for tomorrow! Today, we fight on. The cherry on top of our…

The Life of a Dollar

02 July 2014 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Imagine you walk into your favorite locally owned business. Maybe it’s a coffee shop, or a bookstore, or a great restaurant or a boutique that offers items you just can’t find anywhere else. When you leave, with a new book/latte/blouse in hand, you have the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve…

Local First Utah’s Science of Localnomics

01 July 2014 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Independents Week 2014 is all about localnomics. We may have made up that term, but what is describes is a community-oriented economic system that is as old as civilization itself (melodrama intended). We define localnomics as "an economic system by which locally owned independent businesses organize the production, purchase and…

Independent Businesses Make Utah "This Place"

30 June 2014 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Utah is like nowhere else on Earth. Geologically speaking, that is. The red rocks of Southern Utah are the result of great winds assailing the iron rich sandstone for dozens of centuries. The Colorado Plateau, shaped by a shifting, ancient sea offers some of the most majestic sights known to…

How to Register Your Business in Our New Directory

22 April 2014 Published in Local First Utah Blog
We hope you're enjoying the look and feel of our brand new Local First Utah website! One of the biggest overall changes we've made is to our Business Directory, which is why we decided to create this snazzy instruction manual on how to make sure your business is included. Whether…