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Local First Utah Blog

What's Next in The Mentors Series

03 May 2013 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Local First Utah is presenting an ongoing Mentors Series, a forum for sharing best practices among independent businesses. On Thursday, May 16th from 7 pm- 8:30, we will host a Creative Funding Panel, presented in collaboration with Utah Specialty and Utah’s Own. The event is free, but requires your RSVP…

Central Ninth Jane's Walk, Diversity in the Details

01 May 2013 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Who? The walk is free and open to anyone interested in getting to know the Central Ninth neighborhood. The event is co-hosted by Local First Utah and Salt Lake City’s Redevelopment Agency, the “RDA”. When? This Saturday, May 4th, at 2pm Where? Salt Lake City’s Central Ninth Neighborhood. We’ll begin…

Meet Us at MacCool's!

01 May 2013 Published in Local First Utah Blog
The Local First Davis County chapter is growing! Don’t miss the next Local First Davis Mixer on Thursday, May 9th at MacCool’s Public House in Layton. Try the Hive Winery’s delectable fruit wines, as well as appetizers provided by MacCool’s. Enjoy local artwork from The Hive Gallery, and learn more…

Thank You to Amour Spreads: Founding Member of the Local First Leader's Circle

19 April 2013 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Recently, Local First Utah launched the Local First Leader’s Circle, a group of business owners and citizens who are committed to the 'buy local' movement, and directly provide Local First Utah with financial support. We’d like to honor and thank Amour Spreads, one of the founding members of the Local…

Place Makers & Dragon Tamers

03 April 2013 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Located smack dab in the middle of the state, Gunnison City is home to just over 3,000 people, the nation’s longest continuously operating cinema, and a dragon. The staff of Local First Utah (all two of us!) had the opportunity to visit this small town at the behest of Gunnison…

Local First Headquarters Debut!

29 March 2013 Published in Local First Utah Blog
The first event in our new headquarters, located in the Central Ninth district, was a rousing success! Thank you to our skilled presenters, as well as food and drink artisans Laziz Middle Eastern Spreads and the Crazy Tea Lady for their contributions. Special thanks to all who came to learn…

Manufacturers & Mentors Series: Social Media, Marketing & Public Relations for the Local Business

22 March 2013 Published in Local First Utah Blog
  Feeling muddled over marketing? Puzzled by public relations? Stumped by social media strategy? Here's your chance to ask the experts. Learn what you need to remember, and more importantly what you can afford to forget! Join us on Thursday, March 28th from 7 to 8:30 pm at Local First Utah Headquarters (865…

Plates & Palates, Mixing & Mingling

19 March 2013 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Plates & Palates, located in Bountiful, hosted our Local First Davis County Mixer last Thursday. Open since 2004, the business began as catering company, with a retail space where they sold kitchenwares. Over time, as result of customer demand and loyalty, the business has expanded into a thriving lunch spot…

Mixing It Up With Local First Davis!

08 March 2013 Published in Local First Utah Blog
  Local First Davis March Mixer Join us this Thursday at Plates and Palates for another great gathering of Davis County locavores. The local movement is on fire in Davis County! Enjoy great food and the company of friends who are committed to supporting all things LOCAL! Plate and Palates…

New Energy Financing on the Horizon for Utah Businesses

27 February 2013 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Utah lawmakers are currently considering Senate Bill 211, a policy that would make paying for energy improvement projects easier for Utah businesses. The voluntary financing option, known as “energy improvement financing for commercial buildings,” would create an innovative way for businesses to pay for energy improvements while reducing operating costs, improving net operating…

Show Your Support for Utah’s Own!

20 February 2013 Published in Local First Utah Blog
 Local First Utah is proud to be community partners with Utah’s Own, an invaluable branding campaign for locally made products funded through the State Department of Agriculture. The good people at Utah’s Own work hard to support local manufacturers by helping to identify and promote our local products. Their effort…

Reason #8: You Love Your Neighbors

01 February 2013 Published in Local First Utah Blog
The 2012 Salt Lake City Indie Impact Study demonstrates that locally owned businesses in Utah return, on average, 3% of their revenue to charity – a full percentage point more than other local businesses across the country. We at Local First Utah are particularly proud of that simple statistic, because…