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Local First Utah Blog

What's in Store at the 2017 Independent Business Conference

22 August 2017 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Join us on Tuesday, September 12th at the Downtown Public Library as we host the first Independent Business Conference: Building a City of Neighborhoods.  Tickets are for the 2017 Independent Business Conference are available here. Tickets for the Conference Only are $35 per person.  Tickets for the Full Day Event,…

The King's English Continues Decades of Support for the Local First Movement

18 August 2017 Published in Local First Utah Blog
On Saturday, September 9th, The King’s English Bookshop will celebrate its 40th year in business in Salt Lake City’s 15th & 15th Neighborhood. To contemporary eyes, it’s hard to believe that 15th & 15th was once a less than desirable neighborhood. But, that is the power of change that independent…

Richards Brandt Miller Nelson Takes a Seat at the Table

18 August 2017 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Thank you to Richards Brandt Miller Nelson for becoming a VIP Table Sponsor at Celebrate the Bounty, Local First Utah’s annual food-centric fundraising event! Richards Brandt Miller Nelson also contributes to the growth of the “buy local” movement in Salt Lake City by supporting Local First Utah’s work with the…

What is Main Street America?

15 August 2017 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Made up of small towns, mid-sized communities, and urban commercial districts, the thousands of organizations, individuals, volunteers, and local leaders that make up Main Street America™ represent the broad diversity that makes this country so unique. Working together, the Main Street America network helps to breathe new life into the…

Vendor Opportunities at the 2017 Independent Business Conference

04 August 2017 Published in Local First Utah Blog
We are seeking small business resource providers, and other businesses that can provide essential services, like web design, accounting, human resources, payroll, time management, to independent business owners.  This is an excellent opportunity for you to interact directly with local, independent business owners, most of whom are the direct decision…

Join the Team: Volunteer Videographer

25 July 2017 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Local First Utah is looking for a volunteer videographer to work with us on a stylized monthly video series featuring independent business owners in Salt Lake County.    You'll be working with elected officials, independent business owners and the staff of Local First Utah, to document the behind the scenes…

Kanab: the Heart of Color Country

18 July 2017 Published in Local First Utah Blog
In the heart of Color Country, the land of unparalleled beauty that includes Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Lake Powell, the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, sits Kanab -- Utah's Little Hollywood.  Named as such for the preponderance of classic Western…

Join the Team: Silent Auction Coordinator

05 July 2017 Published in Local First Utah Blog
  Be an active part of the Local First Movement but helping us to execute our our annual food-centric fundraising event, Celebrate the Bounty. The place for Salt Lake City’s foodies, localvores and locally minded consumers to come together and explore spectacular offerings from Utah’s finest locally owned restaurants, Celebrate the…

You Might Be A Friend of Local First Utah If ...

09 May 2017 Published in Local First Utah Blog
You might be a Friend of Local First Utah if … … You scoff when friends or co-workers suggest grabbing lunch from a chain restaurant. … When you attend a party or get together, your BYO-fill-in-the-blank is always locally made. … You chat with your barista like you’re lounging in…

Join us at the Vest Pocket Awards Ceremony

08 May 2017 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Each year, Vest Pocket Business Coalition honors two people in our community who have been exemplary advocates for local, independent business. This year’s honorees are Babs De Lay for the Richard M. Wirick Lifetime Achievement Award and Derek Kitchen for the Independent Business Advocate Award.  Babs is owner of Urban Utah Homes…

Thank You to Willow Creek Pet Care Center for Joining the Local First Leaders Circle!

05 April 2017 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Q: What is the story behind Willow Creek Pet Care Center? Dr. Rick Campbell founded Willow Creek Pet Center in 1983. When he opened the clinic, he discovered that a great many dogs and cats were being given away as a result of misbehavior. Within his practice, Dr. Campbell began…

Become a "Friend of Local First Utah" During Love Utah Give Utah!

29 March 2017 Published in Local First Utah Blog
You might be a Friend of Local First Utah if … … You scoff when friends or co-workers suggest grabbing lunch from a chain restaurant. … When you attend a party or get together, your BYO-fill-in-the-blank is always locally made. … You chat with your barista like you’re lounging in…