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Local First Utah Blog

Makers Markets, Craft Fairs and Locally Made Gifts

02 December 2015 Published in Local First Utah Blog
A farmers market or arts & crafts market is more than just a place to find a delicious jar of jam or a handknit hat to nestle under the Christmas tree.  Makers markets are economic engines, creating opportunities for start up businesses, artists and innovators to bring their products directly…

Shift Your Spending Week Media Coverage

30 November 2015 Published in Local First Utah Blog
It's been a doozey of a weekend, filled with press events, radio interviews and photo-ops, all in support of our Shift Your Spending Week Campaign. We're happy to report that our 2015 Shift Your Spending Week Campaign has received more media coverage than any of our previous campaigns.  Educating the…

Shift 10% of Your Online Spending Towards Locals on Cyber Monday

30 November 2015 Published in Local First Utah Blog
One of the greatest appeals of buying online is that we can buy from the comfort of our own homes, with the click of a button. No lines, no cold wintery weather, and no crowds with which to contend.  But, monolithic online retailers or big box online counterparts aren't the…

Shift Your Spending at These Participating Businesses!

20 November 2015 Published in Local First Utah Blog
  A 25th Street Boutique ABC Utah Law Ailulia   Aimee's Home Cookin' All About Socks All Filters LLC    Alta View Tires Amboseli Foods Arrowsmith Gallery   Artique Atlas Architects Atticus Coffee & Teahouse     B Baby Bump Maternity Basic Invite Beans & Brews   Beehive Cheese Co…

Take the Shift Your Spending Week Pledge!

20 November 2015 Published in Local First Utah Blog
As a citizen, commit to shifting at least 10% of your holiday shopping toward locals, then show off your committment to your friends online and in person. When you take the pledge, you'll receive an "I Shifted MY Spending" Facebook photo, and you can pick up a pledge button at participating…

Everything You Need to Know About Shift Your Spending Week

10 November 2015 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Shift Your Spending Week will launch on Black Friday, November 27th and will run through December 5th. We have a lot in store for our 2015 Shift Your Spending Campaign!  1) Sign up your business to be a part of the campaign. When you enroll, you'll receive plenty of specialized marketing…

Thanks to Wise Cabinetry for Joining the Local First Leaders Circle!

26 October 2015 Published in Local First Utah Blog
A great number of independent businesses make their impact on the local economy by operating “behind the scenes” so to speak. Wise Cabinetry is one of those businesses. Though they are not open to the public, they play a vital role in supporting other local businesses. Their final products are…

Thank You to NuPackaging for Joining the Local First Leaders Circle

23 October 2015 Published in Local First Utah Blog
A vibrant local economy is fueled but more than simply retail and dining. One of our dreams at Local First Utah is to see a deeply integrated, self-sufficient local economy. We're happy to welcome NuPackaging to our Local First Leaders Circle. They provide a specialize service and products, that in…

Pallet, Winner of Best of the Bounty 2015 Returns to Celebrate the Bounty

09 October 2015 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Pallet won last year’s “Best of the Bounty – Savory” and we’re excited to have these award winners back at Celebrate the Bounty. Celebrate the Bounty is Local First Utah’s annual fundraiser and gala event. Join us on Thursday, October 15th from 7 – 10 pm at Ricos Warehouse (545 West…

Central Ninth Neighbors, Sage Cafe, Join Celebrate the Bounty!

08 October 2015 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Just like transformed the old Jade Cafe into a inviting eatery in the heart of the Central Ninth Neighborhood, they transform raw ingredients into delectable vegetarian and vegan faire.  We’re happy to welcome our Central Ninth neighbors at Sage Café to join us at Celebrate the Bounty. Celebrate the Bounty is Local…

We Welcome Meditrina to Celebrate the Bounty!

05 October 2015 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Jennifer Gilroy is a force to be reckoned with in Utah's food scene. From award winning tapas restaurant Meditrina to her newly opened Southern comfort style restaurant called Porch, located in Daybreak, her culinary skills are known to make palates sing. As a long time contributer to Celebrate the Bounty,…