The Local First Awards is a celebration of local independent businesses, entrepreneurs and artists who give back to the community and create a positive impact. This is an initiative of Think Local First DC, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting local independent businesses and promoting their positive impact on our communities to the public. The ceremony will be held on October 17 from 6:30 to 10 p.m., at the D.C. Showroom to announce the winners.
Think Local First supports locally-owned businesses as they create more prosperous, connected and entrepreneurial communities. It matters where people choose to spend their money. Opting to support locally owned, independent businesses creates a positive effect, often referred to as a ‘multiplier effect,’ which is credited with enhancing social and civic well-being, is linked to higher wages, and reduces inequality while strengthening the middle class.
An independent judging panel composed of local business and community leaders, activists, journalists and citizens select nominees for seven award categories. Those nominees are then vetted and finalists are publicized.
For more information, visit ThinkLocalFirstDC.org.