Local First Alliance engages businesses, organizations, and citizens to strengthen our local economy.
Recognizing that regional prosperity grows from communities actively building economies that strengthen and sustain the places we love — we work to promote, encourage, and support our local businesses.
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The holidays are over and there is still a lot of winter left before spring. If you're looking to drive the cold away, consider stepping into the wa [...]
The holidays are a time of joy and giving but for our Local First Alliance members, being charitable is a year-round endeavor. Our local businesses m [...]
Guest post by Jen MacMillen, Publisher
The main question we must continue to ask ourselves is, “Why are we here doing what we do?”
When we b [...]
Local First Alliance not only loves to promote shopping locally, but we jump at the chance to showcase members who give back to the community. When yo [...]
Local First Alliance business members are always looking for opportunities to give back to the community. The American Independent Business Alliance ( [...]
What’s the best part of Local First Alliance? Our members, of course!
We are constantly promoting our members because they are continually giving [...]
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1. Move your banking to a community bank or credit union, and invest your money in tangible assets like land, or with organizations like the Cooperative Fund of New England that invest in community control.
2. Rent out a room in your home, or swap space for gardening, child or elder care, or carpentry
Co-op Food Stores
Mascoma Savings Bank
Great Eastern Radio
King Arthur Flour
Lake Sunapee Bank
LaValley Building Supply
A.B. Gile Inc.
Erika Gavin Designs
Jake’s Market & Deli / Jake’s Coffee Co.
John Ring CPA
Ledyard National Bank
Systems Plus Computers
Village Green Publishing
Vital Communites News
Events, Corporate Relations and Local First Alliance Manager
— Emily Gardner, Events, Corporate Relations and Local First Alliance Manager
Emily grew up in Sharon, VT and graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelors of Fine Arts. She is happy to have recently returned to the Upper Valley after working for almost a decade in the entertainment and event industries of Los Angeles, CA.