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.

Locally-owned, independent businesses play a crutial role in creating jobs, strengthing our community cohesion & enhancing local character!

Keep the Upper Valley a great place to live, work, and play and think local first when dining out, banking, hiring professional services, or shopping for anything.

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15 Things
You Can Do To
Think Local First

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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

Advisory Council

Nichole Romano, Great Eastern Radio

Ken Wells, Chair, Mascoma Savings Bank

John Tunnicliffe,  King Arthur Flour

Nancy LaRowe, Manager, Vital Communities

Allan Reetz, Co-op Food Stores

Ira Richards, West Lebanon Feed & Supply

Sponsors

Champions
Co-op Food Stores
Mascoma Savings Bank

 

 

 

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Green Circle
Chippers, Inc.
Great Eastern Radio
King Arthur Flour
LaValley Building Supply
Vital Communities

Sustaining
A.B. Gile Inc.
Erika Gavin Designs
Farm-Way Inc
Fat Hat Clothing
Jake’s Market & Deli / Jake’s Coffee Co.
John Ring CPA
Ledyard National Bank
Lyme Green Heat
Nomad Communications
Systems Plus Computers
The Skinny Pancake
Village Green Publishing
95.3 & 107.1 The Wolf

Our program is underwritten by these community partners

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  Chippers King Arthur Flour

  La Valley     

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Shift Your Shopping!

If everyone in the Upper Valley spent $100 at a locally-owned business, $600,000 would stay in our community.

See a complete listing of all Local First Alliance members!