Local First Alliance Business of the Month

Know the Businesses that Support Our Community!

Visit, patronize, and thank the locally owned businesses that create jobs, keep dollars circulating throughout the Upper Valley, and strengthen our economy during our Business of the Month events.

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King Arthur Flour Bakery Cafe + Store
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Monday-Sunday

7:30am to 6:00pm

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King Arthur Flour

September 18-30

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Stop by their Bakery + Cafe September 18-30 to learn about how this employee owned Local First Alliance member supports our communities. King Arthur Flour is a 100% for the Planet member and puts a high value on giving back to the community that has given the business so much. Chat with KAF staff while shopping to learn about the many ways they donate their time, products, and profits to make our community a better place. Congratulate that they are the BOM and get a free baguette and celebrate the value of locally-owned businesses!

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Why Think Local First

What’s Spent Here, Stays Here
Locally owned businesses spend profits locally, purchase more goods from local suppliers, and employ local office and support staff.

Get More for Your Money
When more money gets recirculated in the community, general prosperity as well as tax revenues increase, creating a more vibrant and sustainable economy.

Unique Local Character
A wide variety of locally owned businesses contributes to a stronger local identity and cultural diversity, creating an attractive place to live, work, and play.

Neighborly
Strengthening our locally owned business community promotes authentic and meaningful relationships between employees, business owners, customers, suppliers, and neighbors. Business owners, who live locally, take better care of the environment, participate in public life, and donate generously to local charities.

For businesses, are you…?

  • Interested in and able to buy materials, products and services from other locally owned businesses in the area or broader region?
  • Privately held (not publicly traded)?
  • Registered in the state of New Hampshire or Vermont, with no corporate or national headquarters outside of the respective state?
  • Able to make independent decisions regarding name and appearance, as well as all business purchasing, supply, and distribution practices?
  • At least 50% of ownership lives within Local First Alliance’s 69-town service area?

For nonprofit organizations, are you…?

  • Interested in and able to buy materials, products and services from other locally owned businesses in the area or broader region?
  • Incorporated or fiscally sponsored in the state of New Hampshire or Vermont?
  • Leadership (advisory body, board, staff) has autonomous authority over all operational decisions?
  • At least 50% of leadership (advisory body, board, staff) lives within Local First Alliance’s 69-town service area?
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Calendar

October 2017

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Our program is underwritten by these community partners

Coop Food Store Mascoma Savings Bank

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