Think Spring with Local First!




A picture is worth 1000 words and this Local First Alliance ad that recently ran in the Valley News shows the power of our local economy (click here to view ad). With close to 100 members, Local First Alliance works to add resilience to our economy by encouraging shoppers to think local first when in the market for groceries, banking services, a gift, a restaurant, clothing, landscaping services, or building supplies.


LaValley Building Supply and Chippers are examples two long time LFA members that support our communities while providing unique and quality products and services. Both businesses are a great place to start when considering yard and home projects this spring.

With ten stores from Rutland, Vermont to Hampton, New Hampshire, LaValley – Middleton Building Supply is the largest independent building materials supplier in Vermont and New Hampshire. In an effort to provide quality and affordability for their customers, LaValley’s expanded into manufacturing trusses, panelized homes, garages, sheds, and energy efficient modular homes through Preferred Building Solutions.


Chippers color logo


Over the past 30 years Chippers has grown to provide more services, too. Today Chippers is proud to be a client-oriented and environmentally-centered green care company that specializes in exceptional tree, landscaping, land enhancement, woodlands, garden, turf care and maple sugaring services. The Chippers mission is to exceed client expectations through personalized service, professionalism and quality workmanship and with a staff of professional arborists, turf and soil care specialists, land enhancement experts, and garden enthusiasts this is the season to contact Chippers for all your landscaping needs.

This spring think local first and support the locally owned businesses that are integral to our communities and have a focus on quality and customer service.


Professional Business Service Members Quietly Strengthen Our Local Economy

Think local first when shopping! A common call to action because when consumers spend their money at locally owned businesses there is a multiplier effect as your hard earned dollars circulate throughout our Upper Valley economy. But, many people only consider shopping at locally owned retail shores when supporting the local economy, but many Local First Allianc members are in professional business services. Remember to think local first when you are shopping for insurance, opening a bank account, consulting an accountant or attorney.

Local First Alliance Business Services Members:

AB Gile
Chase Brook Software
EC Fiber
Erika Gavin Design
Key Communications
Law Office of Eric W. Janson, PLLC
Ledyard National Bank
Mascoma Savings Bank
Nomad Communications
Twin State Inspections
UK Architects, PC
Woodstock Insurance