Local First Alliance

When Local First Alliance asks you to “remember to keep it local,” we aren’t talking just about shopping. Many of our LFA members are service providers who know what it means to be an active part of the Upper Valley community. These businesses may not sell a physical product, but you can count on their local expertise when it comes to hiring a professional in a specific field.

Based in West Lebanon, NH, A.B. Gile provides insurance coverage to both private individuals and business clients throughout the Upper Valley and greater New England area. This Local First business offers a commitment to its customers that stems from a deep understanding of our specific region. Living and working alongside their clients and employees for generations has fostered a deep sense of dedication to their community. Founded in 1871, A.B. Gile has been meeting the insurance needs of area residents for over 140 years, now supporting and insuring over 75 locally based non-profits!

Local First member and service provider Nomad Communications strives to meet the unique marketing needs of its clients through humor and hard work. Located in Norwich, VT, this business supports area non-profits and has a soft spot for four-legged companions. On any given day, three to four canines can be seen “enhancing” the creative energy at Nomad or warming an office couch. Nomad Communications is a particularly crucial local company, as it works to support other area businesses with everything from market research and strategy to product launches and branding.

Local First Alliance is proud to represent so many members that make our economy strong. These businesses and their employees are a part of the neighborhoods and towns we call home. Choosing to use a Local First Alliance business is making a choice to reinvest in your community and keep your money hard at work in our region. For more Local First Alliance members, please visit our local directory. We thank you for your continued support of our members and our Upper Valley economy.