Now that we’re through the holidays, it’s time to turn to local service providers to help us fulfill some of those holiday resolutions. Maybe your plan for 2015 is to be more tech savvy, or to get that start-up business off the ground. Local First Alliance members can help update your branding, style, and technology while supporting our local economy.

For more than 25 years, Systems Plus Computers in Lebanon, New Hampshire, has been the Upper Valley’s source for computer products and services. Did you get some holiday gadgets you aren’t quite sure how to use? Not to worry. Systems Plus has a staff of trained IT professionals that will gladly guide you through new computer setup, upgrades, data migration, and conversions. And if you didn’t get the gadget you were hoping for, Systems Plus has it.

As a Local First Alliance member, Systems Plus has also made a commitment to reinvest your hard-earned money into the community by donating to more than 100 local organizations every year! Owner and Local First Steering Committee member Jake Blum also works to assist charities and nonprofits with computer and IT requirements through contributions, reduced pricing, and technical support.

Another Local First member who is paying it forward is Erika Gavin, owner of Erika Gavin Designs. Her long list of skills includes branding, art direction, publication design, illustration, photo editing, and corporate marketing. Like Jake, Erika works to give back to the community using her unique set of skills and is responsible for the creation of our beautiful Local First Alliance logo. Erika knows how to make your business marketing dollars count when it comes to the appearance of your business and brand. As a member of the community, she also has a unique understanding of our Upper Valley market and the design needs of a small, local business.

Be sure to search our online directory for other Local First Alliance members who can help you check off the New Year to-do list and keep our community strong, sustainable, and vibrant.