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How to shift your dollars locally

At Local First, we often get inquires from people in the community who would like to localize their home, event, business and more. Here are answers to some of the most frequent questions we receive:

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For Businesses | For Consumers

Q: My company is hosting a special event soon and we would really like to use a local caterer! Who would you recommend?

A: We have a great variety of Local First caterers to choose from, many offering vegetarian, vegan and organic options:


Q: As a small business owner, one of the biggest struggles I have is providing health insurance for my family and employees. Where should I turn?

A: There are a number of Local First members who provide insurance and can help guide you in the right direction:

Q: My business really needs a new website. Which Local First members can help me with that?

A: We have a great selection of LF members who not only design and develop websites, but can also help with social media strategy, translation services, app creation and more: 

Q: It’s that time of year again to file taxes...are there any locally based accountants or tax preparers you could recommend?

A: These Local First members will gladly help you with your accounting and tax needs: 

Q: I'd like to get funding to start and grow my new business. Where should I go?

A: There are a number of Local First members that would love to help you not only start and grow your business, but maintain it as well:

Q: I really want to get the word out more about my business. Are there any Local First members who specialize in marketing and logo design?

A: We have a great selection of LF members for all of your marketing and designing needs: 

Q: I would like to give a locally-sourced gift basket to my co-workers and clients this year. Do any Local First members offer them?

A: Several LF members offer help with gift basket arrangements: 

Q: I’m really interested in ‘localizing’ my office. Which Local First businesses should I reach out to?

A: We have several LF businesses that will help localize your office:


For Consumers

Q: I'm hosting a big event soon and want to localize it as much as possible. What Local First members can I use?

A: We have a large selection of Local First members that cover all of your event needs:

Q: I can never find a mechanic I really like; where should I go to get my car fixed?

A: These LF members will be happy to help you with any vehicle issue:

Q: Are there any local pet stores to choose from?

A: There are some pet stores and veterinarians that cover all of your pet's needs: