Local First Chicago's Mission

Our mission is to strengthen Chicago's neighborhood economies by promoting the benefits of locally owned, independent businesses.

How LFC Pursues Our Mission

  • Promote the benefits our neighborhoods gain from having a strong base of local businesses through educational sessions, and information our our website.
  • Make it easier to find locally owned, independent businesses. Please check out our Business Directory.
  • Educate local neighborhood organizations, City officials, and Chambers of Commerce on the benefits of locally owned, independent businesses.
  • Provide Shop Local campaign material to businesses and local chambers to promote their businesses as local. Here are some of the campaigns we've put on in the past.

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Our Board

Local First Chicago's Board of Directors consists of dedicated volunteers, who are also local business owners.

Peter Locke, Chair - TerraLocke, Inc.

Jenna Obluck, Secretary - Gilasi Glass Countertops

Suzanne Keers, Treasurer - Main Street Innovations

Andrew Clarke - Ground Floor Partners

Naomi Davis - Blacks in Green

Jean-Paul Thomas - SmallOfficeNets

Lesley Tweedie - Roscoe Village Bikes

 

Here are some other Shop Local campaign posters we've done in the past. Please look for our upcoming Unwrap poster.

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