Featured Businesses

There are many businesses to support with your dollars, but here on Local First, we are proud to feature only small, independently run businesses in our extensive database of over 2000 merchants. We have highlighted a few of them on these pages.

2936 Local Featured Businesses - And Counting!

  • Sprout Social
    Sprout Social is a social media management and engagement platform for businesses. Give the 30-day trial a spin at http://t.co/HKpB3Rlmr4. Also @SproutSupport.
    131 S Dearborn St
    Chicago IL 60603
  • Chicago Bites
    Your dining companion for Chicago restaurants, craft beers, farmers markets, food festivals, food trucks & edible adventures. Let's eat!
    Chicago IL 60601
  • Revolution Brewing
    Revolution Brewing is Chicago's new hometown craft brewery. Brewpub in Logan Square & Brewery in Avondale.
    2323 N Milwaukee Ave
    Chicago IL 60647
  • Half Acre Beer Co.
    Half Acre brews.
    4257 N Lincoln Ave
    Chicago IL 60618
  • ChicagoÂ’s Green City Market
    A non-profit organization and Chicago's first year round, sustainable green market.
    2240 W Armitage
    Chicago IL 60647
  • Schubas
    A diverse line-up of live music seven nights a week. Indie Rock, Folk, Country, Rap, Jazz-- it's all here.
    3159 N Southport
    Chicago IL 60657
  • Garrett Popcorn Shop - O'Hare Terminal #3
    A Chicago Tradition. Unchanged for 65 years, handcrafted fresh throughout the day, 1 batch at a time, using only the highest quality ingredients. (888) 476-7267
    O'Hare International Airport
    Chicago IL 60666
  • Lou Malnati's Pizza
    Considered the oldest family name in Chicago pizza, Malnati's has been serving slices of delicious deep dish for 43 years in 40 Chicagoland locations.
  • Motion PR
    Public Relations firm that keeps brands in motion. #PR
    121 W Wacker Dr
    Chicago IL 60601
  • Eli's Cheesecake
    Gourmet Cheesecake and Specialty Dessert Bakery. We ship in US. Call 800-999-8300 or click http://t.co/bExLrce5. In Chicago, dine & shop Eli's Bakery Café.
    6701 W Forest Preserve Dr
    Chicago IL 60634
  • Fleet Feet Sports Chicago
    Our mission at Fleet Feet Sports–Chicago is to inspire people to run, walk, and lead healthy and amazing lives through fitness. #RunCHI
    1620 N Wells St
    Chicago IL 60614
  • Music Box Theatre
    For the last 30 years, the Music Box Theatre has been the premiere venue in Chicago for independent and foreign films.
    3733 N Southport Ave
    Chicago IL 60613
  • Galt Toys
    Galt offers a great range of imaginative award winning developmental toys for babies as well as puzzles, games, arts and crafts kits for bigger boys and girls.
    (312) 440 9550
    900 N Michigan Ave
    Chicago IL 60611
  • Cult Of Traffic
    A cult dedicated to help you move traffic to your website.
    1130 N Dearborn St
    Chicago IL 60610
  • Metropolitan Brewing
    In 2009, Metropolitan Brewing was the first brewery to open in Chicago in 10 years. We specialize in German-style beers, mostly lagers. Chicagoans all the way; we make the beer we like to drink.
    5121 N Ravenswood Ave
    Chicago IL 60640
  • Brenda Chicago Film Makers
    Proudly serving the independent film community and its audiences through screenings, classes, youth camps, equipment rental, @CDMPF, @ReelingFilmFest and more.
    5243 N Clark St
    Chicago IL 60640
  • Metropolis Coffee
    Our mission is for all the people in the world to enjoy great coffee. Also tweet about #bicycles #music #beer #tech #art & #food. Instagram: metropoliscoffeeco
    1039 W Granville Ave
    Chicago IL 60660
  • Koval Distillery
    KOVAL is Chicago’s first distillery since the mid-1800s, producing grain to bottle organic whiskeys and spirits.
    5121 N Ravenswood Ave
    Chicago IL 60640
  • Green Grocer Chicago
    Organic and local non-GMO food/wine/beer under one roof! instagram @greengrocerchicago. Also in Dallas @greengrocerdal
    (312) 624-9508
    1402 W Grand Ave Chicago
    Chicago IL 60642
  • Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce
    Lakeview East Chicago is a dynamic diversified neighborhood community rich in culture, history and the arts.
    3138 N Broadway
    Chicago IL 60657
  • Greenheart Shop
    Eco-friendly fair trade shop selling artisan crafts from over 60 countries. Located in Chicago's Oldtown neighborhood at 1714 N Wells & online at ↓
    1714 N Wls
    Chicago IL 60614
  • Begyle Brewing
    a Community Supported Brewing Company! Visit us at our taproom and brewery store for growlers and packaged beer to go! 1800 W. Cuyler, Chicago, IL 60613
    1800 W Cuyler 1E
    Chicago IL 60613
  • Newberry Library Bookshop
    The Newberry is home to a world-class collection of books, manuscripts, maps, and other handmade and printed materials.
    (312) 943-9090
    60 W Walton St
    Chicago IL 60610
  • Gene Siskel Film Center
    For over 40 years, the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of Art Institute Chicago has presented world-class independent, international, & classic cinema.
    164 N State St
    Chicago IL 60601
  • Goodness Greeness
    The Midwest’s leading source for Fresh, Local, Organic fruits, veggies and herbs. Ask about our Fundraising Program! organics@goodnessgreeness.com
    5959 S Lowe
    Chicago IL 60621
  • Argo Tea - Gold Coast Rush St
    Argo Tea offers signature loose teas and blends from around the world, teaware, and specialty foods.
    819 N Rush St
    Chicago IL 60611
  • Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce
    Your business's prosperity contributes to the vitality of the Lincoln Park community. Our core values: Integrity, Innovation, Advocacy and Relationships.
    (773) 880-5200
    1925 N Clybourn
    Chicago IL 60614
  • The Chicago Diner
    Meat free since '83 Serving delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes. House-made seitan meats and sauces!
    3411 N Halsted
    Chicago IL 60657
  • Active Transporation Alliance
    Your voice for better biking, walking and transit. Join us!
    9 W Hubbard St
    Chicago IL 60610
  • Green Exchange
    America's largest green business community. Over 20 businesses + 1500 people. A fun group of people taking green mainstream. Tweets #Green #Sustainability #Chi
    1030 W Chicago Ave
    Chicago IL 60622

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