Shop Local Chicago is an encouragement campaign that challenges shoppers to shift some of their purchasing dollars to local and sustainable gifts.
Businesses can spread some “buy local” holiday cheer by displaying an Unwrap Chicago poster in their storefront window. Local chambers will be delivering posters to businesses towards the end of October 2015.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please contact us to find out more.
The best thing you can do to support your local economy is to shop at local independently owned stores.
Search our Local Business Directory to find your next dinner spot or shoe store. Rest assured that all of our listings have been confirmed “independent” by Local First Chicago.
If you’re looking for more reasons to shop local, we've got you covered.
Check out our events calendar to see what's happening in your neighborhood. Events range from sidewalk sales to beer tastings!
You can also post your local event to our calendar.
Our organization thrives on the countless hours that our volunteers contribute. Volunteers are needed for community events, administrative support, blogging and more.
If you're interested in strengthening your community by donating some time, join our volunteer team.
Local First Chicago is available to present on various topics pertaining to the benefits of locally owned and independent businesses. To find out more information or to request a speaker, please contact us.
Local First Chicago is your campion for encouraging Chicagoans to eat, drink and buy local. We connect people to the businesses that make our city vibrant, unique and economically strong.
Invest in Chicago's local independently owned businesses by supporting Local First Chicago.