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Your financial support helps Local First Chicago fulfill its mission to educate citizens, community groups, and policy makers on the positive and enduring economic, social and environmental impacts of local, independently owned businesses.

To help further spread this message, LFC makes the following available to all Chicago local independently owned businesses:
  • Unlimited use of the LFC logo to show your wide support for our mission
  • An LFC decal to display at your front entrance identifying you as a true local business
  • Inclusion in LFC's online community with a link to your website
  • A marketing kit that makes it easy for you to participate in our city-wide educational Unwrap Chicago holiday campaign and other buy local campaigns
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Why Local ?

Locally-owned independent businesses vs. national chains:

Put more dollars back into your community

Create and preserve local jobs

Preserve what makes your neighborhood unique

Read the following studies to learn more.

Local First Chicago has a vision for a Chicago that is Local, Fair and Green. We work with partners across the city to reach out to citizens and policy makers.