Local First Awards 2018

October 18, 2018 @ 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
The Showroom
1099 14th Street
1099 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Think Local First DC (TLFDC) has named 35 finalists to honor at the second annual Local First Awards, Thursday, October 18, 2018, hosted by Sam Ford, ABC7 WJLA.

Chosen for their positive impact, local independent businesses, entrepreneurs, makers and artists alike were carefully selected by independent community leaders. Seven winners will be presented with the coveted Local First Award in the following categories: Maker, Ripple Effect, High Road, Green Thumb, Builder, Pioneer, and Community Champion.

Nearly 600 Washingtonians are expected to attend to support the local businesses that advocate for economic, environmental, racial, and social equity. Following the ceremony, guests will be treated to an official “Made In DC Marketplace” including: live entertainment, art installations, and samplings of DC’s best local eats and craft brews provided by Atlas Brew Works, DC Brau,3 Stars Brewing Company, Right Proper Brewing Company, BBQ Bus, Cavaand Sloppy Mama’s. LYFT is offering 20% to attendees going to or from the Local First Awards!

“We are thrilled to partner with area businesses in the support of the changemakers in our city,” said Raj Aggarwal, Board President, Think Local First DC. “Events like the Local First Awards strengthen the DC business community, bringing seasoned industry leaders, new businesses owners, and the public together, to recognize the positive impact that is happening throughout the city.”

Think Local First DC, founded in 2006, now represents nearly 500 DC-based businesses. Its mission is to educate about the benefits of supporting D.C.’s local independent businesses, advocate for economic strategies that support the growth of local sustainable economy, and to connect members to resources, training, and opportunity within their communities. For more information, please visit: www.thinklocalfirstdc.org.

What: Local First Awards presented by Think Local First DC
When: Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 6:30PM EST
Where: The Showroom, 1099 14th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005
Tickets: $49/early bird – includes the post-awards reception

$149/VIP – includes exclusive access to the opening reception, awards ceremony, and post-
awards reception.

Membership is included with tax-deductible purchase.


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