Thursday, October 11, 2018


On Thursday, October 18, 2018, Think Local First DC (TLFDC) is celebrating local independent businesses at the 2018 Local First Awards! TLFDC has chosen 41 local independent businesses, entrepreneurs, makers and artists who have helped to create dynamic neighborhoods and have made a positive impact in their communities. 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. 

VIP Tickets will grant you an all-access pass to an exclusive reception with local DC eats and an open bar before the awards ceremony. After the ceremony, General Admission ticket owners will also be admitted, where both VIP and General Admission ticket holders will have access to an incredible DC after party, featuring artist installations, live performances, a makers market, local culinary pop-ups, and beverages from DC Brau and other local spots. 

You don’t want to miss this award ceremony or post-awards party! Get your tickets here. Don't miss purchasing your tickets with a 25% discount code: FriendsOfTLF [good until Oct 16th] off General Admission or VIP Ticket. Feel free to share the code with a friend! For more information, go to: Think Local First DC

What: Local First Awards presented by Think Local First DC
When: Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 6:30PM EST
Where: The Showroom, 1099 14 th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005

#LocalFirstAwards #MadeinDC #ThinkLocalDC #ACreativeDC


BUILDER - A local community developer, investor or lender investing in the community. 

Diverse City Fund 
Emory Fellowship – The Beacon Center 
Industrial Bank 
Menkiti Group 
New Columbia Solar 
PN Hoffman 

COMMUNITY CHAMPION - A local business owner making a noticeable impact in the community. 

Glen’s Market 
Mess Hall 
Nubian Hueman 
One Love Massive 
Yes! Organic Market 

DC MAKER - A manufacturing businesses or individual that designs or produces a product in the District that has an impact. 

Dangerously Delicious Pies 
DeNada Designs 
Hunny Bunny Boutique 
Kitcheko Goods 
Peregrine Espresso 
Right Proper Brewing Company 

GREEN THUMB - A business or individual that reduces waste consumption, creates green products or provides environmentally friendly services. 

Atlas Brew Works 
Calabash Tea and Tonic 
CleanChoice Energy 
Roger Horowitz, Pleasant Pops 
Tracye McQuirter, By Any Greens Necessary 
Up Top Acres 

HIGH ROAD - An employer that provides quality jobs in D.C. 

A Few Cool Hardware Stores 
Andy Shallal, Busboys and Poets 
Clean Decisions 
Miss Pixie’s 
Tenleytown Trash 

PIONEER - A business, entrepreneur or artist with a creative idea, product or solution. 

Capital Fringe 
Dreaming Out Loud 
Kelly Towles and Pow! Wow! 
Philippa Hughes, The Pink Line Project 
Stacey Price and the Made in DC Market 

RIPPLE EFFECT - A business that supports the local economy that buys supplies or services from other D.C. businesses. 

Boundary Stone – Public House of Note 
Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation 
Cureate Connect 
Spice Suite 
Steadfast Supply 
Washington Area Bicyclist Association 

About Think Local First DC 
Think Local First DC is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to supporting local independent businesses and the city’s next generation of entrepreneurs who create dynamic neighborhoods, and make a positive impact in their communities.

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