WASHINGTON DC: Yesterday's Announcing of the Winners of the 2017 Inaugural Local First Awards
Local Businesses Win Big and Party Hard at the 2017 Local First Awards!
The first annual Local First Awards is hailed as a massive success - conferring honors on high impact local businesses and celebrating the District’s community of entrepreneurs, creatives, artists and makers that invigorate our local economy.
On Thursday, November 9, the inaugural Local First Awards were held at Blind Whino SW Arts Club. This exciting and uniquely-DC celebration that brought the city together in support of local businesses and artists. The Awards, a Think Local First DC (TLF) initiative, spotlighted the most impactful local independent businesses, entrepreneurs, and artists in DC.
|The Think Local First Board had a tough time choosing the award winners|
Maker - Bailiwick Clothing
Ripple Effect - Paul Ruppert Restaurants and Upshur Street Books
High Road- The Potter’s House
Green Thumb - Misfit Juicery
Builder - City First Bank
Pioneer - Tightshift Laboring Cooperative
Community Champion - Lee’s Flower and Card Shop
** Photos by Alice Ng