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3rd Annual When Women Lead

Join Local First Milwaukee for our 3rd Annual When Women Lead Event A rising tide lifts all boats and the Local First Milwaukee’s When Women Lead event provides the opportunity to engage, support and strengthen our local, women owned businesses. This event brings together women that own a full time business, have a side hustle, are...

Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide

This year while making your list and checking it twice we want to encourage you to think local! Local First is thrilled to bring you the 2017 holiday gift guide, featuring gift items and experiences from some favorite local businesses. Click the links below for additional details.   For those on the “nice” list I...

Why You Should Shop Small Every Day

Why You Should Shop Small Every Day   We extend our Thanks to all who came out and supported our small businesses at the 2017 Buy Local Gift Fair.   Thanks to all our sponsors: Indulgence Chocolatiers, James Steeno Gallery, Milwaukee Kayak Company, Stephanie Bartz Photography, Stepping Stone Farms, Float Milwaukee and Bowls Restaurant....

Shift Your Shopping

This holiday season, if Milwaukeeans choose to shift an additional 10% of shopping from national chains to #localbusiness, we would create roughly $100 million in new economic activity in our local economy every year.   Let’s get the entire community to #ShopLocal this holiday season! Invite your friends and family to attend the 2017...

How to Take Advantage of Healthcare Open Enrollment by Sadie Tuescher, Wisconsin Health Insurance Advocate

How to Take Advantage of Healthcare Open Enrollment Sadie Tuescher, Wisconsin Health Insurance Advocate Open Enrollment for health care is just around the corner! This year the window to review and enroll for individuals and families who buy their insurance through healthcare.gov is November 1st to December 15th. If you’ve done an application on...

Local First Milwaukee - Est. 2006

Welcome to the new LocalFirstMilwaukee.com!

We help local and independent businesses thrive so our economy will, too. Local First Milwaukee is dedicated to supporting locally owned, independent businesses in the Greater Milwaukee Area. Our goal is to help Milwaukee create an environment where locally owned, independent businesses grow and flourish. Through marketing, education, and advocacy, Local First Milwaukee is working to...