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Celebrating Small and Local Businesses

 
WHAT A NIGHT!
THANK U DC BUSINESS COMMUNITY 
& LESLI FOSTER, WUSA9

With this gathering of localists, we will continue to educate, be an advocate, collaborator, and bring resources to build deep roots in the community and positive investments in DC’s people, culture, and future.  - Raj Aggarwal, Think Local First DC Board Chairman

Builder WinnerLocal Initiatives Support Corporation DC

FINALISTS:  Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners | Latino Economic Development Center LEDC | Mi Casa Inc | Neighborhood Development Company

Community Champion Winner: Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center

FINALISTS:  Black Girl Ventures | Bread For The City | Sankofa Books | Washington Informer

Ripple Effect Winner: Songbyrd Record Store and Cafe

FINALISTS:  A Few Cool Hardware Stores | Community Purchasing Alliance |  Mess Hall  | Washington Area Women’s Foundation

DC Maker Winner: Femme Fatale
FINALISTS:  Art Space | District of Clothing | Ice Cream Jubilee | Republic Restoratives

High Road Winner: DC Central Kitchen

FINALISTS:  | Busboys and Poets | Nubian Hueman | Right Proper Brewing Company | Smith Public Trust

Pioneer Winner: #DontMuteDC

FINALISTS:   11th Street Bridge Park | DMV Black Restaurant Week |  Capital Fringe  |  Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

Green Thumb Winner: Washington Youth Garden

FINALISTS:  Casey Trees | City Blossoms | Common Good City Farm |  Good Food Markets

2019 Special Honoree: The Trailblazer Award 
Ruth Gresser, Pizzeria Paradiso
Photo Credit: Imagine Photography/Chris Thomas
Thank you Local First Awards Sponsors + Partners
 














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