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2019 Local First Awards
Business Nominations

Closes 7.31.19

As a person who cares about the DC local business economy, we want YOU to help us identify and celebrate the best local businesses, entrepreneurs, and artists in DC! You may nominate more than one company, organization, or person in each of the seven categories.  Nominate now!
Local Spotlight

After Hours at Art Enables | July 18 | RSVP Now | Free

Join Think Local First DC and Art Enables at their studio and gallery on July 18 to enjoy art and complimentary drinks while you mingle with Art Enables’ resident artists and get exclusive after-hours access. Find out what’s in store for 2020!

Pace Funders Entrepreneurship Survey

Are you an #entrepreneur? What do you think about #givingback and #communityengagement? Fill out this survey to share your thoughts. Takes under 15 mins and you’ll be entered to win a $100 Amazon GC. The report will be released with findings this fall.

FOOD: Today About Washington’s Food Scene

The Washington Post took the time to show us more than 100 years of food history in DC! Better to think of Washington as a city that moves — and eats — to the beat of its own drum. Here, in chronological order, are the 24 dishes that shaped how we eat in D.C. Photo: Blackie’s House of Beef

TECH: Tech Skills in a Global Economy

From the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, young women arrived in Washington DC to participate in TechGirls' exchange program to pursue higher education and careers through hands-on skills development training with American technology leaders. Find out how DSLBD and more are taking part.

HOUSING:  District's Comprehensive Plan Contemplates Racial Equity
This 231-page report has recent changes that focus priority on affordable housing and racial equity. "Language about urban residence, climate change, and natural and social catastrophes was also added to the document," notes DC Curbed. Read more and make the time to review the report.

Upcoming events
— JULY 12 - 27 —

Touchstone Gallery Common Threads Opening Reception

6 pm - 8 pm, Touchstone Foundation for the Arts and New Community Artspace DC previews a community of weavers “Rug Like” works until July 27.


— JUly 20 —

America's Best Brewfest
America’s Best Brew Fest is a celebration of the very best craft beer from all across these United States of America.

— JULY 20 - August 24 —

47th Annual Fort Dupont Summer Event Series
The 2019 Summer Event Series will take place every Saturday from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. People are invited to bring family and friends, lawn chairs, blankets and food.


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