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New London Local First is a network of locally owned, independent businesses formed in 2007 to build a strong New London economy and a vibrant community. 

 
NLLF Annual Meeting in Conjunction with Thames Valley Sustainable Connections, Inc.
Invite You to Join Us
November 19, 2013
5:30 pm @ Dev's On Bank
357 Bank Street New London
 
Hear about the latest developments in Energy, Food, and Local Economy
 
Refreshments and Cash Bar included Sponsored by Dev's on Bank
Call to Register - 860-439-0016 or info@newlondonlocalfirst.org

 


 

Five Ways to Help Our Community Go Local

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WANT TO GO TO YOUR FAVORITE STORES AFTER HOURS?

THEN: Check out NLLF's eMarketPlace  

 

by: Jeff Milchen  |  YES! Magazine | Report

For four consecutive years, Stacy Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) has undertaken a unique research project, surveying thousands of independent businesses about their sales figures from year to year. The results of ILSR’s latest survey offered encouraging news for entrepreneurs battered by the recession and for organizations working to sustain vital communities.

Independent businesses in U.S. communities with an active Buy Independent / Buy Local (BIBL) campaign reported the strongest figures since the surveys began—a 5.6 percent increase over the previous year. This increase was more than two and a half times the gain (2.1 percent) reported by independent businesses located in areas lacking such a campaign.

Among independent retailers, which comprised just under half of nearly 2,800 surveys tabulated, the contrast was even more dramatic during the holiday season. Those in communities with BIBL campaigns experienced a 5.2 percent increase in holiday sales, while retailers elsewhere reported an average gain of just 0.8 percent.

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STOP BY  NEW LONDON FIELD  OF GREENS MARKET ON THE PARADE IN DOWNTOWN NEW LONDON, FRIDAYS BEGINNING JUNE 3 THRU OCTOBER FROM 10 AM TO 2 PM...AND PICK UP A THINK LOCAL FIRST BUMBER STICKER!! 

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ABOUT US

New London Local First is a network of locally owned and independent businesses, formed in  2007, to build a sustainable community in Greater New London, and an economy that is local, green and fair. Working to raise the awareness of customers, businesses and government agencies regarding the benefits of purchasing from locally owned businesses, Somerville Local First encourages residents to shift at least 10 percent of their shopping to local businesses in an effort to build the local economy and to create local jobs.

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