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Think Local First is the only registered non-profit society of locally owned, independent business that seek to promote the social and economic benefits of shopping local in the Greater Victoria Area.

We are directed by a group of enthusiastic volunteers who are all local business owners in Victoria.

Now more than ever, businesses need to market the fact that they are locally-owned to give them an edge over the competition.

Our goals are to:

Support and strengthen locally owned, independent business and maintain jobs,
Preserve and enhance our unique neighbourhoods and business district, and
Get consumers to commit to spending more dollars with locally-owned businesses.

We aim to have every locally-owned business in Victoria be a member. The more members we have, the stronger our message is, and the greater the impact on public awareness — the ultimate mandate of Think Local First is to educate and increase public awareness of local businesses.

Interested in getting involved? Own a local business? Click here for info on becoming a member.

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Think Local Week 1-7 Dec 2014 – Photo Contest

Enter to win one of 8 Gift Cards from local Victoria businesses!

To enter, submit a photo featuring your favourite Think Local First Victoria business (Click To See The List of Applicable Businesses), and your entry could be randomly… Read More

Local businesses asking shoppers to think local first

By Andrea Peacock (Vic News) Read the full story.

Social media is a great way to get in touch with your community and potential clients and customers. Take advantage of our growing Think Local First network by following these 5 simple steps

1. Like and Follow Think Local First on Facebook and Twitter