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The mission of Local First Springfield is to provide consumer education on decisions that affect independent businesses and to encourage spending with local independent businesses in and around Springfield Illinois and Sangamon County.



Our LFS membership has been a great value!  The education workshops have been engaging, the socials have been fun, and it's been a fantastic way to network with down-to-earth people who want to promote the great businesses that Springfield has to offer. 

When I joined Local First Springfield my company was only a couple of months old.  The opportunities, resources and support that LFS offers is invaluable.  This organization, and its membership, genuinely care about local businesses and seeing them thrive.  Joining LFS is one of the best decisions I have ever made as a business owner.

Local First Springfield has been an incredible partner to Innovate Springfield and is a great resource we can point our members to for support. Having a group like Local First Springfield in our community advocating on behalf of local businesses is another factor that makes Springfield a great place to start a company. .