Local First Springfield crowned 11 award winners during a virtual celebration last night.
Local First Springfield is a nonprofit made up of local independent businesses and organizations in Sangamon County. Its purpose is to educate and create awareness of the value of supporting local businesses.
Special guest, City of Springfield Mayor, Jim Langfelder, gave a warm welcome to viewers of the video premiered on Local First Springfield Facebook page.
“Congratulations to all the recipients and, as importantly, thank you for all the businesses that make our community thrive. You are the backbone of our community, not only for Springfield residents but for our surrounding communities serving us well. So, thank you for all you’ve done pre-pandemic, during the pandemic, and what you’ll do post-pandemic. Together we’ll get through this and be stronger together,” said Mayor Langfelder.
Local First Springfield would like to thank all those that submitted nominations and our judges for selecting our winners.
The winners included:
The Local First Springfield 2020 The Arizona Tile Company Emerging and Energized Award presented to Three Twigs Bakery The Local First Springfield 2020 Scooter’s Lawn Care Social Change Maker Award presented to Cured Catering The Local First Springfield 2020 Heartland Financial Services Best Collaboration Award presented to "Adams Family"
Just the Basics Mobile Bar The Local First Springfield 2020 Eck, Schafer & Punke, LLP Innovators Award presented to Engrained Brewery & Restaurant The Local First Springfield 2020 Gem PR & Media Wave Makers Award presented to The Storyteller Studios The Local First Springfield 2020 Sangamon Reclaimed Member of the Year Award presented to AlignLife of Springfield Chiropractic and Natural Health Center The Local First Springfield 2020 BOS Champion Award Presented to Wiley Office Furniture
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