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    Think Columbus First is a campaign launched at 2011 Comfest by a new coalition of organizations and locally owned businesses called Support Our Local Economy (SOLE). We will be updating this website with helpful information about how you can make a difference every time you purchase goods or services. Think Columbus First 
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    Support Our Local Economy CoalitionThink Columbus First is an initiative of: the Support Our Local Economy (SOLE) Coalition

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    Reasons To Love Your Local Small Businesses:
    1. Supportive communities attract entrepreneurs who create local jobs
    2. They hire local people who know you & your unique needs
    3. They help give our communities personality and fun
    4. A 10% Shift from chain to local will create 5000 new jobs in Franklin County

    Think Local

    • Consider adding more efficiency to your home or business. Visit Wattworks for indoor and outdoor LED lighting, IR heaters, solar power systems and more.
    • City Folks Farm Shop urban homesteading supplies in Columbus Central Ohio homesteaders and urban farmers can find supplies, classes and resources.
    • Shopping at Easton Town Center can be a local experience, when you visit Celebrate Local. The store features handmade and artisanal products from all over Ohio.

    Where did you spend your $2 bill?

    spend me local Have you seen one of our $2 bills? Did you get it as change from a local merchant? If so, pass it on to a friend or spend it at local independent business. Spread the word, contact us to get some $2 bills.


    • Acoustic Open Mic at Java Central in Westerville
      October 31, 2014 at 7:00 pm
    • Pancake Breakfast at Hills Market Downtown
      November 1, 2014 at 9:00 am
    • Fiber Circle at Stratford Ecological Center
      November 1, 2014 at 10:00 am
    • Tai Chi Class Taught by Ro-Z Mendelson
      November 1, 2014 at 11:00 am
    • Saturday Classes on Chi Kung (Qigong)
      November 1, 2014 at 12:30 pm
    • Gallery Hop Short North
      November 1, 2014 at 5:00 pm
    • First Sunday Free Admission to Wexner Center for the Arts
      November 2, 2014 at 11:00 am
    • Socrates Cafe Meeting at Panera's on Bethel Rd
      November 2, 2014 at 5:00 pm
    • First Monday at Clintonville Community Market Offers Extra 5% Discount to Members
      November 3, 2014 at 8:00 am
    • Yoga Well-Being Class at Junctionview Studios in Grandview
      November 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm
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