We appreciate your commitment to living Local First.

Now become a sponsor at our upcoming campaigns & do even more!

Thank you for your commitment to building a community of local, independent businesses and helping to educate the public about why they should make the choice to live local. This year, Local First is piloting an initiative called “Shift Happens.” The campaign features four primary ideas:


  • Grow Local Business (January – April)

  • Move Your Money (May – July)

  • Eat Local (August – October)

  • Shop Local (November – December)


Each of these themes will be the focus of Local First’s time, energy, and resources for a quarter of the year. We kicked off with “Grow Local Business” which was sponsored by Cultivate Communications, and was capped off with a Business-to-Business Showcase at our annual meeting in March.

We are seeking sponsorship for initiatives. Investing in sponsorship will give your business the opportunity to educate consumers, advertise, and lead the way to a more local Milwaukee.

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An investment of $2,000 gives your business Premier Sponsorship of the Move Your Money, Eat Local, or Shop Local campaigns. Your sponsorship benefits include:

• Only one Premier Sponsorship is available per campaign; first come, first served

• Your business name featured on a rotating basis on Local First Milwaukee’s home page banner for the duration of your campaign (4,500 unique page views per month)

• The opportunity to provide a banner ad linked to your website on the “Shift Happens” page on the Local First Milwaukee website for the duration of your campaign (160 unique page views per month)

• A representative of your company is invited to serve on the planning committee to develop a special educational event during your campaign

• Your business name and logo will be included in all promotional materials distributed to promote the special event

• Your business will receive a mention and link to your website in all Member Newsletters (two per month, distribution to approximately 350 local business owners) and Community Newsletters (one per month, distribution to approximately 1,500 community members who have opted-in to receiving information from Local First) for the duration of your campaign

• Your business will receive 12 mentions on both Facebook (2,250 Fans) and Twitter (7,800 Followers) throughout the duration of your campaign.

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An investment of $500 gives your business Advocate Sponsorship of the Move Your Money, Eat Local, or Shop Local campaigns. Your sponsorship benefits include:

• A representative of your company is invited to serve on the planning committee to develop a special educational event during your campaign

• Your business name and logo will be included in all promotional materials distributed to promote the special event

• Your business will receive a mention and link to your website in all Member Newsletters (two per month, distribution to approximately 350 local business owners) and Community Newsletters (one per month, distribution to approximately 1,500 community members who have opted-in to receiving information from Local First) for the duration of your campaign

• Your business will receive 6 mentions on both Facebook (2,250 Fans) and Twitter (7,800 Followers) throughout the duration of your campaign.

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An investment of $250 gives your business Friend Sponsorship of the Move Your Money, Eat Local, or Shop Local campaigns. Your sponsorship benefits include:

• Your business will receive a mention and link to your website in all Community Newsletters (one per month, distribution to approximately 1,500 community members who have opted-in to receiving information from Local First) for the duration of your campaign

• Your business will receive 4 mentions on both Facebook (2,250 Fans) and Twitter (7,800 Followers) throughout the duration of your campaign.
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For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Kelly Andrew at kelly@www.localfirstmilwaukee.com.

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