Think Local

On June 19, 2012 local government and community partners launched the "We Think Local" initiative.

The “We Think Local” program is a community initiative to build awareness of the economic benefits of doing business locally. This effort enhances the livability of our community, the stability and diversity of the local economy and the retention and expansion of local businesses, while increasing awareness of the personal, community and economic benefits of choosing to “Think Local” first.

Community partners, businesses and individuals are asked to sign the pledge below to support the "We Think Local" initiative.

I agree to “Think Local” in every business or financial decision I make...

and to encourage my employees, family and friends to do the same. I recognize that “Thinking Local” is taking just a moment, to think - “can this be done or provided by someone in our community?” That someone may be you, your neighbor or a friend.

 

 

Specifically, I agree to, whenever possible:

  • Purchase goods or services from local vendors and suppliers, and when needed, from on-line companies with a presence within the State of Nevada. Purchase from companies that hire local employees.  
  • Contract withcompanies that have a local presence
  • Hire local – Our region’s talent base is robust and diverse 
  • Eat locally produced food when available – support growers, local distributors, and locally owned food establishments. This also helps cut down on travel and carbon emissions
  • Support our local non-profits – They support us
  • Serve or otherwise engage and invest in our local community as a citizen and a volunteer

Additionally, I will review my vendor lists, the expense side of my Profit and Loss statement or my budget to ensure that I have considered all opportunities to “Think Local” in my organization.

I understand that “Thinking Local” is really just a “mind-set” that helps retain wealth in our region. It benefits our economy, creates jobs, increases the tax base and it helps all of us, especially in these tough economic times.


I am proudly joining the "We Think Local" coalition to create jobs and stimulate our local economy.

I have signed the "We Think Local" Pledge…

  • Keller Williams Group One, Inc. - Lesley Veach
  • DazwnomXrcXqYBN - KLpIhrGdDNPFH
  • Keller Williams Real Estate - Lesley Veach
  • RENOfamonthego.com - Shelley Barkley
  • Holiday Inn Reno - Sparks - Eldon Buckley
  • Noble Studios - Kyle Brice
  • D4 Advanced Media - John Dunlap
  • EDAWN - Norma Yamaji
  • Codeintel LLC. - Jose Olivares
  • Amber Barnes & Company - Amber Barnes
  • AlpenglowHR Management Consulting, LLC - Sharon L. Sperry
  • Reno Forklift Inc. - Tom Concialdi
  • Miller Industrial Properties - Tom Miller
  • Professional Institute of technology - Sean Clemens
  • CLARK & SULLIVAN CONSTRUCTION - DOUG BROWNE
  • BIG CITY WIRELESS - Jesse Neff
  • Fingerprinting Express and More! - Monica Pappas
  • Wimmer Solutions - Jay Smith
  • Wimmer Solutions - Greg Snyder
  • Wimmer Solutions - Rosalia Nunez
  • Wimmer Solutions - Nicole Browning
  • University of Nevada, Reno - Robyn Maitoza
  • Katipo Creative - Chris Holloman
  • Thai Nakorn Cuisine - Tony Lopez
  • UNR Business Environmental Program - Shannon Hammond
  • Pestmaster Services - Jeff Van Diepen
  • National Career Skills Institute - Eldon Buckley
  • Noble Studios - Kimberly Kuntz
  • Reno Tahoe Young Professionals Network - Jacki Hallerbach
  • Nevada State Development Corp. - Adrien Burney
  • Noble Studios - Josh Koberstein
  • Noble Studios - Jodie Wendt
  • Noble Studios - Kimberly Kuntz
  • The Applied Companies - Jim Annis
  • Dragonfly Media - Amber Howland
  • Western Nevada Development District - Schinria Islam
  • 3G Studios - Melanie Moglich
  • American Family, Jacquline C Penn Agency - Jacqueline Penn
  • Camelot Party Rentals - Regina Barker
  • Thompson Tires - Skip Thompson
  • Averill IT Consulting Group Inc. - Tim Averill
  • Freund Container and Supply - Tim Wood
  • Art Source Gallery - Christel Citko
  • Art Source Gallery - Christel Citko
  • Merchant Services Group - Cindy Dahlberg
  • Red Dog Consulting - Lorna Shepard
  • Pacific States Communications - Jenny Martinez
  • Noble Studios - Sarah Porter
  • Xogenous-Secure Data Services - Stephen Vanderver
  • Xogenous-Secure Data Services - Jim LeStrange
  • Xogenous-Secure Data Services - Bill Rutherford
  • Xogenous - Diana Scavacini
  • www.mymallat.mychoices.biz - Tina Machado
  • WIN Chair-Elect - Phyllis Freyer
  • Wilmington University - Richard Butto
  • Western Title Company - Zachary Ellsworth
  • Western Title Company - Sylvia Smith
  • Western Title Company - Sherry Baker
  • Western Title Company - Michele Davis
  • Western Title Company - Michael D. Ittner
  • Western Title Company - Karen Carter
  • Western Title Company - Fran Culverhouse
  • WEB ORACLE - Alexander Slover
  • Wasting Arrows - Lystra Pitts
  • WashoeHomes.com - Moira Shea
  • VIA Seating - Trenton Harris
  • Urban Roots - Jeff Bryant
  • United Construction - Michael Russell
  • United Construction - Craig A. Willcut
  • Total Creative Solutions - Sandra Silva
  • TMWA - Donna R. Smit
  • TLC Financial - Karen J. Shire
  • Thomas Clark Real Estate - Dimitri Hallerbach
  • The Chamber - Tray Abney
  • The Chamber - Len Stevens
  • The Chamber - Lynette Martin
  • The CFO Group - Tanya McCaffery
  • TelePacific Communications - Elisa Wood
  • Technology Center, Inc. - Lynette McCutcheon
  • Technology Center, Inc. - Curtis Jones
  • Symbiosis Reno - Monica Mckee
  • Storey County - Pat Whitten
  • Squeeze In - Misty Young
  • Square One Solutions - John Skowronek
  • SoSu.TV - Mark Hatjakes
  • Small Details Cleaning Service - Alyce Etxebarria
  • Silk and Sable - Amy Blackburn
  • Shaw Construction Co. - Ed Shaw
  • Sage International, Inc. - Cheri S. Hill
  • Rotary Club of Reno Sunrise - Mark Kattleman, President-Elect
  • Rose of Sharon Jewelry - Sharon Fullen
  • Results Marketing, Inc (RMi) - Vinney Tolman
  • Reno-Sparks Local Business Co-Op & GREEN Business Chamber of Commerce - Dave Asher
  • Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority - Christopher Baum
  • Reno-Sparks CA$H MOB - Randy Pease
  • Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors - Diane M. Steck
  • Reno Paint Mart - Brad Becker
  • Red Dog Consulting - Lorna Shepard
  • RBC Wealth Management - Steven Anderson
  • rackd1@gmail.com - Melissa Nicholas
  • Q&D Construction Company - Norman L. Dianda
  • Pure Yoga Reno - Jennifer Remaklus
  • Pure Yoga Boutique Studio - Alicia Greene
  • Providence Electric Inc. - Allan Sisia
  • PROBIS Ltd - sfunk@probisreno.com
  • PROBIS Ltd - Randy Pease
  • PROBIS Ltd - Randy Pease
  • Polymeric Designs - Mark Pingle
  • Plum 11 Inc. - Ashley Graham
  • Peppermill Resort Spa Casino - Andrew Ladd
  • Peppermill Resort Spa Casino - Meredith Melchior
  • Peppermill Resort Spa Casino - Carrie Ann Sattler
  • NPcatalyst - Pete Parker
  • Noble Studios - Sterling Hamilton
  • Noble Studios - Jodie Litster
  • NJVC, LLC - Antonio A. Rucci
  • Nevada Rubber Stamp Co, Inc. - Mark Kattelman
  • Nevada Microenterprise Initiative - Kathy S. Halbardier
  • Nevada Microenterprise Initiative - Lu Torres
  • Nevada JobConnect - Wayne Irvine
  • Nevada Govenor's Office of Economic Development - Doug Van Aman
  • Nevada Blue Ltd - Judy Brooks
  • NAI Alliance - Michael Schnabel
  • NAI Alliance - Ashley Young
  • NAI Alliance - Kelly Bland
  • NAI Alliance - Jill Morrison
  • NAI Alliance - J. Michael Hoeck
  • NAI Alliance - Dominic Brunetti
  • Mill Street Tire - Laurie L Yarborough
  • MFG Benefits - Taylor Mathews
  • MFG Benefits - Steve Dalinis
  • MFG Benefits - Cory Semel
  • McElhaney Structural Engineers, LLC - Brett A. McElhaney
  • MBA Architecture & Interior Design - Chad Andres
  • MBA Architecture & Interior Design - Natalie Dees
  • MBA Architecture & Interior Design - Erik Fong
  • MacLean Financial Group - Hawley MacLean
  • MacLean Financial Group - Dan Springer
  • MacLean Financial Group - Will McDonald
  • Legal Shield INC Independent Associates - Arjun Joshi
  • LEGACY Supply Chain Services - Kim Brown
  • LADDAWN - Terry Wilson
  • L.L. Ohana/makers of Mr G's Hawaii-style Teriyaki - Susie Kapahee
  • KPS|3 - Stephanie Kruse
  • KDESIGN, LLC - Colette Fonseca
  • KDESIGN, LLC - Kadie Remaklus
  • KAR Quality Upholstery - Karen Edwards
  • Kaia FIT Sierra - Tim Atwell
  • Its My Community Store - Jenifer Rose
  • ISU-Henkes Welsh Insurance - Dave Stickler
  • IQ Technology Solutions - Melinda Aiken
  • IQ Systems - Kristal Sidener
  • Integra Telecom - Ron Moschetti
  • Innovative Impressions - Shannon Brigger
  • Indie Reno - Shelly Jackson
  • Hometown Health - Ty Windfeldt
  • Hometown Health - Heather Reimer
  • High Level Marketing - Don Johnson
  • Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties - Quest Lakes
  • Hawk Group - Ezio Valentini
  • Have Lights Will Travel - Kyle McClelland
  • Harry's Business Machines, Inc- since1928.com - Gary Goote
  • Great Basin Bicycles - Rich Staley
  • Global Star Enterprises, Inc. - Philip Harrison
  • Friends of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Mary E Griewe
  • Fresca Waterhouse - Angelica Saldivar
  • Freelance Copy Writer - Benjamin M. Gaul
  • Forbes Engineering - Allen Forbes
  • Feline Rescue of Northern Nevada/Cozy Cattery Boarding Resort - Susan Cesarini
  • F and P Construction - Lystra Pitts
  • Edible Reno-Tahoe Magazine - Amanda Burden
  • Edible Pedal 100 - Kerry Crawford
  • EDGE Merchant Processing - Paul I. Etxeberri
  • EDAWN - Stan Thomas
  • EDAWN - Sheila Imsdahl
  • EDAWN - Rae McElroy
  • EDAWN - Paul Kinne
  • EDAWN - Pam Matteoni
  • EDAWN - Nancy McCormick
  • EDAWN - Michael Kazmierski
  • EDAWN - Lori Windfeldt
  • EDAWN - Doug Erwin
  • Copy Express Sparks - Doyle Sutton
  • Downey Brand, LLP - Brian Pick
  • Dinin by Design-Reno Personal Chef Service (www.chefbrandy.com) - Brandy Hackbarth
  • Dickson Realty - Nancy Fennell
  • Dickson Realty - Fred McElroy
  • Devcon Construction, Inc. - Douglas Browne
  • Design Outdoor - Dmitri Pruyn
  • Dermody Properties - Michael Dermody
  • Dermody Properties - Brendan Egan
  • Dermody Properties - Kathy Peak
  • Demarest & Associates, LLC - Bruce Demarest
  • Davis Rounds Advertising & Marketing - Judy Davis Rounds
  • D4 Advanced Media - Laura Levin
  • Czyz's Appliance Inc. - Tammi Czyz
  • Czyz's Appliance, Inc. - Tom Czyz
  • Comstock Insurance Agencies, Inc. - John R. Sweatt
  • Colliers International - Tim R Ruffin
  • Colliers International - Melissa Molyneaux
  • Codega Concepts, LLC engineers + planners - Jeffrey A. Codega
  • City of Sparks - Mayor Geno Martini
  • City of Sparks - Ed Lawson
  • Lawson - Ed
  • City of Reno - Mayor Bob Cashell
  • City of Reno - Barbara DiCianno
  • City of Reno - Sharon Zadra
  • City of Fernley - Mayor LeRoy Goodman
  • City of Fernley - Leslieann Hayden
  • City of Fernley - Council Member Roy G. Edgington Jr
  • Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada - Auburn Harrison
  • Castaway Trash Hauling, Inc. - Steven Dugue
  • Captial Glass - Keith Larkin
  • Buy Local Reno Sparks - John Toth
  • Business Energetix - Marti Benjamin
  • Bowling Ventures - Jeff Bowling
  • Best PC Reno - Shu Nomura
  • Bender Group - Jared Lindwall
  • Bauserman Group - Betsy McDonald
  • B.C. George Enterprises - Keith Penner
  • Avison Young - Reed Simmons
  • Atlantis Casino Resort Spa - Carol Nicholson
  • Atlantis Casino Resort Spa - Joan Gondry
  • Atlantis Casino Resort Spa - James Gerhard
  • ARCH Payroll, Inc. - Robyn Robinson
  • ARCH Payroll, Inc. - Alex Sampson
  • Aqua Salon and Day Spa - Mark Kerber
  • Applied Mechanical, Inc. - Patty K. Hess
  • American Trade System - Rebecca Valentini
  • American Family Insurance-Jennifer Landes Agency - Jennifer Landes
  • All Day Logistics LLC - Christian Catanesi
  • Aerionx Inc. - Robert Thorson
  • Adams Gloves, LLC - Ralph Woolbright
  • 33.Black - Geno Pescio
  • Noble Studios - Lars Ames
  • Noble Studios - Stephanie Mang
  • EDAWN - Meghan Wagonseller Pescio
  • Noble Studios - Jodie Litster
  • Noble Studios - Sterling Hamilton
HAVE QUESTIONS?

Nancy McCormick
Vice President - Business Retention, Expansion & Workforce Development
(775) 829.3719 or mccormick@edawn.org

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