Local First Fest 2016

Business Conference and Community Expo


Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

The first of its kind event for the Inland Northwest to protect and grow locally owned businesses.

Business Conference: 8-5

A full day of learning from industry Experts followed by a locally-owned vendor show for the public.

A full day of content driven workshops to help local and future entrepreneurs have healthy, successful businesses. Over 20 topics of keen interest to businesses.
You pick which subjects you would be interested in attending: Education Topics

Local businesses are encouraged to have a vendor booth. The venue will be open to the public after the conference. This is the only locally owned business fair in the area.

Business conference and Workshop Participation is open to all businesses. Vendor booths are reserved for businesses that are locally owned.

Workshop Participants: $50 (includes lunch)

Vendor Booth: $275 – New Low Price! (includes 2 Participant tickets with lunch, plus Member privileges!)
Please fill out Vendor Booth Application in the Vendor Package

Heart of Business Patron: $500 (Includes Vendor Booth, 2 Participant tickets, plus Patron privileges!)
Please fill out Patron Application in the Vendor Package

Community Expo: 5-8

At 5, the doors open to the public to bring the community in to meet our locally owned vendors with booths. Family-friendly attractions are being planned to draw in over 1000 consumers to meet and get to know you and your business in your booth.
Admission: Free

To attract large numbers to the Expo, here are some of the family-friendly activities currently under exploration:

  • Give-aways, Raffles, Prizes
  • Show-only specials
  • Local Celebrities
  • Vendor mini-workshops
  • Free Photobooth
  • Silverwood Characters
  • Pokemon, Go Pokestop
  • Local Police & Firefighters
  • Local Band Live Music
  • Local Authors book corner
  • Local Media Broadcasting
  • Scarywood Characters