Think Local First DC is honoring local businesses, entrepreneurs and artists who contribute positively to the community with its 2017 Local First Awards. On Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., come eat, drink, dance and party at the awards ceremony. Own a business? Want to connect with a community of DC entrepreneurs and artists who make our local economy thrive? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorships. Interested in volunteering or showcasing a product? Email: email@example.com. Visit thinklocalfirstdc.org to read more and subscribe.