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Local First Media provides online tools and services that increase the visibility of businesses and organizations within their local community. With advertising tools like Local First Ad Network and community resource sites like our flagship website, RockvilleLiving.com, featuring event and business listings, a map, and photos and articles by local bloggers, we make it easier for residents to find the businesses and services they need right in their own neighborhoods.

Founded in 2011 in Rockville, Maryland by Helen Triolo, a software engineer with 15 years' experience developing web templates, training applications, and other data-driven software for Discovery Communications, Johns Hopkins University and other local businesses and organizations, our goal is to be the best online source of information and inspiration for buying local and living green in the Rockville area, and to create a model that will work for other cities.

Rockville Living

We produce the "Shop Local, Play Local, Live Green & Thrive" website RockvilleLiving.com and Rockville Living Facebook page, which bring together local writers and businesses with the goal of supporting the Rockville area community by helping to promote an economically vibrant and environmentally sustainable future here. RockvilleLiving.com is an affiliate site of the Local First Ad Network.

Rockville Living website Rockville Living on Facebook

Local First Ad Network

We also coordinate the Local First Ad Network, an affiliate marketing-based network of local business advertisers and local web content publishers.

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