Pioneer Valley Local First (PVLF)
Pioneer Valley Local First (PVLF) is one of 80 BALLE Networks throughout North America. PVLF is a membership-based organization, of independent locally-owned and -operated businesses, working since 2001, to encourage people in Western Massachusetts to think locally so that they bank and buy local first. Its mission is to educate people, businesses, non-profits and municipalities, about the benefits to local communities and the region’s economy, of supporting locally-owned independent businesses in Western Massachusetts: Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties, also known as the Pioneer Valley. PVLF seeks to work closely with its members, to help them become more sustainable in their internal operations.