What Is Yucaipa FIRST?

A year-long campaign dedicated to supporting our local businesses.

Yucaipa FIRST!…is all about promoting our local businesses, fueling our local economy, and spreading the word about the many benefits of shopping locally. This campaign is all about you!

The Yucaipa Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Yucaipa News Mirror and the City of Yucaipa for the past eight years in presenting a year round campaign that will inform our community of the benefits of shopping locally and introduce the community to the many unique and diverse businesses that we have now. Driven by a year-round, high profile media campaign and online support as well, this campaign has the power and strength to make a difference!

And Shop Local campaigns really do make a difference! It’s been proven! A recent survey of independent retailers found that a strong local alliance boosted sales while those in cities that did not have a “shop local” campaign saw only limited sales gains.

This campaign is a win-win opportunity that by supporting you, our local businesses, we, in turn, support our local city government and our community.

Keeping dollars in our local community creates jobs, funds more city services through sales tax, helps our non-profit organizations, and promotes community development.

By becoming a member of Yucaipa FIRST! you can take advantage of the high-profile, multi-thousand dollar media campaign that makes you the focus of the community. In addition, you can take advantage of the reduced rate, low-cost advertising offered to Yucaipa FIRST! participants only!

A special Rewards Card program also brings consumers to your business by encouraging shoppers to participate in a contest that will reward local shoppers with a $100 gift certificate each month during the campaign. Plus, we will be announcing many more opportunities throughout the year to promote and market your business. Ready to join?

Mission Statement

“To strengthen and stimulate local business in Yucaipa by encouraging local businesses and residents to embrace, support and participate in a campaign that will educate the community on the benefits of shopping locally, provide information on the unique diversity of businesses that we have and enhance pride and ownership throughout the community”.

List of participating businesses