The Independence Chamber of Commerce Director Lisa Wilson wanted to remind all of our listeners that First Friday is coming up at the Civic Center Friday morning. Hearing from a few guest speakers from businesses around Independence about the busy shopping months. The speakers include Brian Hite, Megan Minzer, April Nut and Lisa Hugo all discussing the benefits to shopping local and what your dollar does in the community. As well as previewing what some of the business have on their shelves, Wilson encourages your attendance to save a little this shopping season and more importantly shop local. Wilson urges your attendance as those who do attend will receive a punch card for certain businesses around town creating more savings for the holiday season and more promoting shopping local. First Friday event this Friday at the Civic Center in Independence, starting at 7am.