Local First is holding a social event on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Engrained Brewery & Restaurant. This will kick off the first of six after work socials throughout the year to allow local businesses the chance to network and learn more about how to support other locally owned businesses.

There is no charge to attend, but space is limited so reservations are required. Each attendee will receive a complimentary drink. Reserve your ticket at illinoistimestix.com.