The Madison Mayor and Board of Alderman have signed a proclamation, sponsored by Madison the City Chamber, designating the month of July as “LocalFirstMadison” month, which is encouraging people to shop local. Pictured are local retailers, chamber board members and city officials are: (Front) Carolyn Monfils, Chamber Past-President; Mary Anna Chaney, Leap Frog Children’s Store; Nicolet Bell, Merle Norman Madison; Rachel Phillips, WEE the People; Shana Cook, Kim Duease Designs, Alderman Tawanna Tatum, Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler; Alderman Pat Peeler; Alderman Guy Bowering. (Back) Elizabeth Tyler, Chamber Executive Director; Cindy Phillips, WEE the People; Landon Thompson, Chamber Board Member; Lisa Snider, Kim Duease Designs; Kim Duease; KK Buteau, KK Buteau Designs; Shari Jones, Chamber Vice-President; Lisa Browning, BankPlus LocalMadisonFirst Sponsor;  and Alderman Ken Jacobs.