Local First names LocalMotion nominees — and one winner
Local First has named the nominees for this year’s LocalMotion Awards — and one winner before the event later this month.
Local First’s fifth-annual awards ceremony will be held in Grand Rapids on Jan. 27, from 5-8 p.m., at the Goei Center.
The awards recognize and celebrate local businesses and people making an impact on community sustainability, vibrancy and resiliency.
Guy Bazzani Local Legacy Award
The award honors a lifetime of achievement promoting locally owned businesses and sustainable business practices in West Michigan.
Goei joins a class of Local Legacy winners that includes Laurie Beard, Jaye Van Lenten, Amy Ruis and Rob McCarty.
"We are so grateful for everything that Bing has done in West Michigan," said Elissa Hillary, executive director, Local First. "From his investment in our region on both a personal and business level, to his leadership in advocating for minority and women-owned businesses, Bing is a leader who pushes us forward to address critical challenges in meaningful ways."
The nonprofit will name the other LocalMotion Award winners in several categories at the event: the Triple Bottom Line; Up and Coming Business; Longstanding Business; Mover and Shaker; Local Hero; and Change Agent.
Tickets for the event, which will feature a performance from River City Improv, are $40 and can be purchased online.
2015 LocalMotion Award nominees
Art of the Table
Butch's Dry Dock
Crane Dance Farm
Eastown Veterinary Clinic
Eighth Day Farm
Furniture City Creamery
Girlfriend's Fit Club
Hungerford Nichols CPA’s + Advisors
Love's Ice Cream
New Holland Brewing Co.
Nourish Organic Market
Salt & Pepper Savory Grill and Pub
Sip Organic Juice Bar
The Green Well Gastro Pub
Washington Square Minit Mart
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