Items Tagged with 'Local First'


Nonprofit expands into new space

July 15, 2016
A nonprofit focused on local businesses has moved into a new home across town that’s triple the size of its first space. Read More

Downtown hosts Street Party

May 30, 2016
A nonprofit focused on supporting local businesses is throwing a free block party downtown this weekend. Read More

Local First names LocalMotion winners

January 29, 2016
A nonprofit focused on the growth of local businesses has handed out some hardware. Read More

Local First names LocalMotion award nominees

January 22, 2016
A nonprofit geared toward locally owned businesses has named the nominees for its annual awards ceremony. Read More

Event gathers foodies at iconic location

August 21, 2015
A historic location will be the setting for a gathering of some of the lakeshore’s best food and beverage providers. Read More

Party hits the streets this weekend

July 30, 2015
The second annual event celebrating local businesses, talent and community is setting up shop this weekend along the lakeshore. Read More

Local First produces Street Party

June 5, 2015
Local First is throwing a blow-out block party downtown on Saturday. Read More

Local First produces INsight for entrepreneurs

March 23, 2015
Local First’s INsight Conference is back. Read More

Local First hosts luncheon with farm-to-table pioneer

February 11, 2015
The term farm to table didn’t even exist when local food movement pioneer Judy Wicks opened the White Dog Café in Philadelphia in 1983. Read More

Q&A: Elissa Hillary

February 9, 2015
Since 2007, Elissa Hillary has served as the executive director of Local First, an entrepreneurial nonprofit working to build a sustainable West Michigan economy. Read More