Items Tagged with 'Local First'


Local First producing workshop on diversity

July 14, 2017
A company that specializes in diversity and inclusion solutions for the workplace will perform a skit at an upcoming small business workshop. Read More

Moving toward an inclusive economy

July 13, 2017
Here in West Michigan, we have several companies driving the growth of a more inclusive economy. These companies envision an economy in which businesses collaborate to be more inclusive, hire people from all backgrounds and cultures and protect the environment — all while earning a profit. Read More

Local First producing workshop on equitable hiring

June 19, 2017
A local nonprofit will host a workshop for small business owners this week on how to develop inclusive hiring practices. Read More

From Tokyo to Grand Rapids: Building strong, local economies around the world

April 5, 2017
Last week, Local First had the incredible opportunity to host a group of business management consultants from Japan, who were visiting the United States for the fourth-annual Harvard Social Enterprise Conference in Boston. Read More

Local First updates 'impact' assessment tool

February 20, 2017
Local First has helped redevelop an online tool to help businesses measure their social and environmental impacts. Read More

Local First launches 'Good for Grand Rapids' campaign

February 2, 2017
Local First is rolling out a new campaign aimed at helping Grand Rapids businesses increase their social and environmental impacts. Read More

Local First names LocalMotion winners

January 26, 2017
Local First has announced the winners of its LocalMotion awards. Read More

Nonprofit wins $200K for B Corp initiative

December 19, 2016
An initiative to encourage more Grand Rapids companies to become B Corp certified has received a $200,000 boost. Read More

Local First produces Fork Fest

October 18, 2016
More than 40 local food vendors will be on hand at a food festival this week, presented by a nonprofit in partnership with a brewery. Read More

Change Ups: Sixth annual Fork Fest to spur local economy

October 14, 2016
Attendees can connect directly with food entrepreneurs and learn how to shift their dollars to local sources Oct. 20, when Local First hosts its sixth annual Fork Fest from 5-9 p.m. at Romence Gardens. Read More