Items Tagged with 'Local First'


'Small Giants' author speaking in Grand Rapids

November 2, 2017
A notable business author will speak in Grand Rapids next week. Read More

Local First producing workshops on 'impact investing'

October 27, 2017
Two “impact investing” experts from Boston will lead two free workshops in Grand Rapids on Monday. Read More

West Michigan companies rate among 'Best for the World'

October 11, 2017
A pair of companies in the region are considered to be among the “Best for the World.” Read More

Local First producing workshop on business structures

September 18, 2017
The next installment in a Local First workshop series will focus on helping entrepreneurs learn about pros and cons of various business structures. Read More

Niche photography company earns B Corp certification

August 17, 2017
A real estate photography company has earned recognition for its social and environmental practices. Read More

Street Talk: The impact of doing good

Ticket to ride.

August 4, 2017
Local First has released its mid-year report highlighting how local companies use their business as a force for good. Read More

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