Items Tagged with 'Local First'


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

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