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2014 Local First LocalMotion Awards

We hand these awards out once a year at the conclusion of our Annual Meeting. We open up nominations in the Fall and hold the awards ceremony early in the new year. Anyone can nominate any local business or an individual who exemplifies the qualities a specific award honors. Winners are chosen from the nominees by a committee of local business and community leaders.

• The Triple Bottom Line, Up & Coming Business

Presented to a locally owned company that demonstrates a strong commitment to the TBL– either through successful outcomes or innovative programs. Must be in business between two and five years.

• The Triple Bottom Line, Longstanding Business

Presented to a locally owned company that demonstrates a strong commitment to the TBL– either through successful outcomes or innovative programs. Must be in business longer than five years.

• The Mover & Shaker Award

Awarded to the business that demonstrated a significant shift in their supply chain to local over the past twelve months.

• The Local Hero Award

Presented to an individual or family who has demonstrated a significant shift in their individual purchasing and/or sustainability habits.

• The Change Agent Award

Presented to a locally owned business or organization that is growing successfully and can be accredited for revitalizing a neighborhood or business corridor.

• The Guy Bazzani Local Legacy Award

Recognizing lifetime achievement, this award honors an individual or business dedicated to promoting locally owned businesses and sustainable business practices in West Michigan.

2014 Winners

-Triple Bottom Line, Up & Coming Busines -  CityFlatsHotel

-Triple Bottom Line, Longstanding Business - TerraTrike

-Mover & Shaker - Spoonlickers

-Local Hero - Jamiel Robinson, Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses

-Change Agent - 616 Development

-Guy Bazzani Local Legacy - Laurie Beard, Founders Bank & Trust

2013 Winners

-Triple Bottom Line, Up & Coming Busines -  Brewery Vivant

-Triple Bottom Line, Longstanding Business - Founders Brewing Co.

-Mover & Shaker - Essence Restaurant Group

-Local Hero - Christine Helms-Melatic

-Change Agent - LINC

-Guy Bazzani Local Legacy - Jaye Van Lenten, Spirit Dreams

2012 Winners

-Triple Bottom Line, Up & Coming Busines -  Dwelltech Solutions

-Triple Bottom Line, Longstanding Business - Gazelle Sports

-Mover & Shaker - Ninth Bridge

-Local Hero - Julie & Pat Wise

-Change Agent - Welcome West

-Guy Bazzani Local Legacy - Amy Ruis, Art of the Table

2011 Winners

-Triple Bottom Line, Up & Coming Busines -  MadCap Coffee

-Triple Bottom Line, Longstanding Business - Curtis Cleaners

-Mover & Shaker - Wealthy Theater

-Local Hero - Steve Faber

-Change Agent - Atomic Object

-Guy Bazzani Local Legacy - Rob McCarty & The Image Shoppe

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