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Diverse range of West Michigan bands to feature at Local First Street Party

Diverse range of West Michigan bands to feature at Local First Street Party

News Source
4/27/15
Street Party

Heaters, The Accidentals, The Concussions, Seth & May and Molly Bouswma-Schultz will lead a who’s who lineup of West Michigan bands playing this year’s Local First Street Party in downtown Grand Rapids on June 6.

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A Mother’s Day Gift That Will Live On

A Mother’s Day Gift That Will Live On

Allysa Metzner
4/15/15
Sustainable Business, Holiday, Local Business

Looking for a gift this Mother’s Day that can express personality of your loved one? Look no further! Ball Park Floral and Gifts has just what you're looking for with their unique gifts and local mission.

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Tami VandenBerg’s Unique and Creative Approach to Success

Tami VandenBerg’s Unique and Creative Approach to Success

James Li
4/10/15
Eat Local, Local Business, Social Entrepreneurs, Diversity, Sustainable Business

How one business owner's love of local community lead her to success.

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Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Ricardo Benavidez
4/6/15
Diversity

Recently we have embarked upon the process of earning certification through the Partners for a Racism-Free Community as a racism-free workplace. Find out more about why in this post.

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Micro-Grants Encourage Biodiversity in Local Food System

Micro-Grants Encourage Biodiversity in Local Food System

Guest Blogger
3/31/15
Eat Local, Sustainable Business

Slow Food West Michigan recently announced the recipients of its inaugural Biodiversity Micro-Grants. The grants provide funding to small-scale farmers cultivating heirloom varieties and heritage breeds, and are in the amount of $200 to $500.

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Institute for Local Self Reliance releases survey results

Institute for Local Self Reliance releases survey results

Ricardo Benavidez
3/23/15
Local Business, Sustainable Business

Are you curious about how local first campaigns impact businesses in your community? Ricardo Benavidez has the scoop on how local businesses fare.

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