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‘Good for Grand Rapids’ comes to life at 14th annual Local First Street Party

‘Good for Grand Rapids’ comes to life at 14th annual Local First Street Party

Local First
5/23/17
Street Party, Local Business, Food

Each year, we bring together our neighbors, friends and family for a celebration of all things local at Street Party. This year, we’re taking the celebration to a deeper level by sharing our vision for a local economy.

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Measure What Matters: Lions and Rabbits

Measure What Matters: Lions and Rabbits

Local First
5/8/17
Local Business, Sustainable Business

When you head over to the Creston neighborhood, you’ll find an art gallery that does so much more than simply curate art from local artists.

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Local First’s CSA Adventure!

Local First’s CSA Adventure!

Dana Eardley
5/2/17
Food, Local Business, Eat Local

Join the Local First team as we gear up for a summer filled with delicious veggies

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Roll’n Out historical news

Roll’n Out historical news

Local First
5/2/17
Food, Local Business, Eat Local, Sustainable Business

Outdoor dining season is here! Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) hosts the largest food truck rally the city has ever seen, Roll’n Out Food Truck Fest.

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Announcing the Measure What Matters Workshop Series

Announcing the Measure What Matters Workshop Series

Local First
4/25/17
Local Business, Sustainable Business, Social Entrepreneurs

The May 9 workshop on renewable energy and efficiency best practices kicks off five-part series for local business owners

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Measure What Matters: The Rental Company

Measure What Matters: The Rental Company

Local First
4/17/17
Local Business, Sustainable Business, Social Entrepreneurs

When Robyn Allison purchased The Rental Company in 2004, she made it her mission to create amazing events and provide excellent customer service while making a positive impact in West Michigan. With a passion for keeping the Lakeshore beautiful, planning green events and giving back to the community, The Rental Company is a great example of using business as a force for good.

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