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Local First names LocalMotion winners

Local First names LocalMotion winners

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Local Business, Sustainable Business, Diversity, Social Entrepreneurs

The Grand Rapids-based nonprofit presented the awards to nine organizations last night at the Goei Center in Grand Rapids.

LocalMotion awards are given to organizations for their commitment to social, environmental and economic responsibility.

ACTPhotoMedia | Naturally ACT
C2C Gallery
EcoBuns Baby + Co.
JoJo’s House of Beauty
LINC UP
Management Business Solutions
Mindful Vinyasa School of Yoga
Mixed Staffing & Recruiting
The Romence Family (Local Legacy Award)

Elissa Hillary, president of Local First, said the organizations recognized are “excellent examples” of what it means to use business as a “force for good.”

“We applaud them for their commitment to positive social and environmental change in Grand Rapids and beyond,” Hillary said.

Winners of the seventh-annual awards were selected from a pool of 50 nominees.

To measure their impact, all nominees were asked to complete a Quick Impact Assessment, which was created in partnership between Local First and B Corporation certifier B Lab. The assessment quantifies a business' positive impact through a number of practices such as philanthropic efforts, employee satisfaction and responsible waste management.

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